Breakfast at the Bush Bar : Our Version of a Danish Hygge

The natural soft hazy light of a typical Kruger morning gently complements the blinding turquoise of the sky. While the sun slowly emerges from the horizon, the diurnal creatures begin to rustle and our team works hard at creating the perfect setting for a breakfast at the Bush Bar. Nothing brings people together like classic, simple cuisine…

Week in Pics : Birds and Beasts

As fast as tumbleweed in the desert, the weeks seem to be rolling by. Soon we will be caught up the flurry of the festive season, which is why we take time to pause and reflect on Fridays. Friday is the day when we celebrate the sightings of the week and showcase our top images from each…

Week in Pics : The ‘Veld is Heaving with Predator Sightings

This week we’ve been inundated with images from our rangers and photographers. It appears that the bushveld is heaving with predator sightings and the big five also appear to be putting on a show for us. From the rare suspended Nile crocodile in the Okavango Delta to the thirsty elephant bull visiting the lodge pool…

Photographing Owls is Always a Hoot

Owls. They carry with them a sense of wisdom, aura of mystery and innate intuition. Owls are respected by many and honoured in folklore. Their Mona Lisa eyes have the ability to make us feel like our every movement is being observed, and their hooting sound and screeching calls are unmistakeable. The majority of owls thrive at dusk and…

#TheSafariLifestyle : Video Interview with Field Guide Luan Oosthuizen

His warm brown eyes punctuate the crisp air of the surrounding bushveld, offering many pensive and reflective moments of a life well-lived in the backyard of Africa. He is a quiet man with a mischievous demeanour and expert knowledge of wildlife. Some of his tales are best left untold, while others are moments to be shared around crackling campfires….

Week in Pics : Time for Change

The change of season is upon us, which means we witness a flurry of new activity in the safari world. As we edge into a new season, we innately understand that change is inevitable and sometimes hard. Humans tend to come down with ailments at the start of a new season, while our wildlife just…

Klaserie Lion Update : Two Sides of the (Imaginary) Fence

Whether it’s powerful matriarchs governing intelligent herds of elephant, protective lionesses hovering over their birth pride or motherly leopardesses teaching cubs the artful skill of conducting kills; one thing is undeniable in the bushveld – the feminine energy is powerful and often a force to be reckoned with. Lionesses are a powerhouse of maternal instinct, stealth…

Week in Pics : Winter Snaps its Icy Fingers

The leaves are falling from the trees onto the greying landscape below, and the bushveld is slowly thinning out. The ground cover is moving from carpets of velvet greens to cropped crunchy browns – it is clear that the winter months are upon us. Availability of water is becoming scarcer, which means animals flock to readily…

#BackAtTheBar : We’ve Just Built a Bush Bar in the Klaserie

Two nights ago we introduced our guests to the much anticipated and talked about “Bush Bar, located deep within the thickets of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. When guests arrived at our sublime and carefully selected spot, hearty laughter and exclamations of delight could be heard reverberating through the land. Plenty of pomp and ceremony ensued while guests swilled…