Warming up in Kruger – Mooiplaas

The drive took us to Mooiplaas waterhole on the S50.
Mooiplaas Waterhole

It was almost midday, so light conditions weren’t too good for photography, but lots of animals were hanging around. We saw quite a large herd of Tsessebe. This one here was galloping all over the place.


Storks were foraging for insects and earthworms I think.




Meet Daisy.

Cape Buffalo

Daisy giving me the evil eye.

Cape Buffalo

This tusker needed a scratch

African Elephant

Tsessebe having lunch


Speaking of lunch. We had lunch at Mopani restaurant, where the Carmine Bee-eaters gave an arial show. We spent quite some time watching them. Got a whole series of little blurry flying things. Managed to snap this one though.

Carmine Bee-eater


  1. Gwendolen, Carmine Bee Eater was the one bird I wanted to see in Kenya some years ago, but I never did. You are clearly enjoying Africa.


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