About the author

I am an enterprise development facilitator and my work has taken me all over South Africa, to the metro poles, big towns, small towns and rural parts of the country. http://www.lifeintheiconicbush.com started when I became the project manager for an initiative aimed at developing rural small medium and micro enterprises from communities located along the border of the  Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga. The greater Bushbuckridge area is commonly referred to as “the bush” or “e bush” by the local people.  I refer to it as “the iconic bush” as it is a truly unique and special place in South Africa, home to the world famous Kruger National Park and the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo). The area attracts a great number of first time and return visitors from all over the world, making travel, accommodation, wild life, people and small businesses, integral parts of the local eco-tourism and wild life economies.

http://www.lifeintheiconicbush.com documents my observations and experiences as I consistently interacted with people who live and work in the communities around the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park, in particular small business owners working to make a living and managers and staff that operate and work in the many, world famous private game reserve and national park establishments dotted around the area.

Baby and rhino mum protected by herd of buffalo.

We had an eventful afternoon at Manyeleti National Park today. We spotted, Impala, Inyala, Wildebeest, lion, and buffalo.


Meanwhile, ahead, a most rare experience was witnessed by us! A most spectacular sightinimageg was unfolding. To my right , I spotted a herd of buffalo and lo! and behold! the herd was closely protecting a Rhino mom and child! The buffalo herd was bout 40 Buffaloes. It was truly awesome.

Please spot the baby rhino and mum. Nature protecting its own!