Tag: Cats

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?”

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”

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”

Reign of the Matimba’s

It has been just over a year since the Matimba brothers crossed over into my area of the reserve. What a roller coaster ride it has been for them. The two aged brothers arrived from the eastern parts of the reserve. When they arrived… Continue Reading “Reign of the Matimba’s”

Khokovela and her cub

Finding new leopards is always a thrill. That excitement increases even more when there’s a new cub to be seen. Khokovela has kept her little cub safe for a few months now. I have missed all the previous opportunities to see the little one.… Continue Reading “Khokovela and her cub”

A Growing Pride

Nothing is constant and everything changes. Luckily there has been an exhilarating change in the bush. The young Othawa lioness has come of age. I was deeply excited when I heard that she was pregnant for the first time. All I had to do… Continue Reading “A Growing Pride”

Standoff

When you are in a densely populated leopard area, it is only a matter of time before they start to clash. It has been a long while since I’ve seen Hlabankunzi. She used to hold territory around Leopard Hills and has started making her… Continue Reading “Standoff”

Timbavati Lions

I simply can’t get enough of the bush and a few weeks ago I spent some time in the Timbavati Game Reserve. My first introduction was a very pleasant one. We found one of two Mbiri male lions on a wildebeest kill. Despite some… Continue Reading “Timbavati Lions”

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”