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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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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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Nyala – Tragelaphus angasii

Nyala is a Swahili name, from the Zulu ‘Inyala’. Like most antelope Nyala are shy creatures and aren’t very comfortable in open-spaces. They tend to only venture into the public eye as they drink at waterholes. Usually exclusively browsers, the Nyala feed mostly on fruits, pods, twigs and leaves. Like a growing number of people, Nyala […]

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