Ithala Game Reserve was once part of the old Pongola Game Reserve, the first to be proclaimed in South Africa, and is now administered by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Situated in the Northern Natal Mountains near Louwsburg on the R69, and just 42km from Vryheid, Ithala is a short detour off Route 66 and well worth a visit. On offer is a modern up-market facility, situated within an authentic 30 000ha African […]

Winter is slowly but surely releasing its grip on us and the reserve has begun the annual burns. A large area north of the Msunduze River is now black with ash making way for new grass growth during spring. Some exciting news is that our leopard sightings along the Msunduse river have been picking up with a number of cats spotted over the past month. Some have been seen quite […]

Guest Post by Leopard Mountain Lodge by rangers Ivor, Chase and Adam during their walks and drives at  Zululand Rhino Reserve. We trust you have had a great month. Where to start? Perhaps with the evidence of a battle of the cats as lion fights leopard,  or an irritated Black Rhino who chased Ostriches through the plains. Maybe the sighting of the usually elusive Aardvark which made our night drive extra special […]

Rangers report from Leopard Mountain brings sightings of wild dog,leopard, elephant and rhino. A special treat is an account of a Blackbacked Puffback taking on a feared Boomslang and coming out on top of this encounter.