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Rhulani Minute Safari - Steenbok burying the dung

  • November 27, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Steenboks are among the cleanest antelope species because they bury their dung, so it looks like if they were on a toilet? Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us more about this small, territorially fixed antelope species.

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Life of a Ranger: Zebras in the sun

  • November 13, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that zebras like to be in the open field even on hot days? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us more about zebras standing in the sun and and explains what the black and white stripes are for.

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The Rock Monitor made the whole trip with us!

  • November 11, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair, also known as “Captain Redbeard, is, according to our guests who have seen him, one of the funniest and most passionate field guides you can meet in South Africa. And funny things is what happens with Alasdair from time to time. But everything in the right order. Alasdair tells the story.

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A relentless fight for the prey

  • November 01, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It is not easy for predators to catch prey in the wild. They need a good strategy, be silent, patient, fast and they also need a bit of luck. After a successful kill the fight is not over. The prey must be protected against other predators. Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us the story of a recent excursion with guests where he saw how difficult it is even for lions to retain a wildebeest they had hunted successfully.

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Life of a Ranger: Lions catching flies

  • October 30, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that lions usually lie down and relax during the day, but you never get bored watching them when they are resting? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair shows us today a male lion that actually wants to rest, but is disturbed by annoying flies and snaps at them.

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Life of a Ranger: Cheetah bonding

  • October 16, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that male cheetahs often live together in “coalitions” and are much more sociable than females? Rhulani’s ranger and assistant manager Daniel tells us today about a sighting of the two Cheetah brothers, the “Phinda males”, where we can also observe a typical bonding behavior.

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A mysterious snake track

  • October 10, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

As every afternoon, Rhulani’s ranger Dean drives through the bush in search of the wild animals until he discovers a noticeable snake track that can be seen from afar. “The snake track was in the sand above the vehicle track,” says Dean. “So let’s go there and have a look.” And Dean finds a little surprise there…

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Life of a Ranger: Male lion walking up and down

  • October 02, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the lions can get quite close to our vehicle? Today Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us about a recent sighting where a male lion picked up the trail of a female with three cubs but then didn’t know which way to go.

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Meeting “Zazu” on safari

  • September 30, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Do you remember the movie «Lion King» and the bird with the distinctive curved beak called «Zazu”? Zazu is a male hornbill. He serves as the majordomo of the Pride Lands but Initially, Zazu served as Mufasa’s majordomo. But not only that. He also flies around in Madikwe Game Reserve and delights the guests in Rhulani Safari Lodge.

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Life of a Ranger: Golden orb web spider

  • September 18, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a golden orb web spider’s web is incredibly strong and is even used in parachute lines? Rhulani’s Assistant Manager and Field Guide Daniel tells us exciting details about this species of spider, which is commonly found in Madikwe Reserve.

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