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April sightings

Leopard was seen on 28 days Lion was seen on 26 days Elephant was seen on 25 days Buffalo was seen on 18 days Rhino was seen on 21 days Cheetah was seen on 9 days Wild dog was seen on 0 days

May 13, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | 6 Comments

The lions are on our doorstep

Posted 07 April 2010, for the period 15 – 31 March 2010 The best sightings we have had over the past two weeks are undoubtedly all the lion sightings. And the best of these was the one right in front of the lodge…… We were heading out on our morning drive in search of lions …
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April 7, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | Comments Off on The lions are on our doorstep

The cubs are christened

Posted 23 March 2010, for the period 01 – 15 March 2010 Greetings from Arathusa! The start of yet another month and the onset of autumn for us here in South Africa. This also means that it is almost the end of the wet season. This is not good news as we have yet again …
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March 23, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | 2 Comments

Safari holds her own

Posted 11 March 2010, for the period 15 – 28 February 2010 Warm greetings from all of us here deep in the African bush. Although we’re heading into Autumn the temperature still regularly climbs to above the 30 degree Celcius mark, and unfortunately we have still not received any significant rain. That said the waterhole …
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March 11, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | Comments Off on Safari holds her own

Mafufenyane bags a warthog

Greetings from Arathusa! It’s that time of the month again where we let everyone know about the happenings in and around the bush. Morning and afternoon game drives have been really awesome over the past couple of weeks. Morning drives tend to start out a lot cooler than in January as we see the seasons …
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February 22, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | 4 Comments

Gowrie male leopard killing a warthog

Mafufunyane, a territorial male leopard, kills a warthog on Arathusa Game Reserve in northern Sabi Sand (Mpumalanga). He tries to stash his prize in the marula tree, but his efforts prove unsuccessful. On returning the next morning the rangers found that he’d finally managed to get it up a nearby saffron tree. In his absence …
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February 18, 2010 | admin_obc CategoriesUncategorized | 2 Comments

Happy New Year

Greetings from Arathusa! On behalf of Arathusa Safari Lodge, we would like to wish all of our readers a very happy new year and compliments of the season. The past two weeks have been incredible in terms of sightings. The vegetation within the reserve is thick, green and lush, providing all-around scenery and beauty. There …
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Ntima and the two new cubs

Greetings from Arathusa! We’ve had some absolutely amazing leopard sightings throughout our traversing area over the last two weeks. Cub sightings in particular! We have seen Salayexe and her two almost year old cubs; Ntima with her two two month old cubs; and Karula with her two year old male cubs. One sighting that stands …
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Leopards abound

Another two weeks have come and gone with the busy festive season around the corner. They say that time flies when you are having so much fun. Especially in the bush…and is it bushy! The rains have been on and off, but still not a whole lot to write home about. The bush on the …
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