When your manageress phones you at 9.45 pm and sounds like she has just run a race you know something serious is up! Turns out that TJ one of our clients in camp, as well as our security guard Ben were walking down from the lodges to the dining room. TJ thought he could see a dog right outside the dining area. He pointed it out to Ben who then informed him "that is no dog, that's a leopard, its got spots." The young leopard at this point decided enough was enough and headed up the stairs toward the kitchen, and then hung a right into our dining area aptly named the "The Leopards Lair" !! Ben in his wisdom ran and closed the door, while our manageress Lin unknowingly entered the same room from another door. She was then confronted by a scared leopard trying to escape, and took cover behind the curio stand! She yelled at Ben to open the door, who then entered the room with TJ to rescue Lin, at which point the leopard finally made its escape through the open lounge door!! Luckily nobody was hurt, but really what an incredible story, which is totally uncharacteristic of Mr Spots!! The young leopard was then seen nonchalantly strolling along past our natural rock pool....
Anyone that has never visited Inanke cave must certainly add this to their bucket list of things to do in this life time. I was privileged enough to guide a group to Inanke in August, and had forgotten just how truly amazing this cave is.
The Cape Batis is a really cute little bird. The vibrant russet markings on the chest of the female differentiate her from the black markings of the male.
Coming right up. Your order of one lodge on the rocks is here and it offers sundowner views to lose yourself in. Big Cave, set in the Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe is that lodge. But maybe you feel that you only really deserve the reward of those sundowners if you’ve been out and about that day, exploring the hills and maybe even riding through them.
This Civet cat was caught on camera by Roy on our Wild view camera on the Big Cave property. Civet cats are generally nocturnal and are not easily seen..
Best place to be on a winters night is sitting around the "bush TV" under a massive boulder at Big Cave!
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