A guest posting by Jason Branford. A safari guide at Tented Adventures, Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park.

“Hello, my name is Jason Branford and I am a safari guide at Tented Adventures.
I am outgoing and fun to be around.
For as long as I can remember,I have a passion for educating and sharing my bush knowledge.
Working at Tented Adventures has given me the opportunity to share this information
with our guests, both local and International.
Currently I cannot see me living or working anywhere else”. 
I thought that I would share some of may favourite images with you…
Something almost spiritual occurs when a Lion stares into your eyes.
My guests have commented on more that one occasion
that it seems as if this magnificent beast can see into their very soul.


I try to encourage my guests to be aware of everything going on during a game drive.
Don’t always focus on directly in front or to the sides…
Look up AND down…
Not every game drive is about the “Big 5”.
The Dung Beetle plays an extremely important role in utilizing
the faeces of most of the larger game species as a food source.
A favourite of mine and one that is not regularly seen during game drives.
The Wild Dog, or Painted Wolf as it used to be called.
They live in packs that are controlled by an Alpha male and female.
Their hunting methods may seem brutal,
but they are on of the most successful predators.
Oh, and I do warn my guests that they will often smell the pack before you they are seen!


The Leopard…a solitary hunter.
No matter how many times I come across these animals in the wild,
I am in awe of their beauty and their power.
I try to convey this excitement to those guests who are on my vehicle with me at this time.
These cats are extremely elusive and a sighting is the cherry on top
of any game drive.
“I look forward to having you on my vehicle in the near future”
Tented Adventures recently won a Lilizela Tourism award!
Well done to all concerned.
To find out more about what we offer,
visit our website:
“Travel & Things” relies on Pentax cameras and lenses
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When last did you actually print a photograph?
“Travel & Things” images are printed 
at their store in Cresta.
Great service, friendly staff
and more importantly awesome prints.
To find their current specials
or to locate a store nearest to you:
When I head off to the bush, I like to feel comfortable and look good.
I can achieve both in clothing supplied by:
My first pair of “vellies”…
Check out their website:
and their Facebook page:
You can order on-line and their delivery
 turn around is the best!
 Cool Ideals is my service provider of choice.
They enable me to ensure that my articles
and images are sent fast and effortlessly.
Not to mention all the other benefits that FTTH offers…
Like stability and affordability!
GammaTek is my powerbank supplier of choice.
One of my problems is often lack of battery power
 if I have been using the camera on my phone.
I have tried many “powerbanks”,
but the majority drain before they can fully recharge my device.
This is where this Powerbank has the edge…
it can recharge my phone up to 7 times,
before it needs to be recharged.
To find out more:
All images, unless otherwise stated,
are the copyright property of  and may not be used without permission
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