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Baby Elephants: cute as buttons, smart as whips

Yes, I know most animals’ babies are adorable, but you have to agree, the all-time world champions of oohs, aahs and puppy-eye-heart-melting swoons are baby elephants. What, with all that clumsy horsing about, tripping over their trunks and splashing into muddy puddles with wild abandon, who could oppose my argument? Combined with all the kissing, cuddling and hugging from adults in the herd, and of course, wrapping their little trunks around mom’s forelegs, they account for some of the best game viewing entertainment around..

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Things to do: Salute the Sunrise at Sable Dam

The central parts of the Kruger may not have the south’s sightings around every bend and the drier mopane veld may seem a little monotonous to some. We, however, also don’t have traffic jams and the accompanying tourist trampling at yet another sighting of the tip of the left ear of a leopard sticking out behind that green bush over the-e-ere…

Among many other great roads (especially the ones along the Letaba and Olifants rivers) and charming spots, we furthermore have Sable Dam.

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KDD could make you go bonkers

Aunt Maggie Botha woke up with a start sometime after two in the morning from a racket somewhere in the house. Her blood ran cold when she realised Oom Danie wasn’t in bed. Expecting the worst, she silently approached the kitchen, clutching a pair of dressmaker scissors… 

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A portrait of the painted wolf

The African wild dog is sometimes called the African painted dog or painted hunting dog. Its scientific name, Lycaon pictus (Greek and Latin) means “painted wolf”.  Highly endangered, only an estimated 5,500 – 6,500 individuals survive in 39 sub populations across Africa. The largest population is found in the Chobe and Moremi in Botswana, and in the Kruger National Park the dogs have also found a stronghold.

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Mountain Bike the Kruger

In 1999, before mountain biking became a THING, an idea to expand ecotourism and adventure activities with Mountain Bike (MTB) trails in the Kruger National Park sparked, and the first MTB trail from Olifants Camp was officially opened on 4 September 2003.

The trails from Olifants Camp became extremely popular very quickly and tourists and travelers from all over the world enquired and booked to experience this life-changing adventure. 

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