Monthly Blog Archives: March 2013

Ranger’s Diary 10 – 16 March 2013

Sunday This morning we discovered lion tracks very close to the lodge heading west, and we followed them. The tracks went into a riverbed, so we looped around to a little crossing on the other bank where we could see the spoor in the bed heading south. We eventually went back to the original bank …
READ MORE > Ranger’s Diary 10 – 16 March 2013

Ranger’s Diary 3 – 9 March 2013

Sunday Another week got under way during which we were once again absolutely spoiled by big cats. We got a nice early call telling us that a pride of lions had been found, and so off we went to have a look. It turned out that it was two of the Matimba males alone with …
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Ranger’s Diary – 24 February to 2 March 2013

Sunday Yesterday we sighted Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub with a duiker kill, which she later dragged into a tree. So this morning we decided to see if there were any new developments with mother and her little one. We found her attempting to groom the cub, who was obviously more interested in …
READ MORE > Ranger’s Diary – 24 February to 2 March 2013

Brett Du Bois – A Tribute (10/03/1987 – 07/03/2013)

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Brett du Bois, one of my rangers at Arathusa, tragically died in an accident yesterday in Durban. We will remember Brett for his energy, friendly personality and the good relationships he had with guests and staff alike. He was truly loved by all at …
READ MORE > Brett Du Bois – A Tribute (10/03/1987 – 07/03/2013)

Rangers Diary 17 – 23 February 2013

Sunday Our morning drive proved most satisfying with the sighting of many cats. First it was the two-year-old male Kahuma lion who, considering that he is running solo and has to provide for himself, was looking pretty healthy.  And he should remain so provided he avoids other large male lions in the area. The fact …
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February 2013 Sightings

Lions – seen on 20 days Leopards – seen on 25 days Elephants – seen on 27 days Buffalo – seen on 26 days Wild dogs – seen on 4 days Cheetah – seen on 5 days

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