While Kermit may well hold the title of World’s Most Recognised Frog (if such a thing existed) we would be willing to wager that the Pickersgill’s Reed Frog comes in a close second!

On Friday, 8 October 2021 our environmental department hosted our first frog walk with Dr. Jeanne Tarrant from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. 

Residents, young and not-so-young, met at the Kingfisher Community Centre just before dark and then followed Dr. Tarrant and our Environmental Manager, Ayanda Duma along the Nsimbi trail. 

Of course, several frogs were spotted…and heard! 

Those who attended were taught more about this special little amphibian, which is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to South Africa and occurs in the coastal lowlands of KwaZulu-Natal. The frog is critically endangered and we are privileged, at Simbithi, to have them share our home. 

Watch a snippet of the evening’s action on our YouTube channel: 

Here are some photographs from the evening’s fun!