Category Archives: Cheetahs of Marataba

astonishing sightings

Astonishing Sightings of Marataba’s Big Cats

The past few weeks we have been treated many astonishing sightings, but one thing that has stuck out is the number of cats we’ve been seeing in trees! When one thinks of a cat in a tree, one probably assumes a leopard, which are known for this kind of behaviour. However, this has not been …
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cheetah's kill

Hyena Steals Cheetah’s Kill

Cheetahs are one of the smallest and most vulnerable of Africa’s predators. Because of their vulnerability, cheetahs are usually very careful and skittish, constantly checking their surroundings. Guests often enquire about this behaviour and we explain that cheetahs are very cautious in areas where there are lions, leopards and hyenas present – which Marataba has …
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Sundowners With A Wild Twist

The magic of Marataba is that no sunset is ever the same here. The day of 27 September was one of the most rewarding for me as a guide. It began with spending time with a breeding herd of elephants swimming in the river in the early morning, and ended with an unexpected sighting of …
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Three cheetahs find a new home

Three cheetahs find a new home at Marataba!

We are beyond excited today, as three new cheetahs have arrived on the reserve! Head Field Guide, Adriaan Mulder, shares what transpired…. “These cheetahs, born wild, were relocated from a reserve along the Botswana border. There is one male around 4 years old, and a brother and sister around 18 months old. After their arrival …
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An introduction to the Cheetahs of Marataba

  The spectacular open plains of Marataba provide the ideal environment for cheetahs. It was with great excitement that a coalition of two brothers was introduced to the reserve in December 2014. They were brought in from Kwa-Zulu Natal and instantly acted as if they had been here all their lives. They immediately set out …
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