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life’s wonders

Thumbnail image for life’s wonders by Richard de Gouveia April 15, 2013

How can I fully describe all the madness that has taken place on the reserve. I have been writing furiously for the past 2 days trying log it all and as soon as I think I am nearing completion another bit of craziness happens and I am left trying to process it all. Winter at [...]

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chasing. climbing. fighting.

Thumbnail image for chasing. climbing. fighting. by Richard de Gouveia March 20, 2013

As I left my house I was greeted by the sweet smell of wet soil after a small shower through the night. With no guests to drive and the responsibility of keeping the social media up to date, I headed out into the bush for a bit of photography and some well deserved me time [...]

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baby making weather

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For the last few days the bush has had a blanket of clouds covering it, which has intermittently deposited a fine mist of rain over the vegetation. It has been the perfect weather for rest and relaxation as it has not been too hot and as us rangers would put it…it is perfect weather for [...]

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southern pride gets first meal of the year

Thumbnail image for southern pride gets first meal of the year by Sabi Sabi January 1, 2013

If one were to base the rest of the year on the first day of the year, then we are in for an absolute treat here at Sabi Sabi. After a relatively slow start to the day, everyone still nursing the bubbly from the evening’s festivities, we headed off on our first safari of 2013. [...]

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they grow up so quickly

Thumbnail image for they grow up so quickly by Richard de Gouveia November 24, 2012

What a great couple of days we have had with my favourite leopard, Nottins. This 13-year-old female just has such an aura about her that leaves me stunned every time I see her. This old girl still has what it takes to keep her genetics going and after her son, Selati male, was chased off [...]

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master trackers show us how it is done

Thumbnail image for master trackers show us how it is done by Richard de Gouveia November 14, 2012

The 3 days we spent with the ǂKhomani Sa, better known as Bushman, have been the highlight of my guiding career. Before everyone jumps to the conclusion that I am being politically incorrect, this is the name they choose to be called. The reason for this is because these amazing people believe that they are [...]

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the southern pride cubs are growing up fast

Thumbnail image for the southern pride cubs are growing up fast by Richard de Gouveia September 7, 2012

Over the past few days the Southern Pride have been very actively moving through the reserve in search of food. The dryness of the bush and the lack of nutrition for the herbivores has opened up many opportunities for the pride to cash in on their weakened prey and has led to an abundance of [...]

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new male makes his mark

Thumbnail image for new male makes his mark by Richard de Gouveia August 9, 2012

Over the last 6 weeks we have been seeing more sightings of the Mahlathini male leopard as he has been marking and calling as if he was the king of the area. The other day we had an amazing sighting where Mahlathini was in a sighting with the Blue Eyed female (Warthog Wallow’s daughter) and [...]

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lions pull down a buffalo

Thumbnail image for lions pull down a buffalo by Richard de Gouveia August 7, 2012

There is something special about living in the bush and seeing these amazing animals interacting on a daily basis. There are some days that take special to whole new level! This particular morning was one of them. The morning plans were to spend some time at the wild dog den with the pups. Just to [...]

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size matters

Thumbnail image for size matters by Richard de Gouveia July 25, 2012

In the animal world everything goes around size. Lions persecute leopards; leopards and lions persecute cheetah; cheetah, lion and leopard persecute jackals. As much as this happens between different species it also happens between animals of the same species…in most cases between the big predators. Male lions will dominate kills that the pride may have [...]

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