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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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waterhole at sunset

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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bobotie casserole dish

Apple and Cheese Crust Bobotie Recipe

We want to share with you our favourite recipe this winter; Bobotie, a proudly South African dish that will leave you licking your lips! This traditional recipe incorporates spiced mince topped with an apple layer and a cheese crust to form the perfect Bobotie dish that the whole family will love. This is the ultimate …
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June 24, 2021 | digitalobc CategoriesRecipes | Comments Off on Apple and Cheese Crust Bobotie Recipe
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Ranger’s Diary – a mother’s tale by Ranger Calton Hartig

At Arathusa Safari Lodge we’ve had the privilege of hosting a fabulous leopardess, Xidulu, for some time now and together with our online community enjoyed seeing her raise two cubs. Leopards can have up to three cubs in a litter, but unfortunately the mortality rate can be more than 50 per cent for these young …
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May 28, 2019 | wandaobc CategoriesThe Ranger's Diary, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ranger’s Diary – a mother’s tale by Ranger Calton Hartig
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Tortoise at Arathusa Safari Lodge

‘The Little Five’ – Leopard Tortoise

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country’s celebrated Big Five – neglecting a wealth of smaller wildlife. To remedy this, some clever people came up with another must-see list, the Little Five: elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise! Today, Ranger Sabastion shares some fascinating background on …
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December 18, 2018 | wandaobc CategoriesThe Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on ‘The Little Five’ – Leopard Tortoise
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Avoca Madota back in town for a brief spell – by Ranger Sabastion

Before I tell you about my best sighting last week, I would like to share a bit about all the new faces around… I of course am talking about this little one, brand new to Sabi Sands… A newborn baby impala. One of the impalas most successful tactics in remaining numerous, is their breeding strategy. At …
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December 3, 2018 | wandaobc CategoriesThe Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on Avoca Madota back in town for a brief spell – by Ranger Sabastion

An update on Sibuyi & her cub and other highlights – by Sabastion Wayne

Ranger Sabastion gave us a quick rundown of the interesting sightings at Arathusa Safari Lodge last week – enjoy! On the picture above is Sibuyi and her female cub (just under a year old), resting in a bit of shade not far from a kill mom made – the cub being the one facing us. …
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November 27, 2018 | wandaobc CategoriesThe Leopards, The Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on An update on Sibuyi & her cub and other highlights – by Sabastion Wayne
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“Misi kaya” (The Hyena Den) by Jamie Sangster

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.” – David Attenborough The spotted hyena is arguably the most successful large carnivore in Africa because it is both a proficient hunter and scavenger, displaying resourcefulness and stamina in its foraging pursuits. It …
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November 21, 2018 | wandaobc CategoriesAnimal conservation, The Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on “Misi kaya” (The Hyena Den) by Jamie Sangster
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Update on Xidulu by Jamie Sangster

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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November 12, 2018 | wandaobc CategoriesThe Leopards, The Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on Update on Xidulu by Jamie Sangster

Cheetah Mom and Cubs Return

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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November 2, 2018 | admin_obc CategoriesThe Ranger's Diary, Wildlife | Comments Off on Cheetah Mom and Cubs Return
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