Catch up with Ross Breakaway lion cubs

There’s been a short silence after a celebratory overload of lion cub updates involving our first sighting of the two little males, the gut-wrenching moment one almost got trampled by a buffalo, their worrying separation from their mother, the oh-so-cute display they put on playing with a lioness’ tail, and then the first time we spotted…

The Epic End to a Day on Safari

Some people look forward to sundowners more than the safari itself, which of course is ok when you can expect such a stellar show of incomprehensibly bright skies and candy-coloured visions from Ezulwini Game Lodges‘ private Kruger location. We wouldn’t recommend snoozing through the safari, though, because what awaits out there in the Balule thicket…

Hyenas and Cubs Parade at Ezulwini

A little less handsome than lions, yet far more entertaining, are these cackling creatures of the bush: spotted hyena. Ezulwini Game Lodges encountered a clan of Crocuta crocuta on game drive in the Balule Nature Reserve – a bunch of adults plus their cute and fluffy cubs. Fondly known as the ‘laughing hyena’ and characterised as such in…

Big lion pride on the move at Ezulwini

If there’s one animal we can count on seeing almost every day, it’s lions. Although one can never predict what happens in the bush, and we count ourselves lucky for each and every moment we spend with the wildlife in the Balule Nature Reserve, we are really spoilt with the biggest African cat. The complicated…

Ross lionesses and cubs on a buffalo kill

The Ross Breakaway lion cubs have grown to 2 months old, and we love seeing them looking well fed and healthy! They are both male cubs, and they engage in a lot of wobbly wrestling, which is something they will continue to do throughout their lives. Lions have a close social bond, and they use…

Painted wolves at Ezulwini Game Lodges

These super-specialised hunting machines go by various names: painted wolves, Cape hunting dogs, and most commonly, African wild dogs. They are also highly endangered. With ears like satellite dishes, these dogs have exceptional hearing and they rely a lot on vocalised communication. They sound nothing like one would expect a dog to sound, as they…

VIDEO: Lion cub caught playing with lioness’ tail

The Ross Breakaway lion cubs are quite the sensation around Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. After a few days of quiet concern for the cubs’ wellbeing, the two 6-week olds have been having a whale of a time playing together out in the open. The two lionesses are so habituated to the game…