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Rhulani Minute Safari - A Springbok in Madikwe

  • October 16, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We do not see so frequently this typical South African animal on our game drives. But the springboks actually do exist in Madikwe Game Reserve! Here we got a nice view of one of these colorful antelopes.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - White elephant

  • October 09, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Suddenly we saw three elephants with very different colors, including a very white one. How can that be? Of course there are no elephants with a white skin in Madikwe. It comes from the color of the dust the animal had previously thrown to itself.

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Life of a Ranger: Black-backed jackals

  • October 06, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there is one special species of jackal which you can see in the Madikwe Reserve? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean gives us some interesting details today on the beautiful “black-backed jackals” and tells of a recent sighting where so many of these animals have gathered as never before.

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September update: Elephant chases a leopard away

  • October 02, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The lack of water pose great challenges for us and the animals at the end of winter time. On the daily safaris with our guests we still enjoyed unique game viewing, such as when an elephant chased a leopard away from the waterhole. Welcome to our monthly update from the bush.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Brown hyena on a mission

  • October 02, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

In the rising morning sun we discover a not very common animal, which obviously is on a mission. A brown hyena searches purposefully the way through the bush, and we can follow this predator for a while.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Cheetahs on honeymoon

  • September 25, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

You have certainly seen more exciting videos of cheetahs. But still this one is very special for us. Surprisingly, we found the two Phinda brothers together with a female, so “Cheetahs on honeymoon”. That’s what we’ve been waiting for so long!

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Life of a Ranger: Muddy buffalo

  • September 22, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever watched a big buffalo herd wading through dense mud? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us today about a recent sighting, where he was able to watch this impressive and dangerous “Big5” mammal, and he tells us more about the buffaloes of Madikwe reserve.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lion awakens with a roar

  • September 18, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A pride of lions is currently resting in the open field. The day begins with a loud roar of their boss, who then immediately goes back to sleep.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A grazing blue wildebeest

  • September 11, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We come very close to this actually rather shy blue wildebeest, and we can watch it grazing and walking through the savannah. This species of antelope is very common in #Madikwe, and this animal is unjustly one of the “ugly five”.

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Life of a Ranger: Rock python

  • September 08, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many snakes in Madikwe? And did you know that our Ranger Martin is a true snake lover? Martin tells us about his passion and how he relocate different snake species to a safer and suitable habitat.

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