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three’s company

Thumbnail image for three’s company by Sabi Sabi May 5, 2014

The Southern Pride has been in disarray for the last year as they have been split into two factions after the loss of one of the Kruger males. With a total of 16 different males all trying to take over the pride and the territory, the loss of countless cubs and the splitting of the […]

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a week in the bush: vol 7

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 7 by Sabi Sabi May 2, 2014

The start to the week brought with it a very pleasant surprise and confirmation of previous suspicions. For some time now, most of the guides here at Sabi Sabi have been questioning the absence of the Little Bush female and the likely cause being that she must have cubs somewhere on the reserve. Female leopards […]

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a week in the bush: vol 6

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 6 by Sabi Sabi April 25, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition and boy have we had some fantastic moments at Sabi Sabi this week. Winter is definitely well on its way and as a result we have been treated to some absolutely stunning weather, providing us with sunrises and sunsets that one can only dream of. A couple that stand out […]

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a week in the bush: vol 5

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 5 by Sabi Sabi April 16, 2014

Us as Guides have an almost ‘love/hate’ relationship when it comes to taking leave. Most of us work incredibly hard 7 days a week for 6 weeks at a time and have our weekends consolidated into two weeks of uninterrupted leave. Now this well-deserved and usually very much appreciated, however there is one problem with […]

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fight or flight

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Being a mother comes with a huge amount of responsibility, especially in the African bush where a leopardess`s solitary existence puts huge pressure not only on her own life but also that of her offspring. There comes a time when even being at the top of the food chain, a decision has to be made […]

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warthog wallow fails to feed her cub

Thumbnail image for warthog wallow fails to feed her cub by Sabi Sabi April 2, 2014

It was a very hot and dry afternoon; we were out on safari with one thing in mind, to find the elusive leopard! Try as we may throughout the safari there were no tracks to be found, I soon realised it was too hot out for a leopard to be walking around. We spent our […]

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southern pride update

Thumbnail image for southern pride update by Sabi Sabi March 31, 2014

The story of the Southern Pride is an ever-evolving masterpiece of nature. I have mentioned on a number of occasions that nature is all about the good, the bad and the ugly and without these three factors the entire system will fall apart. The Southern Pride is not immune to this and over the past […]

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a week in the bush: vol 4

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 4 by Sabi Sabi March 25, 2014

The Southern African wilderness is unbelievably diverse in terms of the array of life found within it, from the smallest of insects to the world’s largest land mammal. As a guest to our country it is sometimes so easy to overlook the smaller details when on a safari, especially when confronted with the infamous and […]

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lioness and a hare

Thumbnail image for lioness and a hare by Sabi Sabi March 20, 2014

The afternoon scene was set like that out of a movie. The dark clouds rising up and up with lightening striking the outskirts of the clouds like a faulty light bulb. The storm was near and rolling in from the west, the humidity was increasing every minute the storm continued to approach Sabi Sabi. Our […]

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a week in the bush: vol 3

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 3 by Sabi Sabi March 19, 2014

The heavy rains have lifted and the bush, with its thirst quenched, is returning to business as usual. There has been a lot of action on the reserve this week with guests being treated to some really amazing sightings, but not without just a hint of sadness to darken the mood. There is a saying […]

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