Unusual Sightings in Klaserie : The Eye of the Tiger Snake

There are estimated to be over 54 species of snakes slithering through the vast Kruger landscape.  These fork-tongued species are gravely misunderstood and, contrary to alarmist belief systems, not all snakes are killing machines. The dangerous, mildly venomous, deadly and harmless variety of snake species can be found in abundance in the Klaserie. Hate them, love…

Week in Pictures: The Spirit of the Wild

Photography has given us moments in time. Frozen forever in an instant never to be repeated or replayed – maybe similar, but never identical. The beauty of the bush has captured the hearts of travellers and residents alike, and it falls upon photography to translate the beauty of the wilderness into images to cherish forever. Technology…

Leopardess Cleo on the Look Out in Klaserie

This morning’s safari at nThambo Tree Camp was one for the books. We consider ourselves lucky every time we see a leopard, as they are the most elusive member of the Big 5 and their solitary, nocturnal lifestyles make them difficult to spot. Fortunately, our traverse in the Klaserie seems to provide the perfect habitat for…

Umkumbe Leopard News : Dashing and Daring, Courageous and Caring…

Kids of the nineties were enamoured with the mythical fluffy cartoon creatures called the “Gummi Bears”. Their theme song became synonymous with adventure and exploration. The opening lyrics detail their constant quest for the thrill-seeking life. The theme song begins with “Dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful and friendly with stories to share” and these are…

Week in Pictures: Sunday Blues Pick-Me-Up

A delayed release of the Week in Pictures this week due to adventure, safari, and that blissful lack of connection we all enjoy out in the bush! Our media team has been on location over the weekend at a new and highly anticipated Sun Destinations Kruger camp soon to join the portfolio. Picture this: views…

Umkumbe Safari Lodge : Understanding Our Emotional Grey Giants

With their deeply etched tusks, leathery hairless skin, paintbrush bristle eyelashes, muddy appearance, ears that flap like flags in the wind and soft feet resembling comfortable slippers; the African elephant has become one of the most sought after animals to spot while on safari. Their soulful eyes hide a sensitive, intelligent and curious nature, which is…

Week in Pics : Celebrating World Wildlife Day

In 2013 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March World Wildlife Day in an effort to celebrate and raise global awareness of fauna and flora. On a daily basis, our team aims to educate, inspire and share photos/stories of animals thriving in the wild. We are their onlookers and consider ourselves lucky to observe…

Please Vote for Us in the Tusker’s Safari Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that two of the Sun Destinations’ lodges have been nominated in the Tuskers Ultimate Safari Experience Awards 2017. Tuskers offer a unique set of awards showcasing a variety of safari experiences in various categories. The Safari Index’s panel of judges have carefully selected lodges and camps offering a high quality, all…