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Ntombi’s babies

All the babies are doing well. They are running everywhere and are really a treat for guests and staff alike. A wild mongoose male have joined the group and he is getting very relaxed as well. He is even sleeping in my room some nights.


1st sighting of Mother Lion’s new cubs

During the morning drive, 25 March, Shaun and his guests had the 1st glimpse of the Mother Lion’s newborn cubs. There seems to be at least two. We now have 2 lionesses with cubs and they are really adding value to our game drives. Keep watching this space for photos and videos of the new […]


Big Boy and Mazinyo

Two male lions were roaring right through the night next to the camp. The next morning, the 23rd of March, we found Mazinyo and Big Boy not far from the camp. They must have heard the intruders and came to do some inspection. I managed to take this early morning photos.


More lion cub photos

I am afraid that I am going to saturate eveyone with lion cub photos, but it is really so special that I do not think that anyone will mind. This photos was taken on the 22nd of March close to Xigamba dam. We spent a wonderful afternoon in their company and had some excellant photo […]


Lion cub photos

After searching unsuccessfully for hours  on the 19th of March for the cubs and their mother I drove to Xigamba Dam to stop for sundowners only to find them waiting for us next to the water. I took the photos using a special diffuser that fits over the spotlight so not to harm the cubs’ […]


Mazinyo

On the 22nd of March we saw a group of lions at Pride Rock and I took this photos of Mazinyo who is one of the dominant males of the York pride.


More new lion cubs

I eventually managed to get some photos of the lion cubs  on the 18th of March when we followed the Noengu Mafazi to where she was hiding them. On route to the cubs we saw her hunting and chasing a waterbuck and I was lucky enough to get a photo of that as well. Rul […]


Mazinyo

Hi Richard You are correct, it is Mazinyo. In fact Mazinyo means teeth in Zulu and he got that name from his one missing canine tooth. This happened years ago and does not seem to effect his hunting negatively.  Both are getting on in years, but I think that they still have a few years […]


Mazinyo

Hi Robbie It would appear from my photos that Mazinyo (I think it is him as I always have a problem distinguising him from Big Boy) could do with some serious dental work, particularly on his front teeth as he seems to have lost a canine and several ftont teeth. How is he managing to […]


Photos- Richard

Hi Richard Glad you figured it out. Thank you very much for sending the photos.  I really like the spotted eagle owl, bateleur eagle, chameleon and Mazinyo and Big Boy approaching. Regards. Robbie



Game drive photos

Hi Robbie, I have been trying to post some photos on the blog but being very computer illiterate I have no idea if it has been successful or if I am doing it correctly, it is all very trial and error!!


2 Week old lion cubs

The morning drive of the 19th of February proved to be fantastic as we had our 1st sighting of the lion cubs of Noengu Mafazi. This is her 1st litter and she was incredibly relaxed with the presence of our vehicle. They were only 2 weeks old and if you look carefully one can see […]


Elephants resting

On the 19th of February guests saw this rare footage of elephants lying down and resting in the shade.


Elephants swimming

This 4 elephant bulls were seen swimming in Boetebessie dam during the afternoon game drive on the 13th of February.