Klaserie Sands Blog - Page 4

5 reasons to choose an African safari for your honeymoon

Posted on Fri May 15, 2020.

You've uttered your "I dos", opened all of the wishing-well cards and finally started to sink into that "Wow, I can't believe my wedding day happened so quickly!" feeling. But now, one of the best bits of your married life is about to begin: the honeymoon.

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Focus on Research: An interview with Kyle-Mark Middleton of the Ground Hornbill Project

Posted on Wed May 13, 2020.

Over the years, Klaserie Sands has built strong partnerships with a number of local researchers whose dedicated fieldwork is contributing to our ever-expanding knowledge of the animals we see on safari.

One of these researchers is Kyle-Mark Middleton, who spearheads the Ground Hornbill Project in the Klaserie and surrounding reserves. Kyle visited Klaserie Sands last year to do a special educational talk for our guests and give them the opportunity to learn more about his fascinating discoveries first-hand.

Our guides have been contributing sightings updates to the Project's database for some time and love sharing his latest and greatest findings. We caught up with him recently for a quick Q&A to learn more about the projects intiatives and this charismatic bird.

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A beginners' guide to backyard birding

Posted on Mon May 4, 2020.

For some, cooking, reading or art have become new hobbies during this extended period of lockdown. For others, those extra hours spent in the garden or on the balcony may have led you to notice some of the feathered friends who frequent your home.

The great thing about bird-watching is it's an activity for everyone, irrespective of your age or experience! So, we've come up with a beginners' guide to help you identify some of the local birdlife in your own backyard.

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Make our simple and delicious buttermilk rusks at home!

Posted on Thu April 23, 2020.

There's no doubt about it, our homemade rusks are a fan favourite when it comes to the perfect coffee accompaniment in the morning.

So, we thought we would share our special, South African recipe to help you awaken memories of your safari adventures in the comfort of your own home...

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Your safari myths, BUSTED! Are hyenas are just motley scavengers?

Posted on Wed April 22, 2020.

Is it true that female lions do all the hunting?
Is it true that hyenas are just motley scavengers?
Is it true that the 'Big Five' are the biggest animals in the bush?
Is it true that guide Matt keeps some secret road snacks hidden under his Akubra hat for in case of emergency?*

In this series of articles, guide Elly addresses some of the most common questions we hear on safari and takes the time to clear up a few misconceptions along the way. Want to see if your myth is busted? Then read on!

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