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The Rainy Season Has Finally Begun!

It’s said that the bush transforms overnight between the dry and rainy seasons. While we don’t actually watch the grass grow, it is certainly true that after the first few weeks of rain, the landscape looks completely different, changing from dry and barren to lush and vibrant. The rainy season here usually begins around November. The …
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Capturing Wildlife Moments At Lion Sands

Wildlife filmmakers Shannon Wild and Russell MacLaughlin recently joined us for a stay at Lion Sands Game Reserve. Shannon is an Australian photographer and cinematographer with a love for the African bush. She is currently working on several wildlife documentaries for National Geographic. Russell is a local South African who has worked on films for …
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The Safari Never Ends

Lion Sands Game Reserve: Where the Safari Never Ends  

The Safari Never Ends From the moment you arrive at Lion Sands, the safari begins. As you enter the reserve from the airport or one of the main gates, keep your eyes peeled. You are guaranteed to spot animals if you’re looking out for them. The same goes for once you’ve checked into your lodge. …
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Zebra kill draws wild crowd

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: ZEBRA KILL DRAWS A WILD CROWD

Zebra kill draws wild crowd I am constantly reminded of how quickly scenes can change while on safari. One minute you’re roving along, without much action, and your mind’s just begun to wander, when around the bend a leopard appears or a pack of wild dogs dashes across the path in front of you. These …
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African wild dogs on the hunt

On first encounter, nature seems cruel. But a sighting like this reminds us that in the bush, the loss of a life sustains the future for others. This natural order of things is critical to the survival of the highly endangered wild dog. In the early morning of 11 November, a pack of African wild …
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Elephant Bulls Fight, Lion Sands Game Reserve
Elephant Bulls Fight, Lion Sands Game Reserve

Clash of the giants – elephant bulls fight in the Sabie River

Elephant Bulls Fight Have you ever seen two elephant bulls fight? Field Guide, Neil Jennings shares an encounter he recently had with guests while on foot. “Our game drive was coming to an end after a very busy morning safari. I was wrapping up the drive along the Sabie River, when we noticed a big breeding herd …
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Behind the Shot | JP Marx and the Mantimahle Males

Behind the Shot

Behind the Shot | JP Marx and the Mantimahle Males Back in February, the Mantimahle Coalition ventured into the Sabi Sand Reserve from their usual territory in the neighbouring Kruger National Park. These males are a powerful coalition of 5 lions expanding their territory to unknown bounds. Lion Sands Field Guide JP Marx, pictured in this photo alongside the coalition, commented that seeing a coalition of …
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Buffalos chase off a pair of mating leopards – by Charlotte Arthun

Buffalos Chase Mating Leopards It was a morning safari with Field Guide Ruvan Grobler and his Tracker Juice Khoza. We were looking for a herd of buffalo which we knew were in the area. Over the past few weeks, very large herds have been wandering through Lion Sands, which is always an impressive sight.   Ruvan and Juice had found and were following fresh buffalo tracks. Juice even pointed out the area where …
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