Winter is in full force at Sabi Sabi and with that, herbivores, amongst others, are attracted to the many waterholes across the reserve as well as good grazing in the vicinity.
Even though the grasses are dying out for the dry season, birdlife brightens the bush.
The young Msuthlu female has been seen around a lot recently. This week she was seen stalking a herd of impala before being disturbed by some hyena in the area who eventually chased her up a tree.
The White Dam male was found approaching a nearby waterhole to quench his thirst on a sunny warm winters morning.
Another leopard who seems to be settling into the area well is the Mawelawela male. He was seen mating with the Kigelia female. The pair moved through the night together and managed to catch a small Scrub Hare.
Ntsumi patiently watched a herd of impala cross a drainage line, planning her next hunt carefully.
The Little Bush female was again successful in taking down a duiker kill and quickly forced to stash it up a tree after having a hyena try and steal it.
The two sub-adults from the Southern Pride were unsuccessful as they failed to chase down some Kudus who spotted them from some distance.
The young Mhangeni Pride have been seen regularly in the Southern section of our reserve. Here they seem to be settling in and following a large breeding herd of Cape Buffalo, planning their next meal.
Our final lion sighting of the week came in the form of two lionesses from the Eyrefield/Sparta Pride who walked confidently through the open plains at first light, giving our guests the amazing opportunity to witness the grace and elegance of these beautiful cats.
We end this week’s blog with an amazing sighting of a male cheetah who chased down a Scrub Hare. After his heart rate settled down, the Cheetah took its kill to an area of shade where he began to feed.
Until next time…