Elephants at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Bulbinella divaginata at Nieuwoudtville
Protea Nana at Paarl Mountain Reserve
Cape Rockjumper on Gantouw Pass
Geoff, I think it was one of my most enjoyable holidays made so, in no small measure, by your great company, so thank you all! Best wishes - Val
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters in the Kagalagadi National Park
Fragrant Candelabra lily, Brunsvigia bosmaniae in the Karoo
King Protea at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
A rare visitor to our shores - Crab-eater Seal
Hi Geoff. Now we are back to the reality. I just want to say thank you very much for your good work to find the Cape Rock Jumper. Greetings from Bo and Elisabeth
Euphorbia virosa in the Namib Desert
Boschendal Wine Estate
in the Cape Winelands
Sossusvlei in Namibia - Just after dawn
Heavy rain clouds in Etosha National Park
Dear Geoff. We arrived home 11.00am on Thursday, shattered but thrilled by all the things we saw & did. Should you ever require a testimonial on your guiding skills & knowledge, plus your ability as a 'carer' ! we would be delighted to provide one. Our best wishes & thanks Keith & Eileen
Roadside Gladiolus at Betty's Bay
Pygmy Falcon in the Kagalagadi National Park
Grey-backed Cisticola at Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Moraea
Your overall management of the tour was excellent. You went out of your way to make sure all members of the party were getting what they wanted, birds, flowers, photography and museums where possible!
Roadside botanizing in the Overberg area
Tawny Eagle in Namibia
Whale watching at Hermanus
A displaying Kori Bustard
Hi Geoff. We're back home in the UK again and gradually getting our feet back on the ground after a wonderful trip. Everything went well from start to finish. We particularly enjoyed and appreciated the fine day we had with you and the Cape sites and wildlife you showed us. Linda and Rob
Lions in Etosha National Park
Forest grasshoppers
Caracal in the West Coast National Park
Burchell's Zebra at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Hi Geoff. Just a quick one to thank you very much for a wonderful trip around Namibia. I really did enjoy it. The itinerary was very well thought out. We saw such a varied selection of places with comfortable accommodation everywhere. The guest house at Walvis bay was superbly located & at Etosha the animals gave great sightings. Many thanks again Rosemary
The Cape Winelands and the Groot Drakenstein mountains
Young Spotted Eagle Owl at Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens
Springbok and 17 minute old lamb in Etosha
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill in Etosha
So once again, thanks for organising a wonderful trip - who knows, we may be back sometime! John
Welwitschia in the Namib Desert
Mole Snake near Darling
Springbok and young lamb
in the Kagalagadi National Park
lephant at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Hi Geoff. Just a note to say thank you for an excellent trip to Namibia. Looking at my photos makes me realise the wide range of places and things we saw. The accommodation and the food were also very good. Your own smooth organisation was much appreciated as well as the miles of driving! All best wishes. Carolyn
'Yellow Pansy' at the
Waterberg National Park
 Cape Point at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Spring flowers near Nieuwoudtville
Table Mountain from table View beach
We were impressed by your extensive knowledge and your humorous style & ability to adapt the programme according to conditions. As well as fauna & flora, you are a font of knowledge on history, politics & geology
Field of orchids, Satyrium coriifolium
The old harbour at Hermanus
Namutoni Camp in the Etosha National Park
Parrot-beaked tortoise near Hermanus
Hi Geoff. Thanks for a lovely tour with you - glad I went this year and not on a previous year when it wasn't as good as this time - they are saying it was one of best years yet I believe. All the best Melody
San rock art on the Doring River
Sunset at the waterhole
Spring flowers of Namaqualand
Dung beatle, with his ball of dung
Geoff, your communication skills, expertise in natural history and history, and your humorous and caring style made for a really enjoyable trip
Blue Wildebeest in the Kagalagadi National Park
Karoo National Park rest camp
Square-lipped 'White' Rhinoceros, with calf
Disa graminifolia on the Cape Peninsula
Full of information..... Geoff, you made great effort to show us as much as possible of Cape Province with great good humour - Thanx

Elephants at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Bulbinella divaginata at Nieuwoudtville
Protea Nana at Paarl Mountain Reserve
Cape Rockjumper on Gantouw Pass
Geoff, I think it was one of my most enjoyable holidays made so, in no small measure, by your great company, so thank you all! Best wishes - Val
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters in the Kagalagadi National Park
Fragrant Candelabra lily, Brunsvigia bosmaniae in the Karoo
King Protea at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
A rare visitor to our shores - Crab-eater Seal
Hi Geoff. Now we are back to the reality. I just want to say thank you very much for your good work to find the Cape Rock Jumper. Greetings from Bo and Elisabeth
Euphorbia virosa in the Namib Desert
Boschendal Wine Estate
in the Cape Winelands
Sossusvlei in Namibia - Just after dawn
Heavy rain clouds in Etosha National Park
Dear Geoff. We arrived home 11.00am on Thursday, shattered but thrilled by all the things we saw & did. Should you ever require a testimonial on your guiding skills & knowledge, plus your ability as a 'carer' ! we would be delighted to provide one. Our best wishes & thanks Keith & Eileen
Roadside Gladiolus at Betty's Bay
Pygmy Falcon in the Kagalagadi National Park
Grey-backed Cisticola at Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Moraea
Your overall management of the tour was excellent. You went out of your way to make sure all members of the party were getting what they wanted, birds, flowers, photography and museums where possible!
Roadside botanizing in the Overberg area
Tawny Eagle in Namibia
Whale watching at Hermanus
A displaying Kori Bustard
Hi Geoff. We're back home in the UK again and gradually getting our feet back on the ground after a wonderful trip. Everything went well from start to finish. We particularly enjoyed and appreciated the fine day we had with you and the Cape sites and wildlife you showed us. Linda and Rob
Lions in Etosha National Park
Forest grasshoppers
Caracal in the West Coast National Park
Burchell's Zebra at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Hi Geoff. Just a quick one to thank you very much for a wonderful trip around Namibia. I really did enjoy it. The itinerary was very well thought out. We saw such a varied selection of places with comfortable accommodation everywhere. The guest house at Walvis bay was superbly located & at Etosha the animals gave great sightings. Many thanks again Rosemary
The Cape Winelands and the Groot Drakenstein mountains
Young Spotted Eagle Owl at Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens
Springbok and 17 minute old lamb in Etosha
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill in Etosha
So once again, thanks for organising a wonderful trip - who knows, we may be back sometime! John
Welwitschia in the Namib Desert
Mole Snake near Darling
Springbok and young lamb
in the Kagalagadi National Park
lephant at the Okaukuejo Camp waterhole, Etosha
Hi Geoff. Just a note to say thank you for an excellent trip to Namibia. Looking at my photos makes me realise the wide range of places and things we saw. The accommodation and the food were also very good. Your own smooth organisation was much appreciated as well as the miles of driving! All best wishes. Carolyn
'Yellow Pansy' at the
Waterberg National Park
 Cape Point at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Spring flowers near Nieuwoudtville
Table Mountain from table View beach
We were impressed by your extensive knowledge and your humorous style & ability to adapt the programme according to conditions. As well as fauna & flora, you are a font of knowledge on history, politics & geology
Field of orchids, Satyrium coriifolium
The old harbour at Hermanus
Namutoni Camp in the Etosha National Park
Parrot-beaked tortoise near Hermanus
Hi Geoff. Thanks for a lovely tour with you - glad I went this year and not on a previous year when it wasn't as good as this time - they are saying it was one of best years yet I believe. All the best Melody
San rock art on the Doring River
Sunset at the waterhole
Spring flowers of Namaqualand
Dung beatle, with his ball of dung
Geoff, your communication skills, expertise in natural history and history, and your humorous and caring style made for a really enjoyable trip
Blue Wildebeest in the Kagalagadi National Park
Karoo National Park rest camp
Square-lipped 'White' Rhinoceros, with calf
Disa graminifolia on the Cape Peninsula
Full of information..... Geoff, you made great effort to show us as much as possible of Cape Province with great good humour - Thanx
African Penguins at Simon's Town
Leopard in the Kruger National Park
Lion & lunch
White-fronted Bee-eater
"Dear Geoff. Thanks to you and Bruce for such a memorable, educational and light hearted tour we had with you. Best wishes for the future and I am sure we will be with you again in the not too distant future." Yours sincerely, David and Lesley
Dancing Blue Cranes at Plettenberg Bay
The illusive Blue Duiker in the Garden Route
Bontebok at the Cape of Good Hope
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park
"Hi Geoff. Thanks so much for putting up with me. Thank you for your amazing observations and bushcraft."
Best wishes, Barbara
Lilac-breasted Roller
Cape Bunting at Betty's Bay
Cape Mountain Zebra in the Mountain Zebra National Park
Birding in Natures Valley
" Dear Geoff. Many thanks again for such a splendid holiday: we enjoyed it thoroughly and hope you managed to survive our company without major mental trauma." Clare and David
Yellow-billed Hornbill at Berg-en-dal Camp
Flightless Dung beetle at Addo Elephant National Park
Elephant in the Sabie River
Elephant herd in Addo Elephant National Park
"Hi Geoff. Just a short note to thank you for an enjoyable tour. Please keep in touch. Once again many thanks for an enjoyable trip." kind regards, Mark
Trying to be artistic! Pink flower
Spotted Hyaena cooling off
in the Kruger National Park
Knysna Lourie in the Tsitsikamma forest
Knysna Lagoon
Hi Geoff. We're back home in the UK again and gradually getting our feet back on the ground after a wonderful trip. Everything went well from start to finish. We particularly enjoyed and appreciated the fine day we had with you and the Cape sites and wildlife you showed us. Linda and Rob
Crested Barbet in the Kruger National Park
Young Baboon at Cape Point
Burchells Zebra in the Kruger National Park
Cape Teal in the
West Coast National Park
"Hi Geoff. Without doubt it was a brilliant trip - thank you very much! Superb organising as usual and the success was totally down to both of you - please pass this on to Bruce as well. Sue and I had a great time. All the best to you and the family." John & Sue
Birdwatching in the Tankwa Karoo
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Two endemics: Parrot-beaked Tortoise posing next to Babiana rubrocyanea
Puff Adder in the
Mountain Zebra National Park
"Dear Geoff. Thanks for the great holiday, we both appreciated your hard work and tour input and all the driving that you did. All the best". Cathy & Jim
Red Hartebeest in the
Mountain Zebra National Park
White Rhino and calf
Rock art walk in the Cederberg
Samango Monkey at Mount Sheba
Via Linkedin: “Geoff always ensures that the finer details are well covered. I know that my clients are in great hands when on tour with Geoff. His knowledge of natural history is immense, yet he translates that to his guests with ease whilst keeping them interested.” Craig at Trailfinders
White-browed Robin-Chat
at Lower Sabie Camp
Spring flowers were fantastic this year
A field of spring flowers
Springbok in the
Mountain Zebra National Park
"Hello Geoff. We are home now after the other portions of our trip and I wanted to send my sincere thanks to both you and Bruce for making the holiday a very successful one. I really appreciate all your work to set this up, and Bruce's seemingly endless patience and positive attitude." All the best, Peg
Red-billed Oxpecker on a Rhino ear
Orchids - Disa chrysostachya
at Tsitsikamma National Park
Orchid - Corycium orobanchoides
One of many spring flowers
- Geissorhiza radians
Kruger - By Barbara Last
Fourteen enthusiastic birders,
on an African adventure,
Fearless leaders Bruce and Geoffrey,
into Kruger they did venture,
Rhinos ruminate on roadway,
Blocking traffic every which way
Baby elephant a tumbling
Aunties helping, round and rumbling,
Lion, zebra and hyaena’s,
Hoping that they haven’t seen us,
Glimpse of leopard up a tree,
Sight that very few did see.
Raptures over raptors flying,
Rollers rolling, hornbills honking,
Lonesome bustard vainly puffing
To an unresponsive world,
Seen only by us birders,
With his feathers all unfurled
 
Two giraffes on a zebra crossing,
Squelching hippos, hyacinths thrashing,
All that Kruger has to offer
Bar the cheetah hiding somewhere,
And the mystic,
darned illusive,
vanished,
non-existent
phantom creature,
- the Secretary bird.
Bontebok at Cape Point
Photographing Satyrium erectum. Aloe dichotoma
Quiver tree forest near Loeriesfontein
Spring flowers in Namaqualand
"The holiday seems a long time ago….. but it was absolutely fantastic. Everything about it was spot on. The right length of time in each place, wonderful accommodation, perfect locations, etc etc I could go on. From the moment we touched down in the Cape we were just stunned at how beautiful the whole place was." Cheers Duncan
Sacred Ibis in the West Coast National Park
Geissorhiza radians at Darling
Citrus Swallowtail on a Karoo violet Aptosimum indivisum
Bibron's Gecko in the Karoo National Park
" Thank you for looking after us so well in Namibia. We really enjoyed the trip - everything was so interesting and your knowledge helped the country come to life for us." Alice & Gerald
Valley of Desolation, close to Graaff-Reinet
In the heart of the Great Karoo
Lioness - having eaten!
Swartberg Pass near Oudtshoorn
"Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful introduction to South Africa. We have greatly enjoyed the magnificent scenery, birds, animals and plants and in particular your expert and speedy identification of the birds." Richard & Mary
Roadside botanizing in the Overberg area
San rock art on the Sevilla Trail
Photographing San rock art in the Cederberg
Moraea tricolor at Waylands Flower Reserve
"Thank you so so much for the trouble that you have taken in looking after us. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time on holiday - a perfect mixture of rest, interest and exercise. We both really appreciate your knowledge of the countryside (we miss you on our walks here at home). Very best wishes" Alice Perkins
Arum lilies Zantedeschia aethiopica, at Darling
Sacred Ibis
Southern Masked Weaver
in the Karoo National Park
Black-backed Jackal in the
Mountain Zebra National Park
"I would like to thank you for the wonderful afternoon bird-watching down on the sewage works and at Rondevlei and Kirstenbosch gardens. I had never been out bird watching with a guide and it was a truly memorable experience. With thanks" Dee Atkin
Twisted strata in the Swartberg Pass
San rock art on the Sevilla Trail
Ixia dubia on Table Mountain
Gladiolus bonaespei,
endemic to the Cape
"Just to say thank you very much for your hard work to make a wonderful trip for us, we really enjoyed ourselves. We had many highlights and great memories to bring back to cold wet England." Martin Doughty
White Rhino at Kariega
Private Game Reserve
Blue Cranes near
Addo Elephant National park
Erica aristata -
endemic to the Betty’s Bay area
Young Cape Rock Thrush
in the Meiringspoort Pass
"I just wanted you to know, though I hope you already noticed, how very much we enjoyed our trip. Your outstanding knowledge of birds and animals complemented by Mike's botanical bent, Bruce's eclecticism and David's birdsong identification made every outing completely fascinating. With our very best wishes." Susie & Tim
Elephants at Addo National Park
Ground Hornbill
Picnic at the Southern tip of Africa
Disa uniflora on top of Table Mountain
"Thanks for the knowledge and for all your assistance on our lovely tour. We both appreciate all your assistance on our days together. All the best" Ester & Stanley
Botanizing in the Tankwa Karoo National Park
Leopard in the Kruger National Park
Smith’s Red Rock Rabbit
in the Cederberg Mountains
Leopard Tortoise – Karoo National Park
" We just talked about our trip to South Africa and naturally remembered your excellent and knowledgeable services as our favorite tour guide. We both wish you all the best." Kaus and Hannah
Ornithoglossum undulatum –
poison onion! In the Tankwa
Cape Burrowing Scorpion on Table Mountain
Red Hartebeest at
Mountain Zebra National Park
The Wolfberg Arch in the Cederberg Mountains
"A special thank you for a wonderful trip, so smoothly organised, taking us to beautiful areas and delightful places to eat and stay. Thank you so very much for your care of 'the elderly and infirm!" Love Barbara
Garden Acraea on Table Mountain
Heaviside's Dolphin at Lambert's Bay
Red Disa, Disa uniflora, on Table Mountain
Impala in the Kruger National Park
"A very big "thank you" to you from Pat and myself for making our first holiday in South Africa such a memorable one, in fact the best holiday in our lives. We had such a wonderful time and the memories will be with us always."
With best wishes Don & Pat Withey
Lapeirousia oreogena (endemic & threatened) near Nieuwoudtville
4X4 trip to Sandwich Bay
south of Walvis Bay, Namibia
Southern Rock Agama
in the Cederberg Mountains
Wahlberg's Eagle
in the Kruger National Park
"Micky & I would like to thank you for the wonderful as well as enlightening few days that we spent touring the Cape with you. You have been one of our most enjoyable guides."
Ann & Micky Wolf
Looking South to the Cederberg Mountains, from the top of Vanrhyns Pass
African Dusky Flycatcher
at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Yellow-billed Duck on the Brandewyn River
Cederberg Mountains. Bat-eared Fox in the
Postberg Spring Flower Reserve
"'Mr Quiz'" Thanks for all the fun facts. Good luck with your future adventures."
Danielle
Cape Gannet at Bird Island, Lambert's Bay
Geoff keeping ahead of things! Emperor moth
Mountain Tortoise in the
Karoo Botanical Gardens
Fire Lily, Cyrtanthus carneus,
on Rotary Drive, Hermanus
"Thank you so much for your contribution regarding a fantastically memorable visit to South Africa. The days at Bushmanskloof were awesome - enormously inspiring ! Again, many thanks for the memorable holiday."
Mary Brownson
The dunes at Sossusvlei in Namibia
Orange-breasted Sunbird on a Leucospermum
Bushbuck ewe in the Kruger National Park
Cape Bunting at Cape Point
"Thank you Geoff for a simply marvelous holiday. You have been a superb guide, driver and entertaining host. We have thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. "
Simon & Linda
Cheetahs with an Impala kill,
in the Kruger National Park
Quiver Trees Aloe dichotoma at the Karoo National Botanical Gardens
Blue Cranes in the wheat fields of the Overberg
Angulate Tortoise snacking on a Vygie, Drosanthemum floribundum
"Geoff, thanks once again for your kind, courteous and expert help to make our stay enjoyable. With lots of thanks"
Bherti & France Desai
Egyptian Goose at Sunset Dam in the Kruger National Park
Lampranthus species at the
Karoo National Botanical Gardens
Elephants cooling off at the Addo Elephant National Park
Waxy Satyr Orchid, Satyrium carneum near Cape Agulhas
"Once again thank you for organizing a wonderful holiday for us, time and again we think back to what we experienced and at the moment we are already talking of coming back next year. Our regards and best wishes,"
Robert & Jean Smith
Dave taking photographs of the Waxy Satyr Orchid, Satyrium carneum
Whale watching.
Southern Right Whales at Hermanus
Touring through the Jonkershoek valley
near Stellenbosch
Burchell's Zebra in the Kruger National Park
"Thank you so very much for another wonderful tour of the Cape. Your warmth and generous nature has added a special touch to our vacation. We wish the best of luck to you. Most fondly"
Ilona & Stephen
Damara Dik-dik at the Waterberg Plateau National Park
Swartberg Pass, between the
Great Karoo & Little Karoo
Springbok taking the shade,
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Roadside botanizing at Nieuwoudtville
"I have at last got around to writing to say how much I enjoyed our holiday. South Africa is a beautiful country and being shown it by people like yourself, whom obviously love it, is a bonus. We saw some marvelous things."
Coral
Fernkloof Nature Reserve at Hermanus
The waterhole at Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Mike and a Welwitschia mirabilis, in the Ugab river, Namibia
Tree Agama at Lower Sabie Camp in the Kruger National Park
"Thank you for arranging the whole holiday but especially for bringing us on this memorable tour. It has been quite wonderful and I am so appreciative of all the trouble you have taken to give us a good time."
John & Helen Franklin




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