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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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highlights: november 2013

Thumbnail image for highlights: november 2013 by Sabi Sabi December 10, 2013

This is a collection of images that we feel are highlights of the month of November 2013. Some are amazing pictures and some are rare sightings or even exciting events at the lodges. Enjoy our highlights of the month.

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lions everywhere

Thumbnail image for lions everywhere by Sabi Sabi December 4, 2013

It was a morning which started early, there was a light drizzle and anticipation in the air about what the day would bring. “Stop” said my tracker Petro with his characteristic hand gesture. We climbed out of the vehicle to inspect the tracks in the wet soil – lion tracks! I deferred to his extensive [...]

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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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cycle highlights october – november 2013

Thumbnail image for cycle highlights october – november 2013 by Sabi Sabi November 20, 2013

I always find this the hardest blog to write. When you have done on average 84 drives, roughly translated to nearly 250 hours in the bush and seeing some amazing sightings, how do you even try to isolate the best ones? This cycle has been one of my favourites so far and has given me [...]

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a cruel but necessary death – part 2

Thumbnail image for a cruel but necessary death – part 2 by Sabi Sabi November 18, 2013

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my radio so when Terry called in that the mother cheetah and her cubs had caught, but not killed, a steenbuck was a prime example. I loved the fact that he had made us aware of such an incredible sighting but I was hating the fact [...]

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a cruel but necessary death

Thumbnail image for a cruel but necessary death by Sabi Sabi November 15, 2013

There comes a time in the African bush when the harsh brutality of life on the plains of Africa shows its face and these glimpses can be extremely painful to watch. I was driving Johan and his wife Katrien, who had had an eventful few days with us but little did we know that on [...]

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highlights: october 2013

Thumbnail image for highlights: october 2013 by Sabi Sabi November 12, 2013

This is a collection of images and videos that we feel are highlights of the month of October 2013. Some are amazing pictures and videos and some are rare sightings or even exciting events at the lodges. Enjoy our highlights of the month.

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what did we walk into?

Thumbnail image for what did we walk into? by Richard de Gouveia November 6, 2013

As a part of our training we are always trying to get a better understanding of all that surrounds us. As part of the guest experience, the guests are offered a nature walk after breakfast, which is aimed at looking at the smaller intricacies that nature has to offer. Now although we don’t look for [...]

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walking the length of the msuthlu river

Thumbnail image for walking the length of the msuthlu river by Sabi Sabi October 29, 2013

With the rare luxury of an afternoon off myself and two other guides from Bush Lodge, (Simon Smit and Kevin Power), decided that we wanted to walk the length of the Msuthlu River that winds it’s way through the property with the aim of admiring the beautiful riverine ecosystem, birds, and the bonus of viewing [...]

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