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Waiting and watching waterholes

The beauty about heading out on safari is that it is a relatively open ended adventure. You are generally presented with a wide network of roads and different directions in which to roam. How you choose to navigate around the reserves is up to… Continue Reading “Waiting and watching waterholes”

Relaxing with Tisela female leopard

There are some leopards that just manage to creep into your heart, no matter what it is that they do, or how it is that they act. A young female leopard, Tisela, is one of these leopards. Tisela means the patient one or the… Continue Reading “Relaxing with Tisela female leopard”

The Tumbela male lion grows stronger

Near or far, the sound of male lions roaring is sure to get you well excited for your safari adventure. The Tumbela male lions have firmly claimed their spot in the western section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The three brothers wasted no… Continue Reading “The Tumbela male lion grows stronger”

Safari from my backyard – Part 1

With an adjustment to the “new normal” and a lot of gratitude practices being observed, I would like to share one of the things that I am truly grateful for – My Backyard. I am in a very fortunate position to be able to… Continue Reading “Safari from my backyard – Part 1”

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”