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Rhulani Minute Safari - Burnt ground, new life

  • February 21, 2024 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Isn’t it just wonderful to see how, after a disastrous fire and the destruction of all plants, nature recovers and new, succulent, green plants begin to sprout? Herbivores such as impala, springbok, wildebeest and warthog are the first visitors to the new terrain.

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Life of a Ranger: an injured zebra

  • February 18, 2024 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that despite our desire for all animals to be well, in Madikwe Game Reserve we do not interfere with the natural course of nature and leave the animals to their fate? Rhulani’s Ranger Dean recently saw a small, injured zebra, which we don’t know if it will recover on its own or become easy prey for predators.

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Kori Bustard: how they bring their massive bodies into the sky

  • February 14, 2024 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It rises slowly, almost like an airplane, and given its size, weight and slow wing beats, you get the impression that it is struggling to stay aloft. We’re talking about the Kori Bustard, a real eye-catcher when you watch this large bird all alone on its way through the savannah. And then this thing also flies, and that’s what we’re talking about today.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - 4 Cheetahs on an Impala kill

  • February 14, 2024 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Four cheetahs are greedily eating the prey they recently took. They eat quickly and are always looking around for possible dangers. The recordings were taken by Rhulani’s Ranger Willem.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Three Giraffes crossing

  • February 07, 2024 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Wildlife

A short stop on the way because three giraffes are about to cross the road, while they don’t miss the opportunity (as usual) to eat the leaves from the trees on the way.

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Life of a Ranger: Klipspringers with their son

  • February 04, 2024 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Klipspringers stay together as a couple for their entire lives, but that it can happen that their own son returns to his parents’ territory and drives his father away? Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us more about this in an unusual sighting where he spotted three Klipspringers together.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Spotted Hyenas on the walk at night

  • January 31, 2024 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

It is pitch black as we slowly make our way home on the road. It is also the time when the nocturnal animals come out of hiding and there is a good chance of seeing them. That’s what happens here, where two spotted hyenas cross our paths, very close to the vehicle and easy to observe!

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Rhulani Insights 217 – Black Rhino or White Rhino Midden?

  • January 28, 2024 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

We welcome you to the first blog with our ranger Thato, where we meet out in the bush and discover a so-called “Rhino Midden”. That means it’s a kind of toilet that rhinos use. Why do they do that?

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lion gets to the best parts

  • January 24, 2024 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We meet the lion at exactly the right moment. Really hungry and passionate, he goes after his prey, which a short time ago was still a lively Blu Wildebeest. And as we see, the lion first of all penetrates the soft and very best parts.

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Life of a Ranger: Two-spotted Ground Beetle

  • January 21, 2024 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Two-spotted Ground Beetle is a very common beetle found in the Lodge that can cause blindness to birds and other animals that eat it? Today Rhulani’s ranger Thato tells us interesting things about this striking beetle, which is also a carnivore.

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