Stay at Ezulwini and Tantalize the Tastebuds

It’s an exhausting affair sitting in an open-topped Land Rover traversing the rough bushveld of the Balule Nature Reserve; which is why Ezulwini Game Lodges feel the overwhelming desire to ensure you’re looked after…And that includes your stomach! Seeing a herd of elephants crunching through the thickets and devouring fresh vegetation makes your heart ache…

Ezulwini Game Lodges Encourage Romance

The dry bushveld of the Balule Nature Reserve is filled with sweet songs, unrecognizable sounds and magical moments. The bushveld can tell stories of love, heartache and comedy – it holds the transparency of human beings; a place that has no time for masks. The bush is real, authentic and truthful. Romantics, novelists, poets and artists…

Balule Lion Catch Up: Intertwining of Prides

The splintered prides, the coalitions and the lone rangers of the lion world all lead colourfully intertwined lives. Whether it be a showdown between testosterone fuelled sub-adults fighting for dominance or the consistent mating with females from various prides; one thing is for certain, the lion sightings and dynamics in the Balule are never dull. About two…

Young Lions from Mohlabetsi Pride on Buffalo Kill

We’ll never tire of hearing about the intricate web of the Balule’s lion pride dynamics. Recently we’ve heard about the young Mohlabetsi male coalition adopting the dominant role within three prides (Mohlabetsi, River and Impalabos prides) and patrolling a wide range within the Balule traverse. These rugged boys have conducted kills, mated with available females…

Week in Pictures: My African Dream

Another week in the wild is coming to an end and now we have the opportunity to reflect on the best of the week’s photography! Capturing moments where lights, camera, and action come together in the natural world and freeze moments in time. With spring around the corner, we’re seeing the end of a very…

Ezulwini Hyenas Displace Lions from Zebra Kill

The spotted hyena has a bad reputation in the bushveld for stealing leopard kills and putting pressure on lions to abandon their kills. While certainly notorious for their thieving ways and scavenging antics; the hyena is also actually a rather successful hunter. When there’s a free meal available, it’s far easier to intercept the big…

Part 1: Ezulwini’s Favourite Leopard Makes a Kill

Chavaluthu is the blue-eyed leopard boy of the Balule and is often spotted on the Ezulwini traverse. Leopards are notoriously elusive creatures, choosing to hide in drainage lines during the day and conducting highly-specialised kills at night. Chavaluthu occasionally keeps a low profile, hiding out in the thickets and avoiding the limelight. But when he…