Blog: Giraffe

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 13 – 19 June ’21

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 13 to 19 June 2021   Sunday 13 June 2021   13 Lions (Kudyela Pride) resting near Nyari Dam 150+  Buffalo feeding near Pondoro Main   Monday 14 June 2021   No game drive Tuesday 15 June 2021   60+ Buffalo feeding near Xingwana Road 20+ Elephants […]


WEEK IN PICTURES #32 The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve. During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they […]

Giraffe mother chasing hyenas

Giraffe mother chasing hyenas away from her calf’s carcass: A video taken by tracker Eric on the 25 of March 2016 of a giraffe mother chasing feeding hyenas away from the carcass of her calf. This sighting was in the southern side of our traversing area that is home to a clan of about 10 […]

A tower of giraffe chase a leopard

A video taken by tracker Eric on the 12th of February 2016 of a journey of giraffes inquisitively following a young leopardess we call the Van Wyk mafazi. Giraffes are well known for approaching or even following predators as eyesight plays such a major part in their quest for survival. It is always better knowing […]

Drinking giraffe

A video taken on the 28th of December 2015. Giraffes have the largest heart of all land mammals and it can weigh up to 10kg which necessitates maintaining a blood pressure two times higher than those of humans. Blood pools in an area just below the brain called the blood sponge which consists of a […]

Big 5 safari sightings 20 – 26 January 2013

Sunday 20 January 2013 4 Elephant bulls feeding on River Lodge main Monday 21 January 2013 A herd of about 150 buffaloes close to Huppel weg 3 White rhino bulls feeding Hyenas at den site playing   Tuesday 22 January 2013 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to 8/9 cutline 1 White rhino 1 Elephant bull […]

Big 5 sightings 16 – 22 September, 2012

Sunday 16 September 2012 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to Chavaluthu rd Monday 17 September 2012 4 Elephant bulls next to Gamma rd 1 White rhino bull grazing 1 Male lion next to Rome 2/3 cutline Saw a male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) stalking impalas next to Pondoro main rd Tuesday 18 September 2012 1 […]

Lion killing giraffe – Game Lodge South Africa

Yesterday on the morning safari Shaun and his guests saw a huge pride of 19 lions feeding on a male giraffe that they killed during the night. I went down there during the afternoon safari and managed to take some photos. It really was an awesome sighting with the lions feeding and fighting at the […]

Giraffe kill | Safari | Private Game Lodge

I found the dead giraffe on the 25th of July. It seemed to have died of natural causes. The next morning this young male lion of about 3 1/2 years was found feeding on the carcass. He is part of a coalition of 4 young males that feed mainly on buffaloes. Two days later one […]