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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

Field Guide Favourites – Nkuhuma Cubs

We all know that our little corner of the Sabi Sands boasts some outstanding cat sightings, and we have been fortunate enough to have seen our “lion’s share” of the dynamics of each different pride. From the tyranny of the Mapogos to the recent settling of the Birmingham coalition, the events which have lead from [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – Nkuhuma Cubs

Field Guide Favourites – May Lodge Update

We can start this month’s news with a great note: the bathroom upgrades for all our standard twin and double rooms has been completed! Gone are the tiles of yester-year and guests can now enjoy fresh looking facilities. Along with this, the rooms have been given a new lick of paint, adding a slight touch [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Field Guide Favourites – May Lodge Update

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