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Field Guide Favourites – Gary’s December Star Gazing

Cheetah Plains Gary Ray is an avid astronomer and enjoys sharing his knowledge with our guides and guests. He has kindly enough compiled a point form synopsis of what is happening in the skies over December. Scorpius has disappeared over the Western horizon and the awe inspiring ‘hunter of the sky’, Orion, has taken over. [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Gary’s December Star Gazing

Field Guide Favourites – December Lodge Update

Text by Candace Grey As we all know, the festive season is looming large. Some of us cringe at the memory of hearing “Deck the Halls” jingling merrily through the doors of the nearest shopping centres before October has even warmed up. The 1st of December kick-starts the urge to lace our homes with all things [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – December Lodge Update

5 Questions with… Gary Ray & Clare McIntyre

Cheetah Plains General Manager, Gary Ray, and his partner, Clare McIntyre took some time out of their busy day to answer some questions for us. Where did you work before / experience / training / background? Gary: My background is one of serving in the corporate sector. I was employed in the fast moving consumer goods [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on 5 Questions with… Gary Ray & Clare McIntyre

Field Guide Favourites – Nkuhuma Prides Successful Hunt

Please note that some of the visuals in this blog are not for sensitive viewers We often are privileged to witness unusual scenes in the bush, and that is one of the best things. No two days are ever the same! We were out in some rather heavy rain, and the game wasn’t too great. [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Nkuhuma Prides Successful Hunt

Field Guide Favourites – Interesting Leopard Behaviour

The leopards in the Northern Sabi Sands are well known and well followed through various social media streams. A female leopard who we only started viewing in the last couple of years is an older female, referred to as Xiluva 2005 female. She has been relatively active in the north, and was even seen mating [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Interesting Leopard Behaviour

Field Guide Favourites – Elephants around Camp

Images & Text by Candace Grey There is nothing quite like enjoying a cold drink on a hot day and watching as a herd of elephants quietly crowd around the small pan in front of camp. It’s often a wonder how such a large animal can avoid succumbing to heat-stress. Well, after the past few [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Elephants around Camp

Field Guide Favourites – Ulli Mühlhoff Visit

We recently hosted Ulli Mühlhoff and his wife at Cheetah Plains as a leg of their Safari itinerary. Ulli was kind enough to send through some of his images taken at the lodge, along with the comment: "My wife, Irmi & I just spent two wonderful days in your perfect lodge and got in love [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Ulli Mühlhoff Visit

Field Guide Favourites – September at Cheetah Plains

The 1st of September marked the start of the spring season, here in South Africa, and it is a much celebrated day. Most schools have a special “civvies” day (casual clothing worn instead of uniform) with perhaps a picnic or fun event; and everyone anticipates the gradual climbing of temperatures and the start of the [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – September at Cheetah Plains

Field Guide Favourites – August Update

We have had some rain!! Only 11mm, mind you, but it was still enough to wet the ground and kick start a little bit of grass growth. This is such splendid news for the grazers such impala, gnu and buffalo (whom we have not seen much of lately). Birders will be glad to know that [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – August Update

Field Guide Favourites – Camera Trap

Cheetah Plains Guests, Mike and Mandy van Eck spent some time with us a little while ago. They brought along their camera trap and asked if they could set it up at a small pan close to camp. We definitely agreed, as it is always brilliant to know what happens while we rest, and we [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Camera Trap