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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THE EVENING POST – GREAT NEWS

After over 100 days of ‘quarantine’ in a boma our Cheetah coalition was re-released onto the reserve. One of the two males had broken his leg and after the required surgery the duo had to remain in the boma for recovery.

Both cats showed a lot of energy after their release and started inspecting their territory. Scents from other Cheetahs in the area kept them very busy until after sunset. The top picture shows them in front of the same tree which was featured with another male Cheetah in this morning’s post.

Tomorrow morning I will post a short video of the two boys in their new found freedom 😊

Have a good week!

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THE MORNING POST – HEIGHTS –

Sometimes a bit of heights is needed to spot ones prey. This Thanda Safari male Cheetah was hunting when I caught him on camera moving in and out of a tree.

Have a good Sunday!

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THE MORNING POST – A BIT LATE 😊

We had another enjoyable game drive this morning. Just as the sun was about to burn away the morning mist, I took this image of two Lionesses with their five cubs.

I love the mood!

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THE MORNING POST – ALL ALONE

I had not seen Lions for quite a while but last night I found a single male in the western part of the reserve. It was be quite unusual that he was by himself.

He is part of a male coalition, but I assume his brother is attending to some Lionesses in estrous and inflicted some temporary social distancing rules on his brother 😊

Have a good day.

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THE EVENING POST – THANDA RE-OPENS

After 97 days of lock-down Thanda Safari re-opens tomorrow (at this time only for guests from the KwaZulu Natal province as per regulations).

I created this short video to celebrate the occasion 😊 Enjoy it!

And I hope to see many of you on Thanda Safari, soon.

If you are interested in the post-lock-down-specials then please contact Thanda Reservations at +27325860149 or resmanager@thanda.co.za.

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THE EVENING POST – EYES

I love the look in the eyes of this Thanda Safari Lioness – Have a good weekend!

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THE EVENING POST – WELCOME BACK

Everyone! at Thanda Safari is getting ready to welcoming our guests back as soon as the lockdown is over 😊 I took this picture of one of our Lionesses inspecting our entrance gate!

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