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Basile spends intimate moments with her cub

Who would have thought that a tiny rocky outcrop could stir up so much emotion? One of my favourite female leopards, Basile, has moved her den yet again. This time she has used a set of rocks that I have driven past countless times… Continue Reading “Basile spends intimate moments with her cub”

Adventures at the hyena den

If there is one animal that looks as if it is always up to mischief, it has to be young hyenas at a den. I am currently fortunate to witness a set of two hyena cubs moving freely around an active hyena den. Most… Continue Reading “Adventures at the hyena den”

Hlambela โ€“ the one who swims

Tucked away on an inaccessible koppie (hill), a set of two little leopard cubs were born. After many weeks caring for and protecting the cubs, the Boulders female leopard brought her youngsters down the koppie and finally allowed us to catch a glimpse. After… Continue Reading “Hlambela โ€“ the one who swims”

Curious Crowned Hornbills

As the winter approaches and the aloes start to flower, a walk through the botanical gardens is bound to deliver a feast for the eyes. It was a quiet weekday morning in the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. I knew that foot traffic… Continue Reading “Curious Crowned Hornbills”

Othawa Breakaway lioness meets an elephant

Watching the king of the jungle in its natural habitat certainly stirs up a great deal of emotions. Watching a lion view the real king of the jungle stirs up a different set of emotions entirely. It has been an age since the Othawa… Continue Reading “Othawa Breakaway lioness meets an elephant”

The Talamati pride pays a visit

Dynamics are always changing when it comes to lion prides and their territories. There has been a new pride that braved exploring beyond their comfort zone. The first evening the pride crossed over the cutline they managed to catch an impala. There have been… Continue Reading “The Talamati pride pays a visit”

Tumbela male lions and their cubs

A cool, yet cloudy summer morning set the tone for an incredibly playful scene. Not far from camp the roads were littered with the tracks of lions on the move. Not wasting any time I set out in the direction of the tracks. The… Continue Reading “Tumbela male lions and their cubs”

A short walk with butterflies

As the summer peaks over the Lowveld, an intense humidity spikes and conditions turn favourable for viewing butterflies. I enjoy taking a casual walk through my local botanical garden, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Usually my focus is birding and with each visit I… Continue Reading “A short walk with butterflies”

Looking back at a family trip

A Kruger trip will always be a Kruger trip, regardless of what you end up seeing in the park. This must be the most intriguing part of the entire experience. One of the best ways to experience the Kruger is to explore the park… Continue Reading “Looking back at a family trip”

Birds of Kruger

With the vast and varied landscapes that Kruger National Park has to offer, it comes as no surprise that the bird life in the Kruger is equally spectacular. The majority of the Kruger is classified as a savanna biome. It is therefore dominated by… Continue Reading “Birds of Kruger”