African Wildlife: The Big Five

African Wildlife: The Big Five

 Some of Africa’s Big Five Facts     Did You Know – Leopard Did you know that leopards have unusually long whiskers? This is a useful feature for an animal who hunts in the darkness and allows it to determine if a gap is big enough to fit through. The long stiff hairs growing around […]

Bushveld Wildlife Fauna - Flora

Bushveld Wildlife Fauna – Flora

Bushveld Wildlife     Sorting through the latest photos, we found a hodge-podge of pics…Sometimes there aren’t enough for a whole story. Sometimes the subject leave too soon or the images aren’t clear enough. Then there are the times (often) when that quick coffee on the patio turns into a major photo op… And the […]

Sundowner: African Lion Art Oil

Sundowner: African Lion Art Oil

“Sundowner” – Portrait of a Kalahari Lion     African Lion Art From the press release.Oils on canvas – mounted on board, measuring 510 x 690 mm (20 in x 27 in) – unframed. “Sundowner” Set in an African sunset. Lion Portrait in Oils by Moz. “Sundowner” is available as limited edition prints on canvas, […]

Shy Retiring: Little Steenbok

Shy Retiring: Little Steenbok

After the Big Five     Not so Big, not so Glamorous From armor-plated pangolin to dainty steenbok, nature always serves up surprises… There’s so much more than just the big glamorous animals. While international causes like the black rhino bring attention to the plight of wildlife in our modern world, the park is home to […]

Wild Side: Kruger National Park

Wild Side: Kruger National Park

Playing Hooky     One Mans Loss… Thought I’d share a typical day at the Kruger with you. Although M and I have spent a lot of time in the bush, much of it in Timbavati, on the Western border of the Kruger Park, where M’s family had farms; we had never actually been into […]

Leopard Portrait - Art in Oils

Leopard Portrait – Art in Oils

“Anticipation”     Leopard Portrait in Oils by Moz “Anticipation” is available in a small run of limited edition signed prints on canvas, prices ranging $50.00 to $150.00. To contact the artist on a secure link click here. If you would like to commission Moz for an oil painting of your own choice, contact the artist […]

When Nature Gets the Blues

When Nature Gets the Blues

Poisonous Blue?     In Africa, softly hued dawns and spectacular sunsets allude to blue with suggestions of lilac and purples but true blue can be hard to find. In fact, in the natural world, blue is precious; rare and valued, iconic even. Blue stones – like turquoise, sapphire and lapis lazuli – dazzle us […]

Mozambique Tourism - New Growth

Mozambique Tourism – New Growth

My One Day Mozambique Trip     Most African countries experience an unsettled and often violent change after independence and Mozambique was no exception. But the good news is that this incredibly beautiful country is returning to peace and tourism is helping drive the restoration. A quick trip into Mozambique is a great way to […]

Kruger National Park Birds

Kruger National Park Birds

Bushveld Birds in the Family Way     Something’s Always Happening Updates from the Treehouse could happen every day… There’s so much going on in and around these lovely trees! At this point in the season, appearing on every branch is a carnival of bushveld birds. Apart from eye-level giraffe checking out breakfast and downstairs […]

Summer in the Bushveld

Summer in the Bushveld

Bushveld Gem     It’s Mango Time Later in the morning, boxes of mangoes from a farm down the road and local litchis are the breakfasts we most enjoy. Maybe, there’s something about the smell of all this luscious tropical fruit making the inquisitive giraffe poke their heads through the leaves to investigate.     […]

Christmas African Style

Christmas African Style

Christmas in Africa     Where Are the Lights You Say? It’s two days after the longest day of the year and lights are hot and expensive.     Where are the Decorations then?  Now that is an easy question to answer. The decorations are mostly imported and cost more than the celebrations.     […]

San Bushman Paintings Megaliths

San Bushman Paintings Megaliths

The San-Bushman Were Here     Bushman of the Bushveld Question… Did the Bushveld ever have San (Bushman) people? And… Does the bushveld have Megaliths? Oh yes, to both of those questions. Do I mean rock art? The answer is yes and the paintings were done by the same San people’s ancestors who are famous […]

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