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A first at Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer is not only found in the most prestigious of private game reserves. Have you ever walked through your local nature reserve or botanical garden and seen what smaller marvels you may find? I am lucky to… Continue Reading “A first at Lowveld National Botanical Garden”

The Tumbela and Othawa lions on the move

It is hard to describe the sheer power of a lions roar. There is something spellbinding about how this sound carries through the air, especially when your day has only just begun. The two Tumbela male lions and the three Othawa lionesses broke the… Continue Reading “The Tumbela and Othawa lions on the move”

Meet Thlangisa and her cubs

As you move along the northern section of the infamous, tree lined Sand River and a small section to the south there of, it is worth keeping your eye out for “The Playful One”. One of the most relaxed female leopards that I have… Continue Reading “Meet Thlangisa and her cubs”

Running with Wild Dogs

“I would love to see some wild dogs, they are my favourite” was a request that came from my dad on a recent family trip to the Kruger National Park. Being fortunate enough to see the African Wild Dog (aka Painted Wolf) in the… Continue Reading “Running with Wild Dogs”

A leopard around Skukuza

The final morning drive of a Kruger trip is always one that I enjoy. Slow and steady is the pace until I reach the exit gate. My family and I left Skukuza rest camp and headed southward to Malelane gate. It could not have… Continue Reading “A leopard around Skukuza”

Lions on the S100

If there is one road in the Kruger National Park that is synonymous with lion viewing, it would have to be the S100 close to Satara rest camp. The S100 is one of the gravel roads to the south of the camp and runs… Continue Reading “Lions on the S100”

Little Bee-eaters Everywhere

It seems quite odd that once you take notice of something, one tends to see it everywhere. This is currently the case for me. Over the past few weeks I have most certainly noticed a splash of green and yellow around every corner. With… Continue Reading “Little Bee-eaters Everywhere”

How to identify a leopard by its spots

Being in an area that boasts a leopard density of roughly 12 leopards per 100 square kilometres, you are bound to bump into a few individuals on a constant basis. One of the questions I get asked often is, “how do you know which… Continue Reading “How to identify a leopard by its spots”

A leopard wanders through dry winter grass

A few things stand out for me during a bushveld winter. These would be crisp mornings, pleasant sunny middays, dry grass and a unique silence that only the bushveld can provide. All these wintery characteristics were expertly utilised by one animal a few mornings… Continue Reading “A leopard wanders through dry winter grass”

Othawa lion cubs show off

Waking up to the sound of a lion’s roar, echoed by a few other roars, is one of the best ways to get your day started. A few nights back the three Tumbela male lions and the Othawa lion pride came to visit the… Continue Reading “Othawa lion cubs show off”