Suni Antelope

Leopard Walk Lodge is home to many different species, a number of which are registered In the Red Data Book, as needing protection without which they could become extinct. One of our favourite animals is the diminutive Suni antelope. It is tiny and very secretive. A newborn Suni could fit into a teacup. Not to be mistaken for the red … Read More

Making your stay unforgettable

Lodge staff member preparing table

At Leopard Walk Lodge, guest satisfaction is our top priority. Our friendly staff will always ensure your comfort and requests are met to make your stay unforgettable.

Lioness hunting seen during Game Drive

What an amazing experience to watch two lionesses stalking a young nyala ram. They had their plan well worked out. They approached the nyala that was on the edge of the road, by herding it from both sides of the road, one female each side. He managed to escape and they seemed a little foregone to have missed their prey. … Read More

Monkey on top of the World

The monkey on Top of the World in the early morning of a chilly day hoped to enjoy the first warm rays of the sunrise. He also climbed up high into the marula tree to get a world view across the Reserve and stay safe from any predator. Another benefit would have been for the rest of the troop that … Read More

Do they share wisdom? Aged Nyala and ancient Natal Mahogany tree

An old nyala bull resting peacefully under the ancient natal mahogany tree perhaps shows us how nature may share wisdom. It is proved that trees communicate through intricate underground networks with one another. All things are connected somehow and perhaps the nyala also shared his wisdom with the knarled aged tree in our forest. .

Tortoise first of the season

Exciting find! The season’s first tortoise. Further on the hiking trail, I saw one of the largest monitor lizards scampering away far too quickly for a photo. I was checking footprints to see whether the wild dogs that visited us previously had perhaps sneaked in again, as they have recently been seen not far from our Reserve. Suddenly a little … Read More

The arrival of Spring

17 SEPTEMBER Spring has arrived with all its beauty. The budding trees turn emerald green as their new leaves unfold to create circles of bright green light in the forest amongst the grey tinge of the bush that is leftover from the dry winter months. Our forest has many secrets with its amazing biodiversity that includes more than 56 different … Read More

A walk along our trail

Nyala seen on the trail

It is always exciting to see the sun filtering through a gap in the forest during a hike on our beautiful trail. The nyala standing in the sunshine warming themselves on a cool morning highlighted the ambience of peace and serenity one feels when connecting with nature.

Sand Forest Diversity

observing a sand forest tree

We were recently pleased and honoured to have Theo Mostert from the University of Zululand and Liesl Mostert, assist us with identifying more than 56 different trees on our hiking trail. Many of the trees that were identified occur only in the unique sand forest vegetation of our area and some of them are rare and protected species. Kirsten Callant … Read More

Hluhluwe Game Drive

This elephant was quite relaxed as it ambled close by a vehicle while crossing the road. Leopard Walk Lodge guests enjoy adventures to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park for guided Open Game Drives through this world-renowned reserve, best known for bringing rhino back from the brink of extinction. During game drives guest regularly see Big Five species including elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo … Read More