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Below is a collection of updates from life on safari at Mavela Game Lodge and the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Please bookmark this site, sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow us on social media to receive regular updates from us.

Twitcher’s Treat

  On arrival at Mavela, I was struck by the cheerful birdsong in and around the camp. What a "nature's welcome"! The region has recorded over 400 species but it was only after subsequent visits that I learned of this "Twitcher's Treat". LEARNING TO...

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Tent No 3…

It is midday, amidst a mild Mavela winter and I have just checked in to Tent No 3. The cicada beetles whir incessantly and create a melancholy welcome. The rush of city life and deadlines are put on pause as I switch on the kettle... WILDLIFE SCAN I scan...

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Jackal versus Kudu!

Guests were entertained at the end of their game drive, not far from the lodge, when a jackal cheekily ran up to and then ignored a large kudu. The sun had risen, the game drive had been spectacular with two large male lions loping along in front of the vehicle and...

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Lion in love…

The fact that lion are prolific breeders is true and one tends to think that the nature of such behaviour is basic biology devoid of all personality. Field guide, Brad Smith, recently captured a chronological, photographic sequence that indicated more of an intimate,...

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A gust of wind and a spot of luck!

In the daily dose of bush life, there is always an exciting tale to tell... this time it was right in camp, outside tent one, as narrated by one of Mavela's field guides, Sam Vorster: "On a windy morning at Mavela, guests Graeme and Inge decided it was far too cold...

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