August wallpapers from our rangers

The one advantage of being locked down at Buffalo Thorn Lodge over the past few months is that our live-in game rangers, Evan van Niekerk and Jumari Nel, have had uninterrupted opportunities to take some amazing photographs of the real residents of Black Rhino Game Reserve. Together we have chosen some of the best photographs…

Rosettes rule

leopard shadow

During the past few weeks of lockdown under Alert Level 3 we, as guides here at Buffalo Thorn Lodge, have been treated to some phenomenal leopard sightings. The animals seem to be a lot more relaxed without our regular stream of visitors, and this month has been all about the leopards of Pilanesberg. To some…

July wallpapers from our rangers

The one advantage of being locked down at Buffalo Thorn Lodge over the past few months is that our live-in game rangers, Evan van Niekerk and Jumari Nel, have had uninterrupted opportunities to take some amazing photographs of the real residents of Black Rhino Game Reserve. Together we have chosen some of the best photographs…

June wallpapers from our rangers

The one advantage of being locked down at Buffalo Thorn Lodge over the past few months is that our live-in game rangers, Evan van Niekerk and Jumari Nel, have had uninterrupted opportunities to take some amazing photographs of the real residents of Black Rhino Game Reserve. Together we have chosen some of the best photographs…

Lions of lockdown

Lion

During the past month or so, the lions of lockdown (as we call them) have probably been the most entertaining, with constant sightings of them at the lodge, patrolling their territory and vocalising. The original coalition of males, all related from the same pride, have split into two groups: a pair of four-to-five-year-old males with…

Its all in the Spots

Over the last few weeks the black Rhino game reserve have truly changed into a green and lush environment. Thanks to almost 200mm of beautiful rain. Sightings have been plentiful, with frequent Big 5 sightings and our resident female Cheetah, known as “Tale” (which means Royalty in the local Tswana language) on numerous occasions. Being…

Elephants Galore

The days are growing shorter and the nights colder and longer. After a strong cup of Buffalo thorn filter coffee, we set out on the morning game drive from the lodge. Not even 2 minutes out the gate we bumped into a herd of more than 60 Elephants. They popped into the lodge waterhole for…