Over the Zuurberg mountains in the southern part of the Eastern Cape's Karoo Heartland lies a place of glory. That bit should actually be written with caps as Kuzuko Lodge's slogan is Place of Glory. Most game reserves are located in a part of the province where lush subtropical thicket vegetation is prevalent which makes … Continue reading Going on a game drive at Kuzuko Lodge
It's a lazy and hot Friday morning at Kuzuko Lodge. The sun's already baking down without a cloud in the sky. The pride spots a kudu and the two female take the lead in the hunt. It's a patient wait watching it through the spekboom as it stands browsing unaware. Then the chase is on. … Continue reading Yawn!
Today is World Lion Day. It's the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion world wide. People tend to be very aware of the plight of animals like the rhino, the gorilla and the African penguin due to their vulnerability, but very few know that it won't take much for the lion to be … Continue reading Yawn and Snarl – World Lion Day
Clan Firefly spent a memorable long weekend across the Zuurberg enjoying the best the southern Karoo has to offer and as soon as I get a chance to edit the pictures and write a blog post or two I will share it all with you. Here's a taste of what we did so long, most … Continue reading A memorable weekend
When I saw this lion at Kuzuko Lodge near Port Elizabeth it immediately reminded me of the lion on the Lion Safety Matches logo. There is a bit of a resemblance.
There are about 500 white lions left in the world, most of them in captivity. Pumba Game Reserve is one of only a few game reserves in South Africa that has free range white lions on its property. Pumba's white lions is right at the top of what visitors to the reserve wants to see and it … Continue reading White Lions at Pumba
Don't you want to just cuddle up to this big furry mane and fall asleep with him? White Lions is quite a rare sight and the only Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape where you can see them in the wild is Pumba Game Reserve (which I hope I'll have the opportunity to visit some … Continue reading White lion
Wie of wat is die Groot Vyf? Kom ons wees meer spesifiek en sê die Groot Vyf van die diereryk, anders dink mense dalk ons praat van lande, natuurwonders of toerisme-attraksies. So, wie of wat is die Groot Vyf van die diereryk? Dis nie die vyf grootste diere of die mooiste vyf nie, maar die vyf wilde … Continue reading Die Groot Vyf
Port Elizabeth is surrounded by some of the best private game reserves in South Africa, not forgetting Addo Elephant National Park right on our doorstep. The majority of these game reserve have free range lions and its always a highlight on any game drive to encounter these magnificent and proud animals. Kalahari is one of two … Continue reading The Lion King
Kalahari was one of the original lions brought to the Addo Elephant National Park from the Northern Cape in 2003 to reintruduce lions into Addo. At the time Kalahari was one of the two younger males in the group of six that were brought to the park as got his name from the area from where … Continue reading Kalahari the Lion