Week in Pics : The Genius of Genus Panthera

The Felidae family comprises the genus Panthera which refers to lions, leopards, tigers, jaguar and snow leopards. Snow leopards aren’t common in the bushveld; but our precious Panthera pardus (leopard) and Panthera leo (lion) are found in abundance throughout Botswana and Kruger. Now that you’re more aware of the taxonomic hierarchy of our cats, it’s…

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…

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…

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…

Week in Pictures: Seize Every Moment

Anyone who has spent days, months, or years traversing the arid landscapes and swamp-like wetlands of Africa will tell you that it all comes down to luck of the draw. Astonishing wildlife moments occur unpredictably and without warning. You might be in the right place at the right time to see a leopard leaping metres…

South African Craft Gin Tasting on Safari

It has arrived: craft gin has followed in the footsteps of South African artisanal beer and become ‘a thing’. We certainly aren’t complaining that the ancient ‘drowner of sorrows’ known in 17th century London as Mother’s Ruin has made a huge comeback over the centuries and is now the latest craze. Here, in the world of safari,…

The Week in Pictures: TGI Friday Fix!

Another week of golden mornings, rose-tinted evenings, and humid summer days spent sipping something cold and allowing an afternoon siesta to take its course has passed us by. The hours just after dawn are well worth waking up for in the bush, where a world of unpredictable wildlife activity awaits. The sunrise spills its light…