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Days of our lions: Mapogo roars the entire bush-veld shivers with fear, long live Mapogos

Wildlife Journal October 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Summer is definitely here in the lowveld of Mpumalanga as daytime temperatures climb into the low 40s (Celsius). Dark and ominous rainclouds have filled the afternoon sky on the odd occasion, but we only had few showers so far just enough to transform the bush into brilliant green, the big rains are yet to come. The bush is still thin, In light of this, … Read More Wildlife Journal October 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

A Journey With Giraffe by Keith Jenkinson

Africa is home to many iconic animals, and people flock from all corners of the globe to see and study these animals in their natural habitat. At first visitors are enthralled by the so called “big 5”, the usual suspects – one could say. The term big five was first used by President Theodore Rooseveldt who often hunted in southern Africa and as a … Read More A Journey With Giraffe by Keith Jenkinson

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Wildlife Journal September 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

The month of September heralds the change of seasons at Inyati Game Reserve. It is a month of many colours, tones and shades. The ground offers up a tapestried carpet of autumnally coloured fallen leaves, with swathes of tiny purple flowers of the Bolusanthus speciosus trees, bright yellows of the Acacia nigrescens flowers and the electric greens of the kigelias. Everywhere there is life … Read More Wildlife Journal September 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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Wildlife Journal August 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Summer has finally arrived and the first migratory birds have returned from the winter vacations bringing with them warmer days .The water level has dropped considerably in Sand River and most of our water holes and we are seeing a lot of birdlife on the fringes of the water ways looking for food sources. The afternoons have been warm we had couple of days … Read More Wildlife Journal August 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Wildlife Journal July 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Inyati Game Lodge continues to surprise and tantalise us. Situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the Africa, it’s a delight of being part of a park of about 22 OOO km² or approx. 2.2 million ha. There is no doubt that we have an incredible variety of animals and birds in the area, both nocturnal and diurnal. The leopards, … Read More Wildlife Journal July 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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Painted Predators by Keith Jenkinson

Painted predators The spirit of “Ubuntu” is a philosophy that is on many a South Africans’ lips these days. The philosophy is based on all humans being interdependent irrespective of race, creed or social status. In short it boils down to the thought pattern of “I am because you are”. Few people realise how dependant we are on each other on every level of … Read More Painted Predators by Keith Jenkinson

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Wildlife Journal June 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

The last of the rains have fallen and the leaves are starting to change to beautiful shades of orange and red and covering the ground below them. We have had the most glorious weather during June and we are waiting in anticipation for a really cold snap to arrive. Although there is a definite nip in the air in the early mornings and evenings, the … Read More Wildlife Journal June 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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Wildlife Journal May 2011

May is here, the dawn chorus permeates the lowveld of Mpumalanga in the crisp air and easterly breeze that herald winter’s beginning. The daily temperatures this month were very pleasant with days rising to a balmy 26°C and dropping to 13°C at night. The days have been clear and the light for photography wonderful but the summer rains are reluctant to let the bush … Read More Wildlife Journal May 2011

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Insight to Secrets – Keith Jenkinson

Leopard Insight to secrets by Keith Jenkinson Humans have always been fascinated by all of the world’s cats and the relationship dates back as far as 7 500 BC, a shallow grave of a human and a cat was found in Cyprus both ceremoniously buried facing west with stone tools and sea shells indicating some kind of early symbiotic relationship. The relationship between humans and … Read More Insight to Secrets – Keith Jenkinson

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Wildlife Journal April 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

At the onset of April it seemed bit cooler than March but did not last long and the temperatures rose quickly. Early morning temperatures have been chilly, down to about 17-20°C but warming up during the day to a pleasant 25-29°C. We have also been having strong blustery winds around midday, Sightings were great, and guests came back with interesting tales from the drive … Read More Wildlife Journal April 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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Wildlife Journal March 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

As March draws to a close, the rainy season is clinging on by its slippery fingernails. Normally by now we would have seen the last of the life-giving rains, but still we are seeing build-ups of clouds each afternoon. This of course leads to spectacular sunsets, the sky barred and streaked with orange and pink. It can also of course lead to rain of … Read More Wildlife Journal March 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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