A wild menu of survival
You are what you eat, or so they say. Can you imagine this was true, I would think many of us would cringe to think what we would look like, how we would think or what would inspire us, based on what we had for breakfast. Most of us, I dare say, would be horrifiedRead More
Just Ask Us! Do wild animals get tick bite fever like humans and domestic animals do?
Thank you for the question. It’s a very relevant question for a number of reasons and one not easily answered in a short response. There is so much we don’t know about tick borne diseases (TBD’s), and yet there is a ton of information on this as well. The short answer is “yes”, in someRead More
Saving the Precious Pangolin
To honour World Pangolin Day, Makweti guide, Neil Davison, asked world authority and research ecologist, Jonathan Swart, to tell us a little more about the elusive pangolin, the world’s most trafficked animal. Their discussion sheds light on what the current pangolin population faces, and what the Welgevonden Game Reserve is doing to ensure that theseRead More
My Home, Your Home
We were drifting. The process of going with the flow, with little effort but much to gain. Entranced by the peace and quiet, we were focused but none the less drifting. Up in the open grasslands close to where Welgevonden Game Reserve and Marakele National Park meet, an area dotted with numerous segwapi or whiteRead More
Why do some Kudu bulls and Buffalo have mud on their horns?
Colin Responds The kudu male, a wily creature with superb bushcraft, is usually shy and retreating to the point he and his kind have been called “the grey ghosts of Africa”. They seem to quite literally melt away when disturbed, leaving one with the question: “Was he actually there?” Indeed, their coloration lends them theRead More
Just Ask Us! Why do Nightjars sit on the Road at night, and so often?
Neil responds There is much to be discussed on this matter, however the reason or reasons appear obvious once known. Nightjars, as their name would suggest are nocturnal birds who spend their days well concealed, resting up either on branches of trees or on the ground. Camouflage is key. Once night falls, they take toRead More
The Greatest Love Story
Flowers. Symbols of love, of hope and joy, perhaps of prosperity. Given as gifts for forgiveness, for admiration, adoration, for death and consolation. Their perfume, an intoxicating vapour that excites, makes giddy, sometimes disgusts and even cause you to faint. They hold much power and symbolism to us, but their hidden strength tells of aRead More