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outcrop lesson

Thumbnail image for outcrop lesson by Sabi Sabi October 21, 2014

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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coming of age

Thumbnail image for coming of age by Sabi Sabi October 14, 2014

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 week in the bush: vol 23

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 23 by Sabi Sabi October 7, 2014

In this week’s installment of ‘A Week in the Bush…’ we are going to be combining selected images taken over the last two weeks. Some of our readers may or may not be aware that we experienced some pretty intense fires in the area 2 weeks ago and as a result, we have fallen behind [...]

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phoenix rising

Thumbnail image for phoenix rising by Sabi Sabi October 1, 2014

It is said that the Phoenix rises from ashes, being reborn. What is the Phoenix you may ask, it is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life from arising from the ashes of its predecessor. For ashes to arise there has to be huge [...]

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a legend in the making

Thumbnail image for a legend in the making by Sabi Sabi September 22, 2014

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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a week in the bush: vol 22

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 22 by Sabi Sabi September 18, 2014

Every morning that we are out on safari, the birds songs are getting louder with their activities becoming more pronounced as they are starting to look for potential mates and defend territories. The sun creeps over the horizon and the cold crisp air disappears, the new flush of leaves on the Acacia trees and the [...]

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lance’s highlights of the week: vol 1

Thumbnail image for lance’s highlights of the week: vol 1 by Sabi Sabi August 28, 2014

This week the bush has been absolutely pumping! We have had the privilege of viewing a number of cheetahs that have been making the reserve their home in the past few days. It is always special to see these endangered big cats, especially in the beautiful golden settings of late winter. Every now and then [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 20

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 20 by Sabi Sabi August 26, 2014

What can I say about the sightings this last week? In one word, “Sensational!” I am baffled as to how it is possible that the quality of sightings that we are experiencing with our guests lately seem to be getting better and better every day. In three or four days guests are seeing things that [...]

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a tribute to the bull

Thumbnail image for a tribute to the bull by Sabi Sabi August 19, 2014

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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