Rocking for Rhinos Festival

There are over 2000 delegates from around the world currently attending the CITES (CoP17) conference in Sandton, Johannesburg. CITES stands for “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” and its aim is to ensure that international trade in wildlife and plants does not bring them to the brink of extinction!…

Two Leopards and Only One Steenbok at Ezulwini

When there is more than enough to go around, there is no reason to poach another predator’s prey, right? Well, not entirely. These two leopards were only doing what’s natural when we caught them in the act at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge recently. One leopardess we know as Van Wijk’s female was chasing another leopardess called Manana…

Ezulwini River Lodge Hostess: Glory Wati

Glory Wati possesses the broadest and most dazzling smile in the Balule where she hosts at Ezulwini River Lodge. Glory welcomes new guests with cheerfulness and genuine kindness, along with a refreshing drink and a briefing about Ezulwini River Lodge, before showing them to their rooms. Ezulwini guests immediately bond with this happy character, and…

Week in Pictures: Predators and Plains Game

This week was the week that brought the rain to the Kruger. At such a late stage in the summer, the earth was scorched from the incessant heat and lack of replenishment from the rain. Then, the growl of distant thunder and flicker of lightning behind giant grey clouds announced the arrival of relief, all…

Hyenas feed on fallen giant, Shoshangane

Sad news broke in the Balule last week, when the lifeless body of big tusker, Shoshangane, was discovered. This collared elephant had been monitored for over a decade by the Save the Elephants foundation, contributing invaluable data towards studies on elephant movements in the Greater Kruger. His natural death was a shock, but it was…