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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 [...]

July 15th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

May 24th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

May 13th, 2017|Articles|

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. [...]

April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

March 25th, 2017|Articles|