Well positioned on the main route between Johannesburg and Durban, Springbok Lodge is a three-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg and two-and-a-half hours from the aromatic coastal city of Durban. The breathtaking mountains of the central Drakensberg lie a mere one-and-a-half hours away. The Battlefields too lie within easy access of the Lodge.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Winters Here !
As winter closes in and the first frosts appear in the mornings you would expect the animals to be harder to find, however that’s not the case. The grass gets shorter in winter this makes spotting the animals a bit easier than in summer and provides great photographic opportunities. The Elephants have been spending a lot of time close to the lodge over the past week and there are a number of new additions to the herd.
There have been good sightings of lions including the cubs that were born last year may, and our grumpy buffalo are regularly seen as well as the ever inquisitive cheetahs that have been making kills close to the lodge. Other interesting and rare sightings include aardwolf, serval, porcupine and secretary bird.
Warm regards until we next meet on the plains of Nambiti.