Tag: Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

Othawa Breakaway lioness meets an elephant

Watching the king of the jungle in its natural habitat certainly stirs up a great deal of emotions. Watching a lion view the real king of the jungle stirs up a different set of emotions entirely. It has been an age since the Othawa… Continue Reading “Othawa Breakaway lioness meets an elephant”

The Talamati pride pays a visit

Dynamics are always changing when it comes to lion prides and their territories. There has been a new pride that braved exploring beyond their comfort zone. The first evening the pride crossed over the cutline they managed to catch an impala. There have been… Continue Reading “The Talamati pride pays a visit”

Tumbela male lions and their cubs

A cool, yet cloudy summer morning set the tone for an incredibly playful scene. Not far from camp the roads were littered with the tracks of lions on the move. Not wasting any time I set out in the direction of the tracks. The… Continue Reading “Tumbela male lions and their cubs”

End of year surprise

There is always something to look forward to when out on safari. The bush knows no time and the wild rhythms simply continue. After a week of on and off rains, the clouds finally broke and the sun shone through. To enjoy a sunny… Continue Reading “End of year surprise”

My Top 10 images of 2021

It is hard to believe that yet another year has come and gone. There have been so many great adventures out in the bush. In this post I would like to share my 10 most popular images as liked by my followers on my… Continue Reading “My Top 10 images of 2021”

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”

Little Bee-eaters Everywhere

It seems quite odd that once you take notice of something, one tends to see it everywhere. This is currently the case for me. Over the past few weeks I have most certainly noticed a splash of green and yellow around every corner. With… Continue Reading “Little Bee-eaters Everywhere”

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”