Week in Pictures: Big Cats, Crocodiles and Babies

Sightings this week in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve proved to be an interesting mix of big cats, crocodiles and babies. It’s not often we get to capture a crocodile on camera. But here we have this incredible Nile crocodile basking in the sun in all its splendour. Being ectothermic (they rely on the environment’s…

Looking for Leopard Cubs… Big Cat Babies in the Klaserie

Well haven’t we been lucky lately? Only last night our guests at nThambo Tree Camp saw a leopard mother and her very small cub calmly walking through the area. In addition, this beautiful female leopard was spotted on our traverse recently looking completely relaxed and at ease with our presence. A privately owned property in the Klaserie was opened up exclusively…

From Lizards to Lions and Everything in Between

The thing about Marakapula Reserve is that it pretty much has it all. On the doorstep of the Kruger National Park with exclusive guided tours or self-drive adventures on the menu; a luxury lodge with private riverfront views and creature comforts you can’t live without; and its own Big 5 property that is home to all sorts of wonderful members of the wild!…

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Wild Dogs Hunt And Drink At The Savuti Channel

Wild dogs are possibly the most entertaining animals to watch… when you are lucky enough to spot them on game drive! Firstly, they are incredible predators, they have beautifully patterned pelts, they are never alone, and they are always interacting with each other in a playful and noisy fashion. Lions, on the other hand, enjoy the…

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Meet Maxabeni, Umkumbe’s Dominant Male Leopard

The dominant male leopard on our traverse is called Maxabeni. He is quite solid in his size and stature; and is often spotted protecting his territory. Leopards are nocturnal creatures who spend their daytime hours resting to conserve their much needed energy for kills; which is why Maxabeni sightings happen mainly in the dead of…

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In Photos: A Virtual Tour Of Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge

From the high, thatched ceilings, to the wide open glass doors and windows, and vibrantly coloured décor, Makubu Lodge invites the outside beauty right indoors. With the wooden and stone integration, fireplaces, riverside balconies, and poolside loungers, once can’t ignore the sense of luxury of this Kruger-based lodge. Located only 20 mins from the National…