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 •
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2017-04-26
Cheetah!
We were lucky enough to have a good sighting of a female cheetah, an animal we don't often see. ...

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    Date Posted: 2017-03-07

    Why do impala kick?

    Impala antelope have unique black glands on their ankles known as metatarsal glands (metatarsal meaning hind limb and a gland being any cell, group of cells or organ producing a secretion). They activate these glands by kicking back their hind legs. When a herd or even a small group of impala reacts to a threat from a predator and they scatter in all directions, they kick back their hind legs and release a scent which makes it easier to find each other again once the threat is over. This behaviour has an added advantage of confusing the predator. 

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  • 2016-05-25 - Three of the Big Five without even moving out of camp!
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  • 2016-04-11 - Sad giraffe and leopards close-up
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  • 2016-03-14 - The rains have come, everybody happy
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  • 2015-08-27 - Young leopard meets porcupine
  • 2015-07-28 - What our guests mean to us
  • 2015-07-04 - A pride of leopard!
  • 2015-06-30 - Trip to Kruger
  • 2015-06-19 - Cubs expected
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  • 2015-02-13 - Southern Pride
  • 2015-02-08 - Elephants crossing
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