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Manager’s Report January 2013

WILD PHOTO OF THE MONTH Happy New Year to all! I know I already whished our readers a joyous 2013, but it sounds so good, I will say it again. Hope that everyone’s year will be a very prosperous one, filled with good fortune, happiness and excellent health. The year started off on a very hot note.  We had temperatures ranging from 52 °C in the sun, to 45 °C in the shade. Because it was so hot and there were no...

Manager’s Report December 2012

WILD PHOTO OF THE MONTH The year 2012 has come and gone, almost like a ghost in the night. Overall, I must say that it turned out to be another great year at Elephant Plains! The first month started a bit hectic due to the floods we had, but from February onwards it was full steam ahead. The end of the year is a time of mixed emotions – out with the old and in with the new. Every year Elephant Plains gets new...

Manager’s Report November 2012

WILD PHOTO OF THE MONTH What a month we had! The game viewing was once again brilliant with wild dogs fighting hyenas and leopards, as well as wild dogs killing three juvenile impala in one sighting. As mentioned last month, the juvenile impalas were on their way with the female impalas walking around with huge tummies. Well, they have finally arrived and the predators are not missing out on the opportunity to grab...

Manager’s Report – October 2012

WILD PHOTO OF THE MONTH Welcome to the land of the green! Photosynthesis and precipitation are wonderful combinations that cause the vegetation to transform from brown to green. The Sabi Sand Wildtuin currently looks like something you read about in fantasy books. The impala females are bursting at the seams. They are due to give birth any day now. During this time of the year they are very weary, with a few extra...

Manager’s Report September 2012

WILD PHOTO OF THE MONTH Just when we thought that winter was over, we got hit by a last cold front. Why we always choose to ignore the weather man, I do not know… He did warn us not to pack away all our warm winter’s clothes, but like every other year we ignored his warnings and had to unpack again! After the cold front we had three days of intense heat, followed by four days of very early rains. We don’t...

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