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The world of a leopard

Many guests come to Africa with the expectation to see a leopard. What they do not realize is that the leopard is one of the most elusive and secretive animals in the wild. However, we do try to find them one. I had guests that were staying at River Lodge for four...

Good things come to those who wait

In the morning game drive we saw a lot of different antelopes grazing is a nice open area. What took our attention was the two male impala that were fighting. At this time of the year this kind of battle is rare; they usually occur in April. As the fight went on we...

“Flying ants”

What causes “flying ants” to come out? Most people would know these winged creatures as flying ants, but in fact they are winged termites, “also referred to as the reproductive caste”. Winged termites emerge after rain in large numbers from holes in the soil through...

History unfolding

Once again, history is unfolding in front of us. Over the last few days the elephants have moved from the far east to the far west of the reserve. We could not understand this behaviour. Nevertheless, they stopped in an area after this ‘migration’ and stayed there for...

Life in the bushveld

Life out in the Bushveld is still as rewarding as ever. Just today I had yet another amazing game drive. My hope was to find the elephants and the pride of lions and we were lucky enough to do just that. We had amazing sightings of both animals. The elephants just...

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