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Wednesday was my last day of a seven week cycle, and my last day in the bush for the next three and…

I tried my promise-after-wine approach again today and promised hippos, zebras, wild dogs and active leopards…maybe expecting a bit too much???  But…

Monday’s mission was to find lions, and although they had been heard roaring north on Ingwelala, I decided to check along the…

This morning woke up with me not having had a great deal of sleep due to the inconsiderate lions that spent the…

Waking up at midnight with a howling wind outside, I definitely wasn’t looking forward to heading out on morning drive when my…

I headed out for my last morning drive in a couple of days on Tuesday, for a shorter drive for my guests,…

A week ago on Monday, I was struggling for leopard, yet this morning saw no such stresses other than staying warm on…

Sunday morning was meant to be a nice, leisurely drive, and it started off as such – we enjoyed the baboons playing…

Saturday morning was a chilly one, and things started off quietly, but with a lovely sunrise to greet us, we were happy…

My last morning drive for a few days, and with a 100 percent guarantee of see either wild dogs or lions, I…

Monday.  Leopard day, surely?  Well, with a 100 percent guarantee made last night, I had no choice but to deliver…this didn’t explain…

Sunday started off with us checking the northern sections of Motswari before moving out east in the hope of finding some sign…

Saturday was a slightly frustrating day for me, as my search for both morning and afternoon drives was to find leopard –…

Although Friday was still a bit cool first thing in the morning, it was a warmer start than the past few days….

Maybe my memory is short, but this winter is feeling like it is shaping up to be the coolest one we have…

May saw us hit our “quietest” month for the year in terms of game viewing, on both the Big 5 and general…

Heading out on a very chilly morning, it was hard to believe that today was already the last day of May –…

Tuesday was a rather nippy start to the day and we began slowly by checking the area where we believe the Western…

Greetings again!  I am back on drive, and have my camera as a companion once more 🙂  Sunday afternoon started much later…

Saturday was yet another chilly start to the day and saw me with yet another rhino-finding mission on my guests’ last drive;…

My apologies for my absence from the blog, but for the last few days, I have been driving some photographers and with…

Friday started off a lot cooler than yesterday, so with gloves and beanies on, we headed out and spent the first part…

After a good first afternoon with my guests, my Thursday morning mission was to go and find rhino – something that has…

So after a few days off drive, I returned to the fray on Wednesday hearing that whilst the lions hadn’t been playing…

We headed out a bit early on Saturday morning and headed over to where the lion cubs were, hoping that the pride…

Friday was my last day with my group of guests and we strangely still needed a good zebra sighting as we had…

Thursday was another day of lions; I was checking the northern boundary again for them when we picked up tracks heading towards…

I headed out on Wednesday with plans to go and follow up on the lions that have been hanging around in the…

On Tuesday my plan was to head towards where the lions were last seen yesterday evening and follow up from there, but…

Having only fulfilled one of my three requests yesterday, this morning was about finding “leopard with cubs”.  Easy, I thought, were it…

So, would it be wild dogs, rhinos and active lions today?  Waking up just after 3am to the sound of lions roaring…

Saturday morning started out a little warmer than the previous day as I headed off in search of my hyenas, giraffes and…

So, after a lovely two week break down at the coast, I am back in the bush and was delighted to hear…

April proved to be yet another good month in a run of good months to start off the year for us; statistically,…

Wednesday was my last full day of work in a 7,5 week work cycle, which means that this is also my last…

If I thought yesterday afternoon’s drive was a tough one, then I had another thing coming with Tuesday morning’s drive, which ended…

Monday morning started out with clear conditions and a very crisp, winter-like morning! We moved to Argyle Dam and watched the day…

Sunday morning was my last morning with my group of guests, and having had enjoyed some good game viewing over the last…

Waking up disappointed that we only received 8mm from last nights storm, although the weatherman forecast more, we headed out in cloudy…

Following the unexpected rain last night, we awoke to a slightly damp landscape, but with more rain forecast for later in the…

Thursday was elephant day at Motswari, and our morning began with us just checking the northern reaches of the lodge for any…

On Wednesday morning I decided to head south to see if the Sumatra male lions were still courting the two Ross lionesses,…

Tuesday morning was a lovely start to the day, and with me only having three guests that have been to Motswari many…

We headed out on Monday morning with the rest of the guests that arrived late yesterday afternoon and began checking for signs…

I had the rare luxury of a sleep-in on Sunday morning as my guests were checking out early, and so i left…

Saturday was another good day for me, and not just because my football team won 4-0. It started out with me spending…

If yesterday’s zero percent chance of rain led to us getting wet, then I don’t know why I was surprised that this…

I will begin this blog by saying this; Terry and Kirsty, if you are reading this, don’t look at all of the…

Wednesday morning started with lions roaring in all directions from the camp; the Western Pride to the west, more lions way west,…

Tuesday morning started off with a little drizzle, and my jokes of there being 100 percent chance of rain during the morning…

As we completed the past month to draw to a close the first quarter of the year, we could again bask in…

Greetings, and apologies for the lack of posts over the last week, but having been off drive, there wasn’t much to share…

I think the less said about Tuesday morning, the better. To say it was quiet would be an understatement, but we still…

Following the return of the lions on the weekend, things carried on well on the lion front with all nine lions of…

Saturday saw a fresh start to the day following last night’s rain, and with a slight breeze and hard soils, we weren’t…

The weatherman promised hot weather today, and with the thermometer maxing out at 42,5 degrees Celsius, he was wrong…he also said we…

So, it is official, we have returned to a lionless state in the northern Timbavati, and the last two days were rather…

At last the wind started to die down, and Tuesday proved to be a much better day in the bush, although still…

I rejoined the game drives on Sunday afternoon in very windy, and not completely pleasant conditions, and based on how quiet the…

Hi again, and apologies for the condensation of three days worth of blogs into one post, but due to the fact that…

Wednesday morning was my last morning drive for a couple of days, and we again headed out to see if there was…

After a restless night, we awoke and went to see what had unfolded during the night with Shongile and the fate of…

Monday morning started out on a very quiet note – I saw a solitary herd of impalas in the first hour and…

As the weatherman promised, we woke up on Friday to an extremely windy day, and it was a wind that wouldn’t let…

Another new day, and another new set of fantastic sightings!  The slightly quiet lion period of last week is now gone again;…

After yesterday’s success, what was Thursday going to bring?  Well, based on the leopard roaring on our airstrip as we were about…

After a few days without guests, I was rejoining the team out in the bush for my afternoon drive, and was particularly…

Saturday was another hot and humid day that eventually broke with some very isolated showers, dropping 5mm of rain on the areas…

It is always nice to have a reason to celebrate and this month at Newmark, we have a few. We are so…

The great start to 2017 continued, and the fact that for most of the month the areas within our concession stayed greener…

So I arrived back at work after my two weeks of leave to a much greener northern (and southern!) Timbavati than when…

Lately, every day I wake wondering if today will be the end of our rather splendid run of game viewing, and every…

I returned to drive on Sunday afternoon after three days off drive, and I am happy to report that the game viewing…

My last morning drive for a few days, and it was a good one to end off – we began planning to…

Wednesday was another warm and humid day, but it was yet another great day at Motswari.  I headed off to track down…

We headed out on drive on Tuesday morning and immediately heard that our Western Pride were yet again found within the northern…

Monday was the last morning for our large group that was in camp, and it got off to a great start –…

Waking up on Sunday morning, we were greeted by the rasping calling of a leopard to the west of the lodge, around…

I was the only vehicle out from the main lodge on Saturday morning, and Kevin was out from Geigers Camp, but with…

Thursday morning drive turned out to be yet another good one!  The Ross pride of three lions were resting on Java, and…

This year, 2017, got off to a great start at Motswari, if for no other reason than the fact that we had…

Today was my last drive for a couple of days, and despite not seeing the most things, it was still a drive…

We headed off on Monday morning with the aim of finding two animals – rhino and elephant.  Easy.  As we journeyed west,…

Sunday morning was the last morning drive for some of my guests, and after tripping over elephants across the reserve two days…

After such a cracking day yesterday, could we repeat it this morning?  Well, with elephants all over the north around the lodge…

Friday was just one of those rather incredible days in the bush; I set out on drive to go and see if…

Waking up on Thursday, we were treated with grey skies and windy weather, but a bush that was far drier than the…

Wednesday was the last day we got to enjoy before some forecast rain and wind; although the rain would be welcome, the…

Tuesday was a rather warm start to the day, and with an almost cloudless sky, the temperatures didn’t stop rising.  I would…

Heading out on Monday morning, we decided to follow up on the elephant herds that had been around the lodge last night,…

After yesterday afternoon’s great drive, I was sort of brought back down to earth with a bang the next morning when my…

So I am back at work after some more leave (yes, I know I have just been on leave, but this time…

Monday was my last drive of this short cycle, and it ended on a good note!  Sunny, calm weather bathed the bush…

My guests decided to spend Saturday morning in bed, and after hearing what the other guides saw that morning, I was a…

I returned to game drive on the Thursday afternoon, and with only two guests, I took it very easy and enjoyed some…

Tuesday morning was my last drive for a few days, and it wasn’t quite how i hoped it would end, despite there…

2016 has been a crazy one out here at Motswari in the Northern Timbavati. From the struggles affecting most of the animals as…

The new year started in a slightly slow fashion for some of us, but Marka was not some of us, and he…

The last blog of 2016 – and despite the lack of animal photos, I can tell you that it wasn’t because we…

The last few days were not the easiest in the bush, and things weren’t made easier when the rains arrived without much…

Greeting’s All! I am back from a lovely break over the Christmas season, and trust that you all had a great festive…

Well, it seems that it wasn’t just my best images that I was looking at over my last leave, but also some…

Greetings All   We hope and trust that everyone out there had a wonderful Festive Season surrounded by friends, family and loved…

The rains have arrived!!!  Last night we had our first good rains following a week where everyone else seemed to be getting…

This is my last update for a couple of weeks as I had off on my leave to spend some time at…

Sunday was a chilled but rather warm start to the day that saw us enjoying some great general game; hippos, giraffes, impalas,…

Apologies for the lack of photos for this blog post, but a combination of not having had my camera with me, and…

Monday could not really be any quieter than Sunday, and it started off with a newly born wildebeest calf in the east…

Saturday was another cool, cloudy and damp morning, but sadly the promised rains failed to materialise and the rain was nothing more…

Saturday morning was a cloudy and cool morning, and saw us in search of the Western Pride, but sadly this wasn’t to…

Wednesday started out on a good note, and whilst checking up on what i sounded like a leopard kill opposite my house…

Thursday was a day of two halves – a scorching hot morning, followed by a cool, windy and slightly wet afternoon where…

I have been off drive for a few days, but it sounds like the guides had a fair few days in the…

Saturday was another day of up and down weather, with it being quite chilly and slightly damp at points in the morning,…

Friday’s mission was for leopards, and I set out to check the northern boundary to see if Shongile was around, but I…

Thursday started off slowly as we once again experienced the warmth of the summer, and by the late afternoon, temperatures were past…

Wednesday was a much calmer and drier day, and the improved weather was well reflected in the game drives!  It did start…

Sadly, the weather conditions today did not allow for great game viewing, and a rather cold and slightly damp morning ended without…

Waking up to a cold, windy morning we knew that the magic of yesterday’s drives was not going to be repeated, but…

Monday saw us receive a further 2mm of rain, possibly not as much as the thunderous storm suggested we would get, but…

Although the weatherman’s promise had been for more rain, the 25mm we received this weekend will go a long way to starting…

As the days pass, we get closer to the promise of rain – a 4mm shower Wednesday night was enough to settle…

Sunday morning was a great drive – our Sumatra lioness was still resting near hear waterbuck kill, and later in the morning,…

Needless to say, Saturday was, well, rather hot!  Luckily, this didn’t have a negative impact on the game viewing, and the afternoon…

Its back to the broken down record – Friday was another scorcher in the Lowveld, and by 8am, it was already almost…

Wednesday morning spent in the east looking for lions was proving frustrating, as whilst the trackers did locate on the Sumatra lioness…

At last, I have a new opening line; today was a very mild and pleasant day, and for much of it the…

At the risk of sounding like a broken down record, but Monday was another scorcher – the last one before some cooler…

Sunday proved to be a good day for game viewing as the mercury remained in the upper thirties, with real-feel temperatures soaring…

Saturday was yet another hot day, and most animals sought refuge in the shade by early morning.  In the south, Mondzweni male…

Friday was another scorching day, and temperatures rose quickly!  In the east, these temperatures drew the elephants and buffalos to the waterholes,…

Our leopards seem to have a habit of not showing up when we have guests that are particularly looking for them, such…

Yesterday was a decidedly cooler start to the day on the weather front, but soon heated up on the animal front when…

Last night brought with it a very unexpected, but most welcomed 20mm of rain in the extremely dry north of the reserve;…

We are currently introducing great new features to some of our properties. At Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, we’re implementing an exciting soft refurbishment,…

Upon returning to the driving schedule a few days ago, I was informed that the night before a very nervous leopard was…

We’re past the halfway mark and the shortest night of the year is now behind us. While we’re still in the grip…

As the month of June draws to a close, we can start looking back at some pretty special sightings!  While my camera…

PLEASE NOTE: Photographs are very graphic! Last week, Dave and I sent Goodman and Difference off following the tracks of some lions…

Despite the fact that we are approaching the middle of our winter period, we have still enjoyed some warm days in the…

So, after a couple of extremely tough days for my guests and I in the bush – in very trying conditions, it…

Here is a collection of a few more photos taken in May 2016 that may have slipped through some our other blog…

Over the last few weeks, our northern hyena clan’s den site – situated 10 minutes from the lodge – has become a…

On my guests’ first afternoon safari several days back, the guides had picked up on a pack of six wild dogs having…

Amazingly, this was not the first time I had watched this large male warthog brazenly walk up to our northern hyena den…

During the times when our lions don’t play along, and move off to wherever lions move off to when they leave Motswari,…

Our sights are always set high at Newmark and never more so than now as we expand our offering into other parts…

A couple of nights ago, after a relaxed game drive in the northern parts of the reserve spent with elephants, buffalo, hippos,…

Last week I was driving  couple of sets of return guests, and while they had once again enjoyed some lovely game viewing…

With my cameras largely out of action at the moment, it has given me time to rummage through some of my images…

Returning from my two weeks leave in the middle of April, I was surprised to hear of a pride of 8 lions…

Winter’s come to Cape Town a little early this year, and while the rain is needed and welcome, we are making plans…

We recently had  an interesting visitor in camp, who came by just as all the guests were getting back from a lovely…

Greetings all, and welcome back to the Motswari Blog! Firstly, I would just like to welcome Angie and Kevin not only to…

On a recent drive, we were out for the afternoon to a quieter part of the reserve towards a hyena den that…

While some of us (read: all of us) bemoan the rising heat of early summer – with temperatures topping out at 43…

The last week has been a very enjoyable one for lions, for a change!  Over the last few months, we have had…

Hi All It seems as though the spiders weren’t too happy to be disturbed when I decided to pick my camera up…

Scholtz, a property in the far eastern part of our traversing range. Know to most of the rangers here at mostawri as…

I have figured out that it is not me that is cursed, it’s my camera! The last three days, I have been…

Hello again everyone! As I am sure you have read in the last couple of blog posts, we have had quite the…

There is about to be a new edition or editions to the Motswari family!!! Every morning where staff meet to go over…

Wow, what a 24 hours we have had in the northern Timbavati!!! It started all well and good yesterday morning with the…

It was only last night when I was discussing wild dogs with my six guests at Geiger’s Camp, and for once, all…

The mornings are becoming less and less chilly, the sun showing it’s beautiful rays a little earlier and the afternoons are flashing…

One of the offered activities here at Motswari is the after breakfast walk. While walking you can learn about the smaller things,…

        So rather than boring you all with writing about my week, I thought it be nice to share…

Travel + Leisure has ranked the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in the V&A Waterfront as one of the World’s Best Hotels. Read…

Here at Motswari we are blessed with having some of the most stunning elephant sightings I have ever experienced anywhere in South…

I certainly believe that some people have more luck than others and just to prove it, I have recently had a wonderful…

Today was a bit of a quiet morning, but after having grey, looming weather for the past two days at least the…

Having just finished off another enjoyable six-week cycle of work, I get to look back and see what the highlight of my…

If most people were to be honest, handguns and rifles (lets not even talk about shot guns) are terrifying. They are highly…

As most of you may know hippos seemingly very lazy in nature often lay in the water for the duration of the…

I had no sooner uploaded a blog when I was sitting at Argyle Dam watching some hippos and crocodiles on a somewhat…

Richard and Carla decided they would like to experience what it would be like to sleep out in the African bush at…

As some of you may recall, in the past, I had a serious curse that Grant Murphy always let me know about….

How to make every guide, manager, receptionist, tracker and guest in the Timbavati dislike you. After spending the morning submerged in amongst…

Maybe some parents can relate to this story of a beautiful leopard Nthombi who, with no doubt, has stolen the hearts of…

The last few days I have been guiding a husband and wife on their first safari experience ever, it had been a…

It was with great joy that we watched Nthombi’s litter of two cubs for the first time in January this year, and…

For Motswari Private Game Reserve, conservation and environmental awareness have been part of the property’s DNA since its founding over 40 years…

Hi Folks For those of you still following the blog, the good news is that Chad has started taking a few photos…

Daily Synopsis So with some good leopard and elephant viewing achieved yesterday, we were on the mission of finding what are once…

Daily Synopsis Monday started out on a very quiet note, but things did improve in the afternoon. I was out on a…

Saturday 28th March saw the annual Earth Hour event take place at Motswari and we, along with millions of people around the world,…

Daily Synopsis Carolina and Philip had been with us at Motswari for four nights, and decided to spend their last night out…

In Chad’s absence we thought it a good idea to briefly shift the focus from the animals of the reserve to the…

Friday, 13 February 2015 Morning Drive (Chad, Marka, Richard, Grant, Herold) 5 x wild dogs (Investec Pack) – Masungulo, Lower River Rd…

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 Morning Drive (Chad, Petros, Herold and Grant) 9 x lions (Ross Pride) – Masungulo, Double Highway Concrete Crossing…

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 Morning Drive (Shaddy and Josh) 3 x lions (Timbavati young pride) – Scholtz, Sumatra North-South Cutline 2 x…

Weekly Synopsis This weekly reporting period started off with a distinct lack of lions, which was unfortunate, as I had some return…

Morning Drive (Chad and Herold) 1 x breeding herd of buffalo – Peru, Giraffe Kill Rd   Afternoon Drive (Chad and Richard)…

Morning Drive (Chad and Herold) 3 x buffalo bulls – Masungulo, Entrance Dam   Afternoon Drive (Chad and Herold) 1 x leopard…

Morning Drive (Chad) 5 x wild dogs (Investec Pack) – Java, Leopard Rock Hide 1 x breeding herd of elephants – Java,…

Everyone enjoys the spoils that Valentine’s Day brings. During this month of love, the Newmark team has put together some fantastic events…

  16-Nov-14 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Wild_Dog 8 Argyle Argyle Dam Leopard 1 Ntima male Peru Illegal Crossing Buffalo…

  08-Nov-14 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Wild_Dog 9 Jaydee Jaydee Pan Leopard 1 Xiviti male Motswari Wisani Crossing Elephant…

  Daily Synopsis   The first week of the new month saw me still being on leave and relaxing at the game…

  Daily Synopsis   The last week of the month is probably going to plagued with holes in my memory, as I…

  16-Oct-14 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Wild_Dog 4 Collared Pack Peru Klipdrift Crossing Buffalo Scholtz Gravel Pits Buffalo Masungulo…

  08-Oct-14 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Leopard 1 Tshukunanya Male Jaydee Makulu Dam Leopard 1 Ntima Male Masungulo Steep…

Daily Synopsis The quiet end to last month seemed to follow on for the first few days of this month, and whilst…

Daily Synopsis Returning from my rather short break in the city, I was immediately back out in the bush, and it didn’t…

Daily Synopsis This blog update had just a few days worth of me driving before I headed on leave for my monthly…

With the cats having played along so well last week, we were due a good week with my favourite animals of the…

Daily Synopsis Following a great end to the month, we kicked off the start of September with a few days worth of…

Daily Synopsis This is the first of a massive catch-up session on the blogs after a nightmarish few months with technology, but…

13th August 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Rhino 6 Crash of 6 Peru Voel Dam Northern Access Buffalo Breeding…

7th August 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Buffalo Breeding Herd Java Java Dam Buffalo Breeding Herd Peru Mbali River…

  4th August 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 4 Jacaranda Pride De_Luca Bateleur Drive Leopard 2 Umfana Male…

1st AUGUST 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Buffalo Buffalo Bulls Java Whitey’s Rest Buffalo Buffalo Bulls Java Java-Mbali Buffalo…

30th July 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Elephant Breeding Herd Karans Western Cutline Elephant Elephant Bulls Argyle Dam Rd…

28th July 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Leopard 3 Shongile Female and Cubs Argyle Long Rd Buffalo Breeding Herd…

  Daily Synopsis   Greetings to everyone!  I am back to work after a slightly extended leave period and straight back into…

30th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Leopard 1 Nthombi’s Boy Masungulo Mangawaan Rd Elephant Breeding Herd Masungulo Mangawaan…

26th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 3 Jacaranda Pride Scholtz River Rd East Lion 1 Unknown Male…

At Newmark, our employees are as important as our guests. We take great pride in empowering and nurturing them to succeed. We…

23rd JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Leopard 3 Nthombi Female and Cubs Masungulo Back Nine’s West Elephant 1…

21st June – Some Animals Wake Up   21st JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Wild_Dog 5 Collared Pack Masungulo…

10th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 5 Jacaranda Pride Peru Lion Pan Lion 5 Timbavati Pride Peru…

9th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 4 Jacaranda Males Peru Lion Pan Link 1 Leopard 3 Shongile…

8th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 4 Jacaranda Males Peru Lion Pan Link 1 Buffalo 2 Buffalo…

7th JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Lion 5 Jacaranda Pride Scholtz Scholtz Airstrip Leopard 1 Shongile’s Cubs Motswari…

1st JUNE 2014 MORNING DRIVE SPECIES NO. COMPOSITION PROPERTY LOCATION Elephant Breeding Herd Jaydee Elephant Breeding Herd Jaydee AFTERNOON DRIVE SPECIES NO….

You have all read about the concert that Tian Jiang performed right here at Motswari Private Game Reserve where he was joined…

Morning Drive (Chad, Marka, Herold, Josh and Richard) 8 x lions (Timbavati Pride plus 2 males) – Motswari, Ingwelala Cutline 1 x…

  Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Shaddy, Marka, Josh and Richard) 3 x lions (Jacaranda females) – Karans, Bottom Rd 1 x lion…

Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Shaddy, and Josh) 3 x lions (Jacaranda females) – Karans, Kudu Pan Clearing 1 x lion (unknown young…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 3 x lions (Machaton males) – Masungulo, Lower River Rd 1 x breeding herd of elephants…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride; 3 lionesses, 2 young males, 1 young female) – Motswari, Sean’s…

Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Shaddy, Josh, Marka and Richard) 2 x lions (Mabande and Birmingham males) – Peru, Argyle Rd 1 x…

Morning Drive (Chad, Josh, Marka and Richard) 1 x leopard (Nthombi’s boy) – Masungulo, Bushwillow Way 1 x breeding herd of elephants…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Josh, Marka and Grant) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 3 females, 2 young males, 1 young female)…

Morning Drive (Keith, Shaddy, Josh, Marka and Grant) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 3 females, 2 young males, 1 young female)…

With winter faster approaching, why not warm up at the opulent Dash Restaurant & Bar as mull over a glass of wine,…

8th May Morning Drive 1 x Leopard – Ntombi’s Boys – Giga Giga, Masungulo 1 x Breeding Herd of Buffalo – Big…

6th May Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of Elephant – Masungulo 1 x Breeding Herd of Buffalo – Masungulo 1 x…

4th May Morning Drive 2 x Lions (Mating) – Argyle Rd 3 x Leopard – Ntombi & Boys – Grasslands, Masungulo 1…

2nd May Morning Drive 5 x Lions – Jacaranda’s – Hennie’s Rd, Argyle 1 x Breeding Herd of Buffalo – western Cutline,…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Richard) 2 x leopards (Nthombi’s boys) – Masungulo, Bushbaby Loop 1 x elephant bull – Masungulo,…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Richard) 2 x lions (Mabande males) – Kings, Cheetah Plains 1 x breeding herd of buffalo…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 2 x lions (Mabande males) – Kings, Cheetah Plains 1 x breeding herd of buffalo –…

Photo of the Day 20th April Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of Elephant – Twala Rd, Jaydee 2 x Elephant Bulls…

Photo of the Day 18th April Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of Elephant – Sweetwater Pan, Masungulo 1 x Breeding Herd…

Greetings!   Here is my collection of images from the last week!  It was a rather quiet week from a game viewing…

Photo of the Day 17th April Morning Drive 3 x Leopard – Ntombi and Boys– Masungulo Cutline, Jaydee 1 x Breeding Herd…

Photo of the Day 16th April Morning Drive 2 x Lion – Rockfig Males – Hide Dam, Masungulo 1 x Breeding Herd…

By our usual standards, it was a leopard sighting that left a lot to be desired, and as a sighting, it was…

Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Marka and Richard) 2 x lions (Rockfig males with giraffe kill) – Masungulo, Hide Dam Southern Access 1…

Morning Drive (Chad, Marka and Richard) 2 x lions (Rockfig males with giraffe kill) – Masungulo, Hide Dam Southern Access 1 x…

Morning Drive (Chad and Richard) 2 x lions (Rockfig males with giraffe kill) – Masungulo, Hide Dam Southern Access 3 x lion…

Morning Drive (Chad, Richard and Herold) 2 x lions (Rockfig males with giraffe kill) – Masungulo, Hide Dam 1 x lion (Jacaranda…

Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Richard and Herold) 3 x lions (Jacaranda lionesses) – Peru, Woza-Woza Cutline/Pan Rd 2 x lions (Rockfig males)…

Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Richard and Herold) 2 x lions (unknown males) – Masungulo, Nyosi River Rd 4 x elephant bulls –…

Morning Drive (Richard and Keith) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride 3 lionesses, 2 young males, 1 young female) – Motswari, Camp 1…

Photo of the Day 8th April Morning Drive 2 x Leopard – Ntombi’s Boys –Piva Rd, Masungulo 6 x Lions – Timbavati…

Photo of the Day 7th April Morning Drive 1 x Leopard – Mashaton Male –Western Cutline, Cutline 1 x Elephant Bull –…

Morning Drive (Chad, Richard and Herold) 2 x lions (Timbavati Pride with giraffe kill) – Argyle, Klipdrift Crossing 2 x leopards (Nthombi’s…

4th April Morning Drive (Richard, Marka and Herold) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride killing giraffe bull) – Argyle, Klipdrift Crossing 3 x…

Pianist Tian Jiang’s Concert in the Bush at Motswari Private Game Reserve

  19h March Morning Drive   (Chad, Richard, Marka)   4 x lions (Machaton Pride, 3 males, 1 lioness) – Kings, Mashangaan…

  17th March Morning Drive   (Chad, Richard, Marka, Shaddy)   1 x leopard (unidentified skittish male) – Masungulo, Grasslands   1 x…

12th-16th March– The Post Rain Flurry  Photo of the Day 12th March Morning Drive 2 x Leopard – Argyle Jnr & Cub…

4th March Morning Drive (Richard, Marka, Shadrack) 3 x leopards (Shongile and cubs with impala kill) – Argyle, Horizon Rd 1 x…

1st & 2nd March–  On Autumn’s doorstep  Photo of the Day 1st March Morning Drive 1 x Leopard – Ntombi – Masungulo…

25th & 26th February –  Things get real busy out there…  Photo of the Day 25th Febuary Morning Drive 2 x Leopard – Ntombi’s…

20th 21st & 22nd  February –  Summertime and the living is easy  Photo of the Day 20th February Morning Drive 2 x Leopard – Ntombi’s…

17th February Morning Drive (Chad, Richard, Grant and Shaddy) 4 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Ingwelala, Argyle Rd 3 x lions (Jacaranda…

15th February Morning Drive (Grant and Shaddy) 1 x breeding herd of elephants – Masungulo, Nyosi Confluence 1 x breeding herd of…

13th February Morning Drive (Chad, Richard, Grant and Shaddy) 3 x leopards (Shongile and two cubs) – Argyle, Ingwelala Crossing 2 x…

10th February Morning Drive (Shaddy)   10th February Afternoon Drive (Grant and Shaddy) 3 x leopards (Nthombi female, Nthombi’s boy and Ntsogwaan…

7th, 8th & 9th February –  Relentless Enemies  Photo of the Day 7th February Morning Drive 4 x Lions – Jacaranda Males – Mafikizolo rd,…

5th February Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Richard and Grant) 2 x lions (Jacaranda lionesses) – Borneo Airstrip 1 x leopard (Rockfig Jnr…

3rd February Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Richard and Herold) 1 x leopard (Nthombi female with impala kill) – Masungulo, Entrance Dam Rd…

    1st and 2nd February – Brotherly Love       1st February Morning Drive   (Chad, Keith, Richard and Herold)…

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30th January Morning Drive (Chad, Keith and Herold) 1 x leopard (Argyle Jnr female) – Argyle, Fish Eagles Nest Rd 1 x…

28th January Morning Drive (Chad and Richard) 4 x wild dogs (with steenbuck kill) – Karans, Airstrip 4 x lions (Jacaranda males)…

26th January Morning Drive (Keith and Richard) 3 x lions (Jacaranda females) – Peru, Piva Plains 1 x breeding herd of elephants…

24th January Morning Drive (Chad and Keith) 4 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Argyle, Hyena Pan 1 x breeding herd of buffalo…

22nd January Morning Drive (Chad, Marka, Keith and Richard) 3 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Java, New Airstrip 1 x lion (Jacaranda…

17th & 18th January –  The Boys on Patrol  Photo of the Day 17th  January Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of…

15th & 16th January –  The one  night dash…  Photo of the Day 15th  January Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of…

13th January Morning Drive (Chad and Herold) 3 x wild dogs – Jaydee, Makulu Plains 6 x lions (1 male, 2 females,…

11th January Morning Drive (Chad and Herold) 27 x wild dogs – Kings, Double Highway Concrete Crossing 2 x elephant bulls –…

9th January Morning Drive (Chad and Shaddy) 6 x lions (“2014” pride) – De Luca, Drongo Drive 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride)…

7th January Morning Drive (Keith, Shaddy and Richard) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride) – Kings, Mafikizolo Rd 1 x breeding herd of…

5th & 6th January –  Dog’s lotsa Dog’s  Photo of the Day 5th  January 1 x Breeding Herd of Elephant – Double…

4th January –  Timbavati’s Back from the South  Photo of the Day Morning Drive 4 x Buffalo Bulls – Masungulo 1 x…

2nd January Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Shaddy, Peter and Richard) 27 x wild dogs – Mbali, Battle Fields II 4 x lions…

31st December Morning Drive (Chad and Richard) 27 x wild dogs – Masungulo, Eastern Cutline 2 x elephant bulls – Motswari, Airstrip…

27th December Morning Drive (Chad, Herold and Richard) 25mm of rain 5 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 2 females, 2 sub-adult males…

25th December Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Herold and Richard) 1 x leopard (Nthombi female with impala kill) – Jaydee, Masungulo-Albert’s Cutline 1 x…

23rd December Morning Drive (Chad and Shaddy) 1 x lion (unknown large male) – De Luca, De Luca Access 3 x elephant bulls…

21st December Morning Drive (Keith, Shaddy, Herold and Richard) 1 x leopard (Xiviti male killing baby steenbuck) – Motswari, Airstrip Rd 1…

17th  18th & 19th December –  Leopard Bonanza!…& Xiviti gets an unfortunate gift  Photo of the Day 17th  December 1 x Leopard…

16th & 17th December –  Summer’s Drought  Photo of the Day 16th  December 1 x Breeding Herd of Buffalo – Elephant Dam,…

11th 12th 13th 14th &15th December –  Sightings Report  Photo of the Day 11th  December Afternoon Drive 1 x Leopard – Ntombi’s…

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  8th December Morning Drive   (Richard, Shaddy and Chad)   3 x rhinos – Masungulo   5 x buffalos – Masungulo,…

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1st December Morning Drive (Shaddy and Barend) 1 x breeding herd of elephants – Peru, Giraffe Kill Rd   1st December Afternoon…

25th November Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Keith and Peter) 1 x leopard (unidentified, skittish male) – Java, Western Cutline 1 x breeding…

22nd November Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Peter, Keith and Herold) 1 x leopard (Argyle Jnr female) – Peru, Francolin Pan 1 x…

Photo of the Day 19th November Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Herold) 2 x elephants – Argyle, Buffalo Pan Access 2 x…

Photo of the Day 16th November Morning Drive (Peter, Shaddy and Herold) 10 x wild dogs (6 adults and 4 pups) –…

11th 12th & 13th November –  Lions making Lions  Photo of the Day 11th November Morning Drive 5 x Lion –Jacaranda’s, Unknown…

8th 9th & 10th November –  Raining Cats and Dogs  Photo of the Day 8th November Morning Drive 5 x Elephant Bulls…

6th & 7th November –  The Bush Bustles  Photo of the Day 6th November Morning Drive 1 x Breeding Herd of Elephants…

Photo of the Day 3rd November Morning Drive (Chad, Keith, Barend, Shaddy and Johannes) 2 x rhinos 2 x elephant bulls – Motswari,…

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1st & 2nd November –  Beautiful Summer Storms and Elephants!  Photo of the Day 15th October Morning Drive 2 x Rhino 1…

Photo of the Day 28th October Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Herold and Shaddy) 10 x wild dogs (6 adults and 4 pups…

Photo of the Day 25th October Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Herold and Shaddy) 3 x leopards (Nthombi and cubs) – Masungulo, Elephant…

Photo of the Day 22nd October Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Herold and Keith) 1 x leopard (skittish male) – Karans, Southern Access…

Photo of the Day 20th October Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Herold and Keith) 2 x lions (Mabande and Birmingham males) – Peru,…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Barend, Herold and Keith) 2 x rhinos 1 x rhino 1 x breeding herd of…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Barend and Keith) 1 x rhino 1 x breeding herd of buffalo – Kings, Little…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Barend and Herold) 3 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Peru, Sohebele Dam 2 x rhinos…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Herold, Keith, Godfrey and Barend) 5 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 2 females and 3 subadults)…

14th & 15th October –  Elephant vs Lion  Photo of the Day 15th October Morning Drive 2 x Rhino 1 x Buffalo…

11th, 12th & 13th October –  #Elephantsdrinking is trending…  Photo of the Day 13th October Morning Drive 2 x Rhino 1 x…

8th, 9th & 10th October –  Hello Summer…  Photo of the Day 10th October Morning Drive 1 x Breeding herd of Elephant-…

6th & 7th October –  Ntombi & Argyle Male come to Blows  Photo of the Day 6th October Morning Drive 1 x…

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4th & 5th October –  The Leopard Whisperers..kind of!  Photo of the Day 4th October Morning Drive 1 x Breeding herd of…

1st ,2nd  & 3rd October –  Sightings Report  Photo of the Day 3nd October Morning Drive 1 x Breeding herd of Elephant-…

Photo of the Day 27th September Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Herold) 5 x lions (3 x Mafikizolo females, young nomad and…

Photo of the Day 24th September Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Peter) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males, 1 female…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Barend 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males, 1 female) – Karans,…

  21st & 22nd September –  Pistol Pete the Pangolin Provider Photo of the Day 21st September Morning Drive 1 x Breeding…

19th & 20th  September – Spring Heats Up! Photo of the Day Photo of the Day 19th   September Morning Drive 1 x…

18th  September –  Rock ‘n Roll Safari Photo of the Day 18th September Morning Drive (Keith, Chad, Peter, Marka and Johannes) 1…

Photo of the Day 16th September Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Herold, Keith and Johannes) 3 x lions (Rockfig males) – Mbali, Battlefields…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Herold and Johannes) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males and 1 female)…

Photo of the Day 13th September Morning Drive (Chad, Herold and Keith) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 3 lionesses, 2 young…

Photo of the Day   Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Herold and Keith) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride –…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Herold and Keith) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 2 males and 1 female)…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 1 x lion (unknown relaxed young male) – Mbali, Windy Way 1…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 1 x lion (unknown relaxed young male) – Karans, High Street 1…

7th &  8th  September –  Farewell Grant Murphy Photo of the Day 8th September Morning Drive (Keith, Grant and Shadrack) 1 x…

5th & 6th  September –  The Return of the Timbavati’s Photo of the Day 6th September Morning Drive (Keith, Grant and Shadrack)…

3rd & 4th  September –  The South explodes with life… Photo of the Day 4th   September Morning Drive (Keith, Grant, Johannes, Herold…

1st  & 2nd  September –  Spring gets Sprung & The Last Minute Leopard Photo of the Day 1st  September Morning Drive (Keith,…

30th & 31st  August –  Buffalo herds by the Dozen… Photo of the Day 31st  August Morning Drive (Keith, Herold, Chad, Grant…

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29th August –  Cheetah Curse??…Whatever… Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Keith, Herold, Chad, Grant and Shadrack) 1 x Breeding herd of…

Photo of the Day 27th August Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 3 x lions (Rockfig males and Machaton male) –…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 1 x cheetah (skittish female) – Masungulo, Entrance Dam Rd 2…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 3 x lions (Rockfig males and Machaton male) – Java, Palm…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 2 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Karans, Central Street 1 x…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 1 x leopard (Xiviti male with warthog kill) – Peru, Mbali…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Herold) 4 x lions (Machaton Pride) – Jaydee, Ngulube Link West 1…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Marka) 1 x cheetah (relaxed female) – Peru, Rudi’s Rd 4 x…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Keith) 4 x lions (Machaton Pride with kudu kill) – Kings, Double…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Grant and Keith) 1 x breeding herd of buffalo – Borneo, Sumatra North-South Cutline…

Photo of the Day 17th August Morning Drive (Grant, Shaddy, Godfrey and Keith) 4 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Karans, Majavi Dam…

Photo of the Day 15th August Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Keith) 3 x lions (Rockfig males and one Machaton male) –…

Photo of the Day 13th August Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Johannes, Herold and Keith) 3 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Java, Java…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Johannes, Herold and Keith) 3 x lions (Jacaranda males) – Scholtz, Kudu Pan Rd…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Johannes, Herold and Keith) 2 x rhinos 1 x breeding herd of elephants –…

Photo of the Day 9th August Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Keith) 1 x leopard (Xiviti male) – Mbali, Garage Rd…

8th August –  Lions on the Buffalo Trail  Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Keith, Chad, Herold, Johannes and Shadrack) 1 x…

6th & 7th August – Quiet Mornings & Busy Afternoons  Photo of the Day 6th August Morning Drive (Keith, Chad, Herold, Johannes and Shadrack)…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Keith) 6 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males and 2 females…

Photo of the Day 3rd August Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Keith) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males and…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy, Herold and Keith) 5 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 4 males and 1 female…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Herold and Keith) 4 x wild dogs (Skukuza Pack) – Peru, Nkombi Rd 1 x…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Herold, Shaddy and Keith) 2 x lions (Rockfig males) – Masungulo, Hide Dam 1 x…

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30th July –  Lion vs Hyena & Maiden Voyages Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Keith, Herold, Shadrack, Chad,  Johannes & Marka)…

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24th May – Elephants by Moonlight Photo of the Day 24th Morning Drive (Keith, Pete, Marka and Herold) 1 x Leopard, Rock…

22nd & 23rd May – Leopards Everywhere but my Kingdom for some Lion Photo of the Day 22th Morning Drive (Keith, Grant…

  20th & 21st May –  Shongile looking for love & Xiviti bites off more than he can chew… Photo of the Day 20th Morning…

18th May – Big and Small Cats come out to play… Photo of the Day Morning Drive ( Grant, Marka, Pete and…

  19th May –  Quiet Times Lead to Interesting Discoveries Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Keith, Johannes, Grant, Marka and Herold)…

Picks Of The Day Compliments ” Magic Val!” Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack & Pete.) Lion ( Jacaranda Pride: 2 x Males…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold & Johannes.) Lion ( Sohobele Male) / Peru – Woza Woza Cutline. Lion…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Johannes & Shadrack.) Rhino ( Male) Rhino ( 2 x Males) Elephant (…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Johannes & Shadrack.) Elephant ( Kambaku) / Motswari – Motswari Airstrip. Elephant ( Kambakus)…

   Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold & Johannes.) Buffalo ( Dagha Boys) / Java – Java Dam. Buffalo…

Pick of the Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold & Johannes.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Mbali – Java Dam Rd. Elephant…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold & Johannes.) Buffalo ( Dagha Boy) / Motswari – Geiger Access. Buffalo (…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. (Herold, Shadrack & Johannes) Lion ( Machaton Pride: 3 x Males & Female) / Kings –…

9th May – The Jacaranda’s Return   Photo of the Day   Morning Drive   (Keith, Johannes,Marka and Herold) 3 x Elephant…

8th May – Xiviti Drought Breaker   Photo of the Day Morning Drive   (Keith, Johannes, Shadrack) 1 x Breeding Herd of…

7th May –  The Ever Reliable Machatons Photo of the Day   Morning Drive (Shadrack) 4 x Rhino’s Afternoon Drive (Keith, Shadrack,…

4th  May –  The Mabande Run Around Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Shadrack, Keith and Peter) 4 x Lions, Machaton Pride-…

3nd May – Ferrari Safari Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Shadrack, Keith and Peter) 8 x Wild Dogs-  Elephant Dam Rd,…

2nd May – Brass Monkey’s and No Spots   Photo of the Day   Morning Drive (Chad, Keith and Peter) 4 x…

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1st May – Sohobele Sunrise Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Keith and Peter) 4 x Lions, Machaton Pride- Jaydee Pan,…

Photo of the Day  29th April Morning Drive (Chad, Keith and Herold) 1 x lion (Mafikizolo lioness with impala kill) – Jaydee,…

Photo of the Day   Morning Drive (Chad, Keith and Herold) 4 x lions (Machaton Pride – 1 lioness and 3 young…

Photo of the Day  25th April Morning Drive (Chad, Herold and Peter) 4 x rhinos 1 x breeding herd of buffalo –…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Herold, Peter and Grant) 1 x leopard (Xiviti male) – Motswari, Hanger Rd 3 x…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Herold, Peter and Grant) 4 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 2 males, 2 females) –…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Herold, Peter and Grant) 4 x lions (Machaton pride) – Kings, Zebanine Confluence 1 x…

Newmark Hotels, Reserves and Lodges raised the bar by showcasing two distinct piano recitals by Tian Jiang…

Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack, Herold & Pete.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Argyle – Peru Entrance. Elephant ( Breeding Herd) /…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack & Herold.) Leopard ( Xiviti Male) / Argyle – Oppie Koppie Rd. Elephant…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack & Herold.) Leopard ( Xiviti Male) / Argyle – Argyle Dam. Leopard (…

Pic Of The Day Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack & Herold.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Java – Tamboti Link. Elephant (…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Shadrack & Herold.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Vielmieter – 1st Tsharalumi Crossing. Elephant (…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Shadrack & Herold.) Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Umlani – Marco’s Dam. Lion ( Machaton…

Pick Of The Day. 14th April. Morning Drive. ( Shadrack & Herold.) Elephant ( Kambaku) / Vielmieter – Nkhoro Rd. Buffalo (…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant & Shadrack.) Buffalo ( Dagha Boy) / Java – Marula Overhang. Elephant ( Bull…

Pick Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant & Shadrack.) Leopard ( Shindzuti Male) / Motswari – Xinatsi Dam Rd North. Wilddog…

Pick Of The Day Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack & Herold.) Lion ( Jacaranda Pride: 2 x Females, 2 x Males) /…

Pic Of Day.   Morning Drive (Grant, Chad & Shadrack.) Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Motswari – Geiger Access. Elephant (Breeding Herd) /…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad and Grant) 2 x leopards (Xindzuti male and Argyle Jnr female) – Argyle, Argyle Dam…

Photo of the Day 07th April Morning Drive (Chad, Shadrack and Peter) 2 x lions (Mabande male lions with baby buffalo kill)…

Photo of the Day Pianist Tian Jiang performing a classical concert at Motswari Private Game Reserve Morning Drive (Chad, Shadrack and Peter)…

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Photo of the Day Shongile female leopard in the Sohebele Riverbed   Morning Drive (Chad, Shadrack and Peter) 1 x leopard (Shongile…

Pic Of The Day  Morning Drive. ( Grant, Pete & Shadrack.) Buffalo ( Dagha Boys) Afternoon Drive. ( Grant, Pete, Shadrack &…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Chad, Godfrey, Pete & Shadrack.) Leopard ( Xiviti Male) / Karans – Western Cutline….

Photo of the Day Xiviti male leopard resting at Xinatsi Dam Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter and Godfrey) 1 x rhino 1…

Photo of the Day  Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter and Godfrey) 1 x leopard (Nthombi female) – Vielmetter, Nkoro Rd 1 x…

Photo of the Day The gorgeous green-eyed Tingana female leopard Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter and Godfrey) 4 x leopards (Nthombi female…

Photo of the Day The gorgeous Tingana female – not so shy when up in a marula tree! Morning Drive (Chad, Grant,…

Photo of the Day Our new hyena cubs at the den site! 28th March Morning Drive (Chad and Peter) 1 x leopard…

Photo of the Day 26th March Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Grant) 30 x wild dogs – Jaydee, Madala Crossing 7 x…

Photo of the Day Xindzuti male leopard resting near a waterhole after a good meal   Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Grant)…

Photo of the Day     Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Grant) 2 x lions (Mabande and Ximpoko) – Vielmetter, Elephant Dam Rd…

I know a lot of our readers of this blog are from Europe, and with the cold and rainy winter having reigned…

15th March Morning Drive (Herold and Godfrey) 3 x lions (Mabande male, Machaton female and Machaton young male with Giraffe kill) – Tanda…

Morning Drive (No Drives) Afternoon Drive (Chad, Andrea and Grant) 4 x leopards (Makepisi male, Argyle Jnr female, Xiviti male and Tingana…

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After Carnegie Hall, join Tian Jiang, internationally acclaimed pianist, for a night to remember at either Queen Victoria Hotel in the Waterfront…

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Morning Drive (Andrea, Robin, Shadrack & Petros) Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Karans – Old Closed Road Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Scholtz –…

Morning Drive (Andrea, Shadrack, Petros & Robin) Rhino (x 1 male) Rhino (x 1 female & x 1 male) Elephant (Kambaku) /…

02.03.2013 Morning Drive (Andrea) Buffalo (1 Dagaboy) / Mbali – Klipgat Crossing Elephant (small Breeding Herd) / Peru – Legevaan Road Tail…

Cheetah cub looking back for mom! Morning Drive (Shadrack & Andrea) Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Peru – Hippo Rocky Road Elephant (Breeding…

Nthombi up a Leadwood tree Morning Drive (Shadrack & Andrea) Elephant (Kambaku) / Motswari – Xinatsi Dam Northern Access Elephant (Kambaku) /…

Nthombi’s boy! 26.02.2013 Morning Drive (Shadrack, Chad & Andrea) Wild Dog / Peru – Inkwazi Access Leopard (Rockfig Jnr) / Vielmetter –…

Photo of the Day Mafikizolo young male 24th February Morning Drive  (Andrea, Peter, Grant, Shaddy and Robin) 3 x lions (Ximpoko, Mabande…

Photo of the Day Mabande male ad a Mayambula female roaring in the late afternoon 22nd February Morning Drive  (Chad, Grant and…

Photo of the Day The wild dogs return…just a day late for my guests that wanted to see them…but glad to have…

Photo of the Day Three of six cheetahs resting after their impala kill Morning Drive (Chad and Grant) 6 x cheetahs (female…

Photo of the Day Another photo of the day by Rachel…this time of Rockfig Jnr   Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Andrea)…

Photo of the Day Rhinos courtesy of Rachel Lang 🙂 16th February Morning Drive (Peter) 15 x wild dogs – Kings, Cole’s…

Photo of the Day Baby zebra on Valentines Day 14th February Morning Drive (Chad, Grant and Johannes) 2 x rhino 1 x…

Photo of the Day One of SIX cheetahs found in the east on Wednesday! 12th February Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Grant and…

Photo of the Day Rockfig Jnr and her 14-month old son 10th February Morning Drive (Chad, Peter and Shaddy) 1 x leopard…

Photo of the Day Argyle Jnr’s boy stands up against two hyenas! Morning Drive (Chad, Peter, Shaddy and Grant) 2 x lions…

Photo of the Day Argyle Jnr’s little girl Morning Drive (Chad and Grant) 2 x leopards (Argyle Jnrs cubs with an impala…

Photo of the Day Argyle Jnr’s boy 6th February Morning Drive (Chad, Shaddy and Marka) 2 x lions (Machaton lioness and young…

Photo of the Day Argyle Jnr’ boy 4th February Morning Drive (Herold, Marka Shaddy) 8 x lions (Ross Pride – 2 males,…

Sohebele male     Morning Drive (Marka, Herold, Giyani & Shadrack) Leopard (Argyle Jnr’s boy) / Argyle – Crossing below Argyle Leopard…

Xindzuti male 01/02/2013 Morning Drive (Marka, Herold, Peter & Giyani) Lion (x2 female and x2 Ximpoko males) / Tanda Tula – Tanda…

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Makepisi staring through the grass Morning Drive (Marka, Herold, Giyani & Andrea) x 2 Rhino Elephant (breeding herd) / Java  – Shambok…

Morning Drive  (Herold, Giyani & Andrea)  Lion (1 mabande, 1 female) / Tanda Tula – Link rd  Buffalo (breeding herd) / Tanda…

Displaying hipo Morning Drive (Giyani, Petros, Herold & Andrea) Elephant (1 Kambaku) / Karans – Western cutline Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Scholtz…

Cheetah!!!!!!!  Morning Drive (Chad, Giyani, Petros, Herold & Andrea) Leopard (Argyle Jnr’s Boy) / Motswari – Mostwari airstrip Lion (x1 Mabande male…

Photo of the Day Cheetah!!! Morning Drive (Chad, Giyani and Herold) 1 x breeding herd of elephants – Karans, Western Cutline 2…

Photo of the Day Mafikizolo young male – back in our area, albeit with one eye less! 25th January Morning Drive (Chad)…

Photo of the Day Rockfig Jnr in the stunning greens of summer 23rd January Morning Drive (Chad and Marka) 2 x rhinos…

Photo of the Day Nthombi lounging in a marula tree watching some nearby hyenas 21st January Morning Drive (Marka) 1 x elephant…

Photo of the Day The Nhlaralumi River flowing over Ingwelala Bridge 19th January Morning Drive (Chad, Andrea and Grant) 1 x leopard…

Photo of the Day The gorgeous and shy Xindzuti male leopard 17th January Morning Drive (Peter) 17th January Afternoon Drive (Chad, Grant…

Sohebele male enjoying a drink  15.01.2013 Morning Drive (Marka, Chad, Peter & Andrea) Rhino (1 male) Elephant (1 Kambaku) / Motswari –…

Elephant bull having a dust bath 13.01.2013 Morning Drive (Grant, Chad & Andrea) Elephant (1 Kambaku) / Motswari – Xinatsi Dam Road…

Ximpoko male enjoying a morning lie in! Morning Drive (Herold, Grant, Chad & Andrea) Elephant (3 Kambaku) / Motswari – Wedge River…

Rhino calf  Morning Drive (Chad, Herold, Grant & Andrea) Elephant (1 Kambaku)  / Karans – North of the Airstrip Buffalo (Daghaboy) /…

Impala at sunset  Morning Drive (Herold, Andrea & Chad) Rhino (1 male) Wild Dog / Vielmeter – Entrance Dam Morning Walk (Andrea)…

Photo of the Day Sohebele Boys make an appearance on my guests’ last drive 08th January Morning Drive (Chad and Herold) 2…

Photo of the Day Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Andrea, Shaddy and Herold) 3 x wild dogs – Peru, Peru Entrance 1 x…

Photo of the Day Another pack of wild dogs in the area Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter, Shaddy and Herold) 19 x…

Photo of the Day Lone lioness after stalking giraffes Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter, Shaddy and Herold) 2 x lions (Sohebele males)…

Photo of the Day Ximpoko male lion drinking 03rd January Afternoon Drive (Chad, Herold and Peter) 29 wild dogs – Kings, Double…

Photo of the Day Umfana male Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Peter, Shaddy and Herold) 2 x lions (Sohebele males) – Jaydee, Makulu…

Pic Of The Day.  Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Shadrack & Pete.) Lion ( 2 x Sohobele Males) / Kings – Ridge…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Andrea & Pete.) Lions ( 2 x Mafikizolo Males & 2 x Females)…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Shadrack & Andrea.) Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Argyle – Old Mphisi Rd….

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Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Shadrack, Pete & Andrea.) Rhino ( Male) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Argyle…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Shadrack & Pete.) Leopard ( Argyle Jnr) / Motswari – Motswari Airstrip Rd….

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Shadrack, Giyani & Pete.) Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Scholtz – Black Rock Crossing….

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Giyani, Pete & Andrea.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Argyle – Buffalo Pan….

The boma on Christmas Eve Christmas in the lowveld is definitely quite opposite to the normal view of a white snowy christmas!…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Johanness & Giyani.) Leopard ( Shongile Female) / DeLuca – Western Cutline. Elephant…

Pic Of The Day. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Chad, Herold & Johanness.) Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Argyle – Horizon Rd. Elephant…

Photo of the Day Argyle Jnr’s boy Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Marka and Johannes) 1 x leopard (Argyle Jnr’s boy) – Argyle,…

Photo of the Day Ximpoko male lion Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Shaddy, Marka, Johannes and Andrea) 2 x lions (Ximpoko and Mabande…

Photo of the Day Some spots return to my viewfinder!!! Morning Drive (Chad, Grant, Shaddy, Marka and Andrea) 2 x rhinos 1…

Photo of the Day Mabande male lion Morning Drive (Chad and Grant) 2 x lions (Ximpoko and Mabande males) – Peru, Voel…

Photo of the Day A crash of rhinos Morning Drive (Chad, Andrea  and Shaddy) 6 x lions (Timbavati Pride – 2 lionesses…

Photo of the Day Rockfig Clan with the zebra kill they stole from our mystery pride of lions! Morning Drive (Chad and…

Photo of the Day Jacaranda young male Morning Drive (Chad and Shaddy) 6 x lions (Jacaranda Pride – 3 males, 3 females)…

Photo of the Day Rockfig Jnr getting groomed by her “cub”   Morning Drive (Chad, Andrea, Peter and Shaddy) 2 x lions…

Photo of the Day Andrea’s Awesome Cheetah Sighting……….. Young Jacaranda pride male Morning Drive (Chad, Andrea, Peter, Marka and Shaddy) 6 x…

Morning Drive (Peter, Marka, Shadrack & Andrea) Buffalo (7 Daghaboys) / Motswari – Wedge River Road Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Vielmeter –…

Paradise Flycatcher using spider’s web to secure her nest! 13th DecMorning Drive(Peter)Lion (pride of 6) / Peru – Hamerkop RoadAfternoon Drive (Marka &…

Nthombi’s cub Morning Drive (Marka & Andrea) Rhino (1 male) Leopard (Argyle Jnr) / Peru – Lover’s Leap Afternoon Drive (Marka &…

Morning Drive (Marka & Andrea) Lion (2 Ximpoko males and 2 females) / Vielmeter – Steep Shlaralumi Leopard (Rock Fig Jnr) /…

Photo of the Year Well, that was a difficult choice, and I doubt that it is a picture that will please everyone,…

Morning Drive (Peter) Afternoon Drive (Peter, Marka & Andrea) Rhino (crash of 4) Buffalo (1 lone Daghaboy) / Peru – Lion Pan…

Morning Drive (Andrea & Peter) Rhino (1 large male) Rhino (male and female pair) Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Vielmeter – Entrance Road…

Shindzuti male leopard Morning Drive (Peter & Andrea) Lion (pride of 6) / Motswari – Bush Braai Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Java…

The Timbavati truly is one incredibly special place and even when I am not on blog duty – I still happily snap…

Southern Foam Nest Frog (Chiromantis xerampelina) Morning Drive – no driveAfternoon Drive(Herold & Andrea) Rhino (1 male) Elephant (Breeding Herd) / Vielmeter…

Photo of the Day Thumbela – the gorgeous blue-eyed princess from the south – my first sighting of her in over a…

Photo of the Day Jacaranda lioness Morning Drive (Herold and Chad) 2 x lions (Jacaranda lionesses) – Peru, Sohebele Dam 1 x…

Photo of the Day Rockfig Jnr’s Blue-eyed boy! Morning Drive (Herold, Chad and Shaddy) 1 x leopard (Argyle Jnr’s Boy) – Argyle,…

Photo of the Day Nthombi’s boy resting up a tree Morning Drive (Herold, Marka, Chad and Shaddy) 2 x lions (Jacaranda lionesses…

Grant’s Pic Of The Morning. Morning Drive. ( Grant, Herold, Shadrack & Marka.) Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Peru – Timbavati/ Umbabat…

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Photo of the Day Chad’s Picture of the morning Grant’s Pic Of The Afternoon. Morning Drive (Grant, Marka, Herold, Chad and Shaddy)…

Photo of the Day A new male leopard in the east! Morning Drive (Grant, Marka, Chad and Shaddy) 1 x breeding herd…

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