It’s the last day of my six-week cycle and I am making my way back to Bush Lodge after dropping my guests off at Skukuza Airport. I can see another vehicle approaching and I pull over to the side of the road so that they don’t have to drive in my dust. As I wave goodbye… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Andries Ndlovu
My name is Andries Ndlovu. As a child I was always intrigued by nature. My ﬁrst experience of the true wilderness came when I bartended at a lodge on a Big 5 reserve.
Naturally my attention shifted from mixing cocktails and ﬂipping bottles to bush walks and game drives. It was only a matter of time before I got my ﬁeld guiding qualiﬁcations and instead of being behind the bar, found myself behind the steering wheel of a game viewer. I’ve been guiding for almost 6 years now and still enjoy every minute of it. Waking up every morning and knowing you’ll create memorable experiences, for me, is the most rewarding feeling ever and that’s what makes being a guide at Sabi Sabi the greatest job! Besides the awesome fauna and ﬂora the reserve has to provide, the family bonds between staﬀ make it truly a home away from home.
Sigma 150-600mm lens
The last week has once again presented itself with spectacular wildlife sightings, experienced by both our safari team and guests. Do enjoy this week’s recap… The young Ngumi female leopard was found one afternoon feeding on a duiker kill. She was trying to eat as much as possible before something larger than herself came across… [Read More]
It has been a truly spectacular week on safari – we have seen it all, and more!! We are just loving the sightings of the Southern Pride female and her two cubs! We had a special sighting early in the week when one of the cubs was playing with a Francolin and mom kept a… [Read More]
An inquisitive start to the week… or just creating the perfect photographic opportunity…?! This Nyala cow was leading her young male calf through the thickets. Her beautiful rufous coat broken up by the sunlight piercing through the leaves, accentuated by the white disruptive markings running down her sides. Across an open area these giraffe were… [Read More]
Despite it being winter, we have been waking to some spectacular sunrises – well worth waking up early to witness! On a blustery morning these two zebras stayed close together, looking for any signs of potential danger; and this little one took shelter amongst the herd. Once the sun’s rays start to warm up the… [Read More]