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Jackals and Termites

After the heavy rains we have just had, the winged termites known as Alates were abundantly found on Kapama’s Eastern section. We were driving past KK dam and came across a pair of Black-Backed Jackals who were feasting on these insects. My guests found it quite...

Korhaan

Today we were lucky that the rain stayed away for drive! Though it is still uncharacteristically cold for this time of year! So we wrapped up warm and were prepared with ponchos! Our first sighting this morning was that of a black backed jackal (one of my favourite...

Kudu Kill!!!!

One of our lionesses managed to kill a young kudu cow last night and was found sharing the kill with her three cubs this morning. The cubs fed for a short while then moved away from the kill to suckle from their mother….   Westley Lombard Senior Ranger Kapama Main...

Milkweed and Monarch’s

One afternoon setting out on game drive a guest asked me about a tall plant with small balloon like fruit beside the road, it turned out to be a Milkweed (Asclepias fructicosa) a highly toxic plant-however the Monarch Butterfly amongst others utilise this plant for a...

Specialized hunters or Scavengers

Just to clear a few things up about the feeding habits of the Jackal and the misinterpretation that they are inefficient hunters. In my guiding experience I have seen Jackal conduct highly well planned attacks on warthog piglets with the mother present, just a few...

Woodland Kingfishers

A pair of Woodland Kingfishers are nesting on Western Link, north of Renosterkop. I saw them this morning whilst on morning safari. They are nesting a hole which has been made by a woodpecker. The Woodland Kingfisher is an inter- african migrant and heads up to places...

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