While this series of entertaining photos shows a playful buffalo that appears to be nuzzling the game ranger in delight, Buffalos are in fact incredibly dangerous and often aggressive creatures that are able to do a lot of damage with their extremely powerful and large horns.
Kariega guest Rowan Seagers recently sent us a great image of a jackal sighting, commenting: “My visit to Kariega was much too short! I went out on game drive with Tayla and she managed to find us 4 different white rhino, a black rhino, a herd of elephants, plenty of antelope and general game, and one of my highlights, this jackal attempting to hunt guinea fowl...
We enjoyed a full and happy month during March in balmy and warm weather - lots of research, bush clearing, a visit with local school children and various great weekend activities.
This week's photo of the week reminds us of the strange layers and intricacies of nature. While a snowflake or a spider's web may be perfectly symmetrical, there are other kinds of delicacies that are just as perfect.
The Kariega Game Reserve rangers are proud to introduce delicious Fairtrade coffee to keep guests toasty warm during game drives. Guests can enjoy Bean There coffee which comes from all corners of Africa including Ruwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi and Tanzania. Not only that, but the Fairtrade endorsement ensures that the coffee is produced in a way that is safe for the environment and beneficial to the community.
Thandi has not been in a photographic mood too much of late. But here are some recent pictures taken by Jason Loest - Kariega operations manager and Thandi's keeper. She's pictured with the young calf (not so small anymore!) of her female companion. Thanks Jason for sharing with us.
Remembering Themba with Hope in our Hearts for the Rhino species. Exactly two years ago today Themba the Rhino passed away. On the 2 March 2012 he was one of three rhino poached at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. He was also one of the two that made it through the night. Sadly on the 25 March Themba passed away after a hard struggle.
We are happy to share this wonderful wildlife video taken by Terry McGahey at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The video features a range of African wildlife including herds of elephant and playing elephant calves, birdlife...
Photo of the week featuring a beautiful close-up of the trunk of an African Elephant plus 5 interesting facts about their incredible trunks. Thanks to Helena Atkinson for sharing this amazing image.
Read the feedback by some of our latest “Assistant Conservation Managers.” We are so grateful to the volunteers for the valuable conservation and community development work that they achieve. Read the volunteer comments who stayed with us between January to March 2014.