Latest Sightings from Head Ranger, Johan de la Rey

Posted on February 12, 2020

Green season is in full swing in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the game viewing has been fantastic. The rainy months in South Africa are a fantastic time to see lush landscapes, plenty of newborn wildlife and of course plenty of predator sightings.

We caught up with Head Ranger at Leopard Hills, Johan de la Rey and some of his most recent sightings from game drives in the Sabi Sand. Take a look below.

A very rare sighting and a first for Johan; steenbok mating in the lush grasslands.

One of our resident female leopards, Basile captured below.

Some of the young lion cubs from the Othawa pride.

The majestic giants of the Sabi Sand enjoying the sweet green grasses which are abundant this time of year.

A male buffalo.

Another sighting of beautiful Basile, spotted doing the ‘leopard crawl’ out in the open.

Recent sightings of one of our female leopards, Kelly Dam below.

One of the Matimba male lions spotted out on patrol.

A troop of baboons causing a traffic jam of the likes you’ll only find in the bushveld.

A pack of wild dogs spotted interacting with a herd of wildebeest.

If you’d like to enquire about visiting the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and efficient reservations team via email at or filling in our online enquiry form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the one and only Leopard Hills in the near future.

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