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Wildlife Wednesday - Pumba Ranger Diary and Wildlife Images 8 August 2012

Latest news and pics from Pieter Dunn, intrepid ranger at Pumba Private Game Reserve. Look out for info on Pumba's last minute special at the foot of the page...


The reserve is very wet these days with a lot of rainfall experienced in the last week. It is rather cold due to the weather and the animals are playing hide and seek trying to avoid the cold rainy weather as much as possible.



A rather surprising change however is the three cheetah brothers are being seen more and more these days, even with the bad weather that we have been experiencing. They are constantly looking for the next meal with quite a few encounters being witnessed between the cheetahs and their prey. They have however not lost their fear of warthogs as a sighting was had were all three made a quick retreat when a male warthog stood up to them and started chasing them all over the plains. 



This sighting caused quite a bit of amusement with the guests, as it is obviously not seen very often that three predators makes haste from such a small contender. The cheetahs are doing very well and have gained a lot of hunting experience since they have been released on the reserve. They are also not the three small cheetahs we originally released, these guys have built a lot of muscles with their mountain climbing excursions and will definitely be targeting the bigger game very soon as their power and ability increases.


The little elephant calf is doing extremely well, and although she might not enjoy the temperatures she is experiencing these days, she does love the mud that all the rain is creating, always being covered from toe to trunk with mud when we get to have a sighting of them.

Warm Bush Regards


(Images used with permission. All rights reserved)



Pumba is renowned for its beautiful white lions, as well as Africa’s Big 5. On your open Landrover safari you can also anticipate seeing hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe, antelope species and an abundant 270 bird species. Guided walking safaris are also offered for a more up close and personal encounter with some of the wildlife.


Pumba offers 5 star luxury safari accommodation, delicious African fusion cuisine and the chance to be pampered at their ‘soul spa’. Other activities you may enjoy while at Pumba include birdwatching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery, nearby horse riding and golf.

Pumba's last minute special is on right now - early August 2012

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