During a giraffe fight, the two males lean against each other in a struggle for power. If they are evenly matched, this pushing may be followed by blows from the neck...
Photo of the Week
While young male zebras are in the bachelor herds, their time consists mostly of playful fighting in order to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2013/14 Kariega Facebook photo competition. Amatuer photographer Emanuela Caligiuri won for her perky zebras and professional photographer Grant Atkinson (Atkinson Photography and Safaris) won with his regal lion and cub photo.
A big thank you to Kariega ranger Tayla Jane McCurdy for sharing these recent pictures of Thandi.
With two rivers and prime location near the coast, Kariega game park is a hub of birdlife, offering birdwatchers a chance to view an assortment of southern Africa's most magnificent birds.
Kariega Game Reserve is excited to be hosting two photographic safaris in 2015 and welcome both experienced and novice photographers to join us in a guided journey through the untouched wilderness of the Eastern Cape. Only 6 spaces on each trip so book soon to ensure a spot.
Our picturesque Eastern Cape game reserve hosted another successful Africa Geographic Travel photographic safari between 9 - 13 May 2014.
Rhinos are one of the few megaherbivores (plant-eaters that weigh more than 900 kilograms or 2,000 pounds) still alive. Recently their numbers have been dramatically reduced with the increase of poaching. Poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa during 2013 and 376 have been reportedly killed by poachers this year. We simply cannot allow them to become extinct.
Chameleons are a fascinating type of lizard. There are approximately 160 species that come in a range of colours, most with the amazing ability to change colour. Kariega is home to the beautiful southern dwarf chameleon which occurs only in the Eastern Cape
Last week's photo of the week touched on the beauty of our own human gaze, but what of the rhino gaze and the gaze of every living creature we are lucky to encounter?