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.
It was an exciting moment when two Kariega rangers witnessed rhino Thandi and her calf emerge from the dense scrub yesterday. Both mother and calf have been in the bush for two weeks since the calf was born on 13 January 2015.
Kariega Game Reserve is pleased to share a video of poaching survivor Thandi the rhino and her calf produced by wildlife filmmaker Adrian Steirn. The footage includes the first close-ups of mother and baby shortly after her birth on 13 January.
Giraffe, an unexpected visitor to private plunge pool at Kariega Game Reserve.