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Londolozi Cubs

Easter in the bush!

April 21, 2014
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Easter has got to be one of the best times of year! But Easter in the bush is even more special, here in the Cubs Den we didn’t just have Easter Sunday we had an entire Easter weekend. This is what we got up to this Easter weekend in the Cubs Den: We definitely kicked [...]

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Why do lions roar?

April 17, 2014
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One of the best things about living in the bush is lying in bed at night and listening to lions roaring in the distance. Its one of the best sounds in Africa! Why do they do this? Lions often just lie and roar for ages, but for what reason? Let’s find out why this week! [...]

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How do impala survive?

April 9, 2014
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The rangers have a joke about impala here at Londolozi, it is said that they are the McDonalds of the bush because they are preyed on by every large predator you can think of. They even have three black markings on their backside that look like a big ‘M’! But if this is true, then [...]

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Does the hyena have the strongest bite?

April 3, 2014
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We recently had a family stay at Londolozi that had an amazing spotted hyena sighting, they happened upon a den and found pups that were only a few weeks old. This made me wonder about these misunderstood creatures and how often they are put in a very negative light, but for what reason? Personally I’m [...]

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What are the little five?

March 25, 2014
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Everyone knows about the African Big Five, but did you know that there is the African Little Five as well? What are these amazing little creatures and how did they come about to be the smaller part of the five most famous animals in Africa? So if  the big five are the elephant, lion, buffalo, [...]

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Birds of Prey – Top 5 at Londolozi

March 14, 2014
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The predators of the sky, birds of prey are birds that hunt and feed on other animals. They are some of the most powerful and graceful of all the birds and this week we are going to be learning something special about the top five birds of prey that can be found here at Londolozi. [...]

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Rhino Facts

March 3, 2014
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These prehistoric looking creatures have always fascinated me, they are the soldiers of the bush felt. With their thick skin that looks like grey armour and their strong horns that seem like natural weapons. But even though they might look like grumpy, strong soldiers there is so much more to these amazing animals. So I [...]

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How did the klipspringer get it’s name?

February 25, 2014
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Often when people come on safari the first thing they want to see is the big five and rightly so, they are amazing animals. But the other day a young boy visiting Londolozi with his family surprised me when the animal at the top of his list was a klipspringer. Not many people know about [...]

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Do elephants really have a good memory?

February 21, 2014
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Not to long ago I joined an afternoon drive here at Londolozi and we were lucky enough to have an amazing encounter with a herd of elephants. They seemed to be very at ease with our presents and simply carried on feeding on the fallen marula fruit. While we watched them I wondered about these [...]

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Why do Zebras have stripes?

February 11, 2014
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We had a little boy named Tom stay at Londolozi with his family and his absolute favourite animal was the zebra. His first question about them was why do they have stripes? I thought that the answer to this question was definitely worth sharing! One of the most popular theories behind why zebras have black [...]

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How do cheetah run so fast?

February 3, 2014
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Recently here at Londolozi we have had a lot of excitement with the return of more cheetah in the area, there have also been some amazing sightings in the last few weeks. Because of this I thought we could all learn a little bit more about this stunning creature and just what makes it so [...]

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A Sad Farewell

January 29, 2014
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In just a few short days I am going to be leaving Londolozi for the big lights of Johannesburg. I am however not leaving you all alone, as we have Teacher Emma replacing me. Although I’m excited for this new chapter, at the same time I am extremely sad to say goodbye to my Londolozi [...]

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Children on Safari – Top tips to help you prepare

January 27, 2014
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A South African safari is a great way to spend time with your family over the holiday, its a combinations of amazing animal sightings, adventures in an awesome African country and of course some quality family bonding time. So this week I thought I would share some tips with you that could make your family [...]

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Why do dung beetles roll dung?

January 20, 2014
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At the entrance to the Founders Camp deck, on the top of a boulder, lives the Founders Camp dung beetle statue. This piece of art generates quite a few questions and interest from children and adults alike, so I thought I would learn more about these cool little creatures and share it with you all [...]

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What’s the difference between a African buffalo and a water buffalo?

January 14, 2014
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We have a special old buffalo bull here at Londolozi that only has one full horn. He is often seen resting in the cool water of the Sand river below the deck at Founders Camp. The other day after a family spotted this unique buffalo, Ricardo the son exclaimed that he had seen a water [...]

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The Life of a Lion Cub.

January 7, 2014
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Recently we had a sad loss here at Londolozi, a lion cub from one of our prides was killed by two new males. A challenge towards our four ruling male lions, the Majingilane males. This made me wonder about the harsh life a lion cub must lead, so I decided to learn more about it and [...]

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Why is a hippo’s milk pink?

December 31, 2013
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One of my favourite things to see here at Londolozi are hippos, especially if you are lucky enough to see one out of the water. The other day I learnt something new about these amazing water loving animals that I thought I would share with you this week. I learnt that the hippos milk in [...]

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A Londolozi Christmas.

December 26, 2013
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Yesterday was my very first Christmas at Londolozi and what a special time it was. We celebrate Christmas a little differently here in the bush and I thought I’d share some of our amazing traditions with you this week. We start the celebrations on Christmas Eve. Instead of snow, hot chocolates and blankets our summer [...]

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Why do chameleons change colour?

December 17, 2013
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Last week two boys that were visiting Londolozi with their mothers had a very special encounter with a chameleon while on one of their game drives. When they were telling me the story back at camp I started wondering about the chameleon and what makes it so special. Right at the top of the list [...]

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Why is the African Wild Dog an endangered species?

December 9, 2013
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A few nights ago after a group of guest were lucky enough to to see a pack of African wild dogs here at Londolozi, one of them asked what made the wild dog special from other pack predators. I thought this was an interesting question because the wild dog is indeed a very unique pack [...]

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