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Xidulu taking a nap several hundred meters from the lodge Ranger Jamie Sangster shares his and his guests’ encounter with magnificent Xidulu… ‘We’ve had some nice sightings of our resident female leopard on the property recently. She was found south of our lodge heading towards the western side of our chalets. Initially we thought she   

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We were so excited to see this cheetah mom and her 2 cubs again, making their return after a few months. Click here to read more on our last sighting of these cheetahs  It amazes me how changes happen every day in the bush, and how, when you least expect it, something occurs that still   

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As previously reported, there has been some interesting developments in the lion dynamics lately. Ranger Sabastion Wayne took a closer look and had the following to report: “The above good-looking sub-adult male lion, about three and a half years old, is one of the Talamati males that has been hanging around with some of the   

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I’m going to start off with probably the best sighting of the month for me – just because of how rare and elusive this animal is to find sometimes. What also makes this sighting extra special, is the fact that we managed to see a youngster with its mom and even managed to get a   

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Early on a chilly Spring morning, the Styx Pride was lying huddled together for warmth. Even though we didn’t expect much activity, we sat with them for half an hour – and who could blame us for staying? We were enjoying the breeze and had blankets and coffee waiting in thermos flasks in the back.   

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One of the highlights of this weekend was the return of the cheetah from the North* with her two cubs in time for spring day. She was in good spirits and health, although she has developed an eye complication since we last saw her a fortnight ago. It looks like a slight nick, without swelling,   

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Looking for a place to cross a steep-sided stream bed on our way to view rhino, we found the fresh signs of a leopard who’d earlier found the same way across. We were all now wide awake with the prospect of our Big Five game viewing shooting up to two in a matter of minutes!   

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In Denmark, where I live, we always say with a smile that people who travel to the same place again and again are old and living a boring life without much change. I am a traveller myself, addicted to exploring wildlife destinations, and lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel all over the world   

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Elephants are a ‘keystone’ species meaning they support the healthy functioning of ecosystems and even the survival of other species. Due to their large size and energy requirements, elephants have a big impact on their environment. Elephants are quite destructive feeders and push over trees to access green leaves on the crown. They also debark   

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Five species are well represented in the Sabi Sands lowveld due to large predator and prey populations, and include the lappet-faced, white-backed, white-headed, hooded, and Cape vultures. Vagrant palm-nut and Egyptian vultures are also recorded in the neighbouring Kruger National Park from time to time. Rüppell’s vultures and bearded vultures are absent from the area,   

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