Life in the Bush

Hope you are all well. As the manager of Buffalo Camp, I can tell you that I surely miss being in the bush. We often take these things so much for granted that we don’t always realise what we are missing until we don’t have these privileges any more. Being a ranger...

Bushveld Gardenia

What a beautiful tree this is at this time of year. The flowers are creamy to yellow but only seen from August to December. They have grey-green fruits which are rough in texture. The bark of the tree is very smooth and grey in colour with patches of yellow from the...

Loxodonta africana

Yesterday afternoon while out on game drive we came across a sighting where we witnessed some of the elephants eating the dung of the matriarch (the dominant cow elephant in a herd). So naturally the question was asked as why this happens. For elephants to be able to...

Lions kill buffalo

What do most guests always dream of witnessing? Yes that once in a lifetime opportunity to witness lions making a kill. Last night there were guests who had the opportunity to see two lionesses kill a buffalo. It was a relatively large female buffalo who had hurt her...

What is the BIGGEST rat you have ever seen?

The mere mention of the word “rat” makes many people cringe, but there is something special about the Greater Cane Rat. It is a giant rat with a relatively short tail and a more rounded head and face than your typical house rat. These rodents live in or...

Bacon and no eggs

This morning we were extremely fortunate towards the end of our drive as all the mornings hard work had finally paid off in the end. We found lion tracks not very far from the lodge. It was the tracks of the two females with the three cubs and they looked like they...