Mon 16 Sep 2019

A hike along the mighty Limpopo River

Limpopo-Lipadi is proud to have 14 kilometres of beautiful Limpopo river frontage, with its precious ecosystem and riverine trees and…

Mon 09 Sep 2019

At last we found the cheetahs

While on the look-out for a good viewing of the lion pride, shareholder Woody got a much better surprise during…

Mon 02 Sep 2019

Up in the air for the game count

Being an enclosed reserve means that we have to keep track of the number of animals, and particularly the balance…

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Early morning lion roars

Sometimes you are woken during the night or in the early hours of the morning by a sound that can…

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Scary moments: charging to protect the breeding herd

If you ask one of our guides which animal they fear most, they unequivocally answer: elephant. Gentle giants usually, but…

Mon 12 Aug 2019

The otherworldly looking brown hyena

The spotted or striped hyena takes the spotlight in movies like the Lion King, while the brown hyena usually takes…

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Sometimes the earth trembles in the bush

During our two-yearly game counts it’s always striking to see some high numbers of animals that you hardly ever see…

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Breath-taking: the exhilarating climb up Lipadi Hill

Located in the midst of the rather flat area of the Tuli Block we are lucky to have a few…

Mon 08 Jul 2019

Zebra Stripes: The Why of Sassy Prints

When you come to think of it, most mammals have pretty boring coats of brown or grey with some dapples…

Anti Poaching
Mon 01 Jul 2019

Watch out for our K9-unit!

In our anti-poaching efforts to keep our wild animals out of harms’ way, we have our canine unit (K9) constantly…

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Sundowner surprise

The sunsets in Africa are unbelievably beautiful and the sundowner drinks are an essential African safari tradition. But selecting the…

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Birds of a feather

During their last stay at Limpopo-Lipadi Anneke and Gerben van de Wetering were so lucky to break their own –…

Mon 03 Jun 2019

Lion pride revisited

Yes, we are fond of all our lions in the Reserve. And yes, you may have seen the pretty photo…

Mon 20 May 2019

Kudu at Cabbageland Dam

Kudu is abundant at Limpopo-Lipadi but notoriously hard to spot, as they are always on high alert and very quick…

Mon 13 May 2019

Leopard in tree

A slow morning, not much happening, it was heating up quickly, so we decided to head back to the lodge….

Mon 06 May 2019

The business of a dwarf mongoose

All endemic creatures great and small are well represented in the Reserve, but where many people’s interest is often focused…

Thu 25 Apr 2019

A night under the stars

Some people ask why on earth anyone would trade a comfy bed in our lodges for a sleep out in…

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Say Cheese!

Sitting in the hide at Mogorosi one morning it was quite a calm affair: guinea fowls quarrelling, doves bathing, impala…

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Embarrassed Elephant

As can happen on safari, we came round a bend in the road to be confronted by a large bull…

Mon 15 Apr 2019

A Stormy Night

It was a stormy evening drive, with electric storms in the far. As bush lovers know: most animals make sure…

Thu 04 Apr 2019

White Storks gather for a meet-up at Limpopo-Lipadi

The first story: “As we drove up on the Middle Plains last week we were struck by a strange sighting…

Mon 01 Apr 2019

Snapshotting through the night

After a long hot day, while we are happily snoring away at our lodges, many animals take advantage of the…

Thu 28 Mar 2019

At last the lion pride made an appearance…

As shareholders we are so privileged to be able to come back to Limpopo-Lipadi on a regular basis and call…

Mon 25 Mar 2019

The cheeky warthog

Motse volunteer, Helen, shares a story of one of her favourite animals, the cheeky warthog! “I love sitting in the…

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Rhino greeting ceremony: happy to see you!

Rhinos are fiercely territorial which doesn’t make them Mother Nature’s most social animals. Especially once they reach adulthood they mainly…

Fri 15 Mar 2019

On the look-out for an evening meal

A common resident and yet always a good surprise to find: A spotted eagle owl perched on a branch while…

Mon 11 Mar 2019

A European moving to Botswana…

As a reserve we are happy and proud to have – since almost two years – a full time researcher,…

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Under the Baobab Trees

Shareholder Karoly and company had a nice surprise when they stopped for sundowners: “One of our favourite places in the…

Tue 05 Mar 2019

A rough night out in the reserve!

The perks of being the general manager of Limpopo-Lipadi: living smack bam in the middle of the reserve, with all…

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Leopard Comes for Morning Tea

What are the odds: drinking your morning tea, taking a bite from your banana muffin and then … something moves in the corner of your eyes.

Fri 01 Feb 2019

Appreciating the small things in life

Often the only focus on game drives are big furry/hairy stuff. The focus is always on finding, lion, leopard, elephant…

Sat 12 Jan 2019

4 Day Shareholder’s Guiding Course

As a shareholder of Limpopo-Lipadi you have the perks of ‘sitting’ front row with our special activities like bush and…

Mon 07 Jan 2019

Out on a special bushwalk with Extra

As a shareholder and guest at Limpopo-Lipadi you have the perks of sitting (or in this case: walking) front row…

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Morning traffic Limpopo-Lipadi style

While a good many of us probably spend quite some hours of the week commuting to work and cursing the…

Wed 07 Nov 2018

Herald the first rains

On the Reserve we literally have hundreds of baobab trees that have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of years pass….

Sun 02 Sep 2018

Gentle giants on our doorstep

Just after lunch while reading a book at the riverfront, a herd of 12 elephants emerged, making their way to…

Thu 30 Aug 2018

New underground hide

Photographers and other wildlife lovers rejoice: our underground hide at Tholo Dam is open! So get out your wide-angle lenses…

Thu 30 Aug 2018

A steenbokkie kind of week

While normally it is impala galore in Limpopo-Lipadi, the last couple of days the lovely steenbokkie is the star of…

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Look at those jaws

An early morning drive with the sun just putting some beautiful backlight on a hyena couple. She is definitely the…

Thu 30 Aug 2018

View to a kill

One of our guides called on the radio that he had found a leopard with her impala prey, climbing up…

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Proud of our lion pride

On a morning drive to bump into our lion pride at Mbusi is the best start of the day you…