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Keep your skin glowing during the winter months

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As soon as temperatures and humidity levels plummet, our skin dries out as well. That is why our skin is normally drier during the winter season. With winter just around the corner, our skin cells rejuvenates slower, which causes a buildup as our circulation also gets more sluggish. Our skin becomes dehydrated, losing its flexibility and it could even become cracked, scaly and sometimes also itchy. Before you know it, your lovely summer glow is gone and fine lines are starting to show.

Keep your skin glowing

Keep your skin glowing

Don’t worry ladies! There are many easy, efficient home care remedies for dry skin, to help you through the winter months ahead.

• In winter time try more super-fatted soaps, in other words, soap that contains fats or oil such as cocoa butter, or coconut oil. Any other  harsh soap can strip your skin from its natural oils.

• One of the most important aspects of your beauty regime to keep up during the cold months is to regularly exfoliate. Exfoliation not only  helps to remove dead skin cells, it also helps your moisturizer to penetrate even deeper into the skin layers.

How to make your own fruity scrub

Fruity Scrub

Fruity Scrub

  • 2 tbsp. mashed banana• 2 tbsp. of mashed apple
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 drops of your own mild scrub

Mix together and apply to your face and neck in a gentle, circular movement for 2 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Toner is also one of the facial products that are highly recommended to use during winter time. Toner will help to refine, soothe and moisturize the skin. If you do not use a toner, it could leave your pores open for more oil secretion  and moisture loss.

• If you moisturize your face and body with a closed bathroom door, after taking a bath or shower, any humectants in your moisturizer can help to pull that moisture into your skin. Ceramides is an ingredient that pulls moisture from the atmosphere, into the deepest layers of our skin, which enhances our skin’s water content. This helps to boost hydration. Another effective ingredient to look out for is Selaginella Lepidophylla. This ingredient renews the skin and helps prevent water from escaping. Most moisturizers help to smooth out skin and provide a seal over your skin, to keep water from escaping, while also adding moisture back into your skin.

For added hydration, here are some wonderful masks to try

Avocado Mask

Avocado Mask

Avocado Mask

Avocado has extreme moisturizing properties. It’s good for your hair, as well as your face. Use a mashed ripe avocado and spread it over your face and neck. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes, before washing off with warm water. Apply a good moisturizer to lock in moisture.

Banana Face Mask

Mash 1 ripe banana and mix together with 1 tbsp. oats flour and 1 tbsp. honey. Smooth over neck and face. Leave on for 10 minutes and rise off with cool water. Apply a good moisturizer to lock in moisture.

With these tips you are sure to restore your moisture content during the winter months, resulting in a glowing complexion, even if it’s cold and dreary outside the house.


Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see twelve wild dogs hunting impalas on A-main.

 

African wild dogs - Louis Liversage

African wild dogs – Louis Liversage

Monday, 3 March 2014

(24ºC, 39mm rain)

  •  Three Majingi male lions feeding on a juvenile buffalo kill on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting close to EP Lodge
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Twelve wild dogs moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

(30ºC, 200mm rain)

  •  A young Robsons male leopard moving west from Rhino Ring East
  • Twelve wild dogs moving west on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

(30ºC, 85mm rain)

  •  Twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Francolin Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Two sub adult Styx male lions and two sub adult Styx female lions resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One elephant bull moving east from EP driveway

 

Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 6 March 2014

(27ºC, 8mm rain)

  •  One elephant bull feeding west of Kraaines Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rocky Road

 

Friday, 7 March 2014

(32ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-North
  • A young Robsons male leopard resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip

Saturday, 8 March 2014

(32ºC, 3mm rain)

  •  One elephant bull feeding on MMM-North
  • One Styx female lion resting on MMM-South
  • Twelve wild dogs hunting on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-North

 

Majingi male lions - Louis Liversage

Majingi male lions – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 9 March 2014

(32ºC, 3mm rain)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rhino Pan

 


Big 5 Sightings 24 February to 02 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan.

 

Styx lioness with her cubs - Dawie Jacobs

A Styx lioness with her cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 24 February 2014

(29ºC, 2mm Rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill just off One Eye Pan Road
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting north of Mhisi Mati
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One elephant bull feeding around Old Bushcamp
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Grasscut Road

 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

(27ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • One Majingi male lion moving west on our Southern Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A pack of nine wild dogs resting north of Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about six elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

(31ºC)

  •  Four Styx sub adult lions resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wessels Old driveway
  • Another elephant bull feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting close to Little Gowrie Lodge

 

Giraffe feeding - Dawie Jacobs

A giraffe feeding – Dawie Jacobs

 Thursday, 27 February 2014

(33ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving east from Buff Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving north from Gowrie Main
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Ingwe open area
  • One bull elephant feeding south of Ingwe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill

 

Friday, 28 February 2014

(35ºC)

  •  Five buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four sub adult Styx lions resting on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south in the Manyeleti rivers
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos moving north in the Molowati river
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting close to his impala kill on EP airstrip

 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

(34ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephant feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos feeding on Seepline
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Kraaines Pan
  • One bull elephant drinking water at Treehouse Pan

 

Male hippo giving us a yawn - Dawie Jacobs

A male hippo giving us a yawn – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

(26ºC, 20mm rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from EP open area
  • Three Majingi male lions resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving south from A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • The Fourway pride of lions resting on Safari driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Buff Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili open area

 

Tingana the male leopard - Devon Becker

Tingana the male leopard – Devon Becker

Monday, 17 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Five wild dogs moving east from MMM South
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • Another buffalo bull drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Airport Link
  • One elephant bull moving north on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Guarri Central
  • One elephant bull feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from EP airstrip

 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

(33ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, moving north from our Southern boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili Open area
  • A breeding herd of five elephants moving west from Simbambili Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of twelve elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants moving south on Track South

 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili Open area
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Impala Road
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants moving north on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull also moving north on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of five elephants feeding east of Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding at Grizzly Bear Crossing

 

Elephant cow - Devon Becker

Elephant cow – Devon Becker

Thursday, 20 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride hunting impala on Tamboti open area
  • A pack of nine wild dogs feeding on an impala kill south of Simbambili Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Old Bushcamp
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants moving south from A-main
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Shinzele Road
  • Another breeding herd of six elephants moving north across Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo feeding at Knobthorn Pan

 

Friday, 21 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • A pack of nine wild dogs hunting impala around EP Driveway
  • A breeding herd of seven elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants moving north on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving north from our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Big Dam Link South

 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari Donga North
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo resting on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on A-Main
  • One buffalo bull resting at Serengeti Pan

 

African wild dogs - Devon Becker

African wild dogs – Devon Becker

Sunday, 23 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of six elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Manyeleti crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving west from Mfezi open area
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding around EP airstrip

 

 

 

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North

 

African wild dogs - Dawie Jacobs

African wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Methlowani Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving west on Wessels Old Driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mfesi open area

 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a female blue wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting on Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Five lions of the Styx pride resting at Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Pommies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline

 

Louis and a Styx lioness - Dawie Jacobs

Louis and a Styx lioness – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 13 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in Serengeti Pan
  • A Breeding herd of five elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving north from our Southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP Manyeleti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding east of EP open area

 

Friday, 14 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the Manyeleti River, close to Old Bushcamp
  • One elephant bull moving west on Central Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of five elephants feeding north of Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving east on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twelve elephants moving South on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting west of Shirley`s Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving east from EP open area

 

Female impala running - Dawie Jacobs

Female impala running – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Central Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Kraaines
  • A breeding herd of five elephants moving east from Simbambili Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s Cutline
  • A pack of nine wild dogs chasing impala around Big Dam
  • One elephant bull moving east on Wetpatch Road

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