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…

Lone Sumatra Male Lion in Klaserie Mates with Ross Females

Lion pride dynamics in any reserve are always shifting and changing with the wind – nothing is ever cast in stone, which is why we can never become emotionally attached to local prides.  Prides splinter, lionesses stick together and once strong kings are ousted when the testosterone fuelled sub-adults seek to take over. Sounds complicated?…

Week in Pictures: Nature’s Inspiration

Our human desire to seek inspiration is neverending. We find inspiration in people, in hobbies, in smells, sights, sounds, and tastes, and we certainly find inspiration in nature. The great outdoors hold some of the greatest and most natural beauty of this earth, and when it is left to its own devices, it comes across as even…

Week in Pictures: Picture This…

These are the moments of the week that deserved a second glance, and now deserve to be celebrated as everlasting images of an African afternoon, a dewy morning in the bush, or a breathless moment under the beating sun. The invention of photography has certainly changed our world. Being able to show and demonstrate something…