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lioness and a hare

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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

Thumbnail image for survival of the cubs by Sabi Sabi March 14, 2014

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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buffalo vs lion cubs

Thumbnail image for buffalo vs lion cubs by Richard de Gouveia February 2, 2014

The weather over the last few days had been gloomy at best but we had managed to fight our way through it. The rain was misting down on us but our spirits were high. I was looking to find some giraffe for the guests and as we came around the corner there was a beautiful [...]

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terry’s cycle highlights

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Wow!! What a cycle it has been. In actual fact it was an amazing year at Sabi Sabi and a very enjoyable and special one for me personally as it has been my first at this oasis I call home. One would think that writing a blog about your cycle highlights would be easy but [...]

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with calmness comes turmoil and death

Thumbnail image for with calmness comes turmoil and death by Sabi Sabi January 24, 2014

Everyday somewhere out there, there is a wild cat that chases its prey from total stealth to full throttle acceleration in seconds and there is a prey that is alert and prepared to outrun its predator. This is exactly what we encountered earlier this week. As we arrived into the area where nine of the [...]

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2013 – a year to remember

Thumbnail image for 2013 – a year to remember by Richard de Gouveia January 14, 2014

This year has just flown by, leaving me with memories that will forever be etched in my mind. Sabi Sabi is a magical place that I have had the privilege to be apart of for over 4 years and have been able to share with countless guests. From the amazing lodges, each with their own [...]

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the opportunist

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Life in the African bush can be a tough place, with the “survival of the fittest” being the mantra. In my opinion, there is a second part to this statement which is just as important, “and the opportunist will prosper”. No other animal epitomises this better than the leopard. A male leopard known as Sandriver [...]

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lion warfare

Thumbnail image for lion warfare by Sabi Sabi December 20, 2013

“Lovers and warriors are not bound by the rules of fair play” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman. This could not have been truer when we witnessed one of the most incredible lion sightings I have had in two years of guiding. After the most amazing leopard and hyena interaction from the previous night we decided that [...]

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