Spring Flowers

Posted on 29th September 2013 by Nick Fox

Flora Sibuya Game Reserve

The brilliant vermillion flowers of the COASTAL CORAL TREES (Erythrina caffra) have been really spectacular this year and have attracted many species of nectar-loving birds and the noisy GREEN (RED-BILLED) WOOD-HOOPOE (Phoeniculus purpureus), to sample the sweet nectar and feast on the insects which are also drawn in. Read More »




Sightings of Interest

Posted on 24th July 2013 by Carol Fox

Barred Owl Bird Watching Scops Owl

An exciting one! A BROWN SNAKE-EAGLE (Circaetus cinereus) has been sighted recently on a regular basis by Mike, Chris and their guests while game driving Long Camp. As yet we don't have a picture to publish for you because the conditions haven't been ideal for photography lately but hopefully Chris will oblige soon! This bird, although a nomad, is way south of its usual range, so as soon as we have the visual proof, the serious "twitchers" in the area will be notified. Read More »



The KING 6

Posted on 28th June 2013 by Chris Ovens

Bird Watching Birding Kingfishers

There are 10 KINGFISHER SPECIES found in Southern Africa and 6 of these we find on our part of the estuarine system that flows right through SIBUYA GAME RESERVE. Luckily, the Kariega River is in pristine condition and therefore supports many kinds of fish and crustacean species which allows for us to have a large variety of water birds and other aquatic animals such as the CAPE CLAWLESS OTTER (Aonyx capensis). Read More »



Flowers

Posted on 27th May 2013 by Carol Fox

Cape Honeysuckle Flora Plumbago

During February, March and April, SIBUYA has been alive with a stunning variety of butterflies flitting about doing “butterfly business”. Banks of sky-blue PLUMBAGO (Plumbago auriculata) and bright vermillion CAPE HONEYSUCKLE (Tecoma capensis) providing nectar for the butterflies and delighting the eye. Read More »


Autumn

Posted on 26th May 2013 by Nick Fox

African Safari Big 5 Sibuya Game Reserve

Autumn seems to have crept up on us earlier than usual this year! Instead of hot humid nights, the evenings are thankfully definitely a little cooler but daytime temperatures remain high...in the upper 20s, 30s and even in the scorching 40s in the bush on the odd days. Read More »


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