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 [...]
28th November 2009: Large herd of buffalo at Shindzela, Grearter Kruger Park. Two large bulls decided to hang around and graze in camp, making it necessary for us to collect guests from their tents by Landcruiser transfer (sort of like a golf cart pick up…bush style) Good sightings of elephant family groups with small youngsters. [...]
14th November 2009:The rains have arrived in the Timbavati Reserve! We received in excess of 30mm of rain last night, and our dry river bed in front of camp flowed for a number of hours. Green grass shoots have started appearing, and the camp is looking more lush. A small herd of buffalo were in camp [...]
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 [...]
28th September 2009- it’s so very hot for a pregnant spotted Hyena, who takes a dip. It’s warming up in the Timbavati as summer sets in. The bush is very dry at the moment, although tree’s are beginning to show some greenery.