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,…

VIDEO: Newborn Elephant Finding Its Feet in Klaserie

When Africa on Foot guide, Mike, stumbled upon a small herd of elephants standing in a huddle, he was delighted to see there was a small calf hiding in the middle, offering his guests a rare opportunity to see the world’s largest land mammal as a tiny baby. They are among the cutest of the cute, with wildly…

Jackpot! A Wild Pangolin Spotted on Game Drive

Given all the excitement surrounding Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie Reserve recently, we are discovering that just about every game drive presents something remarkable, whether it be a candy-coloured sunset, the perfect gin & tonic, African wild dog puppies, lions, or a rare and endangered (and hardly EVER seen) pangolin!…

African Wild Dogs Chase Wildebeest at Umkumbe

Right place, right time! Umkumbe Safari Lodge guests witnessed this unforgettable sighting as African wild dogs chase wildebeest as they try and target a weak link in the protective barrier of horned antelope – a rare and awe-inspiring act of the wild only a fortunate few get to see in action. The African wild dog…

Bush Braai Fail – Africa on Foot & nThambo Tree Camp

Things don’t always go according to plan, and when we’re dealing with the summer weather in the Kruger Lowveld, we can almost rely on it! The warm evenings are alive with the sounds of cicadas and other insects and frogs that emerge during the wet season. The bush is green and succulent, making the scenery…