Tag: Inyati

Running for Rhinos – Rhino Warrior race

“The only way to save a Rhinoceros is save the environment in which it lives, because there is a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both plant and animal ”

– David Attenborough- 

25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos

25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos 1. The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn). There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran.  In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon, rhinoceros cockroach, … Read More 25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos

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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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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

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Nhlangula – October 2012 Wildlife Journal

The weather: We have had an amazing October at Inyati – we experienced a lot of really warm days with temperatures reaching highs of 39° C but we also had a few thunder showers which have caused the vegetation to explode into summer bloom, with many trees sharing their colourful and fragrant flowers with us. The Wildlife: We have been spoilt with many sightings … Read More Nhlangula – October 2012 Wildlife Journal

The heavyweights had a duel last week in the Sand River.

The heavyweights had a duel last week. The lighter of the two having to make a hasty retreat even with the advantage of its “home” habitat

Mhawuri : August 2012 Wildlife Journal

It appeared as if summer had arrived early, the cold weather has left us. As is often the case, August was a windy month with steady breezes cooling things down. The local tribe, Shangaans named the month of August “Mhawuri” – the month of strong winds. They also believe that if the wind doesn’t blow in August we will experience drought and if it … Read More Mhawuri : August 2012 Wildlife Journal

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Mawuwani : July 2012 Wildlife Journal

In July, we experienced typical lowveld (Mpumalanga) winter conditions. The mornings and evenings were chilly, averaging around 5° Celsius and then warming up to 30° Celsius by midday. The ‘bush babies’ or hot water bottles have remained popular with guests clutching onto them during the cold mornings. One of the highlights for the winter months is the amazing night skies experienced on most evenings. … Read More Mawuwani : July 2012 Wildlife Journal

Indaba 2012

Indaba 2012 – It is always terrific to catch up with so many of our travel partners and associates.                 Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC), South Africa  INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It  showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best … Read More Indaba 2012

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