Activity around a rhino that was unfortunately poached

It is always extremely sad news when we hear that yet another Pilanesberg Rhino has been murdered at the hands of poachers. It is always a heartbreaking thing to see and for us to share but people need to know that this is the harsh reality of what is happening to South African wildlife.

This bull white rhino was killed close to the road and for a few days, there were a number of visitors around the sight. Even some vultures came to investigate which is a rare sighting for us.

This is how we love to see our rhinos and should be the way we all get to see them for now and many years to come. The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust and counter poaching team do all that they can to try and prevent a tragedy like this from happening. They have to rely on donations to do what they need to which means that every cent counts. http://pilanesbergwildlifetrust.co.za/

Highlights for February 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

What can we say about the month of love… we have been rather busy as it was also Chinese new year. The sightings have really been fantastic and we had many guests leaving with a lifetime of memories. Here are some of the highlights:

Did you know?

The Red-billed oxpecker may help keep animals such as giraffe clean by removing parasites, but they can cause harm too. When an animal has an open wound very often the Oxpeckers will constantly peck at the wound which can make the wound bigger and take much longer to heal.

The name hippopotamus comes from the Greek word “hippos,” which means horse. Hippos were once called “river horses” However the hippo is more closely related to the pig than the horse.

Chacma Baboons are highly social animals living in troops ranging from 20 – 100 individuals. A female gives birth after a gestation period of around 6 months.

Highlights for January 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight. 

The rains continue, everything is bright green and the bush is starting to get thick again. We have managed to share some great sightings with our guests this month. Including “the ghosts” of the Pilanesberg (Buffalo) and a hot air balloon flight over the king of the jungle.

Valentine’s Day – Love Week with Mankwe GAMETRACKERS

Make your Valentine’s Day extra special and join Mankwe Gametrackers for a “love is in the air”experience.    This activity is conducted in the Pilanesberg National Park, next to Sun City Resort and will give you beautiful views of wildlife in their natural habitat. Book now for our Hot Air Balloon Safari special during “Love Week” 11 to 18 February 2019.

Did you know?

Zebras always look fat and healthy due to the large quantities of grass that they eat. This is because they are hindgut fermenters and with all the digestion happening they are full of gas. This not only gives them their round stomachs but is also the cause of their flatulence.

Wild dogs live in packs that consist of an Alpha male and female who are the only pair in the pack to breed. The whole pack is responsible for the raising of the pups which increases their chances of survival.

An elephants trunk consists of thousands of muscles. It takes an elephant calf up to three months to start realizing how its’ trunk works.

Translate »