Field Guide Favourites – Termites

Text and images by Josh Gilbert This may seem like a totally random blog topic, I mean termites are termites. However, I have chosen this topic for two reasons firstly, I often find myself asking the question “What are those mound things that we see everywhere?” and secondly, because there is so much more to [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Termites

5 Questions with… Candace Gray

Candace is one of the first faces you will meet when you visit Cheetah Plains, waiting to greet you and help you settle into our little corner of paradise. Get to know a bit more about her! Where did you work before / experience / training / background? My previous line of work was with [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on 5 Questions with… Candace Gray

Field Guide Favourites – Leopard Cubs Fight over Warthog

Glen and Kate Hayes recently had a fantastic time with us at Cheetah Plains, and Glen managed to capture some stunning images and witness amazing behaviour during their stay. On this particular morning, the game viewer headed off and Field Guide Myke decided to head out towards Kudu Corner. As they were getting into the [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Leopard Cubs Fight over Warthog

Field Guide Favourites – Good ‘Morrow Bush

Good 'Morrow Bush Images and Text by Cheetah Plains Guest, Meg Gilbert I've been thinking recently about what my Neverland is. What my rescue is,  where I go to find peace and comfort and relaxation. What is my safe haven? All of these things I realised after a short while are linked to one thing. [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Good ‘Morrow Bush

Field Guide Favourites – Alan Smiths Cheetah Plains Adventure

Cheetah Plains Pictorial Blog Images and text by Cheetah Plains Guest, Alan Smith It is impossible to summarise what it’s like to stay in Cheetah Plains in just a few words and pictures, so I will describe a few of the sightings in just one game drive and throw in, what was to us, an [...]

By | April 16th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Alan Smiths Cheetah Plains Adventure

Field Guide Favourites – March Update

What can we say about March that hasn’t already been a pleasure to mention in the months before? Not much, except that this month seems to have marked the end of the dreaded drought!!! With reports of torrential downpours in Kruger and the surrounding areas of Nelspruit, Hazeyview and all the way to Johannesburg it [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – March Update

Field Guide Favourites – Through Andrews Eyes

Well known Cheetah Plains field guide, Andrew Khosa, spends most of his time taking our guests out into the bush, interpreting the signs, and explaining all about the ecosystem and the inhabitants that we get to view at Cheetah Plains. He is also a keen photographer, who is self taught and always keen to learn [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Through Andrews Eyes

Field Guide Favourites – Sean de La Harpe Parkers Cheetah Plains Visit

Going Solo in the Bush and experiencing the Magic of Cheetah Plains Bumbling around the Kruger National Park on my own was both an exhilarating and exciting experience. It was during my visit to Orpen Camp that I pondered the possibility of making a quick break to one of the Northern Sabi Sands Lodges. After [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Sean de La Harpe Parkers Cheetah Plains Visit

Field Guide Favourites – Bush Update

As February has drawn, and we entered the beginning of March, the general conditions of the bush is still very dry and has led to majority of our sightings have been close to water. The rainfall this summer has been very low and is said to be the worst drought in 30 years. The drought [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Bush Update

Field Guide Favourites – Birgit Rattmans Images

Recent visitor to Cheetah Plains, Birgit Rattmans was kind enough to share some of her lovely images with us. During her visit she was very fortunate to view a wide variety of game, along with fantastic behaviour. Thank you for sharing your images with us and our followers Birgit Image by Birgit Rattmann [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Birgit Rattmans Images