Catch up with Ross Breakaway lion cubs

There’s been a short silence after a celebratory overload of lion cub updates involving our first sighting of the two little males, the gut-wrenching moment one almost got trampled by a buffalo, their worrying separation from their mother, the oh-so-cute display they put on playing with a lioness’ tail, and then the first time we spotted…

Painted wolves at Ezulwini Game Lodges

These super-specialised hunting machines go by various names: painted wolves, Cape hunting dogs, and most commonly, African wild dogs. They are also highly endangered. With ears like satellite dishes, these dogs have exceptional hearing and they rely a lot on vocalised communication. They sound nothing like one would expect a dog to sound, as they…

1 Lion becomes 4 in a warthog chase!

It was a miracle our Afrika Ecco guide saw the first lion lying low in the grass, never mind the other 3 that (unbeknownst to us) were also positioned for attack! The cats were so camouflaged in the golden Moremi grass that the pair of warthogs was completely unaware of their impending doom and continued to graze…

Goshawk Poaching Prey from a Honey Badger

The Kalahari is a place where some of the most interesting relationships between different species is revealed. There is evidence of symbiosis all over the bush, but somewhat famously, the honey badger provides for a variety of different species as it goes about its business foraging through the Kalahari scrub. On a mobile journey with Afrika…

A Safari After Dark

After taking your first conscious breath of the day as you wake up in the bush (and consequently smiling), the next conscious thought is more than likely “coffee”. Straight after that, you point your nose to the ground and investigate the evidence left behind by the creatures of the night. This is the way things…

In the middle of a buffalo herd at Africa on Foot

The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is a buffalo hotspot and usually when we spot a couple, there are hundreds more just out of sight. That was the case on this particular morning on an Africa on Foot walking safari when guide, Greg, led his guests to Twala Dam just before a big herd of buffalo arrived…