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home stretch

Thumbnail image for home stretch by Sabi Sabi January 13, 2015

I have been training for the last 9 weeks and I am almost there with only 3 weeks to go. A lot has happened since my last blog and it has been a very festive time of the year. On Christmas Day the lodge ran as per usual but the night before all the rangers, […]

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a week in the bush: vol. 33

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol. 33 by Sabi Sabi January 8, 2015

Welcome again to another installment of “A Week in the Bush…” The New Year has most certainly kicked off with a bang and the bush has been producing some spectacular sightings already.  Not even the substantial amount of rainfall we’ve been experiencing has been able to put a damper on the quality of the game […]

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the ultimate leap of leopards

Thumbnail image for the ultimate leap of leopards by Sabi Sabi January 7, 2015

In the natural world power is often conceived to be the most important factor. What determines power? Is it bravery, courage, curiosity, size or are these just all qualities that are needed to work in harmony instead of being just a ‘thing’?! “The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you […]

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the shadow of little bush camp

Thumbnail image for the shadow of little bush camp by Sabi Sabi December 31, 2014

I arrived back from a well-rested leave on 10 December 2014 and before I knew it I was posted at Little Bush Camp on the 11th December 2014 to shadow Ross Hawkins at Little Bush Camp who is one of the more senior guides working at Sabi Sabi. Little Bush Camp is the smallest lodge […]

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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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