A trip to the increasingly popular Marakele National Park undertaken in early April 2013. The Park is refurbishing its camp sites, has opened a small but new self-catering cottage and introduced new game to the property. Now with all five of the Big Five, the 71 000 hectare park is diverse and especially famed for its birdlife. With over 250 species of birds, the most famous is the strong Cape Vulture colony on Kransberg on the eastern section of the Park. One of the three largest breeding colonies in the world, at its highest there were over 900 pairs of the Cape Vulture in nest here, which is astounding for a species that is under threat.
On this trip the team also visited the Marakele Predator Park.
Photography by Jannie Herbst and Anzet du Plessis.