Madikwe Cheetah

8 Interesting Facts About Cheetahs

Cheetahs are graceful predators of the African bushveld and we’ve had the pleasure of having a good few sightings of the majestic animals. Here are some interesting facts about cheetahs that maybe you didn’t know: Cheetahs are one of the few species of cat that have only partially retractable claws. …

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The One Eyed Leopard

We set out on our first drive, on the first morning, of our first visit to Mapungubwe National Park in early 2014. We didn’t know what to expect but we were eager and elated to be back in the bush. The vegetation was quite dense and after an initial stop …

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7 Things to do at Marakele

Marakele National Park Marakele National Park is a Big 5 reserve just outside Thabazimbi, a mere three hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport. We have been travelling to Marakele for a good few years now and it is still one of our favourite destinations. Below is a list of …

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Madikwe River Lodge – Game Drives

Game drives in Madikwe are an experience not to be missed. If you have the opportunity, take it! I promise you wont regret it. We had a total of six drives during our three night stay and in the post I’m going to go through them on a daily basis …

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Madikwe River Lodge – The Lodge

This year for our luxury holiday we changed things up a bit a visited Madikwe River Lodge, a three star luxury lodge located in the Madikwe Game Reserve in North-Western South Africa, which is renowned for it’s big five sightings. Getting to Madikwe River Lodge There are a few routes …

AfriShots at Marakele

Marakele National Park – A Bigger Adventure

Marakele National Park is a special place. Three hours from OR Tambo Intl airport it is just the right distance for a comfortable two night getaway and as with every visit before now, we left with our souls refreshed and our minds at peace. We spend a fair amount of …

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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Firstly, Happy New Year to all the AfriShotters our there, we hope you all have a joyous and prosperous 2014 where all your dreams come true. Last year was a very quiet year for us regarding trips out into the bush and our main resolution for 2014 is to change …

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Meiringskloof and the Surrounding Area

Why Meiringskloof? We have been on far too few trips this year and as a result decided to do something different this time round which is why we ended up in Meiringskloof Nature Reserve. We wanted somewhere to stay that was within four hours drive of Johannesburg that had a …

Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park Accommodation

Marakele – The Reserve Marakele National Park is a Big 5 national park located just outside of Thabazimbi in the North West Province, South Africa (about three hours drive from Johannesburg). Marakele offers stunning scenery and some beautiful views from the top of one of the highest mountains in the …

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Pangolin Facts and Figures

¬†Interesting Facts About Pangolins One of the species of critters that inhabits Sub-Saharan Africa is the Pangolin and with the focus on Rhino and Elephant poaching at the moment, it is easy to forget, or overlook, some of the other species that are in dire straits. I am by no …