RE: Elsa's raptor
This bird is clearly an Eagle of the Aquila genus but that's about as much as I can say with any certainty. The head and bill is much too robust for a Kite.
As for the specific identity of the bird, I'm not sure I can really clinch this one (but I am sure better birders than me can). What I would point out is that the bird's iris is brown. This would suggest that the bird is a Steppe Eagle, Booted Eagle (clearly not), Greater Spotted Eagle (yeah right!) or Wahlberg's Eagle (which again, this bird's head and bill is just too robust for).
So it's easy right? We've narrowed it down to 4 candidates of which 3 have been ruled out. Now for the bummer, I'm going to rule out Steppe Wagle also.
Even with the orientalis
race the gape reaches far below the eye which this one just doesn't. I dont have any literature with me now but as far as I can remember the orientalis gape will still reach at least as far back as the back of the eye. As a matter of interest, the nipalensis race does not migrate to southern Africa but rather south Asia. This means that orientalis is the only one we will ever see in these parts.
Another reason why I doubt Steppe Eagle is because it should show an oval nostril while this bird seems to have round nostrils.
So what bird is this then if all brown-eyed Aquilas have been ruled out? Well, I think it is an immature Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
but I am not sure enough that I would personally have ticked it.
The immature LSE does have a brown iris and, importantly a round nostril. The paler patch on the hind crown would suggest that it is quite a young bird. It is worth noting that almost all Lesser Spotted Eagles recorded in southern Africa are immatures.
Another thing worth pointing out is that Steppe Eagles are highly gregarious and are virtually always seen in flocks. Lesser Spotted Eagles may occur in flocks with Steppe Eagles but are usually encountered solitary. The Lesser Spotted Eagle is also well known to feed on termite alates on the ground.
What worries me though is the absence of a narrow white line on the upperwing and absence of white spotting on wing coverts.
In conclusion, I'm sorry but I can't identify your eagle for you but I doubt it is a Steppe Eagle and I know it is not a Kite. I do believe that the pictures are good enough to clinch an ID so keep trying. There's a raptor fundi out there who can ID the bird I'm sure.