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: Front Row Seats at a Lion Kill in Klaserie

After catching up with the Breakaway lionesses and one Mapoza male yesterday morning looking decidedly lazy and content with sleeping all day, we were hoping the cooler evening hours would coax them into action. Well, action was what we got! Afternoon game drive took a dramatic turn at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp…

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…

Breakaway Lionesses Reunite!

We all love a happy ending, and last week we were confronted with the possibility of losing one of the Ross Breakaway lionesses, only to discover both lionesses well and side-by-side over the weekend and again this morning. This is how the story went… Last week, Africa on Foot guide, Greg Moran, found the older of…

Mapoza Males & Breakaway Lionesses on Kudu Kill

Lion tension continues in the Klaserie! The arrival of the Mapoza male lions sent things into a tailspin in the kingdom of the Trilogy males. Since this pair of unknown lions, now known as the Mapozas, arrived on the block we’ve seen them mating with the Ross Breakaway lionesses, Mabande lying low and then emerging…

Celebrating Elephants at Africa on Foot

They are the world’s largest land mammals, they are descendants of mammoths, they are the rightful owners of ivory. Elephants have captured the hearts of animal-lovers around the world. They have, unfortunately, been the spectacle of many a circus throughout history, and they have come back from the brink of extinction. These incredible creatures have been…

New Wild Dog Den with Pups in Klaserie

Last year we were lucky enough to have an African wild dog den established near to Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp, and for a period of time we got to enjoy the adorable presence of a couple of wild dog pups stumbling around the den and being fed regurgitated meat by the adult…

Mapoza Male Lions on Camera Trap Doing… What?

Every week we are amazed by what we find on our hidden camera trap reels. nThambo Tree Camp guide, Bjorn, has made it his personal mission to record what goes on in the Klaserie while nobody is watching, and yesterday’s weekly video post featuring the results revealed some great wildlife activity. We were excited (as…

Weekly Camera Trap Footage from Klaserie

This is the second instalment of a video blog series dedicated to what our rangers capture on camera traps around Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp and at the surrounding pans and waterholes. It was a busy week at Twin Pans, which is where nThambo guide, Bjorn, positioned his camera trap, and thanks to…