Tag Archives: thandeka

WordPress Weekly Photo: Blurry Bush Safari

These cheetah were behind a chain link fence otherwise they may have had us for dinner.

Cheetah Africa SafariAs we were photographing the cheetahs, this curious bunch was wondering if we were coming over too, or perhaps they were also wondering what was for dinner…

lions game drive Africa Safari Thandeka Game LodgeThere were many of these chaps in the plains – Blue Wildebeest, or more commonly known in Africa as the Blou Wildebees.

blue wildebees Africa Safari Thandeka Game LodgeGame royalty – the sable – very skittish, a lucky spot, the blurriness of the photo evidence of his shyness, or maybe it was just the unskilled photographer…

sable game drive Africa Safari Thandeka Game LodgeAll taken at a game drive at Thandeka Game Lodge. Click here for some unblurred black and white photos of these and other magnificient creatures. And here for pics of the luxury tents I stayed in.

game drive Africa Safari Thandeka Game LodgeIn response to this week’s WordPress photo challenge theme of Blur. Check out more blurry photos here.

 

Solitude at Thandeka

Photo 101 – Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”

I remember a movie, many many years ago, about an explorer couple who’d set up a tent in the middle of the bush. They were plagued by mosquitoes, it was hot and they looked sweaty and miserable, drowning their sorrows with gin and tonic, hoping that the minuscule amounts of quinine in the tonic water would protect them from malaria. One can still rough it like that in Africa.

My idea of roughing it, however, is an upgrade from that of yesteryear. This tent came with air-conditioner, wi-fi and a corner bath.

I’m an explorer of a different sort and the solitude afforded me by this tent, spaced well apart from the next one, enabled me to relax and pretend that I was an intrepid explorer armed with a panga slashing my way through the bush. With all the mod-cons.

Does it count that I could hear the lions roar in the distance and the bush around the tent had a few black mambas slithering around?

Solitude at Thandeka luxury tented camp
Solitude at Thandeka, Bela Bela District, Limpopo Province , South Africa

I first posted about Thandeka in Cee’s Black and White photo challenge – Fences and Wild Animals.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences and Wild Animals

This is a bit of a crib but I’m hoping I can get away with it.

I saw that the theme for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week was Open Topic.

“How fortunate,” I thought, “I can experiment with high contrast photos.”

Then I read again and realised that the theme is really Fences.

“How fortunate,” I thought, “that the wild animals in my photos are actually behind  FENCES :-)!”

(Except for the last one that is!)

Enjoy!

Apollo and Shakira, two young lions
Apollo and Shakira, two young lions (Thandeka Game Lodge)
Such a serious looking cheetah (Thandeka Game Lodge)
Such a serious looking cheetah (Thandeka Game Lodge)
Two serious looking cheetahs (Thandeka Game Lodge)
Two serious looking cheetahs (Thandeka Game Lodge)
There are two zebras in this photo, can you spot both? (Thandeka Game Lodge)
There are two zebras in this photo, can you spot both? (Thandeka Game Lodge)
In response to Cee's Black and White Challenge: Fences

042314-bw-4