Tag: Big 5

A leopard named Ravenscourt

Some of the first images that may come to mind when one thinks of leopards are elusive, shy, and secretive characters. As much as this may be their very nature, there are some areas where leopards have become accustomed to game viewing vehicles spending… Continue Reading “A leopard named Ravenscourt”

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”

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?”

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?”

Little Blue Eyes

Over the past few weeks, my favourite female leopard had been spending a great deal of time around my lodge. Her visits seemed to be for a very different reason. Basile lost a litter of cubs in December. Shortly afterwards she was seen mating… Continue Reading “Little Blue Eyes”

A cub no more

It is fascinating to watch what changes when you assign time to the bush. It is just over a year ago since Schotia female leopard had a set of cubs. Unfortunately one passed on at a young age, but the other one survived. I… Continue Reading “A cub no more”

Marula Feast

If you have ever tasted the delicious fruit from the Marula tree, you will know why the animals go into frenzy for the fruit. The small, oval shaped fruit start to grow around December. The tree will drop the fruit, unripe, around mid to… Continue Reading “Marula Feast”