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The Great Escape

A few days ago one of my guests asked to go on a bush walk after breakfast.  Earlier, during the morning safari we had seen a group of three buffalo bulls moving eastward close to Karula.  Keith was very keen to learn some bush craft and so I saw an opportunity to...

Babies and a Mother’s Touch

In the dry winter season all grasses send their nutrients down into their roots.  This allows their leaves to die off and the grass goes into a form of “hibernation” or dormancy.  By the end of the dry season the animals fight for survival because of this inadequate...

Karula – A Birder’s Paradise

As the first of our summer rains have begun to pelt down, Karula has turned into a “birder’s paradise” overnight. Many species found on the reserve are insectivorous and this food source causes them to migrate as it’s availability fluctuates.  Obviously as the...

Return of the Foam Nest Frogs – Sarah-Estelle Sangster

With an average of 80mm to date across Kapama Game Reserve, some of the previously dry mud pans and water holes are slowly filling with water. Almost overnight the foam nest frogs set to work and there are now nests of varying shapes and sizes at all of the dams and...

All about Alates…

It is always fascinating to see the emergence of the Alates (flying termites) and to witness the hive of activity that results from that. Birds, small mammals and frogs all come out to feast on the termites who soon after their “nuptial flight” loose their...

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