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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

Field Guide Favourites – Mandela Day Magic

On Monday 18th July 2016, 10 Cheetah Plains staff, and 9 guests went out into the community to celebrate Mandela Day. We had arranged a visit, at short notice, with the local primary school. The children were back from school holidays for their first day of the new term. We decided that we would ‘surprise’ [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Mandela Day Magic

Field Guide Favourites – Leap of Leopards

With all the adult leopards prowling about, one would never think that a cat as old as Karula would still be in good breeding condition. I suppose that, in the animal kingdom, if a leopard is still healthy and in good shape, it can still produce offspring regardless of age. The few of you who [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Leap of Leopards

Field Guide Favourites – Lodge Update

It’s time to pour the Amarula (perhaps without the ice) and enjoy its warming influence around the welcoming glow of the campfire whilst watching an elephant or two quietly ghost by the water trough; but be sure to wear some gloves, or a scarf, and definitely a jacket, for the nights  are growing ever colder. [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Lodge Update

Field Guide Favourites – Best of Both

Jaci’s Lodges and Cheetah plains – a Trip to remember Images & Text by Quintin Koekemoer Located in two separate biomes and about 8hrs drive from one another. Cheetah plains and Jaci’s Lodges offer a wide and bigger perspective when it comes to a safari experience. Whether it’s the lovely red-bushwillow trees of the Sabi [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Best of Both