This edition of Week in Pictures we concentrate solely on the wonders of the Greater Kruger, a region comprising mixed zones of vegetation and remarkable landscapes. Rivers course through the various reserves and give rise to riverine vegetation laden with reeds and lush tropical foliage. The savanna is laden with shrub mopane veld, thorn trees, marula veld and mixed woodland regions. The contrasting areas of vegetation and water sources means a variety of habitats for our wildlife to thrive. Today, we celebrate the images to have emerged from the biome of the Maseke Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Balule Nature Reserve, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Leopard activity has been at an all time high, with consistent sightings filtering through from all of our Kruger Camps.
A few obvious highlights from the Kruger camps deserve mention. This week it mainly has to do with the increased presence of cats. The ‘veld is thinning out which means spotting wildlife has become somewhat easier. The winter season is slowly encroaching!
Ezulwini Game Lodges enjoyed a sighting of long standing legend, Chavaluthu the blue-eyed leopard and a myriad of other big cat sightings. The Klaserie and Timbavati camps continue to overwhelm us with their leopard sightings, and even Chacma Bush Camp have furnished us with plenty of reports and images of leopards.
Chacma is no stranger to lion sightings, so it was a welcome change to see a leopardess together with her youngster. Umkumbe enjoyed even more leopard sightings (it is the Sabi Sand after all) with a guest appearance from none other than the Dudley Riverbank male cub.