#TheSafariLifestyle : Video Interview with Field Guide Luan Oosthuizen

His warm brown eyes punctuate the crisp air of the surrounding bushveld, offering many pensive and reflective moments of a life well-lived in the backyard of Africa. He is a quiet man with a mischievous demeanour and expert knowledge of wildlife. Some of his tales are best left untold, while others are moments to be shared around crackling campfires….

Klaserie Lion Update : Two Sides of the (Imaginary) Fence

Whether it’s powerful matriarchs governing intelligent herds of elephant, protective lionesses hovering over their birth pride or motherly leopardesses teaching cubs the artful skill of conducting kills; one thing is undeniable in the bushveld – the feminine energy is powerful and often a force to be reckoned with. Lionesses are a powerhouse of maternal instinct, stealth…

#BackAtTheBar : We’ve Just Built a Bush Bar in the Klaserie

Two nights ago we introduced our guests to the much anticipated and talked about “Bush Bar, located deep within the thickets of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. When guests arrived at our sublime and carefully selected spot, hearty laughter and exclamations of delight could be heard reverberating through the land. Plenty of pomp and ceremony ensued while guests swilled…

Lone Sumatra Male Lion in Klaserie Mates with Ross Females

Lion pride dynamics in any reserve are always shifting and changing with the wind – nothing is ever cast in stone, which is why we can never become emotionally attached to local prides.  Prides splinter, lionesses stick together and once strong kings are ousted when the testosterone fuelled sub-adults seek to take over. Sounds complicated?…

Top Safari Sightings at Africa on Foot and nThambo

We are in the quarter-year holiday phase (already!) and it looks like the bush is in as high spirits as we are about it. The long Easter weekend produced some serious excitement, and game drives at nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot were filled with mud-loving elephants, sneaking leopards, sister lionesses, sunlit buffalo herds, and…

Game Viewing in the Soft Light of the Klaserie Bushveld

The soft light of the Klaserie bushveld floods the landscape with golden hues and creates a gentle, surreal atmosphere; enamouring onlookers with its ethereal golden glow. Smothering the colourful landscape below with its pastel colours, this is the time of day that heightens our feelings, softens the senses and ultimately gives the bushveld a romantic hazy…