THE EVENING POST – DRAMATIC SKY

It is hard to envision a more dramatic setting – a beautiful White Rhino sighting under a cloudy sky in front of the rolling hills of Zululand.

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THE EVENING POST – IN A HURRY

These little Lion cubs were in a hurry to catch up with their mums.

Good night 💤

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THE MORNING POST – ACROSS THE VALLEY II

Another picture of an animal across a valley. This is one of my favorite scenery with Elephant shots. I love the colors.

Have a good weekend!

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THE MORNING POST – BIOLOGY CLASS LIVE

After being stuck at home with online schooling for a long time this young lady enjoyed the ‘live Thanda Safari biology class’ very much, learning all about White Rhinos and their role in nature.

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THE EVENING POST – STEADY

It is amazing what quality pictures and videos modern smart phones can produce. I often use a holding frame on a clamp mount on my vehicle to get steady videos. I love this little video ‘Elephant and Goose’ which I recorded this weekend.

Good night 😊

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THE MORNING POST – ONE WEEKEND

This is a collage from last weekend’s game drives. It was Thanda Safari as its best!

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THE EVENING POST – LOWER THE MASK!

Sometimes you have to lower your mask just for a second for a proper smile. Our youngest guests enjoyed this weekends’ game drives very much.

We did not only bring my Big Five Plus plush crew along, but Siboniso (my tracker) and I were able to show the real Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant,Rhino and Buffalo), Cheetah, Brown Hyena, a lot of general game and many different bird species.

What a great weekend after ‘guest game drive abstinence’ for three month!

Enjoy your evening!

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THE MORNING POST – THE LARGEST OF THE SMALL

Common (or Grey) Duikers are the largest of the small antelopes on Thanda Safari. The other three residents which are considered ‘small antelopes’ are Natal Red Duikers, Steenboks and Sunis. All of them are very elusive.

I call them the ‘back side antelopes’ because in most cases that is all one gets to see of them 😊

Enjoy your day!

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THE EVENING POST – FOR THE FRIST TIME

In my eight years at Thanda Safari I had never seen a Brown Hyena. But yesterday morning we were lucky. As we drove onto the savanna this specimen stared at us for a few seconds and then started running fast towards nearby thickets.

I was not fast enough to catch the staring on camera, but I got the running 😊

Enjoy your evening.

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THE MORNING POST – SMELLS AND SNORTS

As promised last night here is a short video of the two Cheetah boys having a busy time analyzing all the scents left by other Cheetahs. They sound a bit out of breath for a good reason. Just before I was taking this video they were jogging for quite a while.

The snorting sound you hear at the end of the video in the background is not me 😊. It is the alarm call of some Zebras watching the Cheetah from a distance.

Have a good week!

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