Sightings Report

May 2022 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Wed June 8, 2022 in Sightings Report.

As the winter cold begins to bite, our early risers have been treated to some magical, mist-covered mornings as they head out on their sunrise safari. At Klaserie Drift, our guides love to take full advantage of this precious golden hour, where not only is the light fantastic for photography, but it’s also the time where our predators are most vocal - perfect for seeking them out before they settle for the day. Keep reading to find out which Klaserie characters have been making waves this month…

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April 2022 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Mon May 9, 2022 in Sightings Report.

Some unexpected late showers brought a burst of life to the bush during April, sprinkling the veld with a new, green growth amongst the drying, yellow grass. The male impala have begun ramping up their singing voices as they entered the annual rutting season, flushing the savanna with their throaty bellows as they seek to dominate over their rivals. Amongst all the commotion, our plentiful predators quietly raise the next generation - with leopard, lion and hyena cubs all featuring in the month’s top sightings. Keep reading to find out more.

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March 2022 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Fri April 1, 2022 in Sightings Report.

March kicked off with a bang at Klaserie Drift with an incredible find of the much-anticipated lion cubs! 3 tiny new bundles of joy - barely a week or two old - were finally spotted secreted away in a raisin bush thicket with their River pride mother. Over the days that followed, our lucky guests enjoyed some magical sightings and even spotted proud dad Hosi and a young sub-adult male pulling baby-sitting duty before the lioness decided to relocate her cubs elsewhere. Keep reading to discover what else has been happening this month.

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February 2022 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Tue March 15, 2022 in Sightings Report.

The month of love proved yet another fruitful time in the Klaserie reserve. Some cool, overcast days offered welcome respite from the summer heat and the bush is looking as lush and green as ever. From leopard kills to heavily pregnant lionesses, the cats came out in force for our fortunate guests - keep reading to discover more!

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January 2022 Sightings

Posted by Emily on Sat February 12, 2022 in Sightings Report.

A new year brings a new start to the reserve and, with it, a rush of rainfall that caused the mighty Klaserie River to flood the KD bridge for only the second time in recent years. These rising water levels have brought gleeful elephants flocking to swim in the refreshing pools, dousing themselves in thick, wet mud afterwards for an effective sun- and bug-shield. Few sights can bring more joy than these sentient giants trumpeting and rolling with pleasure in the water. Keep reading to find out what other awesome sightings we have been having so far in 2022!

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