Seen On Game Drive

The Curious Greater Kudu

The greater kudu is arguably one of the most beautiful species of antelope in southern Africa. This magnificent species is found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to habitat loss, predation, hunting and disease. Shamwari is home to the greater kudu (Tragelaphus [...]

2018-06-19T12:50:24+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: General, Seen On Game Drive|0 Comments

This Month in Pictures – Wildlife at Shamwari

We’ve had a fantastic start to the year with a plethora of exhilarating wildlife activity across the vast 25 000 hectares that is Shamwari Game Reserve. Ranger James Moodie provides us with this month in pictures. The cheetah sub-adults are thriving despite the abundance of lions with two of the prides recently increasing in size. [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:37+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Experiences at Shamwari, General, Seen On Game Drive|4 Comments

New blood in the North

September 2017 was a significant month for Shamwari. New life was discovered in the form of little lion cubs from one of the older northern lionesses. Although it is not uncommon on Shamwari to see lion cubs. This is the first litter of cubs sired by the new dominant coalition of two brothers in the [...]

Giraffe Eat Bones

We sometimes see giraffe demonstrating an action called Osteophagia, which involves them eating bones. We’ll see a giraffe pick up a piece of bone from the ground, throwing its head around to reposition the bone into a comfortable position and salivating a little more than usual. They giraffe doesn’t consume the entire bone. It will [...]

2018-05-31T23:23:44+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Seen On Game Drive|0 Comments

Long-necked Beauties

On Shamwari Game Reserve we are fortunate to have many different species from the tiniest little ant to the big and strong elephant. Each species and animal is unique to his role in the natural system. Each animal helps keep the balance in nature with their day to day life. From an owl catching a [...]

2018-05-31T23:23:56+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Seen On Game Drive|0 Comments

Shamwari Olympics – The ultimate cheetah endurance race

On Shamwari Game Reserve there is a coalition of two male cheetahs. They have been together for a long time and thus have perfected their hunting strategies. They will go hunting together and will use different strategies for different prey and landscapes. Their normal prey comprise of springbuck, impala, blesbuck and other small antelope. But [...]

2018-05-31T23:24:01+00:00 August 16th, 2012|Categories: Seen On Game Drive|0 Comments