Monthly Blog Archives: August 2013

Ranger’s Diary 18 – 24 August 2013

Sunday This morning we headed straight towards the lions at the buffalo kill. All six Styx lions were still there, and although there was still a good amount of meat remaining, they were all looking very well fed. While we were watching them, we noticed that we were not alone! A leopard carefully observed them …
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Getting the community involved in the Rhino Horn Infusion project

In June we reported on our involvement in the Sabi Sand Reserve’s Rhino horn infusion programme. As this is an initiative that we support whole-heartedly, we were absolutely thrilled when Loma Powrie of the Sabi Sand Trust approached us to assist them in a new project to get community members from the villages surrounding the …
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Ranger’s Diary 11 – 17 August 2013

Sunday A very dreary Sunday morning drive, it was! Even general game was scarce. Toward the end of the drive we happened upon a small herd of elephants that braved the poor weather conditions, and were feeding in an open area. What a difference it made to the morning! The weather had cleared by the …
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Ranger’s diary 4 – 10 August 2013

Sunday We discovered a new hyena den not too far from the lodge, so the agenda this morning was to see the new pups. We drove around waiting for the sun to make its appearance, as we knew if we were going to have any chance of seeing the pups, we would have to wait …
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Ranger’s diary 28 July to 3 August 2013

Sunday This morning we first found one young Styx male lion walking around, all by himself. He was walking swiftly, probably in search of the rest of the pride. We left him and looked for the others, finding them resting next to a waterhole. We watched them for a while, but the young male never …
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July 2013 Sightings

Lion – seen on 25 days Buffalo – seen on 16 days Elephant – seen on 17 days Leopard – seen on 28 days Cheetah – seen on 2 days Wild dog – seen on 1 day

Ranger’s Diary 21 – 27 July 2013

Sunday This morning we had a wonderful sighting of the Styx pride chasing hyena and vultures away from the remains of the buffalo kill we mentioned in last week’s blog. The sunrise provided fantastic golden lighting for photographs. With this beautiful sighting first thing in the morning, a lovely morning drive was guaranteed. We headed …
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