It’s a boy, and he belongs to a very proud pair of Vervet monkey parents at Makweti Safari Lodge.
This adult male Cheetah has been regularly seen in the Southern Plains, which recently burnt in a wild fire.
For some time now, almost 3 weeks, this Grey Headed Bush shrike has frequented the large Kudu berry tree outside Reception and spends time foraging around the thicket areas close to the Indaba where the dense cover aids his feeding activities.
It is easy to forget that while humans are active during the day, there are millions of species which choose the night hours to get moving.
The cute and comical Vervet monkey is a staple for any southern African bushveld visit, and Makweti is no exception.
During the past few weeks, Makweti has been filled with the sounds of what South African poet Douglas Livingstone called “the rainbird’s liquid note” emanating from the trees.
Professional photographer Michael Fairchild has a deep love for adventure, travel and wildlife.
His latest book, Winged Wonders, is a collection of images representing some of his favourite birds captured on film or digital media since 1970.
Michael, along with his wife Susie Maria Willett, visited Makweti Safari Lodge and spent time exploring and meeting the wildlife in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
One of Africa’s big cats, the lion, is often thought of as a ferocious beast who conquers all. But no other herbivore rivals the buffalo with its brute force, fending off attacks from lions.
Game sightings are all about luck and timing, so Makweti Manager and Field Guide Gary Parker was left awe-struck recently after witnessing a battle of two magnificent Kudus.