Baby Hippo

Baby Hippo

On the 10 April 2017 a week old male baby hippo was brought into the centre. He was found on the edge of the Blyde River near the Blyde Wildlife Estate walking up and down calling for its mother who was nowhere in sight. As it is a social animal and needed company 24 hours around the clock we had […]

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Wild Dog

wild dog

One of our resident wild dogs did not look well, we called our vet Dr Rodgers to come out and have a look at him. Piet darted the dog, but shortly after darting he passed away. As you can see by the photo he does not look good. We sent it in for an autopsy, but still do not know […]

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It always surprises me what one finds while out in the bush

Baboon Spider

While out on bush walk with a group of guests we stumbled upon this golden brown baboon spider. Indeed a very rare find on bush walk because these spiders are rarely found outside their burrows. It was a humongous female Golden Brown Baboon spider with a body length of approximately 75mm – indeed a large specimen. Most people fear these […]

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Moholoholo Ya Mati

Ya Mati

Brrrrrrr!  Feels like winter is here.  For the last week, it has been rather cold.  We haven’t seen the sun hopefully it will appear by the end of this long weekend. We had surprisingly late rain, 15mm. Our third wedding for April: Congratulations to Carlien en Hannes for getting married on the 29th April 2017.  They also had a garden […]

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Nyala Newborn

nyala newborn

While out on our daily rounds, we heard a strange sound from the bush. An animal in distress. Upon closer observation, we had noticed that one of the Nyalas on the farm was giving birth in the thickets outside one of our rooms. We did not want to get too close to her because she might be frightened off, but […]

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Moholoholo Ya Mati

Moholoholo Ya Mati

April started with a bang, no time for April fool’s jokes. We started off with a wedding on the 1st April 2017. Couldn’t have asked for a better day…. It was a beautiful day weather was perfect. The wedding coordinator Jabu made the venue look beautiful with her decor. They had the ceremony on our lovely green grass. Welcoming drinks […]

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Rainfall Report January

On the 5th of March we were awoken by the drumming of the rain on the rooftop. The previous day, we had checked the weather and it forecasted that we would receive roughly 25mm of rain the following day. Much to our surprise, we received 80mm of rain by 09:00 that Sunday morning, followed by continuous light rain throughout the […]

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Honey Badger Escapes

Honey Badger Escapes

Badgers, Badgers, Badgers! They have done it again! Well Stoffel is not the only escape artist here at the centre. On the night of the 25th February 2017 our two honey badgers Rika and Julius decided to show their own technique! Note the stone? Lift the stone and “badger”! You have an escape route! Once out they felt it was […]

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European Roller

European Roller

The Game Management Office in Hoedspruit called us to collect this European Roller to see if we could save it as it was hit by a car and unable to fly. European Rollers often perch on trees, posts or overhead wires, while searching for their prey that consists of large insects, small reptiles and rodents and as a result swoop […]

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The Summer of a Lifetime

Samantha_Moholoholo

Last summer, 19-year-old Samantha Caunce set off on a massive volunteering adventure, caring for injured and abandoned lions, cheetahs, rhinos and more in South Africa. She told us more about her incredible experience. What were you doing in South Africa? I took part in the Moholoholo rehabilitation centre and the Zingela predator project through African Conservation Experience (ACE), each for […]

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