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The Secret Seven

These are the animals that are very rarely seen, usually because of their secretive and nocturnal lifestyles. Many guests that visit game lodges around South Africa will definitely have heard of the big 5, but very few would have heard anything about the secret seven....
What killed the duiker?

What killed the duiker?

One evening we were looking for a leopard in an area where we were sure there was one. As we were looking for signs of leopard we stopped and observed normal plains game as well. We saw a Duiker (a small antelope) in the bush and when we stopped I told the guests that...

The small giants of the bush

Many people come to Kapama to view the infamous “Big 5”. Many of them do not realize that there is a large variety of other things that they may see and experience – things that can sometimes be just as amazing and sometimes, even better. For instance, I was on...

Winter times

I enjoy the winter night drives more than those in summer… The reason for this is very simple. In the winter months the bush might seem dead with no colour. But if you look just a bit closer you will see that the seemingly dead bush is alive with all kinds of animals....

The impossible made possible

On one of my afternoon drives I decided to look for a leopard. My tracker, Alfred, and I went to an area where a kill had been made by a leopard. We thought that he might have gone back as there was still plenty of meat left. Unfortunately, when we got to that area he...
The act of motherhood

The act of motherhood

Lions are known to be the most sociable and family orientated cats in Africa. If a lioness has cubs, unlike the father, she will be an amazing mother who will protect her babies from anything. Despite a mother’s love for her cubs, unfortunately, the survival rate of...

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