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March 2023 Wildlife Report

Posted on Wed March 29, 2023 in Ranger Diaries.

Even though the cold weather is slowly moving in, we are still lucky with a luscious green bushveld after the big floods in February. The water dams and rivers are still full and flowing strong. Welcome to another update from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and Makumu Private Game Lodge, your home away from home. I will be covering some of the exciting things that we encountered over the last month.

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Makumu feat in GQ South Africa

Posted on Wed January 11, 2023 in Press and Awards.

Makumu Private Game Lodge is known for being the unfenced, intimate paradise in the heart of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, situated in the Greater Kruger National park. The Lodge offers a true ‘African Bush Experience’ to guests from all around the world.

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African Safari Mag Feature

Posted on Wed January 4, 2023 in Press and Awards.

An exclusive oasis situated within the expansive and unpredictable African bushveld...

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December 2022 Wildlife Report

Posted on Tue December 20, 2022 in Ranger Diaries.

I will be covering all the sightings we had during December 2022.

We have reached the end of 2022. We’ve had a great year and we feel privileged to end it off in this beautiful place called home. We’ve had our first good rain this season and with it being so hot and dry, animals have been everywhere, especially around Makumu. All the waterholes have abundant wildlife and birds lurking around on these hot summer days. We just went to go and sit around the waterhole and wait for the animals to come to us. The lodge watering hole was also extremely busy with animals and guests are being kept busy the whole day with animals coming and going, from tons of giraffes to big groups of elephants, even rhinos! Lets’ look into some crazy wildlife sightings below…

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October 2022 Wildlife Report

Posted on Tue October 25, 2022 in Ranger Diaries.

I will be covering all the sightings we had during October 2022.

Where to start with this report, it has been an epic month sighting-wise. With September and October being 2 of the driest months and temperatures rising it always provides good sightings. The bush is extremely dry and thinned out, the river system is hardly flowing, a small narrow little stream at best, waterholes are pumping with the game and then the odd chance of a spectacular lightning storm as we approach our rainy season. Days are long and nights are short as we leave quite early in the mornings the catch the beautiful sunrise and later in the afternoons to avoid the heat of the day.

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'Tis the Season for Our Wildlife...

Posted on Fri September 30, 2022 in Newsletter.
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September 2022 Wildlife Report

Posted on Mon September 26, 2022 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back to another exciting update on our adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. I will be covering all the exciting things that happened over September.

The winter season is slowly fading away and the hot summer air is moving in strong with temperatures rising to 35’C. But we can still enjoy our winter bush, which is still dry and clear for a few more weeks before the rains move in.

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Klaserie Chronicle Issue 57

Posted on Mon September 26, 2022 in Press and Awards.
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