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The bizarre fruit of the sausage tree

It’s one of the most bizarre fruits in the botanical kingdom and its shape has helped to name the tree it hangs from. Meet the oddly-shaped and occasionally lethal pendulous fruit of the sausage tree.

Buffaloes make a comeback at Balule

Buffaloes bounce back in Greater Kruger, after drought devastated populations. Buffaloes play a critical ecosystem role as bulk grazers, and also keep ticks away from other animals.

Tsakani: Our favourite Kruger leopard

While we’ll agree that some of our favourite sightings aren’t always of the Big 5, Kruger Wildlife Safaris has definitely developed a soft spot for a certain Kruger leopard, and it’s been that way from the moment that we first laid eyes on her.

Travel: May safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in May? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

The return of the pink elephant

The pink elephant is back! A surprise encounter with the pink elephant calf that was born at Umlani Bushcamp two years ago shows that he is still doing just fine and looking quite healthy.

Travel: April safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in April? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

The best seat in the house!

Life at the front of an open game drive vehicle on the Balule Nature Reserve is far from boring. Just ask Themba Zwane, tracker extraordinaire at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

There’s a bat in my bedroom!

A nature conservation student shares her first impressions after a few weeks at the Karoo Lodge Conservancy, located in the Karoo in South Africa.

Balule’s magnificent waterway: The Olifants River

Balule Private Game Reserve is home to one of the largest perennial rivers in Limpopo – the Olifants. Flowing for 560 km eastwards through the Kruger National Park, this river is home to impressive populations of crocodile and hippo and abundant birdlife.

A new cat on the block

A young male leopard seems to be settling in quite well in the central Timbavati, having wandered in from a private concession in the Kruger National Park.

Video: Elephants go mad for marulas in our garden

“Elephants love marula fruit. I have seen them rush to a tree with a lot of fallen fruit the same way they would hurry to a waterhole when they are thirsty. We happen to have two marula trees in our garden that drop a lot of fruit.. too much for an elephant to resist!”

Travel: March safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in March? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: February safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in February? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Nose-to-nose with one big cat!

A photographer and her husband receive a surprise up-close encounter with a young male lion in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

A new pride joins the lions of Tintswalo

Like an African ‘Game of Thrones’, the lions of Tintswalo experience regular upheavals and transformation, with the change in power dynamics and the arrival of new blood on the reserve.

Travel: January safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in January? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.