February 22, 2017

The Twin Genets

Posted by: Storm Catterick Our afternoon game drive started with a hunt for cheetah. Earlier on in the day I had picked up tracks of a male Cheetah moving along the fence line, no doubt doing a routine territory patrol. I decided that for our afternoon game drive we should head into this area and [...]
February 8, 2017

Conservation through Trails Cameras at Leopard Mountain

Posted by: Storm Catterick Conservation is an incredibly complicated and wide-ranging endeavour. There are many aspects to account for when protecting and conserving the fauna and flora of a given area. Adaptability is key as unpredictable elements and uncontrollable factors can swoop in to change your well-thought-out plans. Thus the scope of conservation requires a [...]
February 7, 2017

Leopard Mountain Lioness and the Flehman Grimace

Posted by: Storm Catterick The flehman grimace is a rather comical sight when you lucky enough to see it. The organ involved in the grimace in the flehman response in mammals is the vomeronasal organ otherwise known as the Jacobson’s organ. It was discovered by Frederik Ruysch and later described by Ludwig Jacobson in the [...]
February 6, 2017

Elephant Calves, Musth and Mayhem at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Posted by: Storm Catterick As Leopard Mountain’s trails guide I don’t often get to go on game drives, so when I get the chance I jump at it, with my camera in tow of course! This particular afternoon we were treated to a sighting of a breeding herd of Elephants. As we arrived the herd [...]
October 24, 2016

Leopard Mountain Lends a helping hand at the Sekane Community Creche

Posted by: Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge An important part of conservation within Africa is community relations – maintaining good communication and mutually beneficial relationships with communities can go a long way to protecting wildlife and natural areas. Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge exists within Zululand Rhino Reserve, and as such strives to support the reserve management [...]
February 19, 2018

Unknown Recipe – 2

350g (2 1/3 cups) plain flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk 185ml (3/4 cup) vegetable oil 2 eggs 3 teaspoons red food colouring 2 teaspoons white vinegar Dollar Sweets Fairy Fives sprinkles, to decorate frosting 250g pkt [...]
February 19, 2018

Unknown Recipe – 3

• 1/2 cup uncooked farro or quinoa • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 large or 2 small lemons) • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional for cooking the farro • 1 large bunch (about 10 to 12 ounces) kale leaves, destemmed and chopped • 1 cup pitted [...]
February 19, 2018

Mince Tarts

Ingredients 1  Jar  Fruit Mince Meat 1         Sweet Short Crust Pastry Cake Flour to Roll Icing Sugar to Dust 1         Egg mixed with 1 tablespoon Water Method 1.       Preheat oven to 160 Deg. 2.       Roll pastry to 2mm thick and cut out rounds slightly bigger than pan size. Line pan with rounds and allow to [...]
February 19, 2018

Unknown Recipe – 5

Ingredients 1 Onion 1 Medium Potato 2 Cups   Peas 2 Cups   Cold Water 1tsp Garlic & Herb Salt Salt and Pepper Method Fry Onion and Potato until soft. Add peas and the water and bring to a boil. Add Garlic & Herb Salt and Salt and Pepper to taste. Blend mixture until smooth and [...]
February 19, 2018

Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup Butter 2 Cups Castor sugar 2 Eggs 3 Desiccated coconuts 1 tsp Vanilla essence 3 1/2 cups of Cake Flour Method ·         Preheat oven 160C and grease baking trays ·         Mix butter and castor sugar until light & fluffy ·         Mix in eggs, 1 at a time and add coconut & Sifted [...]