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ARATHUSA’S JUNE SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE

We bring you a quick overview of sightings enjoyed at Arathusa over the month of June. As winter sets in, the bush opens up a bit more and the sightings get better. The smaller creatures are seen more easily, and the dry conditions make for clearer animal tracks. Bush walks at this time are exceptional …
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July 15, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, Wildlife, Wildlife Statistics | Comments Off on ARATHUSA’S JUNE SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE
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African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus)

African wild dogs are also known as Cape hunting dogs or painted wolves. Lycaon pictus means ‘painted wolf’, which refers to the dogs’ irregular mottled coat with red, black, brown, white and yellow fur. Each dog has its own unique signature pattern. The African wild dog is the largest canid in Africa, and is a …
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June 22, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, Wildlife | Comments Off on African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus)
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ARATHUSA’S MAY SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE

We bring you a quick overview of sightings enjoyed by our guests (as well as our rangers and trackers) over the month of May. Heading in to winter, the bush clears and animals are (clearly) easier to spot. It’s a great time to head out on safari, with a more moderate climate. Day time temperatures …
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June 15, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, Wildlife | Comments Off on ARATHUSA’S MAY SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE

Ever heard of a soul organism? Fascinating facts about termites

If you visit Arathusa, you are bound to come across large mounds of sand of all shapes and sizes when on game drives or guided bush walks in the wilderness. These are, in fact, fascinating eco systems created by macro-termites – the predominant termite in the area. These termites play a fundamental role in the …
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May 30, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ever heard of a soul organism? Fascinating facts about termites

ARATHUSA’S APRIL SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE

We bring you an overview of sightings enjoyed by our guests at Arathusa over the month of April. Once again, we were not disappointed! LEOPARDS There were 80 separate sightings of leopards in April! We’ve broken them down for you below. Xidulu – 18 sightings Xidulu paid us a special visit at the lodge for …
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May 13, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, Wildlife, Wildlife Statistics | 1 Comment
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Tiyani leopardess relaxing in a large brown ivory

Brown Ivory Tree [Berchemia discolour]

Other names – bird plum, bruin ivoor (Afrikaans), Nkuhuma (Tsonga, Shangaan). The brown ivory is a fairly common tree in the northern Sabi Sands, with some impressive specimens on the Arathusa property. The brown ivory is a moderately fast-growing tree reaching up to 15 metres, and in exceptional conditions, over 20 metres. The leave structure …
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April 25, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesAfrican Bushveld, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Brown Ivory Tree [Berchemia discolour]

ARATHUSA’S MARCH SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE

We bring you an overview of sightings enjoyed by our guests at Arathusa over the month of March. The change of season is upon us, and as we move from summer to autumn, the bush begins to thin out (making finding animals that much easier). The temperatures are also starting to drop – early mornings …
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April 13, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesWildlife, Wildlife Statistics | 3 Comments
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A leopard called Xidulu

Xidulu was born on a property to the south and west of Arathusa. The name Xidulu means ‘termite mound’, which is fitting as leopards often use termite mounds as den sites as well as resting spots – they also provide the ideal vantage points from which to spot prey.  Xidulu’s mother was a leopardess named …
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March 18, 2022 | digitalobc CategoriesArathusa Game, The Leopards, Wildlife | 1 Comment
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Roasted Cauliflower, Pancetta and Chickpea Salad Recipe

Our delicious roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad is the best way to enjoy a nutritious meal this season. Perfect as a side dish and even better as a meal on its own. Packed with healthy ingredients and a mouthwatering dressing, this quick and easy recipe is irresistible!   Serves 4 Easy 30 min   Salad …
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June 24, 2021 | digitalobc CategoriesRecipes | Comments Off on Roasted Cauliflower, Pancetta and Chickpea Salad Recipe
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Arathusa’s Waterhole: A safari of its own

Visitors to Arathusa Safari Lodge will no doubt agree that our signature feature is the vast waterhole that lies directly in front of the lodge, flanked by an open plain. This massive body of water attracts numerous animal species, and it’s for this reason that guests are treated to rich animal sightings directly from the …
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June 24, 2021 | digitalobc CategoriesThe Lodge, Wildlife | Comments Off on Arathusa’s Waterhole: A safari of its own
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