Tag: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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”

The Herald

With the rise in temperatures and the first set of rain, the Lowveld has transformed itself into a lush, green reserve. Many small creatures have started becoming mobile again due to the summer weather. I recently found this little Herald or Red-lipped snake slithering… Continue Reading “The Herald”

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”

Fallen giraffe

Seeing vultures or other birds of prey perching during overcast conditions are not uncommon. However, when you find around 40 jostling frantically for their position in the tree tops there’s bound to be something happening below. I made my way through the block to… Continue Reading “Fallen giraffe”

The hills are calling

A change is as good as a holiday they say. When that change is better than the holiday that most dream of you know you’ve made a great move. I find myself in a different part of South Africa yet again. I have recently… Continue Reading “The hills are calling”