In South Africa, we have been in lock down for a few weeks now. We hope you are making the best of this time in isolation and, in spite of everything, enjoy spending time with your families at home! Things have changed a lot since we said good bye to our last guest. We are taking this time to do maintenance on the lodge and prepare for our guests to come visit us in the not too distant future. We will be waiting for you to arrive!
Giraffe taking a stroll
It didn’t take long for the animals to realize that there were fewer guests. The animals sense the absence of guests and are getting closer and closer and explore the area. The giraffe are enjoying the deserted gardens at the lodge and taking advantage of having the place to themselves. They explore the lodge on a regular basis in search of all ‘the goodies’ growing in the garden.
This weekend we found the remainder of a leopards meal on the deck of the restaurant. Quite a shocker to find the carcass with it’s belly ripped open. If you look closely at the picture, you can see the puncture wounds of the teeth in the Impala’s neck.*
*Kololo is a big nature reserve where harmless African wildlife roams free. In these inusual circumstances the normaly shy leopard takes his chances. Furthermore Kololo Game Reserve forms part of Welgevonden Game Reserve, an even bigger nature reserve and home to the Big Five and many other African animal species, big and small.