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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3'] Denham's Bustard Previously known as Stanley’s bustard (Neotis denhami) and known in Xhosa as 'Epwezampundu'. The question everyone asks is “Why ‘Bustard’”? By pronunciation it's the same as ''bastard'' but with a different spelling and meaning. “Bustard” is a name adopted from the French...

The “effective and properly-trained Russian army sleuth animal” is the best way to describe it. They are the ghost cats. Silent, swift and deadly. Unpredictable and efficient, nothing is more entertaining than watching a leopard hunt. Anybody with bush smarts should never underestimate the incredible speed...

Winter is the time of change and adaptation. Temperatures are dropping down to below teens. The day is becoming shorter and shorter and the night long. You can witness Winter at night sky by the moving away of Orion to the West and the rising...

Hemingway hated hyenas. Given their reputations as scavengers, and their creepy laughs, it makes sense that plenty of people don’t like hyenas. In Green Hills of Africa, Ernest Hemingway wrote, “Fisi, the hyena, hermaphroditic self-eating devourer of the dead, trailer of calving cows, ham-stringer, potential biter-off of...

With the entire country experiencing drought, I am happy to report that we have had some recent rainfall which in turn makes the gorge next to the lodge a beautiful sight; the flow of the stream next to our fig tree deck provides a place...

We are on track to transform from Molenvliet Lodge to Fifty Seven Waterberg. These changes are also physically visible and I’m very excited to be part of the new developments. I have been with Molenvliet Lodge from the beginning in 2009 being a beautiful, high standard lodge,...

Hi, I am Simon Bjaloane, lodge manager and guide at Fifty Seven Waterberg. I've been a guide in the Waterberg region for over 10 years and with the lodge specifically, for 6 years. This is a short blog where I will post monthly photos and news from the bush. I hope...