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Journey with Giraffe

One of my favourite moments in the bush is when I take guests out on drive and as we round a bend we are greeted with one of the most graceful and elegant animals in the African bush. To many people the giraffe is… Continue Reading “Journey with Giraffe”

Tavangumi on the hunt

Always alert and always prepared, a phrase I would use to sum up most of my leopard encounters. I often find myself in the company of leopards, watching them casually walking down a gravel road marking their territories or see them resting in the… Continue Reading “Tavangumi on the hunt”

The cutest bush season

As the summer rains get heavier and heavier, the bush seems to change on a weekly basis. Each week I notice something that was not there the week before. The air is currently filled with the scent of flowering silver cluster leaf trees. This… Continue Reading “The cutest bush season”

A Hyena confronts a Cheetah

It is no doubt that I have witnessed countless top-class sightings in the bush. Admittedly, many of these happened without even having to go searching too far. However, there are days when I have to put in a considerable effort to track down what… Continue Reading “A Hyena confronts a Cheetah”

Spending time with leopards in trees

A question I get asked on a regular basis is “how often do you see leopards in trees”. This made me reflect on all my favourite sightings of leopards in trees and the various scenarios that played out. There are various reasons why leopards… Continue Reading “Spending time with leopards in trees”

Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

There are quite a few natural gems scattered across Nelspruit. On the edge of town one can visit the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. This is a SANBI run botanical garden, showcasing the exquisite fauna and flora that the Lowveld has to offer. After entering… Continue Reading “Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens”

Tumbela lions find a hippo

Recent reports were given that three young male lions had entered the section north of the Sand River. At first not much information was provided as to whom this new coalition may be, leading to a fair amount of confusion. After a bit of… Continue Reading “Tumbela lions find a hippo”

Are hyenas simply misunderstood?

When someone mentions the word “Hyena”, which thoughts and images come to mind? Scavengers, skulking thieves and ugly looking things? How about cute and cuddly, fascinating, curios or even misunderstood creatures? Whichever side you may take, one thing is for certain. Hyenas, as with… Continue Reading “Are hyenas simply misunderstood?”

The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo

There is no doubt that lions are extremely powerful predators. Sometimes it might be hard to fathom just how strong and efficient these animals might be. I recently had an encounter of a lifetime with a resident lion pride. The Othawa lions and the… Continue Reading “The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo”

What are the young Othawa’s trying to get hold of now?

There is never a dull moment when a troop of baboons are nearby. This is especially true when the troop is stranded in the tree tops and a pride of lions are waiting for them at the base. This scenario started off like many… Continue Reading “What are the young Othawa’s trying to get hold of now?”