Baby White Rhino suckling.

BABY WHITE RHINO suckling from its mother is a very special sight! The mother would have given birth to this baby after a gestation of about 16 months, almost twice the duration of a human mothers pregnancy. The calf is tiny at birth and remains unsure of its balance for a few days. It usually weighs about 40 kg. The … Read More

Orange Tip butterfly

Orange Tip Butterfly The Orange Tip Butterfly  is often seen around our Wildlife Reserve during May.  Our area is known to support some of the most diverse species of butterflies that occur in South Africa. It is really a paradise for those who enjoy observing and photographing them.  More than 100 species occur in our region. Visitors will also enjoy … Read More

Warthog enjoy staying warm.

Warthog enjoy staying warm! Lying fast asleep next to the bush fire these warthog were obviously enjoying the warmth of the fireside. With humanlike attitudes often less understood! Like many species of mammal they portray many features that prove them to be far more intelligent that may be understood. Warthog also enjoy grooming one another and are social animals living … Read More

Come see the Lion in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park!

COME SEE THE LION IN HLUHLUWE IMFOLOZI PARK! Newly introduced lion have been regularly seen close to the road in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. It is interesting to note that the Park and indeed the whole of Zululand was once devoid of any lion at all. Unbelievably during the 1950’s almost all wild animals were shot as vermin as it was … Read More

Baboon Mother and Child – Ecology

The baboon mother and child are closely bonded with the mother being ever watchful over her baby. Although we do not have a resident troop of baboons on Leopard Walk Lodge from time a lone male would be passing through our reserve. Baboons live on the ground and like both grasslands and hillsides. They prey on various small types of … Read More

Baby Warthog newborn

Baby Warthog newborn The new born baby warthog are just a few days old. December is the time of the year that many new born babies from various species are born. This mother has only 2 new babies although sometimes up to 8 babies are born to a sow. The mother carries the babies for about 6 months before they … Read More

White rhino enjoying long grass

WHITE RHINO ENJOYING LONG GRASS The white rhino is a grazer unlike the only other protected South African species of rhino that is known as the black rhino. This beautiful rhino’s magnificent horn is hidden by the long grass. The white rhino is not named after its colour although it does enjoy wallowing in mud and it is thought that … Read More

Stunning African Sunrise

Stunning African Sunrise The most stunning African sunrise is seen from our reserve, for those who may wish to enjoy the crisp morning air and hear the fish eagle as he welcomes the dawn, creating an ambience not to be missed!     During this time of day the dawn calls to all the wildlife that would now seek to … Read More

Beautiful male Leopard recently spotted

Beautiful male leopard recently seen This magnificent territorial male was recently seen at Leopard Walk Lodge. It is always exciting to spot a leopard as they tend to be very secretive. Their footprints are often encountered but this one was close to the road and stayed watching as I took a few photos. Male leopard have large ranges and they … Read More

Wild dog at Leopard Walk Lodge Reserve

Wild dog ((Lycaon pictus) seen at Leopard Walk Lodge Reserve A pack of 6 Wild dogs have been spotted during the evening on 26 March 2017 at Leopard Walk Lodge Reserve. We have been very excited as this iconic species is endangered and they are afforded the highest protection. To have them visit and pass through our reserve is indeed … Read More