The Mocker Swallowtail

Hundreds of butterflies were out in our sand forest yesterday enjoying the hot sultry atmosphere. This species, the Mocker Swallowtail is known as one of the most interesting butterflies in the world as the females are masters of disguise. They mimic various other inedible butterflies to protect themselves against predators. Photo by Janet Cuthberson

Honeymoon in South Africa

At Leopard Walk Lodge you may enjoy your honeymoon, here in the Sand Forest of KwaZulu-Natal, at our wonderful Secrets of the Forest A+ Suites. If you wish to Book, simply click book online or Contact +27 83 698 7318, alternatively you can use the contact form on the contact us page.  

Pelican in flight

Yesterday we visited False Bay Park, our World Natural Heritage Site, which is “right on our doorstep”. The endless lake and ancient sand forest is amazing. I photographed this lone pelican flying against the wind. It was strange to see his feathers on the tip of his wings spread out like a hand. Indeed, a birds wings are his hands … Read More

Red Duiker

(Cephalophus natalensis)   Red duiker live solitarily in dense forest and thickets. They defecate in communal middens and are probably territorial. They make a loud sneezing noise that might be an alarm signal. They eat fresh leaves, forbs and fallen fruit. Red dyiker are a protected red data species that have lost large amounts of habitat to agriculture.  At Leopard … Read More


SAND FOREST – A FASCINATING PLANT COMMUNITY AT LEOPARD WALK LODGE. During your stay at Leopard Walk Lodge you will enjoy an opportunity to view the diverse and interesting biodiversity of our sand forest habitat in the Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park Wildlife Reserve that surrounds the lodge.