Blue Cottages Country House

Address: Olifants River Estate, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa | Ranch
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This ranch, located on Olifants River Estate, Hoedspruit, is near Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris.
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        Travel Blogs from Hoedspruit

        The Hunt

        A travel blog entry by rangerrobbie on Oct 22, 2015

        3 photos

        ... be for the injured individual. The chances of her survival are entirely in the hands of opportunistic kills from other lions and the remains of the carcasses. Because the injury occured by natural causes, the management team on the reserve do not get involved. Only when injuries occur to animals by anthropogenic disturbances (human involvement) will a vet be called to intervene, otherwise nature has to take its harsh but true ...

        Impromptu Elephant encounter

        A travel blog entry by rangerrobbie on Oct 07, 2015

        5 photos

        This mornings plan for the team was to collect hundreds of rocks from the dried up river bed to repair roads throughout the reserve. Once we had filled up a whole bucky (car with an open back) of rocks we drove to the damaged sites. Roads often form tyre channels during the wet seasons due to the water loosening the surrounding earth, far more severe cracks in the road than the pot holes in England! So whilst the ground is ...

        Day 7: Safari

        A travel blog entry by mgledich on Sep 03, 2015

        2 comments, 43 photos

        ... trees.

        We visited one of the larger waterholes to try and find some Hippo and Crocodiles. Since it was cloudy they were in the water and ...

        First Full Day of Safari

        A travel blog entry by samituret on Jul 24, 2015

        7 photos

        ... grown male and female lions, who were laying down together in an open area. We were late to the party... Two other truck-fulls of tourists were already there! Matt told us some interesting lion facts while we waited for them to do something, and then finally the female stood up and it was game on. Unfortunately, we watched the male attempt to mate with the female THREE times, all unsuccessfully. It is incredibly rare to get to see them mating, so we got lucky again! Also, ...

        Off to the Elephant camp

        A travel blog entry by maryou1 on Feb 13, 2015

        04:37 pm A sleep in this morning meant a later start on the road, very few new animals showed themselves. Amongst those we did see we're the banded mongoose, tree squirrels when we stopped, Wahlberg eagle, Egyptian goose. Buffalo presented themselves, red crested kore on, rednecked franklin, steenboks, a European roller bird, blue wildebeests. The trees that are synonymous with Africa are the Camel thorn tree. ...