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nottins is working hard for her cubs

Thumbnail image for nottins is working hard for her cubs by Sabi Sabi May 19, 2014

What a leopard she is. Since my arrival at Sabi Sabi, almost 5 years ago, I have been absolutely captivated by this beautiful cat. Currently just short on 16 years old, she is still going strong and has recently been found with two new cubs. The sighting was short and sweet but it was a [...]

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three’s company

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The Southern Pride has been in disarray for the last year as they have been split into two factions after the loss of one of the Kruger males. With a total of 16 different males all trying to take over the pride and the territory, the loss of countless cubs and the splitting of the [...]

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fight or flight

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Being a mother comes with a huge amount of responsibility, especially in the African bush where a leopardess`s solitary existence puts huge pressure not only on her own life but also that of her offspring. There comes a time when even being at the top of the food chain, a decision has to be made [...]

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warthog wallow fails to feed her cub

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It was a very hot and dry afternoon; we were out on safari with one thing in mind, to find the elusive leopard! Try as we may throughout the safari there were no tracks to be found, I soon realised it was too hot out for a leopard to be walking around. We spent our [...]

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southern pride update

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The story of the Southern Pride is an ever-evolving masterpiece of nature. I have mentioned on a number of occasions that nature is all about the good, the bad and the ugly and without these three factors the entire system will fall apart. The Southern Pride is not immune to this and over the past [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 4

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 4 by Sabi Sabi March 25, 2014

The Southern African wilderness is unbelievably diverse in terms of the array of life found within it, from the smallest of insects to the world’s largest land mammal. As a guest to our country it is sometimes so easy to overlook the smaller details when on a safari, especially when confronted with the infamous and [...]

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lioness and a hare

Thumbnail image for lioness and a hare by Sabi Sabi March 20, 2014

The afternoon scene was set like that out of a movie. The dark clouds rising up and up with lightening striking the outskirts of the clouds like a faulty light bulb. The storm was near and rolling in from the west, the humidity was increasing every minute the storm continued to approach Sabi Sabi. Our [...]

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survival of the cubs

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You would think that being the offspring of the king of the savannah that life would be easy. Just like their prey and competitors, this wonderful landscape can be brutal and unforgiving. Sadly being born into royalty comes with its perils and I believe that the current batches of Southern Pride cubs are in a [...]

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perfect timing

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Hi everyone. This is my first of hopefully many blog posts for Sabi Sabi. My name is Lance and I am one of the new guides here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. I am currently on the training program and looking forward to getting out into the bush as soon as possible! This blog [...]

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from ashes, rise friendships and coalitions

Thumbnail image for from ashes, rise friendships and coalitions by Sabi Sabi February 6, 2014

The night air was heavy with humidity but there was no mistaking the echo of male lions roaring close to Bush Lodge. The roaring continued all night and allowed for huge excitement and anticipation of who it was. Was it Solo and Eyrefield? Was it the Kruger male? Was it the Sandriver males? Or even [...]

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