June Ranger’s Report

Reserve management always seems a little busier in the winter months. Colder temperatures, little to no rain, and the appearance of frost signal the time to repair roads and burn fire breaks and sections of veld. Within these burnt areas we often see antelope feeding on the charred vegetation. It is believed to supplement carbon in their diets. With most...

May Ranger’s Report

To say that the month of May was a memorable one for the lodges based in the south of Nambiti is an understatement! For much of the last two weeks, we had the elephant herd, most of the southern pride, a buffalo herd and the two dominant male lions moving about in front of our lodge or close by. Guests...

April Ranger’s Report

Wow, can you believe that a third of this year is already in our rearview mirror? April is always a busy month at the lodges due to school holidays and the Easter weekend. There was also a great deal of activity out on the reserve. Field Guide (FG) Lymon shared a brief sighting of a leopard with his guests on the...

March Ranger’s Report

It most certainly has been an interesting month, with unusual and memorable sightings. We have been spoiled with many wonderful encounters with big and small creatures. The herd of elephants has been entertaining guests with their playful splishing and splashing in the dams. We welcomed a new member into the elephant herd and although it has many bodyguards, we have...

February Ranger’s Report

KwaZulu-Natal, the province in which Nambiti can be found, is in the eastern half of South Africa, and much of our rainfall comes in the Summer months. During the second week of February approximately 140 mm of rain poured down over the reserve. Rivers burst their banks, roads became flooded and dams overflowed. The Sunday's River roared as two of...

January Ranger’s Report

Considering that this is the first report for the new year, I think it is quite fitting to shine a light on all the new life! There is always excitement emanating from the back of the cruiser when we move into a sighting with baby animals. Impala lambs, Lion cubs, and Giraffe calves are probably some of the most popular,...

December Ranger’s Report

The festive season has been in full swing at the lodge, and our guests have enjoyed some epic sightings! Our team of three rangers grew to four when Field Guide, Noleen Turner, joined us early in December. It has been the lion dynamics on the reserve that have caused the biggest buzz around game drive times. The two dominant males had a...

April Ranger’s Report

This month has been a fantastic month for sightings in the bush. The birds are chirping and the Impala have started rutting.  We have been having more sightings of all three of our Cheetahs in the last month - close ups and walking past our game viewers. They are definitely some special moments to experience with the fastest cat in the...

March Ranger’s Reports

The month of March was hot for the first 2 weeks, but as we approached the second half of the month, the weather suddenly changed and we received quite a lot of rainfall, which is very good for nature just before winter comes. We have even seen the last of the young from the Kudu, Impala, Zebra and Wildebeest. Download...

February Ranger’s Reports

The month of February has been a hot and wet month to be sure and, as such, the animals have followed the usual pattern of moving to the northern half of the reserve. This has not decreased the sightings at all.However, it does require the rangers to travel a little further to get the best sightings of the animals, but...