The Week in Pics : All Creatures Great and Small

Winter is in full swing in the Greater Kruger, and predator sightings have steadily increased. The big cats are always there, but with the thinning out of the bushveld they’ve become easier to locate. Giant water-loving herbivores, graceful general game, powerful lions, sleek leopards and adorable critters have provided plenty of sightings for our guests this week. We trust you’ll enjoy our photographer’s take on the wild. 

Umkumbe Safari Lodge had an interesting week, with a highlight being the relocation of a deadly black mamba. A leopard also wandered into the grounds of the lodge which meant guides had to find a way to encourage the leopard to retreat. Never a dull moment in the Sabi Sand !

Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp never disappoint with their somewhat consistent sightings of Nyeleti the leopardess. This week she managed to drag a gigantic impala kill up into a tree. The pride of 6 unknown lions were spotted on three occasions, and the Mbiri males were also spotted. It certainly seems to be a leopard and lion week in the Klaserie !

Chacma Bush Camp wallowed in a sighting of 3 wild dogs killing a kudu calf at a small dam on the traverse. Guests saw the trot, the chase, the coarsing and the take down. Witnessing wild dogs making a kill from start to finish was certainly an unforgettable moment in the wild.

Ezulwini Game Lodges have noticed an increase in elephant herd sightings, and have – yet again – enjoyed sightings of the Kudyela females and cubs.

Giraffe and Zebra Africa on Foot Africa on Foot Hyena Nyeleti Africa on Foot Pearl Spotted Owlet Buffalo at Chacma Elephants at Chacma Bush Camp Genet at Chacma Bush Camp Lions at Chacma Bush Camp Giraffe at nThambo Tree Camp Hyena at nThambo Tree Camp nThambo Nyeleti Leopard

Sunset in Sabi Sand Leopard in Umkumbe Elephant in Sabi Sand Giraffe in Sabi Sand

Buffalo Ezulwini Balule Hippo Calf in Balule Ezulwini Leopardess Lion Cubs in Ezulwini