The Force of a Family

A visual account of the lives, of this indestructible force of cheetah. After two years of nursing, feeding, teaching and protecting the incredible mother to these four, now sub-adult, cheetah is finally ready to leave her brood. The sub-adults which include, 3 males and one female, have developed into successful hunters and are now ready […]

Cheetah Mom and 4

    After being off the reserve for a month it was such a pleasant surprise to be graced with the presence of this incredibly strong cheetah family. This cheetah mother and her 4 cubs now about 10 months old are an unbelievably strong force, credit to the mother. The cubs have been spotted hunting […]

Mashatu’s New Arrivals

And the proof is in the pictures, the newest arrivals to the Mashatu Family are here in the form of four, 5 weeks old lion cubs. The cubs are the offspring the lioness who make up the pride of two sisters (adult lionesses) and three, 6 month old cubs. The once littlies of the lion […]

Spring has Sprung

Spring has arrived, and with it, it has brought new life. The open plains of Mashatu once covered in skeletal and spiny looking acacias, are now laden in blankets of yellow and the scent of sweetness. New life is not only evident in the flora of the reserve but the fauna too. According to our expert […]

We Got Company

It is not often we get visitors on Mashatu when it comes to prides of lion. However, this week we had the pleasure of viewing ‘The Pride of 6’ which dominate our neighbouring concession. The pride is headed up by two of the largest lionesses I have seen on this property, the lionesses are also […]

A Sighting to Remeber

Fearing that words will not do justice to the adrenaline packed morning we viewed on this day; I have decided to share a series of images rather than a story from the sighting, in hope that it will do it justice.  A truly incredible raw moment captured in true African wilderness!         […]

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