World Frog Day in 2018

World Frog Day in 2018

Frogs are important and sadly they do not get enough recognition. Save The Frogs Day aims to raise awareness about these wonderful amphibians and everything they do for us. Unfortunately, frogs are endangered, the number of frogs has been decreasing since the...
Adorable 3 week old wild dog pups pop out

Adorable 3 week old wild dog pups pop out

We have been fortunate to have a pack of wild dogs (which is currently the second most endangered mammals in Africa) den close to the lodge. This has resulted in us spending most days getting to know the pack as we encounter them on a daily basis while out on safari....
Standoff between impala and wild dogs

Standoff between impala and wild dogs

Makanyi Private Game Lodge is ideally located overlooking an active dam in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. On one particular morning, guests were enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck before heading out on a morning game drive, when we suddenly noticed movement...
An active hyena den

An active hyena den

With a beautiful starlit sky guests were ready to head out and explore the Timbavati at night. About an hour in on the drive we came across an adult hyena which we followed. As we followed the hyena it led us to an active den site which had been abandoned for some...
A new Generation of the Avoca pride

A new Generation of the Avoca pride

We are excited to announce that the Avoca lion pride has grown with the addition of 6 new cubs. We first got sightings of the cubs a few weeks back but after a close encounter with an unknown female their mom took them into hiding and we had not seen them since....
Buffalo buffet in July

Buffalo buffet in July

July has been a record month for us. Not only did we have spectacular sightings of leopards, cheetahs, and other amazing wildlife encounters, but we had lion sightings of epic proportions.The month started off with a herd of roughly 800 buffalo making their way from...