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March Madness Safari Special for South Africans

By Rhino River Lodge

Come and experience the magic of Manyoni for less this month by taking advantage of our safari special for South Africans. 

The Zululand bushveld is looking gorgeous after some rain and the daily temperatures are a little cooler, although it’s still warm enough for that midday swim in the pool! So why not take a break from busy city life and the routines of home with your family, friends and significant other.  And, in case it slipped your mind, Monday 21 March is Human Rights Day, so you know what that means – long weekend! This special runs until 24 March.We’re offering these discounted rates to South African residents, because local really is lekker!

Rates are on a per adult, per night sharing basis:
Family Loft Chalet – R2500.00
Deluxe Room – R2600.00
The Cottage – R2900.00
The Homestead – R2900.00

* Children 4 – 12 years old pay 50% off the adults sharing rate
* 50% single supplement

Rates include:
– Your stay in selected accommodation (read about the four types below)
– Hearty three-course dinner, light lunch and full breakfast
– Morning and afternoon game drives daily (plus drink and snack bush stops along the way)Accommodation near Hluhluwe for Rhino River Lodge safari special for South AfricansWe have four different types of accommodation, so you’re spoilt for choice!

Our two Family Loft Chalets and The Homestead each sleep four people, and a group of six can be accommodated in our newly renovated Cottage. Each of these units has special features like a private boma (Family Loft Chalets) and a pool and deck (The Cottage and Homestead). They are large and spacious for a small family or friend groups that need more privacy and space.

If it’s just you and your other half, our four en-suite Deluxe Rooms are made for couples. They are comfortable and peaceful, with either one king-sized bed or two single beds covered by a large mosquito net as well as a small outdoor deck.Rates exclude:
– Manyoni Conservation fees – R175 per adult & R90 per child, per day
– All items of a personal nature,  including unspecified activities, gratuities, curios, and laundry

Please note:
*Valid for South African residents only
*Valid for new bookings only
*Minimum 2 nights’ stay is required on weekends

We’ve implemented Covid protocol safety regulations to protect both our guests and our staff while still allowing the most incredible KZN safari experience and stay. Our risk-free booking policy allows you to book now with complete confidence.

Contact our Reservations Team to enquire or book. They are looking forward to helping you make the most of March with this super safari special!

Pangolin digging in sand hill part of pangolin conservation in Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Manyoni Pangolin Conservation Success ‘Scales’ Up

By Conservation, Manyoni Private Game Reserve

There have been some truly heart-warming tales of the Manyoni pangolins lately. So this World Pangolin Day this year, we are celebrating the pangolin conservation success stories unfolding right here in our ‘back-yard’.For two years now, the Temminck’s ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) has been given refuge in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, which forms part of an area where they had become locally extinct about 60 years ago. The incredible work of the Zululand Conservation Trust, African Pangolin Working Group and Johannesburg Wildlife Vet (JWV) with the Manyoni team is turning this tragic situation into a story of pangolin conservation inspiration. Most importantly, it is critical in ensuring the survival of what is currently the world’s most trafficked animal.

Stevie gets his second chance

Pangolin Stevie is currently in his ‘soft-release’ phase, although not for too much longer. He is just about ready to be fully released and rehabilitated back into the wild, to roam freely like he was always meant to. Each pangolin rescued from the illegal wildlife trade is given a second chance at a happy and healthy life. After receiving intensive care by the dedicated JWV team, the pangolin will start the soft-release process in a suitable reserve, like Manyoni. This program ensures the pangolin acclimatizes, can forage for suitable food, and gains weight, which can only be achieved through round-the-clock monitoring by a small, dedicated group of people.

Find out what Stevie has been up by following Manyoni’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

Callen and Neria fall in love

After his seven-month soft-release phase, young Callen was given a clean bill of health and fully released into the reserve in November. Then, in early January, he picked up on the scent of Neria, a female pangolin who had wandered into his territory. He began following her and by the next night, they had joined up and spent the whole night together. Pangolin shepherd Donald Davis found them together, completely relaxed with each other and Callen doing his best to mate with Neria.Collage of images of pangolin conservation success in ManyoniWe’re all holding thumbs that the mating was successful and that a little pango pup might be born in the reserve in a couple of months. Regardless of the outcome, the team’s continued monitoring of the pair enables greater understanding of these fascinating creatures. Ultimately, just to witness these gentle creatures now fully rehabilitated and living out in the wild, as they should be, is such a privilege.Pangolin looking up with hands in waterThank you to those of you that have supported the pangolin conservation in Manyoni and beyond. This includes our guests, who just by staying at Rhino River Lodge, are helping fund this work. You have all had a part to play in these success stories. If you would like to support the rehabilitation and protection of pangolins back into Zululand, please get in touch with the Zululand Conservation Trust via email, make a donation online, or find out more here.

You can also contact us to enquire or book your safari experience with us in Manyoni. If, during your stay with us, there is a pangolin in soft-release phase, you may have the opportunity to join a shepherd as they walk with the pangolin under their care.

Feature image by Casey Pratt (Love Africa Marketing). All other images by Manyoni.

The Cottage Gets a Make-over

By Lodge

Your private group safari near Durban just got a whole lot merrier!

We recently wrapped up the much-anticipated renovations of The Cottage and we are thrilled with the new look. Photographs just don’t do it justice though, so you’ll to have come and see for yourself. And because it can now sleep six people in three bedrooms, you can bring another two friends or family members on safari – the more the merrier!

The two ground floor en-suite bedrooms have each been fitted with an outdoor shower. So you can be completely at one with nature, while knowing that the only neighbours ‘peeking’ are birds in the surrounding trees – we promise! It really is a special experience watching the clouds float by or the stars twinkling in the night sky above, while you are freshening up.

The next addition to The Cottage is strictly kids-only…

We have built a cosy two-bed loft room at the top of a wooden staircase especially for the kids. While there is no bathroom attached to this room, the brand new third bathroom ensures everyone is seen to and comfortable. Children of all ages are welcome at Rhino River Lodge. For the safety and enjoyment of all, little ones under four years may not participate in game drives on the reserve.

The Cottage features a cozy lounge, dining room and a beautiful, modern kitchen that is fully equipped for self-catering purposes. There is one thing that, importantly, hasn’t changed. It is The Cottage’s piece de resistance – the private swimming pool!

So, now that we’ve tempted you with booking into the spruced-up Cottage, who are you going to bring with you on your private group safari near Durban? If you decide to make it a family safari, we have a short list of tips that are proven to ensure both young and old have an epic holiday. Find them here.

People on game drive watch buffalo standing in water drinking

Failproof Tips for an Epic Family Safari in South Africa

By Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Rhino River Lodge, Safaris

What better way to renew and refresh ties than on a family safari in South Africa? Mixing up a long school holiday by taking the family to the bush is an exciting way to escape the busyness of the city and the routines of home. And our four tried and tested simple tips will take your holiday from good to epic!

Have a guide that inspires a love for the wild

With the right guide, the wilderness becomes an endless outdoor classroom to be explored together with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable teachers. Whether out on an adventure in the game vehicle or learning on foot about the language of the bush, a great guide will have everyone engaged on your family safari in South Africa. More than that, this is a guide that inspires a deep appreciation for nature and understanding of why caring for it is vital. These things aren’t measurable, but they will stick with your kids and possibly even shape their lives.

Guide in game drive vehicle looks at a pair of giraffe on family safari in South Africa

Bongani, Stuart and Kyle are some of the best rangers and guides in the business! By finding out the interests of both young and old, these guys share this special part of KwaZulu-Natal in a way that makes the safari experience meaningful for each guest. They are the encyclopedias of the bushveld and by the end of your family safari you will all be a little more fluent in reading the ‘bush newspaper’. When you’re back at camp, sitting around the firepit under the stars, don’t be shy to ask them to share their funny wildlife stories, intriguing folktales and cultural traditions.

Re-energise with healthy and tasty meals

Locally-sourced fresh ingredients and talented kitchen staff are a match made in safari cuisine heaven. Throughout your safari, you can count on healthy and delicious food served with the heartwarming hospitality that South Africans are famous for. Meals are often influenced by modern and traditional local flavours; but alternatives are always offered for those that want something more familiar to them. It’s important to make the lodge aware of any dietary preferences or allergies well before your arrival.

Guests of Rhino River Lodge enjoy breakfast by a pool of water during their family safari in South Africa

Getting up before sunrise for a game drive might not sound appealing to all (or maybe any!) family members. But we promise that the incredible wildlife sightings and golden landscape of Manyoni in the morning makes it absolutely worth it. Of course you won’t be asked to do so without that all-important first cup of coffee or tea.

A midway break involves warm beverages (the grown-ups can enjoy a cup of Amarula coffee), our famous homemade cookies and rusks, and much stretching of legs and arms. The second and last game drive for the day is in the late afternoon and, just before the sun does down, your guide will setup a table of chilled drinks and snacks, like biltong and nuts, to enjoy with the view.

Pack the binocs and books

But even with these stops, kids can become restless in between sightings. It’s a good idea to pack at least one pair of binoculars, some wildlife books and notebooks for them to scribble down or what they’ve seen so far. Alternatively, you can ask for an animal and bird species checklist that can be marked off throughout the game drive. Young budding photographers will be in their element, with plenty opportunities to practice their craft and take home a camera filled with landscape and wildlife snaps.

Cheetah walks in front of game drive vehicle with family on safari

Children under four years’ old are not allowed to go on game drives in Manyoni Private Game Reserve. This is to ensure respect for and safety of all participants – guides and guests alike – on the game drive and the wildlife that you encounter along the way. Our lovely babysitter is trained and experienced in looking after little ones, so you are welcome to book her services before arrival at the lodge.

Choose spacious and private accommodation

Privacy, space and comfort are at the heart of a happy holiday together, and these travel qualities have always been particularly important for family safaris in South Africa and beyond. It gives you the freedom to enjoy the beauty, tranquility and joy in nature together in house that feels like your home-away-from-home, with all the creature comforts and amenities that child-friendly safari accommodation should have.

Swimming pool, wooden deck and loungers at The Homestead that is perfect for private family safaris

We can accommodate four people in our two Family Loft Chalets and The Homestead, and six in our newly renovated Cottage. each with special features like a private boma (Family Loft Chalets) and a pool and deck (The Cottage and Homestead). These are large and spacious for a small family or friend groups that need more privacy and space, which is great for the kids because they can be noisy and let off steam without worrying about other lodge guests. At the main lodge, there is also a pool, garden and comfy indoor lounge. So you’re spoilt for choice!

Our team of lodge staff and rangers are ready to take absolute care of the most important people in your life – your family. Contact us to book your next family holiday in the bush!

Side portrait of buffalo with large horns

The Buffalo Boss

By Game Drive, Sightings

Out here in the bush, we don’t take ‘the bull by the horns’, we take ‘the buffalo by the boss’.

Not literally, of course! That would be a death sentence, which many a lion has experienced when taking on a buffalo. This beast charged its way into Africa’s iconic Big 5 because of its size, unpredictability, and general moody temperament. In fact, they are known for simply charging without warning – just imagine an 800kg male buffalo running at you at 50km/h!

Considering that they are so bad tempered, it’s not surprising that they are referred to as an ‘obstinacy’ of buffalo when in a group. They generally live in large, protective herds that, together with their characteristic bosses, makes challenging their stubbornness an unwise idea. Quite an apt collective noun, we would say.

Buffalo with large buffalo boss stands in grass looking at camera

And, as if they couldn’t get any more hardcore, the pair of horns that adorn their heads gradually fuse together into a thick, helmet-like growth at the base. This particular feature is unique to the Cape buffalo because all other types of buffalo, like the Asiatic water buffalo and American bison, generally have horns that grow separately on each side of the skull.

What defines the buffalo boss?

The horns are thick, solid bone and are fully formed by the time the buffalo reaches five or six years old. Younger bulls will often still have hairs on their horns. The bosses will only become hard at around eight or nine years of age. Buffalo are dimorphic which means there is little difference between the male and the female. The one fairly conspicuous difference between the two is that female buffalo have narrow horns that are, on average, about 10 to 20% smaller than the males, and they do not grow a boss.

Buffalo with big buffalo boss and birds on face looks at camera

For male buffalo, the boss signifies coming of age. At around the same time the boss forms around the male buffalo’s skull, the bull becomes eligible to compete for breeding rights, consequently becoming the herd bull and passing along his genes. And, while in their reproductive prime, male buffalo spend a significant amount of time ‘in the ring’ and need a strong boss to protect their brains.

As buffalo get older and their reproduction peak pass, male buffalo are usually chased from the larger herds and either form bachelor groups or live out the rest of their days alone. These elderly buffalo males are called the dagha or dagga boys – dagha is the word in isiZulu for mud and refers to these buffalo spending many hours wallowing in pools of mud.

People on game drive watch buffalo standing in water drinking

Now that you know a bit about the buffalo boss, it’s time to see one in for yourself in real life! Contact us to enquire or book a Big 5 safari in the great wilderness of Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

African wild dog stands looking away from camera in Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Join Our Wildlife Conservation Safari in Zululand

By Conservation, Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Safaris

The Wildlife Conservation Safari in Manyoni Private Game Reserve is a specialised itinerary for those who are interested in joining the Wildlife ACT professionals on the ground, participating in and understanding what is happening in the field of South African wildlife conservation.

Wildlife conservation safari

If this is you, consider joining us for this unique safari experience to have the privilege of working alongside active and passionate conservationists in carrying out vital work which forms part of the conservation strategy of Wildlife ACT locally and in the KwaZulu-Natal province more broadly. These are some of the activities you could participate in:

  • Orientation and conservation game drives
  • Participation in a rhino dehorning
  • A rhino tracking walk and monitoring
  • A bush walk to collect camera trap data
  • Endangered species monitoring sessions

Camera trap work contributes vital information to and aligns with the long-term leopard survey of the province. Rhino conservation efforts, like rhino monitoring and dehorning, reduce incentives for poachers to enter protected areas. Endangered species monitoring enables reserve Management to make well-informed decisions on crucial conservation actions.

Stationary game vehicle with people next to water in Manyoni Private Game Reserve

You get to connect in a truly meaningfully way to the beautiful bushveld, its fascinating language, and the animals that call it home, while still enjoying the comforts and luxuries that a private game reserve offers. This, of course, includes those all important evening sundowners to celebrate and discuss the day’s activities!

Rhino dehorning

Unfortunately the Zululand region has become one of the focal points for wildlife criminal syndicates and rhino poaching continues to have a big impact in the region. Wildlife ACT is a co-founder of Project Rhino, which is an association of like-minded organisations facilitating rhino conservation interventions that work towards eliminating rhino poaching and securing the white and black rhino populations of KwaZulu-Natal.

Rhino dehorning during wildlife conservation safari in Zululand

As this pressure continued, the last resort was to dehorn rhinos populations, and this has since become a key strategy in reserves with smaller populations as it acts as an effective deterrent to poachers. Wildlife ACT fundraises to support the unfortunately much-needed dehorning of rhino to protect them in this way. As part of the wildlife safari you can choose to participate in the capture operation and witness the team at work over the course of a day. We may have to be flexible on the dates of this work due to weather, so have set it for the first morning to account for this.

Endangered species monitoring

Wildlife ACT’s main focus on Manyoni is the monitoring of the African wild dogs, cheetah, elephant and lion. During these monitoring sessions, any incidental sightings of other priority species including rhino, vultures and leopard, will also be recorded. Our team also occasionally assists with game counts and vegetation assessments on the reserve. 

Cheetah and cubs sedated during wildlife conservation safari in Zululand

Monitoring endangered species is an essential and critical step in their ongoing conservation as it keeps track of animal movement patterns, habitat utilisation, population demographics, snaring and poaching incidents, and breakouts. This valuable information, which Wildlife ACT gathers on various projects, has numerous management applications, including the planning of successful introduction and removal strategies of Southern Africa’s wildlife.

Leopard survey

Camera trapping is one of the most effective ways to monitor leopards and other elusive, nocturnal species. Wildlife ACT works in partnership with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and Panthera to carry out an annual provincial leopard survey.

Leopard lying in grass at night

The data from camera trap images is used to determine leopard densities, demographics, and population trends at various key sites in KwaZulu-Natal. This information is used in provincial and national management planning and decision making. Traditional monitoring techniques, such as direct observation, are somewhat ineffective for leopards due to their elusive and solitary behaviour, wide home ranges, and ability to move in and out of protected areas.

Rhino dehorning during wildlife conservation safari in Zululand

One of the key strategies is to dehorn rhino populations in reserves with smaller populations, which acts as an effective deterrent to poachers. You will participate in the capture operation and witness the team at work over the course of a day. We may have to be flexible on the dates of this work due to weather, so have set it for the first morning to account for this.

Contact us for more information and to book your spot with us on the next Wildlife Conservation Safari.

Two wild dogs stand near dead impala

Five Reasons to Love Wild Dogs

By African Wild Dogs

If the average safari-goer were to rank the species they most desire to see, African wild dogs usually wouldn’t even rank in the top three.

Sure, they’re not the ‘prettiest’ of predators, and up-close they can be a bit stinky, but here’s a little safari secret for you: many game rangers, conservationists, and researchers would rank wild dogs as the number one species that they enjoy watching in the African bush. In fact, when the Zululand Rhino Reserve – Manyoni Private Game Reserve – became home to a pack of wild dogs not too long ago, the dogs quickly became a firm favourite with the guides at Rhino River Lodge, and subsequently, our guests.

Here are five reasons to love wild dogs and why they should be at the top of your game-viewing list:

Bouncing balls of energy

Lions are often the first thing most people on safari want to see. However, what most people don’t always realise, is that lions can be spectacularly lazy and spend much of their time lying around. While we love to see lions on game drives, wild dogs provide a stark contrast from a game viewing perspective. With seemingly boundless energy, wild dogs can cover very large distances, sometimes daily. They also hunt more frequently than other predators and are incredibly social; even rest times can be filled with exciting social interactions.

Small group of wild dogs playing in a game reserve in South Africa

Complex social structure

Wild dogs live in packs that are usually formed when a group of related females join up with a group of related males. The pack has a strict dominance hierarchy with an alpha pair (a male and female) at the very top. This hierarchy can shift through time and wild dogs spend much of their day strengthening their social bonds with one another and reinforcing their dominance hierarchy. Spending time with a pack of wild dogs allows for a fascinating insight into the complex social lives of these animals.

Two wild dogs stand near dead impala

Entirely unique species

There is no other species quite like wild dogs. From their enormous home ranges and their hunting methods to their social structure, cooperative breeding and unique social behaviours, wild dogs are an incredibly interesting species. How many other animals do you know of that include handstands among their behavioural repertoire? Even within a single pack, each dog is unique, which means every pack has an entirely different dynamic. As if that isn’t enough, each wild dog is individually identifiable with a unique coat pattern of striking tan, black and white.

reasons to love wild dogs

Furry familiarity

While, as mentioned, wild dogs are a unique species, there is still just enough ‘doggy-ness’ to remind us of our furry four-legged companions at home. Their big ears, energetic enthusiasm, and commitment to their pack makes them very endearing to humans. And wild dog puppies are possibly the cutest thing you would ever hope to see.

Big group of wild dogs playing in a game reserve in South Africa

Highly endangered

African wild dogs are incredibly rare. In fact, they are the second most endangered carnivore species on the African continent. They require large home ranges, high densities of prey and have a knack for breaking out of protected areas and getting into conflict with humans by eating livestock, making them difficult to manage and protect. They are also very susceptible to poachers’ snares. Combine all this with wild dogs’ complex social situation, and you’ll understand how managing the species has become one of the biggest conservation challenges in South Africa. Their dogged determination and resilience have served them well but they still face serious threats and challenges.

Pair of wild dogs playing in a game reserve South Africa

We consider ourselves very lucky to get to spend time with a pack of wild dogs on a regular basis. At times, the wild dogs will even spend time on the Rhino River Lodge property, even occasionally running through camp! A very special treat indeed.

lion social behaivour

The Importance of Allogrooming

By Safaris

When it comes to allogrooming among animals, the saying “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” definitely applies.

While one of the main forms of communication between humans is oral speech, animals don’t ‘talk’ to each other the way we do. For many mammals, grooming is a primary form of communication. Allogrooming, in particular, refers to reciprocal grooming between members of the same species and is an important form of interaction.

Socially, allogrooming helps establish and maintain relationships and hierarchies between the animals. However, it also plays an important role in reducing ticks in areas an animal cannot reach with its own mouth.

Whether it be one of our big cats or the humble impala – it’s always special seeing animals allogrooming. Here are 3 of our favourite animals to watch while ‘getting their groom on’:

Impala

impala allogrooming behaivour

Impalas appear to be the only ungulate to display self-grooming as well as allogrooming. In this strategy of evolved cooperation, partners alternately deliver six to twelve bouts of oral grooming to the head and neck. Female impala will typically groom related impalas, while males will often groom unrelated members of the herd. Unlike other species of ungulates, the amount of grooming an individual receives has nothing to do with their hierarchy within the herd.

Zebra

Herd of zebra

Zebras make use of their teeth and lips to nibble along the neck, shoulders, and backs of their grooming partners. Occurring primarily between mares, siblings, and foals, social grooming is not only done for hygiene but also produces bonds between the mares and confirms social status within the group.

Vervet Monkey

vervet monkey allogrooming

Vervet monkeys spend hours every day picking ticks and other insects off each other. While most monkeys must give allogrooming in order to receive it, dominant individuals always get the most grooming. The system also controls feeding, mating, fighting, friendships, and even survival. Aside from all its practical uses within the troop, allogrooming is also highly enjoyable and monkeys often go into a ‘trance-like’ state when being groomed.

It certainly is a ‘tit-for-tat’ world in the animal kingdom. Keep an eye out for this kind of behaivour while staying with us at Rhino River Lodge.

The Cheetah, the Jackal, and the Vulture

By Cheetah

It’s not uncommon for our guests to witness predators on a kill, or even executing a hunt.

Witnessing the cycle of life in person is a privilege that we’re not exposed to in the hustle and bustle of city life, but out here in the wild, it’s an everyday wildlife saga that occurs in nature. A recent example of such a saga was when our guests on a game drive came across a male cheetah on an impala kill. This cheetah is collared for conservation purposes and thus is easy to identify. Often spotted around our part of the reserve, this cheetah is a total killing machine, so we often get to watch him hunting or eating. This particular occasion was extra special though as the guests got to witness not just the cheetah, but also a few of the scavengers that would benefit from the kill.

collared cheetah

Not long after arriving at the scene, two black-backed jackals made an appearance. It was a very windy day, making it difficult for the cheetah to be able to pick up the scent of any other approaching predators, so he was on high alert and it didn’t take him long to spot the jackals. These jackals were impatiently scuttling around, keeping their distance, but every now and then getting daringly close.

black backed jackal

Later in the drive, the reason for their impatience became clear when the game drive passed their two puppies, huddled in a rhino midden (a pile of old rhino dung) on the side of the road just a few hundred metres away. These little puppies were doing their best to escape the wind but still looked very miserable and cold, and probably couldn’t wait for mum and dad to bring home the ‘bacon’ or in this case, impala.

Although black-backed jackals do hunt, they are also scavengers and play an important role in the eco-system by helping to keep the veld clean. They are also to indicate to vultures where carcasses may be. And this is exactly what happened in this scenario. Not long after the jackals arrived on the scene, three white-backed vultures swooped in and took their seats on the side-line, waiting for their turn on the carcass. Vultures are the ultimate clean-up crew in the wilderness and are vital to ensuring that carcasses get cleaned up quickly before they can become diseases and infect other animals.

white backed vulture
On returning to the kill the next day, the guests found the cheetah had vacated the area, and all that was left was one of the black-backed jackals, carrying off the impala’s head. The cycle had been completed. As it would be again, and again, as it should be. Nature sure is a beautiful thing.

black back jackal scavenger

birding safari kzn

Rare Golden Pipit Sighting

By Birding

On Tuesday, 1 December 2020, the rare Golden Pipit was spotted near our lodge.

To non-birders, this bright yellow bird might seem unassuming, but to twitchers, it is a golden-feathered delight! It is usually found in dry country grassland, savanna, and shrubland in eastern Africa, but in South Africa, there have only been about 17 recorded sightings of it, making it an extremely exciting and rare bird to spot in this part of Africa. It is native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, and has occurred as a nomadic visitor to Oman, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Our guest, Hanlie Maggs, managed to capture these photos of the special sighting:

rare birds south africa

golden pipit south africa

This is not the first time that the Golden Pipit has been spotted in Manyoni Private Game Reserve but is the first time that it has been seen on our Rhino River Lodge property. Manyoni, which is isiZulu for ‘place of the birds’, is renowned for its abundance of birds and is an excellent choice of destination for birders.