10 Animals You Might Spot During Your Stay at Sediba

10 Animals You Might Spot During Your Stay at Sediba

From game drives to bush walks, Sediba has a handful of activities that allow you to encounter  some of the most majestic creatures on earth. Most of the species you'll see on safari are  unique to Africa, and many of them are instantly recognizable. In this article, we take a look at  ten of the magical animals you might come across, including those that make up the African Big  Five.    

Lion  

To see the king of Pride Rock in real life is probably one of the most humbling experiences you'll  ever have. Though it would be thrilling to see a lion in action, it is more likely that your encounter  with these wild cats will be seeing them relaxing under a shady tree. Lions mainly hunt at dawn  or dusk and are at rest for up to 20 hours a day.    

Elephant  

As the largest living terrestrial animal on Earth, their size alone is overwhelming. These  herbivores are playful by nature and are extremely gentle. These majestic and social creatures  are the world's biggest mammal and one of the most intelligent animals on the continent.    

Leopard  

Leopards are shy and nocturnal, and spend most of their days hiding away in rocky outcrops on  in the canopy of large trees. They are solitary animals with exceptional predatory skills, including  the ability to climb, swim and drag prey weighing up to three times their body weight up into the  trees.    

Buffalo  

The buffalo is an impressive creature, moving around in huge herds which can number several  hundreds. Seeing a buffalo herd is undoubtedly an unforgettable sight, they are particularly easy  to spot during the dry season, when they congregate in very large numbers around popular  watering holes.    

Rhino  

Shortsighted and usually solitary, rhinos are amongst the heaviest of all land mammals.  Unfortunately, rhinos have seen the most drastic population decline in recent years due to wide  scale poaching which has left them on the brink of extinction. There are thought to be less than  30,000 rhinos left in the world, most of which can be found in South Africa.    

Zebra  

The zebra's white and black distinctive stripe patterns are as unique to each individual as a  human's fingerprints. Zebras live on grass, and in some areas, form great migratory herds in  order to seek out the best grazing grounds.  

Giraffe  

Africa's tallest mammals are very social animals and usually move around in small herds which  comprise a mix of males and females with their young. They are active all day long and can be  seen from a good distance away.    

Brown hyena  

These scruffy­looking creatures are also known as strandwolves and is currently the rarest  species of hyena. The brown hyena is primarily a scavenger, it has extremely powerful teeth and  jaws to allow it to crack open bones to access the marrow.    

Aardwolf  Also known as the "earth­wolf", they are insectivorous carnivores that resemble small striped  hyenas. The aardwolf is cute, shy, and mainly nocturnal. Aardwolves forage alone, but they live  in breeding pairs.    

Aardvark  

The name aardvark (Afrikaans for “earth pig”) refers to its piglike face and burrowing habits.  They are also nocturnal insectivores and use their long snouts for sniffing out their meals.    

While there are never any guarantees you'll encounter all of them during your trip, Sediba is the  place you'll have the best chance of getting a glimpse of these majestic animals.

August 19th, 2019