Original Spicy Cocktails and Yuletide Cheer in a Bushveld Setting

The festive season arrived without warning, and we’re now in the thick of the madness. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can’t ignore the busyness of the holiday season and the jovial mindset of holidaymakers. And our attitude is – if you can’t beat ‘em,  join ‘em ! The team based at Chacma Bush…

Make it a Double. Gin Tasting While on Safari in the Kruger.

Gin and tonics while on safari go together like a horse and carriage. The age-old drink, initially distilled from juniper berries, is synonymous with safari sundowners. But why? An old wives tale leads us to believe that the quinine in the tonic water repels mosquitoes. Truth be told, you’d actually need vast quantities of quinine to…

What’s Happening with the Lions of the Klaserie? A Lot. Here’s An Update.

When a pilot episode of a new series is aired we get sucked into the storyline and we’re often left angling for more. Pilot episodes are fleeting and they lull us into a false sense of security that episode 1 of the series will be released. Unfortunately, pilot episodes are fleeting and fickle. They’re full of false promises. They’re…

Klaserie Leopard Relaxes on the Wooden Deck of Buffel Dam Treehouse

When it comes to siesta time, leopards tend to seek out elevated areas providing sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness. This height advantage means they are in the ideal position to eagerly scan the ‘veld for potential prey; and it keeps them out of harm’s way.  A leopard generally relaxes at the top of a termite mound,…

Skittish Lions Feast on Giraffe Kill for Days

There are a number of resident lion coalitions and prides on Africa on Foot and nThambo’s traverse. These are the local battle-scarred kings and queens that have staked their claim on the land around camps, and frequently put on award-winning shows for guests. The ever-shifting pride dynamics ensure things are never static with our lions, and we’re often gifted…

Cute Leopard Cubs in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Despite being aloof and independent cats, leopards actually make excellent mothers. These muscle-bound felines lead a notoriously solitary lifestyle where it’s “each man for himself”. Leopards aren’t pride orientated and are rarely seen keeping company with other leopards. We only see leopards together during periods of mating or when mothers are rearing their young. Just…

Mother’s Day Mayhem : 3 Related Leopards Feast off Same Meal

The leopard sightings have peaked in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve over the past few weeks, and the nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot traverse is fast becoming the central hub for Panthera pardus sightings. Long may this magnitude of sightings continue. It’s not the fleeting glimpses of the whir of mottled rosettes disappearing into the bush…