Category: Wildlife Sightings

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August Safari Journal2013

The weather:  August is the month on the cusp between our winter and spring, where the evenings are cool, chilly even and the days varying between warm, to almost hot even and other days with coolness borne on the southerly wind.                       Wildlife: The wildlife viewing has been of an excellent standard this month. Warmer afternoons were accompanied by an increase in fantastic sightings. Barely … Read More August Safari Journal2013

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July 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: July brought with it some very chilly winter mornings and evenings but it was worth every second out there in the bush. Hot water bottles and cosy fires have been the order of the day, and blankets have been a most welcome addition to the dinner table. The vegetation continues to thin out, and every day we’re able to see further into the … Read More July 2013 Safari Journal

First photos of the wild dog pups at Inyati

Newest Rhino Poaching Stats

+ Meercat leopard!!

May 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: We can feel the early morning chill as winter is creeping in the back door. The afternoon thunderstorms that were so frequent last month seem to have rumbled and grumbled off elsewhere and we have enjoyed very welcoming blue skies and the warmth of the African sun.   Wildlife: Wildlife sightings as usual have been terrific, most game drives have been richly … Read More May 2013 Safari Journal

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April 2013 Safari Journal

The weather:  April is the month of transformation in the Sabi Sand Reserve – straddling the cusp between the wet and the dry seasons at Inyati. Winter is rolling in at a rapid rate throughout the province, a weather change that brings beautiful developments on our paradise. There is a definite chill in the air making the hot chocolate or coffee and Amarula during … Read More April 2013 Safari Journal

March 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: The last rumbles of thunder have faded into the distance and the flickering lightning is finally stilled. Summer is ending and the cool breath of the tropical winter touches us. It ruffles the surface of the water and shakes leaves which are already turning gold. The afternoon showers provided a refreshing relief from the warm days and cleared the air to reveal … Read More March 2013 Safari Journal

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February 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: Nyenyenyani / February in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve has been a month of sudden showers and spectacular sunsets, of stalking lions and stealthy leopards.  Early mornings are concealed by heavy drapes of rolling mist, which gradually unfurl to reveal magical apparitions of silver cobwebs, crystal drenched grasses, dazzling zebra strips and angelic giraffes floating against the foreground of … Read More February 2013 Safari Journal

Rhino Rescue Project – Inyati and the Sabi Sand Reserve

What does the treatment entail? The horn is treated by infusing it with an indelible dye that contaminates the horn and renders it useless for ornamental – or medicinal use. A full DNA sample is harvested and three matching identification microchips are inserted into the horns and the animal itself. At the owners discretion, the indelible dye can be mixed with with special compound … Read More Rhino Rescue Project – Inyati and the Sabi Sand Reserve

+ Dayone male leopard

Nsunguti / January – 2013 Wildlife Journal

The weather: We had some good rains again this January, dropping a drenching 170mm in 1 day. Most of the rains came in the form of afternoon thundershowers. We experienced another flood this year. The Sand river has been transformed into a mighty torrent of water and many of the smaller drainage lines were not crossable .The area is really looking very green and … Read More Nsunguti / January – 2013 Wildlife Journal

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N’wendzamhala – December 2012 Wildlife Journal

The weather: Nwendzamhala is Shangaan word for December it translates to “the visits of impalas”.  During this month life seems to explode in this part of the world. We have had a good amount of rainfall, interspersed with sunny days, creating that characteristically crisp, clear air that adds an edge of brightness to our world. The bush is infused with the wonderful aroma of the … Read More N’wendzamhala – December 2012 Wildlife Journal

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Hlabankunzi female leopard and cub

The sounds emitted from the safari vehicle when guests first sight this little one is something else. The cub is met with a barrage of “oohs” and “aahs” and rightfully so; it is downright adorable.

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