Cast your eyes away from the looming lion pride in front of the game viewer and observe the ground, the surrounding low-lying thickets and the rock crevices. For these are the places where the fascinating small creatures dwell. Awesome arachnids and roving reptiles have their own story to tell and they’re an integral part of the delicate eco-system of the Kruger’s Balule Nature Reserve.
So, the next time you’re walking to your chalet or enjoying a guided walk in the bush, take in your surrounds. You might just spot an industrious baboon spider building a trap or see a cold-blooded reptile sunning itself on a rock.
There is a world of wonderful and ingenious creatures out there in the Balule. Just recently, Jochen came across two rainbow skinks and a horned baboon spider while staying at the Ezulwini Game Lodges. Let’s look at his photos and find out a few facts about these mighty creatures.
The Horned Baboon Spider: