Greater Flamingo Marks a First for the Area

Greater Flamingo Marks a First for the Area

In the heart of South Africa’s wilderness, Makanyi Lodge recently had a surprise guest – a greater flamingo! The unusual sighting brought excitement among our guests and staff, as flamingos have never been seen in the area. As captured in the video below, the...
The Call Of Summer – The Enchanting Woodlands Kingfisher

The Call Of Summer – The Enchanting Woodlands Kingfisher

As the African summer unfolds its warmth and vibrancy, a small yet dazzling visitor graces the area—the Woodlands Kingfisher. This beautiful bird is a visual delight, showcasing a stunning combination of turquoise-blue feathers on its wings and back, complemented by a...
Clever or Cheeky?

Clever or Cheeky?

Every year around spring, the lesser masked weavers are hard at work building nests and attracting females. Not only do they try to make their nests as impressive as possible, but they also dress up for the occasion. Their plumage changes from dull colours to bright...
Hornbill Family

Hornbill Family

If there is one type of bird that guests absolutely love to see while on safari it would have to be the hornbills. These amazing birds are monogamous (one partner usually for life) and during the breeding season the female breeds in a hole in a tree that is closed...