A firm favourite amongst the highlights this week is the news that the Scotia female leopard is pregnant! She has been seen more regularly of late and seems to be seeking a spot amongst some rocky outcrops to give birth. We are extremely excited about this and hope she can keep her little one/s safe.
Lurking in the dark – Xovonekela – this impressive male leopard was making it hard for us to keep up with him as he was making his way quickly and quietly though the bush. We caught up with him again this morning as he approached a waterhole to quench his thirst.
We bumped into the beautiful Msuthlu female who was showing off the iconic curl of a leopard’s tail just before she tried to catch a Crested Franklin but startled an old buffalo bull who proceeded to chase her off.
An unknown male leopard has been seen in recent days. He is quite shy and carrying a few injuries as a result – of what we assume to be from a fight with another male leopard.
Maxabeni was camera shy over the weekend and proving to have early morning blues as he refused to give us a look…
Again, plenty of elephant sightings this week – old and young!
A rather large herd of buffalo passed through the property with these two bulls having a play fight while moving along.
A dazzle of zebra is alerted to a noise behind them.
We were fortunate enough to be able to view the longest Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday night!
A younger hyena having an early morning scratch!
A Black-bellied Bustard moves slowing through the long grass.
Two African Green Pigeons came to one of our watering holes to quench their thirst.
The World’s tallest land mammal!
A water monitor lizard catches the last of the sunlight before slipping into the water.
After a hot and dry day, these Blue Wildebeest decided to cool their legs while they also quenched their thirst.
Until next time…