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We’ve expanded

4th April 2018 By 0 Comment
We’ve expanded

There is so much happening here at the Lodge on the Mapesu Private Game Reserve, that it’s hard to keep up! As you know, we have added more varieties of animals to the Reserve in the last year, such as cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes and even crocs, so now it’s time to update you on the buildings. Last year, in 2017, we have upgraded the bar and built a new pool…

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“Sky Rhino” – Possibly the world’s largest rhino geoglyph

9th March 2018 By 0 Comment
“Sky Rhino” – Possibly the world’s largest rhino geoglyph

Google earth image. We have some exciting news! We have most likely created the largest, single animal geoglyph in the world, right here on the grounds of the Mapesu Private Game Reserve. When one flies from South Africa over the air navigation beacon when crossing the Limpopo River that marks the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana, one can see from 10 or 12 kilometers high on a clear day the…

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Bushmen Rock Art

11th January 2018 By 0 Comment
Bushmen Rock Art

Want to go back a few thousand years? Come join in on the Bushmen Rock Art. This activity which is interpreted by a Mopane Bush Lodge guide, explains the unique aspect of each drawing, the artwork of non-human beings, hunters, animals, children, women and their spiritual beliefs all under one shelter! Want to make a booking? Visit our web page www.mopanebusblodge.co.za or send us an email to bookings@mopanebusblodge.co.za

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Trap Camera Thursday

11th January 2018 By 0 Comment
Trap Camera Thursday

Trap Camera Thursday. Early morning visit at the water hole by one of the leopards on Mapesu Private Game Reserve.

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Beautiful Weaver Nests on all the trees at the moment.

11th January 2018 By 0 Comment
Beautiful Weaver Nests on all the trees at the moment.

Beautiful Weaver Nests on all the trees at the moment. These stunningly artful nests are made by male weaver birds, such as the Southern Masked Weaver and the Red-headed Weaver, and it’s not an easy job! The male weaver bird starts making a knot with a long blade of grass. Then he builds a circular structure, weaving blades using his beak and feet. Next step is to weave grass around…

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You too can end your day in luxury!

3rd January 2018 By 0 Comment
You too can end your day in luxury!

You too can end your day in luxury! Tag someone you would want to share this with. Also, visit our website www.mopanebushlodge.co.za or email us your booking request to bookings@mopanenushlodge.co.za.

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Full video of the cheetah release at Mapesu Private Game Reserve

15th December 2017 By 0 Comment
Full video of the cheetah release at Mapesu Private Game Reserve

Video Credit: Pieter-Louis Hennings The two cheetah brothers have safely arrived at Mapesu Private Game Reserve. They will be closely monitored for the next few weeks to make sure that they are adapting well but so far the boys are doing great. We were lucky enough with some great weather the last few days, which made things a lot easier, and thanks to the wonderful work of the Mabula Game…

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Oryx

13th December 2017 By 0 Comment
Oryx

Did you know that the Oryx has a unique mechanism which helps it survive in the arid and desert conditions where the temperatures are high most of the time. Unlike other mammals, Oryx can rise its own body temperature to prevent perspiration and loss of body-water during the day. It also uses a specific network of capillaries in the nose to cool down the blood that is traveling to the…

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Activity at the water cribs

12th December 2017 By 0 Comment
Activity at the water cribs

Trap Camera Thursday. Lots of activity at the water cribs on Mapesu Private Game Reserve.

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Elephant family having a nice drink at one of our water cribs

9th December 2017 By 0 Comment
Elephant family having a nice drink at one of our water cribs

There’s our beautiful elephant family having a nice drink at one of our water cribs on Mapesu Private Game Reserve!

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