Summer has now officially arrived, heralded by the unmistakable call of the Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis), and the Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) calling day and night.
The veld is alive and nature is vibrating after some rain and powerful summer lightning and thunder storms giving the most spectacular display.
The frogs, crickets and cicada's are all calling making the nights come alive, under a three quarter moon.
With all the summer going on around the lodge, some new arrivals slipped onto the scene.
First a baby Giraffe was dropped on Tuesday morning, followed by two new Impala calves.
This caused great excitement amongst all the staff as it was the first giraffe born on the lodge reserve,
in 20 years.
The Wildebeest's (Willy beasts) will drop calves in the next week or two.
More pix to follow.......