Introduction

We love that our animals roam freely around our farm

We invite you to take a walk around our farm along the pathways and see how many of our wild life animals you can get to see. Below we have listed all the species of animals we have on our farm, which depending on the time of the day you might get to see. Many people have got some great photos of our animals.

Coming to South Africa you surely want to experience the vast openness and natural surroundings and go for a walk and explore. We have set out some walking paths for you and depending on your fitness level can choose between the different levels of difficulty

If you don't like walking, then of course we can take you for a drive through the farm. The choice is yours.

The advantage for us not having any of the dangerous animals on our farm allows you the freedom to explore our nature, keep up your fitness, go for a walk, basically be free!

Should you wish to see the Big 5 whilst you are staying with us, then we can arrange a day trip to Addo Elephant Park (see @Intle -> Around Us)

 

Giraffe

The Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.

Mass: Male: 1,200kg, Female: 830kg
Height: Male: 5 - 6m (Adult), Female: 4.6m (Adult)

In this picture is Melman and Strech

Buffalo

One of the Big 5, but in a separate camp

We do have a breeding program with our buffalo, however they are not located on our main farm. We have put them in a separate camp to allow freedom for our guests on the main farm.

These are magnificent animals and as an activity you can come with when they are fed.

Zebra

Closely related to horses and donkeys, the zebra is best know for its black and white striped body.

In fact, zebra stripe patterns are unique to each individual. These stripes are believed to be camouflage devices that help zebra hide well in the grass and when grouped together their stripes make it hard for a predator to pick out one zebra to chase..

A Zebra can run up to 65 km/h

Kudu

One of the more famous antelope species and there are two varieties of Kudu. The Lesser Kudu and the Greater Kudu. The Lessor Kudu live in Eastern Africa and Kenya and Tanzania. The Greater Kudu live in Eastern and South Africa.

Our Kudu we have is the Greater Kudu variety.

A kudu can reach speeds of 70 km/h and weighs in between 190 - 270 kg.

Blesbuck

The Blesbuck is an antelope native to South Africa. It has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired the name, because "bles" is the Afrikaans word for a blaze such as one might see on the forehead of a horse.

They weight between 55 - 80 kg

We also have several white blesbuck which makes them easy to spot in the herd.

Impala (Rooibok in Afrikaans)

The Impala is a medium-sized antelope in eastern and Southern Africa.

The Impala can reach speeds of 80 km/h and weighs in at 40 - 75kg for a Adult Male and 30 - 50 kg for a Adult Female.

Our Impala usually are in groups of 12 - 15 with one dominant male.

Blue Wildebeest

The blue wildebeest is also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest.

Mass: Male: up to 290 kg, female seldom exceeds 260 kg.
Average Lifespan: 20 years in the wild

Bushbuck

Bushbucks are the most widespread antelope in South Africa. You are also likely to find them the roads around the farm as well. They can get through our fence line without any problems.

Mass: They weigh in at about 45 - 80 kg.

Blue Duiker

The Blue Duiker is the smallest and one of the most abundant and widespread of all duiker species.

The name duiker comes from the Afrikaans word meaning "diver", these species being named for their habit of diving into cover when disturbed. In the Blue Duiker this behaviour is often accompanied by a loud, sneezing whistle given by the male.

Waterbuck

The Waterbuck is a large antelope and are easily spotted by the "target" on their backside which makes them easily identifiable. Only the male has horns which slant backwards, then forward, but can reach lengths of up to 99 cm long (average 55 cm) Mass: Adult Male: 200 - 300 kg, Adult Female: 160 - 200 kg

Nyala

The Nyala, also called Inyala, is a spiral-horned antelope native to Southern Africa. They are very hard to keep fenced in and we have already spotted some of our nyala in the neighbours property. They are many active in the early morning and the late afternoon. Nyala antelope have exceptionally large ears that compensate for poor eyesight. It is a shy animal.

Mass: 55 - 140 kg

Porcupine

Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators. As you walk around, you might find some quills lying around. They are large, terrestrial, and strictly nocturnal.

Secretary Bird

The secretary bird is a relative of the Hawk & is the only bird prey that does more walking than flying! It can walk up to 32 km a day.

The secretary bird is usually monogamous, meaning that they only have one mate for life.

Hadeda Ibis

The Hadeda is a social bird usually seen in pairs or in a small group of between 5 & 30 birds & seldom as single individual.

The bird has a very distinctive call & is often heard before it is seen. It is a loud, harsh raucous "Haa Haa Haa" or "Haa Daa Daa" hence its name.

Greater Blue Eared Starling

The greater blue-eared starling is a 22-cm long, short tailed bird. This starling is glossy blue-green with a purple-blue belly and blue ear patch. Its iris is bright yellow or orange. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile is duller and has blackish brown underparts.

Spotted Eagle Owl

The Spotted eagle owls mate for life. One of the smaller of the Eagle Owl family, however can swallow their prey whole!

The spotted eagle Owl make their nests on the ground & have been know to nest on window ledges. The young owls can fly at around seven weeks of age.

Barn Owl

Contrary to popular believe, the Barn Owl does not hoot. Instead it produces the shree scream, ear shattering at close range.

It's ears are placed asymmetrically for improved detection of sound position and distant and it does not require sight to hunt.

Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents than any other creature.

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