Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Secretarybird

    Posted on November 14, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Birds.

    Sagittarius serpentarius Other Names: Afrikaans: Sekretarisvoel Zulu: iNtungunono Xhosa: Ingxangxosi Taxonomy: Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Subphylum – Vertibrata Class – Aves Order – Accipitriformes Family – Sagittaridae Genus – Sagittarius Species – Serpentarius The common name Secretarybird is said to derive from the bird’s crest of long feathers which look like the long […]

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  • The Broadbills Are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on November 13, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Day Trips, Hiking Trails, On Safari, Our spectacular nature.

    This morning (13th November 2012) I decided to take our new reservations manager, Nicole Shaw,  on a little walk along our Red Duiker Trail from Hluhluwe River Lodge in an attempt to see if I could finally find her a Narina Trogan that I promised her and find myself an African Broadbill (Smithornis capensis) for […]

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  • A winner!

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Day Trips, On Safari.

    This is the rundown of the exciting day that I had yesterday, both on activity with an awesome Studiosus roup from Germany and with Hanroe Taljaard, a fellow ranger working at Bhejane Nature Training. Wow is all I can say! This was definitely, to date, the best day on the job as a guide at Hluhluwe […]

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  • Sclerocarya birrea – Marula Tree

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by Gavin in Trees.

    Sclerocarya birrea sub. caffra Common name: Marula Zulu name: Umganu Afrikaans: Maroela Description: The Marula tree is a deciduous tree that grows up to 18m tall and is found in various types of woodlands favouring a sandy soils and sometimes sandy loam soil. It is a well-known component of the vegetation type known as ‘Bushveld’ […]

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  • Year end functions.

    Posted on November 6, 2012 by vrapto in Day Trips.

    Its that time of the year again when a weekend away with staff and management is a great opportunity to celebrate the end of another successful business year. Great food and an extensive wine list can be tailor made for your requirements as well as a activities to engage in during your stay. A game […]

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  • Green Pigeons

    Posted on November 3, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe, Day Trips.

    The Green Pigeon is a relatively common pigeon species that is often seen in the Fig trees lining the Hluhluwe River. Often mistaken for a Parrot this gregarious bird has bright yellow legs and red tipped beak which along with it’s lime green plumage appears parrot like for the untrained eye. The Afrikaans name for […]

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