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A change in the wind

“A change in the wind” by Wynand Erasmus van Niekerk   “We can sometimes predict the animals, but never the weather” is probably one of the best known excuses before heading out on a rainy game drive. We are in the end of our winter season, and the dry weather is...

A Lesson from Nature!   It was cool and crisp morning when we took on the morning safari in search for four young lionesses that had been patrolling the area just south of our lodge. We were looking for them specifically because we knew a kill was to be made soon as...

Lions vs Giraffe Calf

On yesterday evening’s safari, we were at one of the waterholes close to the lodge, watching a group of old male Buffalo lying about doing what they are best at, when we noticed a large group of vultures in the trees, a few hundred meters away from where we were!...

Shadow in the darkness

“Shadow in the darkness” by Wynand van Niekerk   I have worked in many different environments before, but one area that has always fascinated me is the lowveld. Not the area specifically, but the inhabitants inside it. One such animal is the Leopard, who can live in...

The Morning After the Night Before

17 September 2010 By Eduan Balt Our morning started off with following up on some amazing signs of Big 5 from the night before in a lot of the different areas within the Kapama reserve. The morning of the 15th of September we stumbled upon a fully grown male lion and...

Bush baby

On safari we always tend to look at the bigger animals and miss the smaller ones. On our way back to the lodge last night, we drove down the road and saw a set of red eyes reflecting in the light, we drove up to a knob thorn and there it was, a Bush Baby. The bush...

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