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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?”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

An outing to the Kruger

I will never say no to a trip into the Kruger National Park. It has its own charm and there is always something to be seen. I have never had great success with leopards in the Kruger. This trip was quite different. I passed… Continue Reading “An outing to the Kruger”

More than just a tail

There has been an animal that has eluded me for a long time now. The best that I managed to get was simply a glimpse of its tail as it scurried into the thicket. I recently spent some time in the Madikwe Game Reserve.… Continue Reading “More than just a tail”

Basile moves her cubs

The New Year has started off very well in the bushveld. On 11 December 2019, our resident female leopard gave birth to two tiny cubs at the lodge. She moved them to another den soon afterwards. After a few weeks of allowing the cubs… Continue Reading “Basile moves her cubs”

What just crossed the road?

A day spent in nature is always a day well spent. I recently spent a whole day in a nature reserve and could not believe my luck, even from the start. I found myself driving down a main road, scanning the bush for game.… Continue Reading “What just crossed the road?”

From out of the reeds

The best way to experience the bush is on foot. That gives you the opportunity to experience the smaller things around you and to access areas that are not easily accessible with a vehicle. I spent some time along the Sand River and watched… Continue Reading “From out of the reeds”