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Serval at Umkhumbi Lodge

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a good weekend? Our motion detect, night vision cameras (supplied to us by Brickhouse Security) have unfortunately not caught the Leopard whose tracks we found last week. But what they did catch was even better! Servals are reclusive and sightings are very rare, but thanks to the cameras […]

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Rhino Petition from National Geographic

The number of Rhino poached in South Africa and her surrounding countries is increasing every year – 279 have been killed so far this year. In 2010 the total was a horrific 333 Rhino poachings – the highest yet seen in South Africa.   In many cases these beautiful creatures are not killed completely but […]

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Leopard!

New discovery at Umkhumbi Lodge today! On our daily fence patrol today we spotted Leopard tracks in the sand leading into our bushland. This explains the mystery as to why we had multitudes of Nyala (we didn’t even realise we had that many) on the path to and around the rooms this morning. Being sensible […]

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Bad News

Well, we found Lucas, but I sort of wish we hadn’t. Bad news today everyone, it would appear that despite being a fairly large¬†black mamba, Lucas has become food. We found his remains bearing a broken neck, so we at least know that death would have come fairly quickly to poor Lucas. It would appear […]

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Camera trap – Forest Cobra

In the short duration of our telemetry project so far, we have discovered that all three snakes seem to have taken up residence in specific areas of the bush in which they were released. Using this knowledge, we have set up motion activated nightvision cameras, these cameras were supplied to us by Brickhouse Security. Trying […]

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See you soon!

Time to say goodbye to some more new friends. Staying with us for three nights Matt and Sheri managed to squeeze in not one, but two game drives. One of which they drove themselves, one of the the joys of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve is that you do not have to rely on a tour guide […]

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