Tag: Big 5

The Tumbela and Othawa lions on the move

It is hard to describe the sheer power of a lions roar. There is something spellbinding about how this sound carries through the air, especially when your day has only just begun. The two Tumbela male lions and the three Othawa lionesses broke the… Continue Reading “The Tumbela and Othawa lions on the move”

Meet Thlangisa and her cubs

As you move along the northern section of the infamous, tree lined Sand River and a small section to the south there of, it is worth keeping your eye out for “The Playful One”. One of the most relaxed female leopards that I have… Continue Reading “Meet Thlangisa and her cubs”

Running with Wild Dogs

“I would love to see some wild dogs, they are my favourite” was a request that came from my dad on a recent family trip to the Kruger National Park. Being fortunate enough to see the African Wild Dog (aka Painted Wolf) in the… Continue Reading “Running with Wild Dogs”

A leopard around Skukuza

The final morning drive of a Kruger trip is always one that I enjoy. Slow and steady is the pace until I reach the exit gate. My family and I left Skukuza rest camp and headed southward to Malelane gate. It could not have… Continue Reading “A leopard around Skukuza”

How to identify a leopard by its spots

Being in an area that boasts a leopard density of roughly 12 leopards per 100 square kilometres, you are bound to bump into a few individuals on a constant basis. One of the questions I get asked often is, “how do you know which… Continue Reading “How to identify a leopard by its spots”

A leopard wanders through dry winter grass

A few things stand out for me during a bushveld winter. These would be crisp mornings, pleasant sunny middays, dry grass and a unique silence that only the bushveld can provide. All these wintery characteristics were expertly utilised by one animal a few mornings… Continue Reading “A leopard wanders through dry winter grass”

Ravenscourt and Khokovela – a tale of mating leopards

There is a sound so unique, a sound that slices through the silence of the bushveld, a sound that repeats like clockwork. A sound that, unless you witness the scene unfold, will leave you perplexed yet intrigued. This sound is so distinctive, that when… Continue Reading “Ravenscourt and Khokovela – a tale of mating leopards”

Meet Euphorbia male Leopard

Whenever I cross over the renowned Sand River, I keep my eyes open for signs of one animal in particular. Fresh footprints along the northern sand banks or the distinctive territorial rasps across the Marula tree crests let me know that I am not… Continue Reading “Meet Euphorbia male Leopard”

Breakaway in the Kruger

The Kruger National Park certainly has its own unique charm. Visiting once or visiting multiple times will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. I recently took a two day breakaway into the world renowned game reserve. I entered the park through… Continue Reading “Breakaway in the Kruger”

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”