Tag: Nature

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”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

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”

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?”

From out of the reeds

The best way to experience the bush is on foot. That gives you the opportunity to experience the smaller things around you and to access areas that are not easily accessible with a vehicle. I spent some time along the Sand River and watched… Continue Reading “From out of the reeds”

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”

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”

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”

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”