A once in a lifetime sighting

A once in a lifetime sighting

A couple of weeks ago field guide Greg Esterhuysen had stopped to look at a herd of Kudus and give his guests some information about them. After a few seconds, something caught his eye. There was a slight movement in the shadows of a small tree…A leopard!

The leopard was keeping a very close eye on the Kudus as they moved closer to her. She lay behind the small tree dead still in order to remain undetected. What unfolded was nothing short of spectacular.

When one of the younger Kudus got even closer it got distracted for a second and looked in the other direction, the leopard took its chance. She ran and before the Kudu even realized what was happening leaped into the air and managed to take hold of the kudu around its throat. Within minutes the Kudu was dead and the leopard dragged its meal away.

Right place at the right time as it is not often we get to see something like this. Here are the photos Greg Esterhuysen managed to get of the action.

Highlights from May 2019

Highlights from May 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.

Winter is here! The early morning and evenings are now in the single digits The Pilanesberg is however still looking very green and the autumn colors are just starting to show.

Highlights from April 2019

Highlights from April 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.

While people all over the world were looking for Easter eggs over the Easter weekend we were out looking for animals. April brought about quite a lot of rain… very unusual for this time of year as we are going into winter which is the dry season. With the rain, the dams are in good shape for winter. Here are some highlights from April we would like to share with you.

20% Shopping Voucher Discount when booking a Game Drive at Sun City!!!

20% Shopping Voucher Discount when booking a Game Drive at Sun City!!!

Sun City Resort is the fun place to be this Easter! Join us for loads of non-stop entertainment.  We have Quad Biking Nature Trails, Archery, Family Bush Walks, Chimp & Zee Rope Adventures, Hot Air Balloon Safaris and Game Drives into the Pilanesberg National Park.  The Park is home to the “Big Five”.and have an abundance of other wildlife.  When booking a Scheduled Game Drive from Sun City we will add a 20% shopping voucher discount at one of the following stores Out of Africa Kids, Palace Collection or African Origins.  Book at our desks in the Welcome Centre, Activity Hub, Palace Hotel and the Valley of the Waves or book online now by following the link below. Terms&Conditions apply. https://gametrackers.activitar.com/services/48  

Did you know?

Did you know?

The word “hippopotamus” comes from the Greek word for “water horse” or “river horse,”. They can’t breathe underwater but can hold their breath for around 5 minutes.

Elephant herds are led by the oldest female known as the matriarch. Old bulls often roam on their own, or with a few other bulls in a bachelor herd. Elephants will often meet up at waterholes have a greeting and head their separate ways.

The African wild dog has some fascinating markings hence the other name used for them is the “African Painted dog”. Each fur pattern is unique to an individual and this can be used as a way of recognizing each other.

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