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cheetah vs hyena

Thumbnail image for cheetah vs hyena by Sabi Sabi November 6, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”― Winston S. Churchill. This is what we were extremely fortunate to witness earlier this week where we watched a male cheetah face off with two Spotted Hyena. The day had started like any other, the excitement and enthusiasm grew […]

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outcrop lesson

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Like many of us, our lives are shaped by prominent people – parents, role models, teachers, etc. A mother leopard, a solitary parent, has to fill all of these roles and like us humans this is no mean feat. However, the Outcrop female is doing a fantastic job on raising her young cub, the Kelenge […]

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a week in the bush: vol 24

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 24 by Sabi Sabi October 17, 2014

We’ve had another fantastic week at Sabi Sabi with some incredible moments shared with our most recent guests. The bush has been most productive lately and we are starting to see the first signs indicating that summer is on the way. This will come as quite a relief for reserve’s many struggling inhabitants. With the […]

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photographing cheetah

Thumbnail image for photographing cheetah by Sabi Sabi October 16, 2014

Going out on a photographic safari differs a lot from doing a normal safari as it is all about timing, all about light and all about getting the best photo possible! Recently I drove a photographic group that were staying at Little Bush Camp for 6 nights and the sole purpose was to explore our […]

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coming of age

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For the last few months we have watched with amazement at the growth of one of my new favourite leopards. Outcrop female’s cub has adopted the relaxed nature of her mother and is as pretty as a picture. She exudes a confidence far beyond her years and for the first time she was witnessed making […]

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a legend in the making

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In terms of leopards, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is home to many different individuals. Individuals that us as Guides on the reserve get to know intimately and of course, each will have their favorites. For me, it is a female affectionately known around these parts as the Nottins female or Young Nottins. She is […]

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peaceful leopards

Thumbnail image for peaceful leopards by Sabi Sabi August 25, 2014

For the last 5 years I have had the privilege of viewing leopards that defy logic. To be able to sit with a leopard for an indefinite amount of time with this majestic and regal cat not so much as looking up at you is something I cannot explain. From a young age I used […]

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a tribute to the bull

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Warning: Graphic Content! Some days ago, the Sand River male lions and Southern Pride lionesses made their way back onto Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and looked to be desperate for a decent meal. First appearing in the south, we tracked them towards Earth Lodge observing as they intently stalked whatever crossed their path, but […]

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long live the king

Thumbnail image for long live the king by Sabi Sabi July 29, 2014

Sandriver male leopard is facing a similar fate as his father once did (Thumbela male). He has had to become a rather nomadic male after being forced out of the northern sector of Sabi Sabi by his new nemesis, Maxabeni. Sandriver spends most of his days in the Southern sector close to Earth Lodge but […]

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hunger makes you nasty

Thumbnail image for hunger makes you nasty by Sabi Sabi July 23, 2014

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING! As soon as the coffee started to flow through our veins, our eyes were beginning to open and our internal generators were started. We immediately set off into the area where Warthog Wallow had killed and hoisted a big impala ewe into a tree the previous night. We were all excited wondering […]

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