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Elephants head down to the last remaining water in the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers to drink.

Elephants head down to the last remaining water in the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers to drink.

By Louis Strauss
General Manger

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.

Jock Safari Lodge

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.

lion kruger national park jock safari lodge

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.

bush fires Kruger National Park Jock Safari Lodge winter

This must be my favorite time of year the Kruger!

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Ralf Olsen posted on 5 August 2013:

Another hard week in Africa Louis! It's great to be on the mailing list. It keeps me sane. I love the photo of the Milky way, just awesome.

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