Kariega guest Sonja Wylde captured this video of a newly born giraffe while driving to the Kariega gate on her way home. The calf is still trying to stand up which means that it must be only a few hours old. The mother can be seen cleaning the calf.
Watch delightful video footage of young Thembi (Hope) enjoying an energetic game of tag with a herd of tolerant wildebeest.
South African television programme 50|50 recently featured the inspiring story of rhino poaching survivor Thandi and her calf Thembi.
A brown hyena female was released at Kariega Game Reserve after she was captured by a local farmer. Fortunately the farmer called the reserve instead of shooting the animal to protect his livestock. The female will join the clan of brown hyenas on our Eastern Cape wilderness area.
We are excited to welcome two elephant calves born at Kariega Game Reserve this week. This video shows one of the calves, only a few days old, peeking out from beneath its mother.
This video shows Thembi (Hope), a four month old white rhino calf, feeding on her mother's dung. The Kariega ranger explains that the calf is eating the dung to get useful microorganisms. These are needed to help her digest grass once she is weaned from her mother's milk.
We received a call from a local plant nursery in need of some help with a Cape or South African porcupine. In this short video you will see that we were able to capture the creature and release it safely onto the reserve. The porcupine was clearly delighted with his new found freedom.
Settlers Drift luxury tented safari lodge opened on 1 December 2014 and has delighted guests ever since. The stylish design, delicious food, attentive service and remote location overlooking the Bushman's River make the lodge a sought after safari destination.
"My greatest rhino day ever! Seeing Thandi’s calf for the first time, up close and in the open, un-phased by our existence and positively adorable will always rank as a highlight in my life. We sat there quietly soaking up the privilege of being in their presence, and… it…was… amazing!" says Dr William Fowlds.
We were so pleased when the team from The Today Show, a daily morning talk show broadcast across the USA, contacted us to ask if they could feature Thandi and her calf on the show.