Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 6

Written by Neil Harmse   Chapter 7. Lion Problems   As previously mentioned, during the 1980s the southern Kruger Park boundary was continuously faced with problems caused by lions crossing. into private properties and killing livestock. Once these nomadic...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

From the Veld – Recipes and Reflections from Namibia Danene van der Westhuyzen (Tip Africa Publishing, 2020, 242 pages) Reviewed by Ken Bailey From the Veld is more than just another cookbook. It’s part autobiography, part photo montage and part homage to the land,...

A Long, Short, Waterbuck Hunt

By Daryl Crimp   My Courteney boots puffed dust in the bushveld and left distinctive tracks, the solid rubber soles offering quiet tread— silent footsteps in the dirt. I’d learned the hard way that soles designed for comfort with tiny air bubbles injected in the...

Crisis in the Cradle of Rhino Conservation

The Natal Parks Board was once upon a time one of the most effective and admired conservation organisations in the world. With its neatly dressed, disciplined and highly motivated staff, these men epitomised the popular image of the ‘Game Ranger’, and I remember as an...

On the Menu: Braaied Guineafowl Breasts Tandoori Style

Whilst tandoori ovens are in short supply, this spicy dish tastes excellent when braaied over hardwood coals. The longer the meat is left in the marinade, the greater the tenderising effect of the yogurt, and it can be overdone, with 4 hours being sufficient.  ...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 5

Written by Neil Harmse Chapter 6. Elephant Problems   During the early 1980s, I was kept rather busy with problem animals along the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park in the Malelane area. There was a serious drought in this region at the time and...