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.

Sightings highlights from March 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.

March has been a month filled with large groups and heavy rainstorms. We had some great sightings during the month and here are some we would like to share with you.

Lioness relocating her cubs

On the afternoon Safari on the 7 March, there was a great sighting of a lioness relocating her two cubs. Our guides happened to be in the right place at the right time. It was such a special sighting with mom picking up one cub to carry it across the road, as she would turn to head back to fetch the second cub, the first one would follow her back again. She really had her work cut out for her, in the end, she managed to get them both together.

Highlights from January 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.

We have kicked off the year with some great sightings. We are so lucky to have shared these sightings with guests from all over the world. Here are some of our highlights from January.

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