Ranger Diaries

July 30, 2013

Two New Elephant Calves born on Gondwana Game Reserve in the last 6 months

Elephant calf with adults at Gondwana After a gestation period of 660 days, two of the resident elephants cows gave birth to two playful calves on Gondwana Gama Reserve.  The birth of the first calf on Christmas Day was celebrated by the mother through trumpeting and parading her new calf in front of Kwena lodge and then they disappeared for a few weeks into the 11 000 hectare Fynbos
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March 14, 2013

Morning game drive with the lions- by Colin Smit

Male Lion at Gondwana game reserve 5 March 2013 We were out before the sunrise and boy, was the feeling good! It was somewhat misty and a little fresh, but by no means cold. We set out on our respective game drives to find the lions who we hadn't seen them for a couple of days, 1 Ranger took his guests down to the Nauga Valley and myself and another vehicle stayed near the top.
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January 29, 2013

Summer Game Drive on Gondwana Game Reserve

Summer Game Drive at Gondwana Game Reserve We enjoyed a beautiful sunset yesterday at our stunning Garden Route Game Reserve. This probably had allot to do with the actual sightings we were fortunate enough to discover on our evening game drive. While on our safari with a few guests, we came across a lone elephant bull feeding on an acacia tree who was not at all perturbed by our presenc
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November 8, 2012

Cheetah Bonding

Cheetah male at Gondwana One of Gondwana Game Reserves male cheetahs has recently bonded with another male. The coalition that they have formed allows for better territory protection and allows them to be more successful hunters.
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October 16, 2012


facebook2 It seems as though love is in the air at Gondwana Game Reserve. Two lion were spotted mating in the car park at Lehele Lodge. Shortly before, The lions had caught an Eland a few meters from the reserve and wildlife offices. The lion  pride have made monitoring relatively easy this week but rather difficult to get access into the office!
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October 16, 2012

Long Crested Eagle

Long-crested-Eagle Long Crested Eagle spotted on Gondwana today! This beautiful creature is way out of its distribution range, must have been attracted to the reserve by our beautiful Fynbos :)
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October 11, 2012

Secretary Birds!

secretary birds A Beautiful pair of Secretary Birds seen at Gondwana. Secretary birds are Large birds of prey and are recognized by their eagle type body and their long crane like  legs. However, when in flight this bird looks more like a crane than a bird of prey. Female and Male secretary birds are distinguished by the male having longer head plumes and
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August 3, 2012


We have an interesting pious zebra down at our stables. Originally he thought he was a Watusi cow and used to hang out with them then moved on to join the eland in the red rocks area. He stays away from all the other zebras which is quite bizarre. He now hangs out with the horses and has now fallen in love with Sabra the little Arab mare owned b
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