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And so it begins, undoubtedly my favourite season of the year. I really enjoy the winter months, the crisp, clear mornings coupled with a misty sunrise, moderate temperatures during the day and to top it off, stunning sunsets and a clear starry sky at night. What more could make this better? The answer is simple, game viewing of the highest quality.

It all started as soon as I got back from leave, and I couldn’t have wished for a better sighting. It was a first- a cheetah mum and four little cubs! I was speechless, something I very rarely am. Even our guests could feel that they were witnessing something special as the guide’s enthusiasm and excitement became infectious. The excitement turned into apprehension as we heard that there were a pack of wild dogs not far from the cheetah’s location. Fortunately the cheetah mum did a great job in keeping her precious youngsters away from the dogs. Read the full article →

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wild dog kill

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A pack of wild dogs took down a kudu in dramatic fashion…   When people think and talk about the ultimate killers and the most successful hunters in the bush, many are surprised to find out that that title often belongs to the African Wild Dog. When we look at lions for example, it is […]

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monochrome monday #23

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #23 by Sabi Sabi May 25, 2015

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams Too often people are caught up on what settings to use in particular situations and rules when photographing wildlife. To me the right settings, lighting conditions, composition and so forth all matter, but at times I do not stress about […]

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a week in the bush: vol 52

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 52 by Sabi Sabi May 21, 2015

It’s that time again where I get to share with you some of the amazing highlights from yet another eventful week here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.  I hope you enjoy. One of the best highlights of the week for me was also the most simple and involved a camera, a torch and a […]

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into the wild: courtney’s blog

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part 1:  a girl in a man’s world For those of you that have been to Sabi Sabi, you may have experienced the reaction I am most accustomed to when I meet guests; something along the lines of shock, horror and/or disbelief. At 5.4ft, petite in stature and blonde, my rifle bag is at least […]

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monochrome monday #22

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #22 by Sabi Sabi May 18, 2015

“Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.” – Sahara Sanders This quote puts into words perfectly the way I feel about photography.  It gets me excited to go out and explore new ways to portray the characters […]

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a week in the bush: vol 51

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 51 by Sabi Sabi May 14, 2015

It’s been another action packed week here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve with lots of activity on the predator front and also some of the more rare species starting to rear their heads as the winter months progress.  I hope you enjoy the recap. With winter now upon us, the sunrises are taking on […]

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memories of a guide – steve’s story: southern pride

Thumbnail image for memories of a guide – steve’s story:  southern pride by Sabi Sabi May 12, 2015

‘We do not remember days, we remember moments.’ – Cesare Pavese One of the most frequently asked questions asked to me by guests is “Steve, why do you take photos and what do you do with them?” The simple answer is this, I take photos to capture a moment and to build and create memories […]

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highlights: april 2015

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This is a collection of images that we feel are highlights of the month of April 2015. Some are amazing pictures and some are rare sightings or even exciting events at the Sabi Sabi lodges. Enjoy our highlights of the month.

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monochrome monday #21

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #21 by Sabi Sabi May 11, 2015

“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” – Berenice Abbott Wildlife has an uncanny way of only giving you an opportunity for that winning shot once and then it’s over, it becomes the past. That’s one of the reasons why wildlife photography is so tough. It requires […]

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