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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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peaceful leopards

Thumbnail image for peaceful leopards by Sabi Sabi August 25, 2014

For the last 5 years I have had the privilege of viewing leopards that defy logic. To be able to sit with a leopard for an indefinite amount of time with this majestic and regal cat not so much as looking up at you is something I cannot explain. From a young age I used […]

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boundary walk

Thumbnail image for boundary walk by Sabi Sabi December 17, 2013

The alarm goes off – I check the time, it is 04:00am. It is a similar time to what rangers get up anyway but this day we were not guiding. What lay ahead of us today was a test of endurance, patience and pure, stubborn mental determination. It is the boundary walk. What sounds more […]

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wildebeest welcomed to the world

Thumbnail image for wildebeest welcomed to the world by Richard de Gouveia December 12, 2013

I was thinking to myself a couple days ago that I had been unlucky this year not to have witnessed any births and I was a little glum that I didn’t get the opportunity. Little did I know that that was all about to change. Jabu had been out on a walk and as he […]

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a valiant struggle

Thumbnail image for a valiant struggle by Sabi Sabi November 29, 2013

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING! It was about 15h30, I was in my room preparing to go on leave when there was a pounding on my bedroom door. I opened the door and standing in front of me was our Earth Lodge receptionist, Taryn, who was frantic. “Come quick – it sounds like a warthog is being […]

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the call of silence

Thumbnail image for the call of silence by Sabi Sabi October 18, 2013

A misty, cold and rainy morning left us sleeping in and skipping the morning safari. We decided to head out into the bush straight after breakfast. With the sun finally shining confidently and the clouds drifting away, we knew it was our cue to leave the lodge. I heard from the rangers that a female […]

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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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a trip to the airstrip like no other!

Thumbnail image for a trip to the airstrip like no other! by Sabi Sabi August 30, 2013

After yet another successful safari here at Sabi Sabi, it was almost time to say farewell to my guests Lothar and Ursula, but not before a trip to our very own private airstrip. The morning drive yielded somewhat disappointing results as we had to abort a tracking exercise where we were right on the tail […]

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the return of the southern pride

Thumbnail image for the return of the southern pride by Richard de Gouveia June 24, 2013

After months of chaos within the lion dynamics, it appears that the pride dynamics are once again beginning to come back into order. In one morning we had four separate sightings of different factions of the Southern Pride with four of the adolescents, 2 males and 2 females, heading north over the boundary. Over the […]

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