30 Oct 2010 – good drive this morning in the world renowned Greater Kruger Park. Found group of “dagga boys” (older male buffalo rejected by the large herd), appox 13 near Nyati drive. Martial Eagle sighting. Excellent general game at main dam- impala, zebra and warthog. Also found leopard tracks at the dam – will [...]
28 Oct 2010 – Greater Kruger Park, 2 x male lions near broken dam, 1 large male hippo and warthog at the big dam. This afternoon we had an excellent drive; waterbuck on the western cutline, and 3 male giraffe in the same area. A group pf 3 male and 2 female white rhino on [...]
26 Oct 2010: Big herd of buffalo in Nyati drive (Timbavati Reserve) – the herd is very nervous. Suspect that the lions harassed them all night. No sign of the lions this PM, but the mother leopard of the two cubs born in Dec 2009 at the dam. Extremely relaxed and came to drink right in [...]
15 October 2010: Very cold and windy conditions. No ideal for game viewing. Very pleased to see large buffalo herd some 400 animals strong. Nice white Rhino bull sighting on pump road Timbavati Reserve. Pm drive – weather still bad, but took blankets on drive for guests. Giraffe at sundowner spot (or rather coffee with [...]
4 Oct 2010: Pm safari in the Greater Kruger Park, Timbavati started out slow. Walked in to one Rhino bull close to old camp – very good sighting on foot. Not a lot of plains game, but did see 6 lions near Western Cutline. A serval on the night drive on the way home – a [...]
October 2010 – 08th – 12th: After an appalling year of Rhino poaching in South Africa, we are happy to report that this week, we have had excellent sightings of White Rhino at Shindzela. We have also spotted two newborn rhino calves, which is very exciting.
12th April 2010: We recently had two giraffe give birth on the Johnniesdale / Shindzela, Timbavati Reserve concession,and last week, guests were lucky enough to come across one of the giraffe with a newborn that was still struggling to get up, and who was still full of the blood and mucous from birth. Sadly, two days [...]
20 March 2010: Cheetah Research in the Timbavati Reserve. Learn more A mother cheetah and 3 cubs were spotted on 20th March at Shindzela. The researchers are looking for this female and would like to dart her to place a collar on her, so that they may track her and learn more about her movements.
03 January 2010: Early December in the Timbavati Reserve brought some heavy rainfall, and mud wallows presented great opportunities to see elephant and buffalo have a glorious time splashing around and cooling off. We have not had rain for the past two weeks, so the wallows are drying up – this wallow is almost dry. We [...]
30 November 2009 We headed off to the Timbavati Reserve a few days ago in search of a new white lion cub that had been seen on the property next to ours. The cub is only about 2 months old and has’nt been seen before – it was in the company of it’s mother and [...]