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A commotion leads us to a magnificent sight…

It is important to always stop and appreciate the sounds around you in the bush. On a recent morning safari, my guests and I had stopped for our morning coffee when our tracker, Norman, heard impala alarm calls not too far from where we were. We decided to leave our coffee and head towards the …
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Ranger’s Diary 9 – 15 June 2013

Sunday We had a lucky start to the day in the company of a beautiful big herd of elephants, including plenty of youngsters. This was exactly what we needed to warm up the chilly morning – the calves’ antics were heart-warming to say the least. After spending a fair amount of time with this substantial …
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Ranger’s Diary 2 – 8 June 2013

Sunday We headed on drive this beautiful morning and we stopped on a big open area, enjoying the sunrise. There were a number of lion tracks about, so we decided to follow them. After 15 minutes of tracking, we came upon the lions – it was the Styx pride, and they looked primed for the …
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Ranger’s Diary 26 May – 1 June 2013

Sunday We tracked the Fourways pride this morning and found them on the move in new and unfamiliar territory. Because they have never been so far west before, we believed that the three young males were being pushed, either by another pride or, more likely, by the Mtimbas. The pride members looked slim and hungry …
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Ranger’s Diary 7 – 13 April 2013

Sunday This morning while looking for cats we came across a large herd of elephants. We also discovered a dead kudu bull with a couple of hyenas feeding on it. We were watching them when one of our dominant male leopards, Tingana, appeared out of nowhere and began cautiously observing the hyenas. We are not …
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Ranger’s Diary 24 – 30 March 2013

Sunday We were in for another great week full of surprises. First we found tracks of the Breakaway female lions heading away from where they had been hunting the night before.  We followed them into the north of our property and  located them near a waterhole. It was obvious from their fat bellies that they …
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Rangers Diary 20 – 26 January 2013

Sunday We were unable to go out on a game drive this morning due to the rain. This afternoon it was raining heavily, but we decided to go out anyway, and managed to find a herd of elephants feeding close to the road, as well as some buffalo bulls resting nearby. Monday We woke to …
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