Ten Years

On 22 September 2012 I did my first game drive with one of Thanda Safari’s most experienced trackers: Bheki Ngubane. Ten years later we are still working as a team. My sincere thanks to a great colleague and an excellent teacher. I learned more about the bush from Bheki than from all of my nature books together!

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Following cats at discrete distance!

One of my favorite pastimes …

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Hanging out together.

An unusual pair! Blue Wildebeest and Black Rhino.

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What an evening!

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A ‘little’ agitated!

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4 new cubs …

Four four month old Cheetah cubs are now roaming on Thanda Safari with their mom!

They were born in a boma (a large hold pen) where there mother had been put for medical reasons.

This is the second time she gave birth and looked after her cubs for the first four months of their life in a boma. The first time she brought up her three cubs successfully until they reached adulthood in the wild. She taught them all the skills to hunt and survive by themselves.

Thanda Safari’s Wildlife team will be observing this Cheetah family and all of us at Thanda hope that the four new cubs will do as well as their older siblings.

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Keeping an eye on danger!

This morning these Zebras did not run away when they encountered Thanda Safari’s two dominant male Lions on the open savanna. They kept watching the two cats while moving around them in a wide circle on the way to their morning drink at a waterhole.

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Evening light!

One of my favorite Cheetah images 🐆

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… into a new week …

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Sanding …

Sanding while walking, with a bit of attitude! This morning on Thanda Safari …

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