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the new generation

Thumbnail image for the new generation by Sabi Sabi October 23, 2013

After a dry winter, the beautiful season of spring is finally upon us. The odd rain shower replenishing the parched soil with much needed moisture and the dry Marula and Knobthorn trees showing flashes of the green hue which has been missing for some time. This season of new life has also extended to the [...]

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behind enemy lines

Thumbnail image for behind enemy lines by Richard de Gouveia October 21, 2013

Over the last few months we have watched as Maxabeni and Mahlathini males have jostled for territory. Even though Maxabeni has had the upper hand and almost killed Mahlathini the last time they fought. This has not deterred him from pushing back and trying to hold on to the territory he has just set up. [...]

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eaten alive

Thumbnail image for eaten alive by Richard de Gouveia October 10, 2013

Graphic content warning! The guests had all gone to bed and it was time for a last drink with the rangers before retreating to the covers for a good night sleep before the next morning’s drive. While discussing the days events, Kevin’s phone started to ring and upon answering his facial expressions changed and he [...]

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herding cats

Thumbnail image for herding cats by Richard de Gouveia September 2, 2013

“Rich for Kevin…you can make your approach…” the call came in over the radio as we waited patiently to get in to see Mahlathini and Little Bush female mating. The excitement started to course through my veins and the guests were oblivious to the amazing spectacle that they were about to witness…but little did I [...]

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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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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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stellar performance

Thumbnail image for stellar performance by Richard de Gouveia August 9, 2013

There are few things more beautiful than looking up at the night sky and seeing the Milky Way stretching across the sky. The absolute abyss of the universe dwarfs us into something so small that it is inconceivable to understand all that is. I have been driving a photographic group for a few days and [...]

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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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