Ranger Jacques Matthysen captured these images of wildlife in action at Kariega.
Photo of the Week
Grant Atkinson, a professional photographer and winner of our 2014 Facebook Photographer of the Year competition (professional category) photographed this male lion while on a photo safari at Kariega recently.
We were thrilled to receive this great feedback and some fantastic photos from American guest Ann Lewinsky who stayed at Settlers Drift earlier this year.
This fascinating bird is said to have received its name Secretary Bird from the crest of long feathers at the back of its head. The story goes that these look like the long quill pens that the olden day secretaries had tucked behind their ears or in their hair.
There are three species of zebra - the Burchell’s or plains zebra, the Grevy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. During your safari at Kariega Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape you will see herds of Burchell's zebra.
Having a drink of water tends to be somewhat challenging when you are over 4m tall! In order to get to the water giraffe have to spread their front legs at awkward angles, leaving them in a rather vulnerable position to predators such as lion.
This week ranger Jone found a zebra carcass. She investigated the cause of death and from her findings surmised that the animal had died from injuries sustained in a fight with another zebra. She found numerous hoof and bite marks on the carcass.
The Kariega Facebook photo competition introduced a new audience favourite category for 2015. Susanne Nuecke won the title with a beautiful image of a male lion.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014/15 Facebook photo competition is David Kettles. David's photograph captures the intense stare and slow movement of the majestic adult male lion beautifully.
We are so excited to share these beautiful pictures. We have two new elephant calves on the reserve and these close-up images were taken by ranger Daniel before they are even a week old.