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The Herald

With the rise in temperatures and the first set of rain, the Lowveld has transformed itself into a lush, green reserve. Many small creatures have started becoming mobile again due to the summer weather. I recently found this little Herald or Red-lipped snake slithering… Continue Reading “The Herald”

Into the forest

There is something so mystical about spending time in a forest. Is it the sounds, smell or the density of the woods that stirs up this mystery? I spent a few nights in a simple little log cabin tucked away in the Magoebaskloof mountain… Continue Reading “Into the forest”

Moments of magic

It might be hard to imagine such a large animal being so relaxed. I reminisce about some magical moments being surrounded by these awesome animals. Getting images of animals at eye level or close to it is not always easy. I found myself below… Continue Reading “Moments of magic”

A king’s legacy

Being the king of the jungle is no easy task. Many lion prides and coalitions have come and gone. Sometimes, their legacies will live on. One of the lionesses from the Othawa pride was seen mating with the Majingilane male lions before the males… Continue Reading “A king’s legacy”

RIP Sasekile

With the amount of individual leopards that roam around it is not hard to form an emotional bond with these felines. Sasekile (The beautiful one) recently went independent from her mother Thlangisa. She established a territory adjacent to her mother’s territory. Although I had… Continue Reading “RIP Sasekile”

Fallen giraffe

Seeing vultures or other birds of prey perching during overcast conditions are not uncommon. However, when you find around 40 jostling frantically for their position in the tree tops there’s bound to be something happening below. I made my way through the block to… Continue Reading “Fallen giraffe”

Two firsts in one day

There is always a first time for everything. This week I managed to have two firsts in one day. After spending a great drive with my fellow ranger Nigel and a large breeding herd of elephants, it was time to stop for some drinks… Continue Reading “Two firsts in one day”

The hills are calling

A change is as good as a holiday they say. When that change is better than the holiday that most dream of you know you’ve made a great move. I find myself in a different part of South Africa yet again. I have recently… Continue Reading “The hills are calling”

From kittens to cubs

I clearly remember the day I approached the corner of a little rocky outcrop. Standing proudly on one of the rocks was a cheetah. Not just any cheetah. A mother with four overly excited newly born cubs ready to take on the world. That… Continue Reading “From kittens to cubs”

The last laugh

It’s no laughing matter when you find yourself in the clutches of one of nature’s wisest predators. I see many guests out on safari and a lot of them dream about witnessing a kill. I was lucky enough to witness such an occasion. Spending… Continue Reading “The last laugh”