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Rangers Report September 2013

Summer is here to stay! Even though the first of September officially signals the start of spring, the past few weeks made me think that we skipped that season and jumped right into summer. We had a lot of hot days, with temperatures that went into the high thirties! The average maximum temperature for September was 30°C and we had our first summer rains, with 19 millimetres measured. With all these hot days, we...

Rangers Report August 2013

I know that I start most of my reports stating that the past month was definitely the best game viewing to date and August has been no exception! We were yet again spoiled with some awesome sightings. When you get a chance to sit quietly and reflect on the beauty of nature and the animals living here, it is then that you realize how blessed we are to be able to live and work in this wonderful area. Temperature wise,...

Rangers Report July 2013

Driving through the bush you can see that the seasons are changing. During the days, temperatures are mild and pleasant, but as soon as the sun goes down we still reach for our jackets. We also had a few cold fronts that moved through our area. Hopefully this was the last bit of winter chill. The average maximum temperature for the month was 24 °C and we also had 11mm of rain. If we talk about the quality of game...

Rangers Report June 2013

This was a nice, but also a cold month! As we are already in the middle of winter this calls for gloves, scarves and beanies. The game drives are at their coldest during dusk and dawn. We had a few cold fronts that moved through the area and this made the morning drives extremely cold. The average maximum temperature this month was 25°C and we did not have any rain. The day temperatures were pleasant, until the sun...

Rangers Report May 2013

Once again, this month was really good and we had extremely fruitful game viewing! We were fortunate to see the wild dogs yet again. We also saw a lot of general game and had some great night life sightings!  Now that it is getting dark earlier in the evenings, nocturnal animals like African wild cats, genets, civets, honey badgers and porcupines are active earlier on during the afternoon game drives. Winter is...

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