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…

The Week in (Festive) Pictures : Predators Still Sleigh in the Storm

There’s a promise of rain hiding beneath the claps of thunder and bolts of lighting assaulting our senses. We’ve waited patiently for sheets of rain to drown our landscape and replenish our arid soils.  The intermittent rains have brought a burst of colour and lush greenery to the wild, but we needed more. After threatening…

The Week in Pictures : “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

This week we owe you a bounty of wildlife images, given that we missed last week’s “Week in Pictures” . The usual flurry of activity continues in the Greater Kruger, with the new season bringing with it plenty of promise. The cubs and calves recently born into the reserves seem to be thriving, and we’ve…

Make it a Double. Gin Tasting While on Safari in the Kruger.

Gin and tonics while on safari go together like a horse and carriage. The age-old drink, initially distilled from juniper berries, is synonymous with safari sundowners. But why? An old wives tale leads us to believe that the quinine in the tonic water repels mosquitoes. Truth be told, you’d actually need vast quantities of quinine to…

The Week in Pictures : Panthera Power

Summer is fast approaching and the arid landscape is shifting from crunchy browns to soft greens. Patches of rain have replenished the Kruger landscape and new life is emerging. There’s a heavy presence of calves, pups and cubs, which always warms the heart. Juicy shoots and leaves are sprouting forth, and the herbivores are delighting…

The Week in Pictures : The Ebb-and-Flow of Life

A warm welcome to this week’s edition of the “Week in Pictures”, an opportunity to share recent images from our passionate guides and photographers. The wildlife sightings in the Lowveld is full of swings and roundabouts, heartache, happiness and excitement. There’s a certain parallel between the ebb and flow of sightings and the ups and…

The Week in Pictures : Cats, Wild Dogs and Elephants

This week we’ve had another successful week in terms of predator sightings, and the past few weeks we’ve enjoyed a similar pattern of sightings. Wild dogs, leopards and elephants have filtered into the spotlight, providing ample photographic opportunities. Guides have spotted leopards in areas of high visibility, and the wild dogs – although nomadic – tend…