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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    The Ranger Report

    Date Posted: 2017-04-21

    Honey badgers are ferocious


    This week we had some good game sightings, including all of the Big 5. But let us consider what happens back in camp just after dark when the guests are enjoying dinner at the hide and the nocturnal animals become active. Every now and then they are treated to a visit from the Honey badger. The Honey badger has a well-earned reputation for its ferocity. It is a relatively small animal with the temperament of a large one and even bigger predators take a risk taking on a Honey badger. The Honey badger has tough, loose thick skin, particularly over its shoulders (probably an adaptation to resisting bee stings) and this enables the animal to turn round in its skin when gripped in this area and attack its assailant. It has sharp canines, a powerful jaw and unrelenting grip. Honey badgers have been known to target the groin area of large animals when threatened.

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