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A day on Hatari
Cheetah cubs
Kruger - Current Tuskers
Another family room
In and around camp

A day on Hatari Safari

It's 6am and guests are waiting to be picked up at their rooms. Once we have everyone, we drive north & start the day with a coffee and rusks while watching the sun rise! Now we are awake & we take off on foot for a 2-3 hour walk in search for Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, as well as all the small things like dung beetle, animal tracks, insects, bird life, taking in bush knowledge and lots more. Use all your senses: smell, taste, listen and watch...For those families with children under 16 years of age, we take you on a game drive, as you have to be 16 years to walk.


Makutsi Hatari camp

We make our way back to the Land Rover & drive on to Hatari Camp where we will spend the next 4-5 hours eating & relaxing in the secluded Hatari Bushcamp.


On arrival, breakfast is served! Then it is siesta time in one of the comfy chairs or hammocks!

After a light lunch we take off in the Land Rover for a 3-4 hour afternoon safari in search of Elephants, Buffalo, Lions, Leopards and so much more. Finally we are home between 4 & 5pm, with enough time to freshen up for dinner, or have a sundowner on the deck as the sun sets. Another tough day in the bush.

See our packages and extra excursions on our website.


Hearty Hatari breakfast


View of the lowveld & Drakensburg Mountains


Put your feet up with a book & relax


Cheetah cubs

For the past 2 months the female cheetah Asanti has been in hiding! Previously she was spotted spending a lot of time with the male Djuma, so now we have answers…. Cubs!
In the first few weeks of cubs being born, the mother keeps them safe & protected in her den. Of late we have been seeing Cheetah tracks, with many little tracks following after. One of our Anti Poaching men was lucky enough to get the first sighting of Asanti & her 4 cubs. It's not an easy environment to raise cubs, with Hyena, Leopard, vultures, eagles, snakes and many other enemies lurking around, but we hope that soon we will be able to enjoy more regular sighting of Asanti and her cubs.


In and around camp

It’s that time of year again when the cool winter mornings make us spend as much time as possible in the warmth. We are now enjoying breakfast on the lawn, in the warmth of the rising sun.

Just this week our guests were fortunate to see the Buffalo herd drinking from the water hole at the lapa, followed closely by the Lions…. All within 10 minutes of each other, and only a short walk from the breakfast lawn!


Breakfast & hot coffee in the sun


Hippo Hide

A visit to the Hippo Hide with a maximum of 8 guests means peace and quiet. Away from the hustle & bustle of camp you can really appreciate the sounds of the African bush. Sightings can vary from herds of Impala, Warthogs drinking, Hippos lazying with turtles on their back, water monitors & on some lucky day you can see the Elephants, spot a Leopard or even see the Lions.

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NEW Bungalow

Another 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Family Bungalow with a large living area and a covered outside terrace is on its way to completion! This Bungalow can easily sleep 4 adults or even a family of 6, as there is more than enough space in the living area for another bed or two. By the end of August we will have 3 of these rooms to offer our guests.


Kruger National Park - Current Tuskers

The legend of the Magnificent Seven lives on in Kruger National Park through a number of animals carrying impressive ivory. There are currently 24 legendary Tuskers that can be found in the Kruger National Park.
An Elephant with tusks reaching the ground is typically defined as a big tusker. The Kruger National Park, with its huge elephant population, is home to many tuskers, past and present. Most have heard about "The Magnificent Seven", seven impressive Elephant bulls, all with tusks weighing more than 50 kg each, that could be found in Kruger National Park. Today, there are new "emerging tuskers', and when visiting the Kruger, some very lucky guests get to see one of them.

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Thank you Urs Niklaus for the photos

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On a recent Kruger trip, Beukes and his guests bumped into "Masthulele" meaning "The quiet one".Find out more about these Tuskers & keep an eye out for them on your next trip.


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