Whilst walking Copper and Shadow (the dogs) around the property we saw some unusual prints… We are so used to seeing those of Impala, Nyala, Suni, Duiker, Gennet, Mongeese, Monkeys that we don’t always appreciate them anymore. But these prints stood out… They were slightly bigger than normal… Leopard!! We believe it is a Leopard […]
Every day we put a new photo on our Facebook page, we’ve put a selection of them here!
It seems that these little primates are becoming big fans of the night vision camera! I was standing right in the window with a normal video camera for this one! They’re getting brave!
Whilst the bushbabies love to hang out in our sandforest here in Hluhluwe, they tend to run off at the sight of humans. But now winter is coming and they have suddenly got very confident… Be prepared for regular updates from these cheeky little monkeys!!
For those of you who haven’t found this post via the main website of our Hluhluwe accommodation, this is what you have to look forward to when you book at Umkhumbi Lodge. A walk along a winding path (lit by fairy nights at light) leads to your home from home. And don’t worry about […]
At Umkhumbi lodge we are proud to say that each room has a resident Velvet gecko (they stay outside, don’t worry!) The Velvet gecko is on the IUCN list due to it’s rarity. One species of the Velvet gecko is so rare that it was only recently rediscovered! They are larger than the non-indigenous Tropical […]
Our state of the art hatching facility (a drawer in the garage desk) has once more produced some babies for us this year. This time it is the babies of our two lovely adult iguanas. Imagine our delight when a quick peek at the eggs this morning showed us a little head Gently replacing the […]
The Vervet Monkeys are running wild today at Umkhumbi Lodge!! Playful as always they are running up and down the branches, munching on monkey apples and mangos and anything else they can find to sink their little teeth into. But then one lazy monkey, stole a baby monkey!!! He wanted the fruit that the mother […]
Check out his weeks nature factsheet – this week King Cricket
11/01/2012 – Day 18 9:30am We have been checking the position of FC01 everyday, but there has been little if any change in position. When we observed this behaviour during our last project, it was due to either a large feed, the weather or (unhappily) the snake having been eaten. The weather recently has been […]