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October 13, 2017

“What big eyes you have…”

  Centuries ago the famed philosopher Aristotle allotted these five senses to homo sapiens – sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. However, the inhabitant of the natural world dwarf us mere mortals when it comes to the ability to sense their surroundings. Evolution has helped these creatures to develop additional senses like echolocation, infrared and […]

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September 4, 2017

Birds of a feather

Is a bird a bird because it flaps its wings and flies? What then about the flightless ones, what are they to be called? Like the clothes doesn’t make the man, the flying doesn’t make the bird. Birds are birds because they have feathers, beaks, hollow bones, are endothermic and because they lay eggs. Their […]

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August 18, 2017

Big, bold buffalo

  Dark, broody, mysterious – all very apt words to describe the buffalo. And not to forget dangerous, as it is the member of the Big Five most feared by field guides and game rangers when on foot. The true ancestry of the African or Cape buffalo remains uncertain. Despite popular belief it also has no […]

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July 24, 2017

Tall Trunk Tales

Grey and gentle, big and bold, trunk in the front and tail in the back… These are but some of the adjectives used to describe Loxodonta africana, the biggest land mammal and one of Africa’s most iconic animals. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve teems with these heavies that affords ample opportunity to observe them at […]

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July 18, 2017

“My African Soul” Art Exhibition & Silent Auction

The “My African Soul” Art Exhibition and Silent Auction officially came to an end yesterday at 13:00.   This initiative, brought to life with inspiration from young Anna Ruest , was a collective effort from phenomenal artists who created and donated art from their African Souls to raise funds for conservation and the protection of […]

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Pack of African Wild Dogs
June 12, 2017

The Return of the Wild Dogs

With its big antenna-like ears, sleek-streamlined body and patterned coat earning the species the nickname of painted wolf, the African wild dog is a sight to behold in the natural environment. And being the most successful hunters of all predators, they most certainly count as a favourite sighting among visitors to the Klaserie Private Nature […]

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Bundu, young male leopard in Klaserie
May 25, 2017

Young Leopard Spotted Out and About

Bundu the young male leopard has made a real show of himself in the Klaserie and has soared into position of crowd favourite after his latest antics saw him chasing birds in in a marula tree. Over the last couple of days, this entertaining and confident leopard has offered up some unforgettable sightings, and our latest […]

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Beauty of Klaserie Bushveld

The Beautiful Klaserie Bushveld – Elephant and Buffalo

The endless striking hues of the bushveld creates a palette of colour that leaves you yearning for more of the safari lifestyle. Languid days are spent exploring the sometimes arid and occasionally lush bushveld, while nights are spent huddled around campfires under star spangled skies. Angles, texture, reflections, depth and moods can all be captured […]

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