The week got off to a great start with the reserve receiving some much-needed rain! We received over 40mm of rain which saw the rivers flowing for the first time in a long time. At the start of the week the Southern Pride were seen making their way towards some water to quench their thirst… [Read More]
RANGER PROFILE: Frederik Aucamp
My name is Frederik Aucamp and I am part of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. I grew up on a farm close to the border of Botswana and South Africa, the nearest town was about 80km from us and therefore my parents decided to home school us. Being on the farm most of the time gave me time to explore and enjoy the beautiful bushveld with all its fauna and flora. I learned a lot about the bush from my father and grandfather and that made me even more passionate about the African Bushveld.
After high school, I did a constructive gap year, where I did work with many different people. This taught me valuable interactive skills and I found that I really enjoy working with people and getting to meet people from all over the world. This helped me make the decision to become a Field Guide and to live out my dream.
After I studied to become a Field Guide, I got the wonderful opportunity to work for Sabi Sabi. I went through a lot of intense Sabi Sabi training. Even though the training was tough, it was very rewarding and finally I started taking guests out on Safari drives and walks.
At the beginning of my guiding career I only used my cell phone to take photos and videos of the animals, but I soon realized that a cell phone is simply not enough, I was hooked on getting a better shot and this prompted me to purchase a better camera and lens kit. Now I am loving what I do and am really blessed to be able to practice my photography out here in this amazing place.
Every day is a learning curve and I am continuously improving my knowledge and skills in photography and Field Guiding.
- Canon 700D
- Canon 18mm – 55mm
- Canon 75mm – 300mm
In today’s unique blog we delve deeper into our natural world, exploring a particular unsung hero which keeps nature’s ball rolling… Not all magnificent things in nature are big in size. Whilst the “Big 5” take centre stage on most safaris, there are many miracles taking place in the background (or in the ground for… [Read More]
The dawn chorus of a Natal Spurfowl echoes through the bushveld signalling a start of a wonderful day in Africa, and not only a wonderful day, but another wonderful week was had by all here at Sabi Sabi. Herewith the weekly recap! The sunsets in Africa are truly sensational, but don’t put your camera down… [Read More]
It has been a roller-coaster week of emotions for us at Sabi Sabi as we enjoyed plenty of amazing sightings, and ended with some devastating news. Without further ado, herewith the latest edition of “A Week in the Bush”… The week started with sightings of the two young Avoca males mating with some females from… [Read More]