The Week in Pictures : A Mixology of Sightings

The rains have arrived! The Lowveld’s already flourishing landscape was treated to drinks courtesy of the water-laden storm clouds. The clouds were threatening to unleash their open-bar attitude and throw liquid at all terrestrial creatures. The storm clouds eventually declared open-bar and released their rains. When the rains hit, you can smell the bushveld, feel…

The Week in Pictures : Elephants Gorge on Marula Fruits

We trust that you’ll forgive us for not delivering last week’s edition of the Week in Pictures. Today we’ll make it up to you with images of sunsets smouldering on the horizon, stolen moments with voracious predators, colossal and commanding giant herbivores, and vain plains game zigzagging across the verdant emerald landscapes. We’re still in…

The Week in Pictures : Avian Delights, Big Cat Carnivals, and Lush Landscapes

The safari industry refers to the summer season in Kruger as “emerald season”, and for good reason. When the rains pelt down and smother the dry landscape with water, the bushveld awakens from its drab slumber. Those bland branches give birth to plush greenery, and migrant birds flock to the region for its ample supply…

The Week in Pictures : Cool Cats and Amber Sunsets

A clear theme for “Week in Pics” has emerged. One sideways glance at the slew of images from our guides and photographers is all you need to figure out the common denominator : CATS. Included in the portfolio of leopard and lion images, there are pictures of charismatic sunsets and general game, which always provides…

The Week in Pictures : Lion Cubs and Pouncing Predators

Lion cubs face a high mortality rate in the wild and are completely helpless when born, relying on their mother for nutrition and protection. Lionesses stash their cubs in den sites for the first few months of their life, ensuring they are protected from plundering scavengers and revengeful testosterone fuelled male lions seeking to take over…

The Week in Pictures : Barging into 2019 with Gusto

We’re barging into 2019 with the gusto of a revenge filled dagga boy stampeding towards its intended target. It’s going to be a year of endearing moments, bloodcurdling take downs and unique sightings. And we’re going to be right there – in the heart of the action – delivering new stories, videos and images of each performance….

Original Spicy Cocktails and Yuletide Cheer in a Bushveld Setting

The festive season arrived without warning, and we’re now in the thick of the madness. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can’t ignore the busyness of the holiday season and the jovial mindset of holidaymakers. And our attitude is – if you can’t beat ’em,  join ’em ! The team based at Chacma Bush…

Xmas 2018

The Week in Pictures : Wildlife Advent (ure) Calendar of Images

When one door closes, another one opens. If you applied this famous quote from Alexander Graham Bell to your seasonal advent calendar, you’ve probably devoured your entire calendar in one sitting. It happens. If you’ve run out of delectable chocolates hiding behind those fat santa doors, then take a peek at our safari advent calendar of images. Look,…

Lone hyena vs massive pack of wild dogs

When a lone female hyena encountered a hostile pack of wild dogs at a waterhole near nThambo Tree Camp at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, it made for quite the spectacle. Hyenas get a bad rap. From The Lion King to the recent Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, hyenas are portrayed as…