African Safari – but Something Different. I have found a location in South Africa that guarantees a very special experience for photographers. It is a private park near Durban it is called Hlambanyathi. Game viewing is done both in a traditional way and also with innovative techniques.
The one really special thing about Hlambanyathi is that the guides will take us to the Wild Dogs on foot when access by vehicles is not possible. Lions and cheetahs have been micro-chipped and two of the sixteen Wild Dogs have been collared. This means that, using telemetry, they can be found almost on demand.
There is a maximum of three safari vehicles on the entire reserve. Specialist hides have been constructed to offer fantastic reflection pools for birds and some of the smaller animals. More hides, including a large mammal drinking pool are planned for next year. You should be able to photograph elephants and other animals from a couple of inches above water level. All the animals are totally wild and self-sufficient.
You should also see Burchell’s Zebra, Nyala, Southern Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Impala, Greater Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Banded Mongooses, Vervet Monkeys, pods of Hippopotamus, Crocodiles and Red Duiker.