A favorite destination for our family is the Ufumene Game Lodge. Ufumene is located in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) on the Cradock side of the Olifantshoek pass. The lodge is very family orientated, whether the kids go horse riding and the adults go for a long tranquil walk, its a place to relax and get yourself recharged.
The following photos are a collection of some of my favorites from the area surrounding the lodge:
Mother and Child. Newly born giraffe. Such serene animals.
This is a macro shot of a Lavender flower. I shot this with a 500mm Sigma lens with a 25mm extension tube attached so I could get in really close.
On receiving my new Canon 7D mark II, the first thing that went through my mind was; how much noise am I going to get with a starscape. This was a 30 second exposure with an ISO of 4000. I was truly impressed by the minimal noise that I got in this shot.
This is an Hadeda Ibis, a pretty common bird in the Eastern Cape.
One of the landscape picture I took of the surrounding area around Ufumene Lodge
One of the many birds of prey in the area.
A beautiful sunset at Ufumene. Everyday has a unique sunset.
One of the great animals to see when visiting Ufumene, is the Sable Antelope. They are magnificent animals.
The Cape Sparrow is one of the many birds you will encounter at the lodge. Ufumene is a birders’ paradise.
Another landscape over the small dam outside the lodge. It can really produce some stunning effects
Road to tranquility. Another landscape shot with touch of HDR
Another shot off the dam. Love the clouds.