Elephants on the ‘Elephants River’

The Olifants River translated from Afrikaans, means Elephants River. It is the Kruger National Park’s water courses, and flows through the South African province of Mpumalanga, through the famous Drakensberg Mountains, and into Mozambique where it enters the Indian Ocean at a village called Xai-Xai. Ezulwini River Lodge is in the prestigious position of having…

Week in Pictures: The Mighty Jungle

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight” is a well known and inspiring line from the song in Disney’s, The Lion King. Everyone knows the tune, but less people know that it was originally written and sung in Zulu, by South African artist, Solomon Linda. It was called Mbube meaning ‘lion’, and it was…

3 Trilogy Male Lions for nThambo Tree Camp

Merciful rain poured down last night after some very hot temperatures yesterday and everyone at nThambo Tree Camp rose with the excitement of a morning game drive in cooler weather. As it turned out, we weren’t the only ones eager to get out and about! The notorious Trilogy male lions were spotted near Jason’s Dam…

Africa on Foot Sunset with Hippo, Crocodile & Buffalo

Every afternoon game drive involves the highly anticipated ‘sundowner stop’, which is a perfectly timed pause on a game-filled safari cruise to watch the sun go down. On Sunday, Africa on Foot guests unpacked their gin & tonics and biltong snacks on the edge of a large dam teeming with grunting hippo and chance-taking crocodiles…

Wine Tasting on Safari at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

Something that appeals to many guests, either from an interest in wine or an interest in geology, history, and culture of South Africa, is the Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge wine cellar. Owner and founding member of the Balule Nature Reserve, Laurence Saad, conducts a fascinating pre-dinner session in a wine cellar built into a cave beneath…

4 Of the Big 5 on Safari with Ezulwini

You know you’re winning when your game drives consists of 4 of the famous Big 5, and the only one that evaded you is our shy friend, the leopard. A nocturnal cat by nature, leopard is most frequently seen in the evenings and in darkness (although Ezulwini been very lucky in seeing these cats during the…