Video Update #1

Video Update #1
HYENAS This clip was filmed along the Majale River where an old elephant died a while back. We saw the hyenas in the area everyday for weeks, as they made the most of the free meal. The carcass is pretty much done now, so they’re back to hunting for themselves. Most mornings we see them with impala skins, which is what the cubs are busy gnawing on. Our game vehicle underwent a close inspection when one of the adults decided to make sure that nothing untoward was going on. Satisfied with its findings, it then wandered off again. One of the cubs had sudden burst of energy, and raced up and down for the...
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CyberDiary – 24 November 2011

CyberDiary – 24 November 2011
We had a wonderful 37mm of rain during the past week, with some spectacular thunderstorms lighting up the skies in the area. The midday temperatures have been cool, which has made being out in the bush a real pleasure. Cheetah sightings are still excellent, even more so now that we are seeing the mother and her five cubs on a fairly regular basis. Although the coalition of three brothers that we normally see are believed to be roaming outside of Mashatu’s borders, we have spotted another female and her one sub-adult cub in and around Scraper area. The well-known leopard family provided some...
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CyberDiary – 17 November 2011

CyberDiary – 17 November 2011
The temperatures have soared again during the past week, with averages recorded at around 35ºC. Hot and windy days are common, and although spectacular thunderstorms were seen moving across the landscape, they didn’t result in all that much rain. Despite the hot weather and sunny days, game viewing is still spectacular. The entire landscape is now completely covered in new leaves. Spotting leopards might be considered a challenge to most, but even these super elusive cats can’t hide from the well-trained eyes of Mashatu’s rangers and trackers. Leopard sightings have been plentiful, with an...
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October Game Report

October Game Report
Weather Summer has arrived, and with a vengeance. Temperatures during the last few weeks have hovered consistently around the low forties (Celcius). The midday sun can be brutally hot, although guests have ample time to cool off in the camp’s swimming pool in-between drives. It’s not uncommon to see dark clouds looming in the late afternoon, and this month was no different. We enjoyed a total rainfall of 38mm (average from Main and Tent Camps) in October. Thanks to these regular showers the bush is now full of small pockets of water, causing the animals’ movements to become more...
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CyberDiary – 10 November 2011

CyberDiary – 10 November 2011
The first week of November was nothing short of extreme from a heat point of view. By 8am the sun was already beating down on the African landscape, by which point most of the animals were heading into the shade to seek some respite from the heat. The mercury remained constant around the 40°C mark, although this didn’t stop guests from venturing out to enjoy Mashatu’s majestic wildlife. For a long while the mother leopard and her three cubs were the Mashatu favourites. We still see them on an almost daily basis, and they invariably steal the hearts of everyone who encounters them. Our current...
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