Cute Leopard Cubs in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Despite being aloof and independent cats, leopards actually make excellent mothers. These muscle-bound felines lead a notoriously solitary lifestyle where it’s “each man for himself”. Leopards aren’t pride orientated and are rarely seen keeping company with other leopards. We only see leopards together during periods of mating or when mothers are rearing their young. Just…

Cheetah at Roam Private Game Reserve Conduct Their First Kill in the Karoo

We recently blogged about the resident cheetah coalition introduced to Roam Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo. The major aim of the project is to re-introduce cheetah into the wild, and to grow the population from its current numbers, which sits at roughly 1300.  The team at Roam have closely monitored the cheetah since their introduction into the Karoo…

Week in Pictures : The Abstract and the Amusing

There are many different ways to photograph the mundane. With the right light, a unique angle and an emotional look from wildlife, it is quite possible to turn a mundane scene into something spectacular. A frontal view of the commonly spotted impala or scatterbrained guinea fowl can be stagnant. But bathe them in golden light…

Week in Pics : Lions in the Limelight, Birds in the Daylight

The week before last we enjoyed a surfeit of leopard sightings at our camps and lodges. Last week the leopard sightings dissipated, and our powerful predatory lions stole the limelight. The bushveld is thinning out and the soft velvety greens are slowly giving way to crunchy khakis. Autumn is barging through and soon we’ll be in the…

Trails of Botswana : A Recap of the 2018 Botswana Mega Educational

Our annual Botswana Mega Educational is a tailor-made itinerary showcasing the best of Botswana. The journey weaves its way through many unexplored areas of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi, Kwatale Conservancy, and the remote Selinda Spillway. This route we refer to as our Trails of Botswana circuit, and it encompasses a world of…

The Week in Pictures : Kruger is Crazy with Leopards

This edition of Week in Pictures we concentrate solely on the wonders of the Greater Kruger, a region comprising mixed zones of vegetation and remarkable landscapes. Rivers course through the various reserves and give rise to riverine vegetation laden with reeds and lush tropical foliage. The savanna is laden with shrub mopane veld, thorn trees, marula veld and…

The Week in Pictures : Curing Your Monday Blues with Our Wildlife Images

Manic Monday is upon us, and the weekend has disappeared as quickly as a pied kingfisher dive bombing its prey. Our Week in Pictures should soften the edges of the somewhat cruel attitude of Monday. Our images will soothe, beguile and enchant your senses, making you forget about your cascading workload. And if you aren’t…

Mother’s Day Mayhem : 3 Related Leopards Feast off Same Meal

The leopard sightings have peaked in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve over the past few weeks, and the nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot traverse is fast becoming the central hub for Panthera pardus sightings. Long may this magnitude of sightings continue. It’s not the fleeting glimpses of the whir of mottled rosettes disappearing into the bush…