KwaMbili Game lodge - Thornybush - Greater Kruger Area - South Africa
It was very lekker! Great adventure, food and service! All our expectations have been exceeded. Good Luck to all of you. Best - Jim & Julie • This is Paradise, We dont want to leave, everything is perfect! The atmosphere, people, food and animals. Thank you for everything!. - Naite & Werner • We enjoyed the evening and morning safari with Edde, Richard and Eric and especially the close!! encounter with three rhinos will last a lifetime.  - Guest Names • Best marks for everything and everybody, although it spoilt our usual backpackers budget! But it was definitely the best decision we made in our holiday! - Ulrike & Sepp • Kudos for everything,  especially tracking two leopards!  Thanks also to the cooks for such great food! - Frank & Carol •
The Ranger Report
Leopard Cub in Tree
We were lucky enough to see a leopard cub in a tree eating off an impala kill this week. A leopard is able to carry up to 3 times its own weight up into a tree. The female leopard leaves her cubs in a hiding place while she goes out hunting and the cubs are often left alone for hours while she is gone. Once she catches something, she hides the kill somewhere in a tree or in thick bush and goes off to fetch the cubs to bring them to the kill to feed. Being a solitary animal,  a female leopard has to raise and feed the cubs by herself. She can have a litter of up to 6 cubs and, if she is lucky, 2-3 will survive. Once they are old enough (around 18 months), they have to leave and find a home for themselves. A female leopard can have a territory of around 900 hectares and a male up to 7500 hectares -  these do vary based on available food sources and water in the area. Once the cubs become strong enough they have to compete with other leopards for a territory. So the cub we saw s ...

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    Accommodation at KwaMbili consists of thatched chalets or large Meru style safari tents. All have shower and toilet and electric power, their own patio and mosquito nets over the beds.

    The chalets are positioned closer to the main building and are air-conditioned. Two of the chalets have interleading doors and can be used as a family unit

    The safari tents are further from the main building, each under a thatched roof. The flaps can be opened or closed according to the weather. They also have an open air shower and toilet.