The Malachite Kingfisher Bird Hide


The Malachite Kingfisher Bird Hide is one of the two permanent bird watching hides located in the conservation area of the “Vleie” in the Wilderness, and is situated on the northern shore of the Bo-Langvlei Lake. The hide is named for the various species of Kingfishers which are abundant in the area, and may be seen fishing from their fishing perches.


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Tsitsikamma Forest – Garden Route, South Africa


Submerge yourself in the Tsitsikamma forest and experience an Africa that you may never have known existed. With a profusion of plant life and abundant water as well as scenic and adventure outings, this forest is a living splendour that has to be visited and experienced to be believed.

Tsitsikamma forest is home to plenty of adventurous activities from the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge, the Storms River Adventure centre and the Tsitsikamma canopy tour, to the Tsitsikamma Waterfall Zipline adventure, scuba diving sites and the Woodcutters’ Journey. There are also many lovely hiking trails, of which the Otter Trail and Dolphin Trails are the most famous.

Nature-based activities abound and there is abundant bird life. The coastline is home to a very delicately balanced marine eco-system and some of the finest whale and dolphin viewing sites.

The Tsitsikamma region of the western Cape stretches from the…

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3 Recently Re-Potted Trees

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

Here are some studio pictures of 3 trees which have been re-potted in the past month, which are all showing good strong signs that they have been  unaffected by the root disturbance .

My new Ilex Serrata is just coming into flower.


My root over rock juniper, still pushing out new extension shoots


Blauws Juniper also pushing out new growth.


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