Highlights from October 2018

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. 

And the rains have started, we have had a bit of rain to kick off the summer. Not a lot but enough to start turning the burnt areas green. We now wait with bated breath for more rain and for the babies to start being born. Here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

Highlights from September 2018

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. 

September was a month of fire! It is very dry at the moment and we battled with a massive fire that burnt a large section of the reserve. The animals are still wondering around in the burnt areas and once the rain comes it will all turn green. Here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

Some highlights from July 2018

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. 

July was a very busy month for us with the winter school holidays and some groups from the world choir games joining us on a number of activities. We got to share so many special sightings with them, here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

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Two very patient lionesses

While out on a morning game drive/ safari in Pilanesberg we came across two lionesses out on a hunt. They were walking around on the lookout for some prey. Not far up the road, there were some waterbuck that had no idea of the danger heading their way.

The lionesses split up and we all knew the hunt was on. They stalked low down in the grass edging closer and closer to the unsuspecting prey, making use of every tree and shrub they could find to hide their position.

We had lost visual of the one lioness so we kept a close eye on the one we could see. After about 20 minutes with the visible lioness, not 30 Meters away from the waterbuck they caught wind of her and made a run for it. The lioness gave a half-hearted chase and stopped as the waterbuck went into a dry riverbed, where we could no longer see them. The lionesses had missed their target … or so we thought. Little did we know the lioness that we had lost sight of had been waiting in ambush in the riverbed. As we moved forward this is what we found.

Highlights from February 2018

Every Game drive in the Pilanesberg is different, as 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.

February has been a busy and wet month for us. We celebrated Chinese new year with many guests joining us on game drives. There was also a lot of rain which didn’t stop the guests that had traveled far and wide to have this experience. With the rain, the park is looking bright green and the flowering Acacia trees add a splash of yellow everywhere (a favorite treat of the Giraffe and Elephants).

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