Grootvallei Game Ranch

Grootvallei Game Ranch is a game farm on the Boshoff Kimberley gravel road, in an area that transitions from Freestate grasslands into Kalahari grassland. Where we spent a few days in December 2022


Grootvallei Game Ranch
New species page added for Chat Flycatcher
New species page added for Chat Flycatcher









Other Species Updated:

Roan Antelope
Sable Antelope
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Shaft-tailed Whydah








Upington and Augrabies Falls National Park

Recent trip to the Northern Cape visiting Upington, Keimoes, Kakamas and Augrabies Falls.


Bushveld Sengi
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Stark’s Lark
Broadley’s Flat Lizard








Marbled Rubber Frog








Location Galleries added:

Upington, Keimoes and surrounding Kalahari
Augrabies Falls National Park









Species Galleries Updated:

Pale Winged Starling
Western Rock Skink
Fawn-coloured lark
Sociable Weaver

Hermanus and Karoo Trip

Updates from the December holidays trip to Hermanus and stay overs in the greater Karoo, including Prince Albert

New location Gallery has been added for Transkaroo Adventures

Transkaroo Adventures








New Lifers added:

Long-beaked Common Dolphin
Northern Giant Petrel
Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Sooty Shearwater








Karoo Eremomela
Black-eared Sparrow-lark
Bronze Whaler Shark
Drab Thick-tailed Scorpion








Some Species Photos updated:

Lanner Falcon
Rock Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Southern Tchagra








Southern Giant Petrel
Cape Rock-jumper
African Buffalo








Lark-like Bunting
Yellow-bellied Eremomela
White-necked Raven
Bank Cormorant

Northern Natal (Hluhluwe, iSimangaliso, St. Lucia)

A recent trip to Northern Natal has added a number of new lifers and many new photos.

7 Bird, Mammal and Amphibian lifers, 3 new species galleries and many additional photos.



Neergaard’s Sunbird
Pink-throated Twinspot
Purple-banded Sunbird
Plain Grass Frog








Red Bush Squirrel
Rudd’s Apalis
Rosy-throated Longclaw








New Galleries

Black-winged Lapwing
Lemon-breasted Canary
Sand Martin








Updated Species

Collared Pratincole
Green Malkoha
Crested Guineafowl
Green Barbet







Yellow Weaver
Southern Brown-throated Weaver
Lesser Masked Weaver
Gorgeous Bush-shrike








Grey-rumped Swallow
Livingstone’s Turaco
Narina Trogon
Red Forest Duiker








Pied Crow
Southern Black Flycatcher
Western Yellow Wagtail
Tambourine Dove








Diurnal Copper Dung Beetle


Kruger National Park – Aug 2021

Photo galleries updated after our visit to Tsendze and Satara


Cardinal Woodpecker
Greater Kudu
Yellow-throated Longclaw








Kori Bustard








White-throated Robin-chat
Common Greenshank
Lowveld Large-scale Yellowfish
Magpie Shrike









White-crested Helmet-shrike
Common Scimitarbill
Burchell’s Coucal
Kittlitz’s Plover








Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
African Wood-owl
Black-backed Jackal
Purple Roller








African Barred Owlet
Common Buttonquail
Western Barn Owl

Hermanus July 2021

An unplanned visit to Hermanus in July 2021 added some nice surprises in 2 lifers.  Residents probably were thinking this guy was quite mad to sit in a ocean facing parking lot during some of the worst storms the cape has had this year, but this is ideal conditions to see peleagic birds closer to shore.


Lifers added were:

White-chinned Petrel
Sub-Antarctic Skua







New photo gallery for:

Southern Giant Petrel








New photos for the following species:

Southern Tchagra
Jackal Buzzard
Orange-breasted Sunbird
African Marsh Harrier








Blue Crane
Large-billed lark
Rock Kestrel
Denham’s Bustard








African Penguin
Cape Rock-jumper
Ground Woodpecker

Kameelpoort Game Farm Species Update

A  number of species have new photos added after a visit to Kameelpoort Game Farm close to Northam in June 2021

Dark Capped Bulbul
Lapwing African Wattled
African Wattled Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Red-billed Oxpecker








Blue Waxbill
Coqui Francolin
Meyer’s Parrot
Jameson’s Firefinch








Black-winged Kite
Black-faced Waxbill
Green-winged Pytilia
Chestnut-vented Warbler (Tit-Babbler)

New galleries

New Location gallery added:

Greater Karoo







New Species galleries added:


Agulhas Long-billed Lark
Denham’s Bustard
Namaqua Warbler








Tractrac Chat
Karoo Long-billed Lark
Karoo Korhaan









Namaqua Rock Mouse
Elephant Shrews (Sengi’s)
Southern Right Whale