We have experienced some hot days this past week, with animals frequenting the numerous waterholes throughout the reserve, as well as in front of the lodges. Often overlooked, the Impala is undoubtedly one of the most efficient and successful species at Sabi Sabi. We sat in a large herd as the sun rose and marvelled… [Read More]
My name is Steff McWilliam and I am the newest member of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. I have been involved with wildlife, in one form or another, my whole life. Whether volunteering at my local SPCA, working on a cheetah conservation project, monitoring Black rhinos, helping track Great White sharks off of our coast line or simply rescuing and releasing wildlife that have made it dangerously close to human habitations. Nature is my life and wildlife is my calling. Something I have been aware of since a very young age. I began studying a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Botany as well as genetics and microbiology but the wild was calling, and so I answered...
I qualified as a nature guide seven years ago and have been privileged enough to work in the wild areas of South Africa ever since. After a year of interning at South Africa’s best Wildlife Hospital and rehabilitation center I decided to move to the bush on a permanent basis. Five years later and I found my way to Sabi Sabi and what a journey it has been.
Being able to work in a truly wild paradise has been the greatest honour, and being able to share it with guests from all over the world, the greatest privilege. Our world is in peril, with wildlife and wild places disappearing at a rapid rates and I believe the need for education, passion and inspiration has never been more necessary to help save this beautiful planet we call home. Being able to help people connect with Mother Nature is my greatest passion and one that I believe is paramount to a happy and healthy life. Living in a day and age where people are disconnected from their natural world and looking for answers nature provides a peaceful solace and if you listen carefully, you can hear her calling.
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“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.” ~ Unknown Shortly after heading out on safari we noticed some tracks of a female lion, so we decide to give it a try and track her. After walking through the bush and following her tracks, we lost where she had gone, until… [Read More]
September is officially the start of Spring here at Sabi Sabi and the last push for animals to make it through the dry season before the first rains fall. One of the cutest little animals we see on the reserve – hyena cubs! These hyena cubs were playing around their den site, chasing each other… [Read More]
Species name: Puff Adder Scientific Name: Bitis arietans Weight: Male: 2-4 kg – Female: 3-5kg Length: Male: Under 1m – Female: Up to or over 1m General Habitat: A wide variety of habitats from semi-arid areas, woodlands, savannah, forests and even suburban areas. Diet: A large variety of prey such as rodents, frogs, birds… [Read More]