5 Reasons to Visit the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve

There are countless reasons to visit the exquisite Balule Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger, particularly during the colder months, but we’ll whittle them down to just five. 1) Without borders…exclusively One of the biggest drawcards of Balule Nature Reserve is that it shares an open border with the Kruger National Park on its western boundary….

The Week in Pictures : Lion Cubs and Pouncing Predators

Lion cubs face a high mortality rate in the wild and are completely helpless when born, relying on their mother for nutrition and protection. Lionesses stash their cubs in den sites for the first few months of their life, ensuring they are protected from plundering scavengers and revengeful testosterone fuelled male lions seeking to take over…

Keeping up with the Kudyelas

The Machaton male lions sired cubs with the Kudyela lionesses, and successfully increased their genetic bloodline in the Balule. These reigning kings sought to produce offspring to ensure their powerful genetics were passed down through the generations. The lion cubs are often spotted on Ezulwini’s traverse, just bumbling around and patrolling boundaries with the older…