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NIGEL IVY VLOGS - WE COOKED A GOAT ON A SPIT || #35

WE COOKED A GOAT ON A SPIT || #35

– Vlog Episode #35 – In this episode of my vlog, we spend the day chilling out at the lodge with friends and family. Mark and Andre cook a…

NIGEL IVY VLOGS - The wildest 90th birthday you’ve ever seen! || #34

The wildest 90th birthday you’ve ever seen! || #34

– Vlog Episode #34 – In this episode of my vlog, we head back to Tzaneen for my grandfather’s 90th birthday party. It’s a special day celebrating a…

NIGEL IVY VLOGS - Jaxon Hunter meets his GREAT GRANDPARENTS || #33

Jaxon Hunter meets his GREAT GRANDPARENTS || #33

– Vlog Episode #33 – In this episode of my vlog, we head to Tzaneen where my grandparents live to hang out for the day. We land up…

NIGEL IVY VLOGS - The 400km journey to Ivy Safaris Thaba Lodge || #32

The 400km journey to Ivy Safaris Thaba Lodge || #32

– Vlog Episode #32 – In this episode of my vlog, we’ve arrived in South Africa and we hit the road to travel 400km to Thaba Lodge at…

NIGEL IVY VLOGS - BRITISH AIRWAY REALLY LET US DOWN || #31

BRITISH AIRWAYS REALLY LET US DOWN || #31

– Vlog Episode #31 – In this episode of my vlog, British Airways really let us down on our flight to South Africa. Watch this episode to find…

Trip Report of our Tiger Fishing trip with Sekoma Island Lodge

Sekoma Island Lodge: All You Need To Know

Overview Welcome to my first ever proper blog post! I’ve never written a blog post, so thought I’d start with sharing some of the lessons learned and a…

Here's another shot from our recent Zambia trip. It was such a fun trip, I'm still reminiscing.

Papyrus vibes with traditional fisherman

Here’s another shot from our recent Zambia trip. It was such a fun trip, I’m still reminiscing. I love the vibrancy of the papyrus in the background. If…

Traditional fisherman on a mission crossing the upper Zambezi River. These cover amazing distance on that river, checking their nets and carrying goods up and down the river.

Traditional fishermen on a mission

Traditional fishermen on a mission crossing the upper Zambezi River. These cover amazing distance on that river, checking their nets and carrying goods up and down the river.

Here's a photo from our recent trip to Zambia. These locals have an interesting life and create these little fishing settlements all along the river every year. When the rains come, they'll be long gone inland in bigger villages as these little fishing villages will be washed away and absorbed into the flood plains. It takes them roughly about a week to put together their huts and get things set up, all made from materials on the river bank (mud, thatch grass and trees). They live quite a nomadic life. It's unlikely the kids go to school and if they do, it's unlikely they go to school past primary years. The canoes (locally known as Makoro) are their livelihood as traditional fisherman and are carved from a single tree inland and dragged to the river using oxen. A very basic life, but the funny thing is that you'll probably find they have cell phones and other western things as well. A fascinating thing to see and experience.

Kids playing in a makoro on the banks of the Zambezi River

Here’s a photo from our recent trip to Zambia. These locals have an interesting life and create these little fishing settlements all along the Zambezi River every year….

I took this photo of a sunrise on Smitskraal Farm, a property my family have farmed on for nearly 100 years. It's an amazing place with amazing family history and memories. One of my favourite things about it is the sunrises that occur when the sun peeps over the Kopjies (rocky outcrops) in the distance, as in this photo.

Smitskraal Farm sunrise over the kopjies

I took this photo of a sunrise on Smitskraal Farm, a property my family have farmed on for nearly 100 years. It’s an amazing place with amazing family…

Zambezi sunrise on Sekoma Island

Zambezi sunrise on Sekoma Island

Here’s a Zambezi sunrise photo I took on our recent trip to Zambia. This was the view right outside the challet that we were staying in. What an…

Smitskraal Bushveld Sunset

Smitskraal bushveld sunset

We’ve just come back from an epic trip to South Africa & Zambia. What an adventure it was! We celebrated my Grandfather’s 90th birthday and went on an…

Nigel Ivy Photography - Africa is calling my name again!

Africa is calling my name!

Once you’ve been to Africa, you can’t help but go back. The Africa bug bites you and you can’t get rid of it! The bug to get back…

Nigel Ivy Photography - Old gnarly Kruger dugga boy

Old gnarly Kruger dugga boy

Here’s an old dugga boy from the Kruger National Park. These old guys have such character and love wallowing for hours. Often known for having bad attitudes, you…

Nigel Ivy Photography - GENTLE GIANTS OF THE KRUGER PARK

GENTLE GIANTS OF THE KRUGER PARK

Here’s a photo of some Gentle Giants I took in the Kruger Park a few years ago. I love these animals. They are such gentle and precise animals,…