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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 | Comments Off on ARATHUSA’S APRIL SIGHTINGS AT A GLANCE
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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 | 2 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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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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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
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