A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A week of fights, snarls, yawns and portraits – 8th November 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A WEEK OF DOGS AND GIANTS – 1st November 2019
Even though the area around Tanda Tula Safari Camp has had some rain, around 15-20mm by now, it has all come in rather small and sporadic downfalls.  Although there are a few trees like the Knobthorns and Sjambok (shambok) pods that have started to show a little green, the bush is still dry and stark for the most part.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A week of full bellies in pictures – 25th October 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Changing of the Seasons – 18th October 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF MORE FEASTING LEOPARDS IN PICTURES - 11th October 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 9th October 2019

I give up!
Our Sunday morning routine involves waking up at 5:45, Lyn or I get up to make a make a cup of tea and back in bed by 6:00 to listen to Rev Shona on  Hot 91.9 FM (highly recommended!). Part of her message this past Sunday  that I would like to share with you was about giving up the old to become a new creation in God. She spoke about Psalm 46 v 10:  "Be still and know that I am God".  The original Hebrew route (which I have not been able to confirm) means let go.  The revised version would then read; let go and know that I am God which is very similar to the old adage of "let go and let God".
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF SPOTS IN PICTURES – 4th October 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF WILD WINDS IN PICTURES – 27th September 2019
 

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A WEEK OF FEEDING IN PICTURES – 20th September 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th September 2019

It was a wee bit late for getting out of bed, especially being in the bush, so this morning for our quiet time we decided to sit outside on the patio with our coffee, rusks (of course) and devotions and spend time in God’s presence.  Before reading I sat staring at the huge sycamore fig tree which stands in the river bed in front of the bungalow. The previous four days of our holiday while being on the patio busying ourselves with various things I hadn’t noticed any activity in the fig tree which is normally a haven for the green pigeon, one of my favorite birds, who just love the fruit that the tree produces most year round, but sadly not this time.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A BIG SURPRISE IN PICTURES – 13th September 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A WEEK OF WANING HOPE IN PICTURES – 6th September 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF FEASTING CATS IN PICTURES – 30th August 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF GROWING CONCERNS – 23RD August 2019
The winds of August continued to blow through the Greater Kruger Park this week, but what it did bring was a week of comparatively mild weather, and even a need to grab the ponchos one morning as the cloud cover started to gently drop some of its precious, watery cargo in isolated patches across the reserve. Sadly, it did nothing more than settle the dust in the Timbavati, but it was wonderful to be able to take a deep breath and smell the characteristic petrichor that precedes the first rains of the season. The less said about flowering Knobthorn trees this blog, the better! It appears that the areas south and west of the Timbavati are all enjoying the smells and sights of these acacias bursting into flower, while we sit and await the first evidence that spring hasn’t forgotten us. It appears that this differential rate of flowering has temporarily drawn the giraffes out of the area and for the first time in a while they are a little bit on the scarce side this week. That being said, if they have indeed moved south to enjoy the bounty of nutrients that the flowering season brings, my hope is that they will be browsing all the available flowers like mad now, and when our Knobthorns to eventually spring to life (pun intended), the giraffes will come flocking back to our concession to replicate the abundance of their towering presence that I have been speaking of to the guests since I experienced it last year. Until such time, I have to be content with the fact that at least some of the tree Wisteria’s decided to bloom early for a change this year!
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF BETTER FORTUNES IN PICTURES – 16th August 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT IN PICTURES – 9th August 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF WARM WEATHER IN PICTURES– 2nd August 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF SUCCESSFUL PREDATORS IN PICTURES – 26thJuly 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A WEEK OF BACKLIGHTING – 19th July 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 17th July 2019

“Hi Jesus, Colin here”…….. how do you start your prayers? Do you introduce yourself to God? Or do you come to God with formal words of praise, thanks and petition wondering if you are getting it right? Or do you approach God with familiarity, expecting to be heard? This was a topic of a recent devotion that I read. The husband’s prayer was: “God, please, please, please, please, PLEASE help us!” After praying the husband was cheerful expecting to be heard and wondering what was for breakfast while the wife praying about the same concern with her formal prayer of praise thanks and petition moped around still worried if she had got it right.