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  • There is a little puddle of water which comes around in the rainy season when crossing this certain drainage line. This puddle has produced some really great bird sightings. 

Here you can see some Blue Waxbills, a Jamesonโ€™s Firefinch and a Green-Winged Pytilia in the same photo. 

Great little puddle to get some good bird sightings. 

Thanks Kim for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birds #birding #waxbill #bluewaxbill #firefinch #jamesonsfirefinch #pytilia #greenwingedpytilia #puddle #drainageline #rain [Instagram]
  • Great picture of two Lionesses walking towards Steveโ€™s Pan this afternoon.

Thanks Pierre for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lioness #walking #stevespan #colour #gamedrive #safari #summertime [Instagram]
  • Another absolute stunner taken @jejane_private_nature_reserve by @stu_art_pix thanks so much for sharing Stu!! [Instagram]
  • Great work as always by @robin_cook_in_the_wild, however on this occasion, is he working or is he watching the cricket scores...???๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ [Instagram]
  • A lovely moment captured here by @stu_art_pix!! #lion #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Family drink, great pics @stu_art_pix #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld #lion #lionpride [Instagram]
  • Great pics coming in from @stu_art_pix, proper showing, both him and Jejane, stunning!! #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Lions mating this morning near Henshaws Dam. Great sighting and some great pictures.

Thanks Stuart, @stu_art_pix for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lions #matinglions #safari #gamedrive #photo #photography [Instagram]
  • Elephant herd crossing right in front of the vehicle. We donโ€™t often get nice breeding herds of elephants crossing over the property but it is always great.
We have been really lucky with Elephant sightings lately and they are enjoying the great bush conditions and the amounts of water around.

Our bush condition was the best it has been in roughly 4 years. This has helped us now with the early and good rains. The bush has transformed into great green bush and there is plenty of food around which is attracting all types of herbivores and with that more predators.

Thanks Glen for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephant #elephantherd #breedingherd #bush #gamedrive #safari #green #summertime [Instagram]
  • This photo was taken during full moon at night. The moon is so bright that you can see shadows on the floor. 

On a path headed around the next corner where you never know what can pop out or even just be standing in the road.

#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #gamedrive #safari #nightdrive #nightphotography #fullmoon #bright #shadows #dirtroad #gameviewer [Instagram]
  • Birds singing at an incredible sighting. 
A very impressive Male Lion trying to catch some shade in the heat of the day. 

Thanks Michelle for the great video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #malelion #singingbirds #lazy #gamedrive #safari [Instagram]
  • Something not seen so often, these bull elephants were having a really good time rolling around in the mud. After some good rains so far this season we have lots of water around the reserve. 

Thanks Mandy for the videos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephant #elephantrolling #mud #rains [Instagram]
  • A very special and not so common sighting. 

A Lioness was seen moving her cubs, one by one, from the previous spot to a new hidden area in the river bed. 
You can see how tiny the cubs are that she has in her mouth.
Great that we have had cubs born on Jejane again and that they are providing shareholders and their guests some special sightings.

Thanks Jude for the videos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lioness #cubs #movingcubs #safari #gamedrive #specialsoghtings [Instagram]
  • We are incredibly lucky at the moment on Jejane. We have had a Lioness give birth to some cubs. The cubs are tiny and have been seen over the last few weeks being moved from different spots. 

Thanks Anne for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lions #lioness #cubs #special #gamedrive #safari #morninglight #moments [Instagram]
  • Incredible Leopard sighting!!!

Thanks Michelle for the great video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #leopard #dirtroad #lighting #sighting #gamedrive #safari [Instagram]
  • We warmly welcome David, Justine & family to Jejane. David and Justineโ€™s wealth of experience and knowledge bring a new chapter to the farm. 
Looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership - exciting times ahead. #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Very active elephant dung.

There are 4 different groups of dung beetles: telecoprid, endocoprid, paracoprid and kleptocoprid. 
Paracoprids dig below the dung pile, endocoprids lay their eggs in the dung pile, telecoprids make the dung ball and roll it away and kleptocoprids steal the dung balls.

Dung beetles play a very important part in the ecosystem and are very fascinating to watch.

Thanks Michelle for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephantdung #dungbeetle #busy #active [Instagram]
  • Great having a Lioness walking right in front of your game viewer. 

There are Lions all over the place at the moment. We have seen adult males, adult females and cubs so there has been a lot of activity and there might be a pride establishing themselves on the farm. 

Thanks for the video M.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lioness #pride #walking #rainyday #cloudy [Instagram]
  • Only a Jejane regular would know what this means.........๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Francois showing off some of the distractions of trying to to a days work on the reserve.....๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ #hyena #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • A Giraffe was found dead of unknown causes but after a few days the predators started finding the Giraffe and eating it. 

Sometimes when animals die of something unnatural then predators donโ€™t touch the animal but in this case there were predators which means good sightings. There have been plenty of vultures around as well which is great.

Thanks Michelle for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #giraffe #kill #predators #vulture #hoodedvulture [Instagram]
  • #elephants #elephantsalive #beehives #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Lions mating on the farm this morning. 

There has already been 5 cubs seen on the farm recently so maybe there are more to come soon with a different female. 

Thanks Alan Blem for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lions #matinglions #cubssoon #cubs #colours [Instagram]
  • First good rains of the season. Some much needed relief for the bush and hopefully all those bright green sprouts and leaves will start appearing now.

Thanks Colin for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #rains #summerrains #relief #wet #green [Instagram]
  • Absolutely gawjis photo taken by Mark Porter, proper showing off!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld #lionking [Instagram]
  • What a great photo. 

This Monitor Lizard was sitting so nicely on a branch for a photo.

Thanks Mark Porter for the great shot.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lizard #monitorlizard #photography [Instagram]
  • Some very interesting behavior which is not seen so often by Hornbills. 

Their diet includes small mammals but it is not seen often. 
Here a Yellow-Billed Hornbill has a small mouse in its mouth and trying to swallow it.

Thanks Andrew for the interesting photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birds #birding #hornbill #yellowbilledhornbill #eating #mouse [Instagram]
  • Something which is not seen often on the property.

A Kori Bustard was seen this morning on the airstrip. 
These are the heaviest flying birds in South Africa.

Thanks Trevor for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birds #birding #bustard #koribustard #heaviestflyingbird #airstrip [Instagram]
  • 2 Lionesses walking past Henshaws Dam this morning.

You can hear how the Blacksmith Lapwings are calling as the Lions wall past.

Thanks Trevor for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #femalelion #lioness #dam #henshawsdam #cold #gamedrive #safari [Instagram]
  • A little bit of night time photography. 
Not the easiest of things to do but can be really rewarding.

This was taken on one of the open areas near the residential area and towards the south. 

#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #nighttime #stars #nightphotography #landscape #lights #gameviewer #gamedrive #nightdrive [Instagram]
  • Great sighting at Henshaws Dam. 

Elephant have been all over the property at the moment and it is been so good being able to see these animals regularly as sometimes you visit the farm and donโ€™t see any. 

Something different everyday and around every corner.

Thanks Johan van Wyk for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephant #elephantherd #dam #water #winter #wintercolours #henshaws #henshawsdam [Instagram]
  • Great lioness with cubs vid, thanks so much Trevor, great sighting! #lions #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Ok so hereโ€™s another beauty of a pic by @stu_art_pix on this Fabulous Friday (which we just kind made-up)๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ #elephant #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld #wildlifephotography [Instagram]
  • SOUND ON!!!!!!!

Lovely Lion sighting at night with the Lions calling. Iconic sound and just sends shivers down your spine.

Thanks Tamryn for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lioncalling #iconic #nighttime #nightdrive #bush #game #gamedrive [Instagram]
  • SOUND ON!!!! 

A Male Lion walking and calling as makes his rounds on the farm. 
The Lion dynamics at the moment are still a bit all over the place now but there has been some cubs born in the reserve below us so there has definitely been Males hanging around and mating with the resident pride. 

Thanks Alan for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #malelion #calling #lioncalling #winter #wintercolours #dry [Instagram]
  • A series of photos of An African Fish Eagle, one of the most iconic calls in the African bush. 

This series of photos was taken as the Fish Eagle came down from its perch to catch something at Warthog Dam. 

Thanks Bryan for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birding #raptor #fisheagle #birdsofprey #dam #warthogdam [Instagram]