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a week in the bush: vol 32

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 32 by Sabi Sabi December 30, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of “A Week in the bush…” This week saw the return of some characters not seen in some time and others that have been absent for only a brief moment.  Nevertheless it has been an exciting week for all of us here at Sabi Sabi and I can’t wait to […]

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cheetah and the hare

Thumbnail image for cheetah and the hare by Sabi Sabi December 24, 2014

It’s often in the heat of the day when the unexpected things happen! During the afternoon safari meeting I had mentioned that my safari plan would be on planning to track the female cheetah that was spotted earlier that day. The call came in over the radio that she had just been spotted running after […]

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10 hours, 44 km’s, 40 degrees and 4 of the big five on foot…..

Thumbnail image for 10 hours, 44 km’s, 40 degrees and 4 of the big five on foot….. by Sabi Sabi December 23, 2014

Wow what an all-encompassing experience!!! Brett Heasmann, Craig Reiche, FW de Klerk and myself started with a cup of coffee at 04:00 at Bush Lodge awaiting the first sunlight to start our long walk. At 04:45 we took the bull by the horns. All geared up with water, jelly babies, energy bars, backpacks and full […]

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the pathway to becoming a guide – matt’s story

Thumbnail image for the pathway to becoming a guide – matt’s story by Sabi Sabi December 1, 2014

My name is Matthew Dyson and I arrived on 01 November 2014 to start at Sabi Sabi as a new ranger in the lowveld area outside the western side of the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.  I did not realise how much work and training the new trainee rangers go through before they start […]

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a week in the bush: vol 28

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 28 by Sabi Sabi November 25, 2014

Welcome to another edition of ‘A Week in the Bush…’ It’s great to be back on the reserve again, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and spending time with the remarkable creatures we are so blessed to encounter on a regular basis.  So much has been going on and there has been little […]

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a week in the bush: vol 27

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 27 by Sabi Sabi November 10, 2014

Welcome to another volume of week in the bush. This week I have decided to do the week in the bush in black and white due to the overcast conditions. These overcast conditions have provided amazing chances for us to capture the bush and the cloud cover has added huge amounts of texture and contrast […]

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cheetah vs hyena

Thumbnail image for cheetah vs hyena by Sabi Sabi November 6, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”― Winston S. Churchill. This is what we were extremely fortunate to witness earlier this week where we watched a male cheetah face off with two Spotted Hyena. The day had started like any other, the excitement and enthusiasm grew […]

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a week in the bush: vol 26

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 26 by Sabi Sabi November 3, 2014

We have had some amazing, and rare sightings on the reserve this week that we have been fortunate enough to experience with our guests, making it an exciting time to be a Guide at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. This week, it’s all about the mammals and what a show they’ve put on for us. […]

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the art of tracking

Thumbnail image for the art of tracking by Sabi Sabi October 29, 2014

Art is modern, art is contemporary, art is dance, art is entertainment, is tracking an art? Art requires skill, an eye to detail, true passion and is most certainly open for interpretation. A painting can hang in the Louvre with so many hidden textures, meanings and allows for discussion and elucidation on how or why […]

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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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