September 14, 2017

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge takes home Top Four Star Safari Lodge in KZN Two years in a row!

Posted by: Storm Nel Last week saw the return of the prestigious Lilizela Provincial Awards ceremony for 2017. Only the ‘Best of the Best’ in the local travel industry are selected as finalists for this South African Tourism’s flagship event. This year sees the fifth instalment of this ever-growing tourism awards event which hosts the [...]
June 27, 2017

Meet Leopard Mountains Amazing Chef Khule

Posted by: Storm Nel Chef Khulekani Ronny Mathenjwa is a local in the area having grown up Hluhluwe KwaMduku Area. He was privileged enough to do his chefs training with &Beyond in the Phinda in March 2009. Khule explains how it was an intensive 6 month training course and he was lucky enough to start [...]
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 19, 2018

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Ingredients-Meat 2kg deboned Leg of lamb 1 Red Chilli deseeded 4Tbsp Coriander leaves 2 tsp Ground cinnamon 1 tsp Cloves 2 tsp Black Pepper corns 1 tsp Turmeric 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Cup Plain Yogurt 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil Ingredient’s-mash 2kg sweet potato ¼ cup cream ½ cup chopped coriander Sea salt Freshly ground black [...]
February 19, 2018

Lamingtons Recipe

INGREDIENTS – SPONGE 1 Cup Butter at Room Temperature 1 ½ Cups Castor Sugar 6 Eggs 4 Cups Self-Raising Flour ½ Tbsp Baking Powder ½ Tsp Salt ½ Tbsp Vanilla Essence 1 ½ Cups Milk, Lukewarm INGREDIENTS - SAUCE 3 Cups Water 2 Cup Castor Sugar 2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder 2 Tbsp Butter Pinch Salt [...]
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 [...]