Ranger Diaries – Khaki FeverJune, 03, 2014
Khimbini Hlongwane from Inyati Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand was captivated by animals from an early age.
“Growing up in a village in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga) got me exposed to wildlife from a young age and I was fascinated by the behaviours of various animals,” he says. “I loved being out there with brothers herding cattle and goats while interacting with wildlife. It was...READ MORE
25 Things You Might Not Know About RhinosMay, 22, 2014
25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
1. The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn).
There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon,...
Rhino Dog Deployed in Sabi Sand ReserveMay, 22, 2014
Sponsored by The Dis-Chem Foundation via Jacaranda’s Purple Rhino Project, Bobby Rhino Dog - a Springer Spaniel - has been successfully deployed in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
Rhino Dog Deployed
Bobby was trained by the MECHEM Dog Unit and is a detection dog, able to sniff out both rhino horn as well as ammunitions. This combination of scent imprinting is new – traditionally dogs are trained...READ MORE
South Africa’s Kruger Park Loses its First Elephant; Kenya Loses an IconMay, 21, 2014
South Africa’s Kruger Park Loses its First Elephant; Kenya Loses an...READ MORE
Bird Migration by Matthew BrennanMay, 01, 2014
Book of Job (39:26) - Doth the hawk fly by Thy wisdom and stretch her wings toward the south?"
Early ornithologists noted changes in the birds based on the different seasons, references to migration date back to 3000 years ago when Aristotle postulated the phenomenon of birds disappearing and reappearing every year at the same time. He noted cranes travelled from the steppes of Scythia to the...READ MORE
Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa’s wildlife by Matt BrennanMay, 01, 2014
Walking is my favourite activity on offer in the bush, I feel that you get a much more personal experience and that the special moments come thick and fast. I recently took a walk that holds out for me as one of the most exciting walks I’ve ever been on in a long while. I think I need to give you a bit of background first. Walks tend to be less big animals and more an opportunity to walk in the...READ MORE
Inyati Game Lodge completes its renovations.May, 01, 2014
Inyati Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park has completed renovations to the standard chalets and guest areas.
The lodge refurbished the existing chalet structures by remodelling the guest bath-rooms with new sandstone showers, double vanities and corner bath’s. The old cottage pane windows have been replaced by large sliding wooden doors to allow more...READ MORE
50 million years on Earth….Disappearing in 6?!May, 01, 2014
N’wendzamhala / December 2013 Bush journalJanuary, 10, 2014
It has rained a great deal and we got 100mm in a few days. This caused the river to swell nicely and the northern section of the reserve was closed off for a bit. As soon as the levels were just passable we crossed the causeway to head north which raised a few pulses on the game viewer. We were however rewarded with the Hukumuri female, one Selati male and a group of...READ MORE
Nhlangula / October 2013 Safari Journal by Khimbini HlongwaneNovember, 15, 2013
The weather: We have had an amazing Nhlangula / October at Inyati. The comfortable September weather is a distant memory and is replaced by the hot, dry days that give October its reputation as the warmest month of the year. We have experienced quite a few warm days with temperatures reaching highs of 44° c. With the heat we had a few sensational afternoon thunder showers which have caused the...READ MORE