A trip to the Krugar National Park

Hi everyone! 

How are you all doing? 

About two months ago, I mentioned that my boyfriend and I were going to the bush. We spent a super awesome two weeks in different parts of Krugar and I said that I was planning on doing a post to share some of the pictures we took just for fun. 

I know it has been forever… but I have finally got all those pictures and am doing that post. 

Am I the only one who gets lion king vibes off this photo?

We stayed at three different lodges across the Krugar National Park, which was loads of fun! Even though bush holidays aren’t super relaxing for some people (waking up sometimes at 4:30am to drive on open vehicles in the cold), I’ve always loved them because there is nothing more awe-inspiring or humbling than getting to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Plus it’s something I am really proud of as a South African that we have these incredible wildlife parks so easily accessible, and something that I really miss when I’m overseas. 

So, today I’m going to share some photographs of our favourite sites. Before I get to that though, I wanted to let you all know that these photos were all taken by my incredibly talented boyfriend, who is in the process of starting up a wildlife photography business. So if you like any of these photos and are looking to use photos like these on your blog, or want to check out some more of his work on Instagram, I’ll leave his details at the end of the post. But enough business talk for now – let’s check out some animals! 

My favourite bird – the lilac-breasted roller enjoying a seat in the sun
A rather large crocodile pretending to be a statue
My boyfriend doesn’t like this photo so much because it is blurry (the honey badger was moving so fast we were lucky to get this shot) but as a proud Hufflepuff I couldn’t not include this picture.
Close up of a hyena – definitely not an animal I’d like to encounter alone in the bush.
A spotted Eagle Owl perching on the road
Lion cup in the middle of lunch – I prefer my steak medium but this little one clearly prefers rare or blue.
8 little cubs waiting for their parents to come back
My absolute favourite! A leopard tortoise strolling across the road.
Probably one of the most terrifying predatory birds – the Martial Eagle
They look like fluffy puppies, but these wild dogs are a lot meaner than they look
The slightly less colourful European Roller
The gentle giants (not so true… they are actually quite destructive) of the bush – Elephants
A mommy hyena nursing her cubs
I can’t tell if this leopard was trying to smile at us or growl at us
A sizeable male lion casually walking towards us on the main road.

So these are just some of the awesome sites we had while we were in Krugar and honestly it is one of the most amazing trips I have ever been on. I hope you all enjoyed this post and the photos, and if any of you really liked the photos and wanted to check out more of my boyfriend’s work, you can check out his Instagram here: 

Otherwise, thank you all so much for reading today’s post and I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week. 

Lots of Love

Blondey on a Mission xx

Author: blondeyonamission

Hey everyone! I'm a lifestyle and travel blogger from South Africa and about to relocate to the UK for university. My blog is all about stories, tips and advice with topics ranging from university, organisation, friends, books, travel and more. Please check it out and I hope you enjoy xxx

15 thoughts

  1. Beautiful photos! Kruger is always good for feeding the soul! Peaceful and exciting at the same time! It’s been too long since I’ve visited there!

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  2. Hi Blondey
    Personally at my age and living in S A, I have felt I have had enough of the b\ush, however, these photos are making me change my mind, this will also make my Hubby very happy.
    Thanks to you and your Photographer.

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