By Louis Strauss
We've now reached the peak of the dry season in the Kruger National Park and there is no water left in any of the natural waterholes. This attracts a huge variety of game species to the last remaining water in the two rivers that run through the Jock concession; the Mitomeni and Biyamiti.
Large herds of elephant and buffalo are now a common sight and rhino are often seen. The Wild Dogs that denned on the concession have moved the den but still remain in our area. Regular sightings of the dogs with four small pups have been recorded.
With predators following the game movement to the rivers we don't need too look to far to find lion and leopard this time of year. The Jock pride of lions have been very active and vocal around the lodge area. Sadly it seems they've lost another cub and are now down to six very healthy looking one year olds.
There has been a few bush fires in our area but the new grass growth is already clearly visible after a bit of unseasonal light rain. The new grass attracts good numbers of grazers like zebra and wildebeest into the area.
This must be my favorite time of year the Kruger!