Spotted Hyena, images taken in the Timbavati Game Reserve We wanted to share some images of spotted hyena, taken at Shindzela Safari Camp in the Timbavati. Read more about these amazing animals in our earlier Blog Post.
The Hyena’s in the Timbavati Game Reserve - are they cats or dogs? This is a question I often get asked while out on a game drive with guests, and the answer is actually very simple. They are neither! Hyenas are hyenas, members of the Hyenidae family, while cats are members of the Felidae family and dogs [...]
It had been an exceptional 2 days as far as wild dog sightings were concerned. In fact we had seen them on virtually every drive, our first sighting of them was at the water pump, 17 wild dogs were lazing under a tree. It was fantastic to see them but they did not provide much [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 2009:It’s still very dry in the Timbavati, and the elephants are frequenting our camp waterhole fairly often. These photos were taken from the last tent in camp and from inside our shower. This month we have had excellent sightings of buffalo and white rhino. The buffalo herd seen during October numbers in the region [...]