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September 2021 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Wed October 20, 2021 in Sightings Report.

Heralded as one of the best months to visit on safari - due to it being right at the end of the dry season and with the moderate, transitional temperatures of spring - September has lived up to its expectations at Klaserie Drift. Some astounding moments on safari this month, from lions on kills to baby leopards, has made every second in the bush full of awe and amazement. Keep reading to find out more…

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Why does a zebra have its stripes?

Posted by Emily on Thu September 23, 2021 in Wildlife.

Have you ever wondered why a zebra has its dazzling black and white stripes? Ponder no more! Guide Emily is armed with all the latest science on the matter...

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August 2021 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Thu September 9, 2021 in Sightings Report.

It’s official - August 2021 is a month that will go down in Klaserie Drift legend. A phenomenal month of show-stopping encounters that began on day one with the craziest sighting of all - the entire River pride feasting on a 3-tonne elephant. Throw in a buffalo kill, a second pride of lions, copious leopards and elephants as well as a sprinkling of wild dogs - it is difficult to know where to begin! So let us go back to the beginning and the morning safari of August 1st…

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Territorial warfare - a clash of hippos

Posted by Emily on Fri September 3, 2021 in Wildlife.

What happens when two enormous hippo bulls decide there's only enough room for one? Read on to find out more about this incredible sighting!

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July 2021 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Fri August 13, 2021 in Sightings Report.

July is traditionally considered a great month for predator sightings in South Africa. Winter coincides with the dry season here in the Lowveld, forcing animals to gather at the dwindling water sources. As the trees surrender their leaves and the grass becomes thin and sparse, it can become easier to spot the elusive leopard or sleepy lion lying up in the bush. No surprise then that we had another bumper month of Big cat sightings! Read on for more...

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