As autumn casts its golden glow over the Kruger National Park, we look back on some of the fantastic sightings captured by guests and staff during the summer months.
Jock is situated in an area of the Kruger Park that is renowned for Big Five sightings and we love that many of these videos and images were captured from the lodge! Of course, if relaxing on your deck for game viewing is a bit tame for you, then, as a guest at Jock, you have the unique privilege of game drives in the Kruger Park where you don’t have to be confined to the vehicle. For more thrills, we recommend wilderness walks with our rangers for intense up close and personal big 5 sightings.
It is incredible how silently the world’s largest land mammal moves through the bush. An elephant can weigh up to 7 tonnes and reaches heights of 3.3m at the shoulder. Watching a herd graze contentedly around the lodge is an unforgettable experience.
During the old Exporer days, “boma shelters” were constructed to keep African wildlife at bay. We celebrate this tradition by have a boma at our lodges where dinner and drinks are enjoyed at night. Our boma’s couldn’t get closer to nature!
The hyena is a shaggy, untidy and opportunistic carnivore with a distinctive, sloping back. It is a member of the dog family, weighing around 60kg (males can be heavier) and standing at about 80cm at the shoulder. Here we have a female hyena bringing food to her cubs.
Lions are a regular roadblock in the Kruger National Park!
These three having an early morning roar is a great start to the day!
Leopards playing in trees like domestic cats, leopards with cubs….as per a previous blog post, it really is case of “think Jock, think leopard“.
Wild Dog Sightings
A rare and special sighting indeed as the African wild dog is an endangered species, with only four remaining populations in Africa, one of which is Kruger. Their survival is dependent on the pack. A wild dog by itself is not that much of a threat to other animals, but a pack is a different story.
Contact us and let us welcome you home to Jock Safari lodge in the Kruger National Park.