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new southern pride members

Thumbnail image for new southern pride members by Sabi Sabi August 28, 2013

On the evening safari my tracker, Phios, and I decided that we were going to head to the southern section of our reserve. The plan was to go down towards the Sabie River and enjoy the changing topography, and after we had had sundowners we would try finding the Southern Pride. As things go in [...]

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clash of the leopard titans

Thumbnail image for clash of the leopard titans by Sabi Sabi August 26, 2013

There are some days when the African bush rewards you for patience and persistence and this day, without question, ranks as my most intense wildlife experience above all others. Towards the end of our morning drive we had heard that a male and female leopard were found close to the southern bank of one of [...]

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fire in their eyes

Thumbnail image for fire in their eyes by Sabi Sabi August 23, 2013

The Skukuza male’s head dipped slightly as he lay in the grass, his eyes closed. He was taking a short rest after an intense morning. This is when Solo, lying only 30 meters away, quietly stood up. Not to approach the young, unfamiliar male but to back away and settle in the shade of a [...]

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hot pursuit

Thumbnail image for hot pursuit by Sabi Sabi August 20, 2013

Solo and the Eyrefield male had gone south we thought in pursuit of the Southern Pride. Their tracks, the next day, had crossed east out of Sabi Sabi and four, relatively new males to the area, were found minutes later. These new males were found north of where Solo and the Eyrefield male’s tracks disappeared. [...]

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come rain or shine

Thumbnail image for come rain or shine by Sabi Sabi August 12, 2013

I had a good feeling the Southern Pride was going to be around after hearing them fight just east of the boundary the previous morning. We set off south looking for tracks of the pride, with my tracker Eric’s right hand shooting up I hit the brakes. Tracks of the pride, going in the opposite [...]

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family matters

Thumbnail image for family matters by Sabi Sabi August 11, 2013

It is always a special seeing a leopard, the secretive spotted cat of the African bushveld, it gets every ranger’s heart going. As rangers we are spoilt enough to see these amazing animals more than most but seeing an individual that you have never seen before is something out of the ordinary. We were on [...]

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a day to remember

Thumbnail image for a day to remember by Richard de Gouveia August 6, 2013

Things here at Sabi Sabi have been outrageous! Sightings have been spectacular, weather has been comfortable and guests are just loving every second. Yesterday was just one of those days where everything just flowed from one thing to the next. We enjoyed plenty of general game sightings and just as the sun began to move [...]

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cycle highlights – june/july 2013

Thumbnail image for cycle highlights – june/july 2013 by Sabi Sabi August 4, 2013

The cycle was amazing, another incredible 6 weeks in the bush gone, almost in the blink of an eye. One of my favorite things is to be able to be a part of the changing seasons of the bush. Most visitors, me included before working out here, come to the bush and only ever get [...]

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my weeks highlights at sabi sabi private game reserve

Thumbnail image for my weeks highlights at sabi sabi private game reserve by Sabi Sabi July 29, 2013

My week’s highlight has got to be the herd of zebra that were drinking water right in front of our eyes. In the distance, on our northern side of the reserve, my tracker Louis spotted a beautiful Dazzle of Zebra slowly making their way towards a waterhole nearby. I spoke to my guests and explained [...]

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one last breath

Thumbnail image for one last breath by Sabi Sabi July 25, 2013

My main goal was to track down some lions and we thought there would be nothing better than finding them on the morning of such a stunning sunrise. We set off for the day from Earth Lodge with hope and positivity and I had a certain good feeling for the day. The safari came to [...]

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