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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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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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Injured buffalo at Arathusa, by ranger Sean Gilbert

Winter is in full swing and the bush has changed. The trees are bare and the dust abundant. A few evenings earlier during dinner, we watched as a clan of hyenas snapped and harassed an injured old female buffalo near the waterhole. The injury she had sustained seemed to be a big enticement for the …
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A very unexpected and utterly memorable sighting, by ranger Sean Gilbert

The afternoon was hot and sticky as we haven’t had much rain. A lot of the animals have taken up residence at the waterhole to keep cool and hydrated. We were following a male and female leopard, Tingana and Karula, who were stalking a very injured and obviously exhausted buffalo towards a small pan. The …
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A spectacular game show at the Arathusa dam, by Cedrick Dold

Simply sitting on the deck at the lodge is always an enjoyable experience. Watching over the waterhole reveals countless animal species, including birds around the water’s edge, impala, waterbuck and hippos splashing as they enjoy the hot summers day. It was on one such afternoon that the open area erupted with a herd of about …
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