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A good day of tracking

We left the lodge round about 4:30pm and we decided to drive in the North-Western side of the reserve to see if we can find the elusive leopard. We drove around looking for any fresh signs of this cat but instead we found some rhino tracks and they were very fresh,...

The early morning unexpected find

This morning when I woke up, I walked to my cruiser ready for game drive and I heard the big male lion roar not far from River Lodge. When I got to the lodge and met my guests, all excited, I told them they must get into the vehicle so that we can go and look for...

Success

There are thousands of reasons why I love the Bushveld, and this day was another reminder of how nice a day out on safari really can be. The first few drives were nice and quiet; we saw some really nice birds, rodents, insects, amphibians and plains game, but none of...

Baby Elephant Walk

This morning while out on safari, Moses my tracker, picked up very fresh spoor of Elephants. We decided to try and find these mighty beast of the wild. After a good hours’ tracking and predicting we found a small satellite breeding herd with a few juveniles, sub...

Wallowing… Why?

During the rainy season we find lots of little pools of water all over the reserve. Obviously this provides lots of water for a myriad of animals to wallow and cool down in. As humans we would probably pay lots of money for these “mud treatments” in a...

Back from hibernation

After all the blessings of the rain that we had, our reptiles were hidden and the hippopotamus migrated from the big dams to smaller dams. In addition, it was not easy to see crocodiles anymore. But luckily the rain has subsided so the animals are returning to their...

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