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Field Guide Favourites – Birding for Beginners

Images & Text by Candace Grey Weavers, Babblers, Starlings and Storks: these are but a couple of the feathers you’ll see on your visit to the Sabi Sands. I wasn’t much of a birder (still not) before I began working in the bush, and if you are the kind of person, as is myself, who [...]

By | August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Birding for Beginners

Field Guide Favourites – Mandela Day at Cheetah Plains

Mandela Day 2017 Mandela Day is arguably one of the easiest days to celebrate, as it is in honour of a person for whom we all share a deep respect. Nelson Mandela devoted 67 years of his life to fixing a broken country, and although some aspects still have a lot of work left, his [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Mandela Day at Cheetah Plains

Field Guide Favourites – Terrapin Piggyback

We were hit by a cold snap around the time of the winter solstice, and the cooler temperatures led to our resident pod of hippos to leave the water and lie on the bank in order to warm themselves up. Image by Candace Grey The 6 hippos slowly climbed out of the water, [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Terrapin Piggyback

Field Guides Favourites – One Land Love It

In December 2016, Cheetah Plains had the pleasure of hosting Wayne and Nikki Bolton, a wonderful couple with an inextinguishable passion for the bush and its conservation. Wayne and Nikki founded OLLI – One Land Love It – and work together with their two children, Daniel and Laura, taking an active stance against poaching and [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guides Favourites – One Land Love It

Field Guide Favourites – Seasonal Changes

The amazing change in the bush after the rain. Explaining the change in surroundings after the recent rains is something which I find myself stumbling over. There are very little words to describe it properly, other than the use of the classic terms, like “lush”, “beautiful”, “wow” and “amazing”. Image by Candace Grey [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Seasonal Changes

Field Guide Favourites – Limpopo Girdled Lizard

Cheetah Plains General Manager, Gary Ray often locates some spectacular smaller creatures in his garden, and his eagle eyes spotted a Limpopo Girdled Lizard: Although fairly widespread in our area (lowveld), these lizards are seldom seen. They are generally found hidden under debris such as dead bark, tree hollows and in rocky areas. Generally quite [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Limpopo Girdled Lizard

Field Guide Favourites – Wild Dogs Steal Leopard Kill

We often view large predators feeding on kills that they have made, but these are normally uninterrupted and last for a few days. Recently, we spent some time with a resident female leopard, and her dependent young male cub. She had managed to pull down a young waterbuck, which is a fairly substantial kill and [...]

By | May 13th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Wild Dogs Steal Leopard Kill

Field Guide Favourites – Olive Bark Scorpion & Babies

General Manager, Gary Ray spotted this rather rare & unique sighing of an Olive Bark Scorpion transporting her babies in camp. These scorpions are part of the Buthidae family, and their stings are extremely painful. Although common to the area, they are seldom seen as they prefer to hide under debris in the gardens.

By | April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Olive Bark Scorpion & Babies

Field Guide Favourites – Wild Shots Educational Outreach

The lodges of Sabi Sand play an important role in conservation as well as aiding where possible in community upliftment projects, so on receiving the request to host a small group of budding photographers, led by Mike Kendrick of Wild Shots Educational Outreach, we jumped at the chance to lend a hand. Image by [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Wild Shots Educational Outreach

Field Guide Favourites – What to pack for a safari

We are often asked by our guests, what do we need to bring on safari? Although this question is simple enough to answer with the basics, a fair deal of the items do come down to personal preference in terms of form, or functionality. Some of the basic items we would always recommend include Sun [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – What to pack for a safari