Tag: Nature

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 mother cheetah with her two cubs

What a spectacular moment being able to watch the circle of life play out in full swing. Never did I imagine that I would witness a mother cheetah raise her two cubs to adulthood and in turn raise their own cubs. One early morning… Continue Reading “A mother cheetah with her two cubs”

A visit from the Othawa male lion and Mhangene pride

Favourites will always be favourites. This is especially true when you have watched wildlife survive the elements and battle against the odds since a young age. I have been fortunate to witness the Othawa male grow up since he was a young, subadult, male… Continue Reading “A visit from the Othawa male lion and Mhangene pride”

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”

Relaxing with Tisela female leopard

There are some leopards that just manage to creep into your heart, no matter what it is that they do, or how it is that they act. A young female leopard, Tisela, is one of these leopards. Tisela means the patient one or the… Continue Reading “Relaxing with Tisela female leopard”

A Hyena confronts a Cheetah

It is no doubt that I have witnessed countless top-class sightings in the bush. Admittedly, many of these happened without even having to go searching too far. However, there are days when I have to put in a considerable effort to track down what… Continue Reading “A Hyena confronts a Cheetah”

Spending time with leopards in trees

A question I get asked on a regular basis is “how often do you see leopards in trees”. This made me reflect on all my favourite sightings of leopards in trees and the various scenarios that played out. There are various reasons why leopards… Continue Reading “Spending time with leopards in trees”

Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

There are quite a few natural gems scattered across Nelspruit. On the edge of town one can visit the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. This is a SANBI run botanical garden, showcasing the exquisite fauna and flora that the Lowveld has to offer. After entering… Continue Reading “Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens”