Elephants Drinking from Swimming Pool at Lodges in Klaserie
Aug09

Elephants Drinking from Swimming Pool at Lodges in Klaserie

The winter is in full swing, which means the bushveld is crunchy, arid and no longer boasts the luscious green vegetation that summer brings. With the thinning out of the bushveld, the water sources become scarce. For plains game, they gain most of their moisture from the vegetation they digest so they will congregate at waterholes dotted in reserves to replenish their thirst. Elephants are our swimmers and water babies of the...

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Critically Endangered Pangolin Spotted in Sabi Sand
Jul05

Critically Endangered Pangolin Spotted in Sabi Sand

The pangolin (scaly anteater) is one of the most critically endangered species in the world. This prehistoric looking creature is immensely shy and is rarely seen. They have a scaly, protective armour that shields them from danger, and when under threat they tend to curl up in a defensive ball position. They’re active at night and this is when they feed, so even when spotted there’s only a slim chance of seeing a pangolin...

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Will Thornybush Game Reserve Drops its Timbavati Boundary Fence?
Mar26

Will Thornybush Game Reserve Drops its Timbavati Boundary Fence?

The Timbavati Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and as of recently, the Thornybush Nature Reserve! The Thornybush Nature Reserve has recently begun to drop their eastern boundary fence to the Timbavati Game Reserve and the fence removal is rumoured to face completion come early May 2017. However, we have heard rumours the Timbavati is in negotiations for Thornybush...

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Mala Mala Top Choice for Educational Family Safari
Nov23

Mala Mala Top Choice for Educational Family Safari

Ideally located adjacent to the Kruger National Park and the pristine Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is Mala Mala Game Reserve. This uncrowded reserve is home to the big five and over 400 species of birds, making it a sought after game viewing destination. Being one of the oldest and largest private reserves in the area, Mala Mala has strict game viewing protocols and the utmost respect for the wildlife roaming free throughout the reserve....

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Video of Lion Attacking a Leopard at Kirkman’s Camp in Kruger
Oct25

Video of Lion Attacking a Leopard at Kirkman’s Camp in Kruger

We’ve all watched the YouTube video about the Battle of the Kruger that made unsuspecting tourists gain recognition for their amateur video. A similar event happened to Matthew Poole, a professional guide and ranger from &Beyond Kirkman’s Camp. While taking guests on one of their game drives, they stumbled across a rather rare event that delivered predator-on-predator action! One of the large males from a coalition of...

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Need an Airport Hotel in Johannesburg? Try Peermont.
Jul19

Need an Airport Hotel in Johannesburg? Try Peermont.

If you’re flying into Johannesburg en route to Kruger, the connecting flight and transfer service might be too much of an early start for those who aren’t morning people. There are a number of hotels based at O.R. Tambo airport, but they come with an often hefty and unrealistic price tag. We highly recommend a stay over at either one of the Peermont hotels, situated a 7 minute drive from the airport. The shuttles run every...

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Top 3 Heart-stoppingly Romantic Lodges in Sabi Sand
Jun24

Top 3 Heart-stoppingly Romantic Lodges in Sabi Sand

The Kruger is peppered with magical lodges, many of which have completely outdone themselves in the romance department. From private dining on wooden viewing decks to sleeping outdoors under the stars, there’s plenty of choice when comes to satisfying the hearts of incurable romantics. We’ve chosen our top 5 heart-stoppingly romantic lodges in Sabi Sand that display a creative flair for the romantic. Chitwa Chitwa in the...

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