Photos Of The Month - November

December 1, 2020

A baby giraffe gives us a curious look. If you look closely, you can see the umbilical cord is still attached to its underbelly. Photo: Dan Stevens

An incredible photo captured of the elusive African Emerald Cuckoo. Photo: Nico Bestbier

A Dice Moth caterpillar crawls along a bright red flower. Photo: Calvin Davie

A protective older sibling exhibits a threat posture with the ears held out, most likely because of the young calf that is with the herd. Photo: Dan Stevens

The baby elephant is protected so carefully by the herd. Notice how the baby stays tucked away between the legs of the large females. Photo: Dan Stevens

Male Waterbuck fighting. With long, sharp horns it's no wonder why fights between waterbuck result in more deaths than any other antelope. Photo: Nico Bestbier

A dominant male lion resting in the grass. Photo: Calvin Davie

A herd of zebra quench their thirst at a waterhole. Photo: Nico Bestbier

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Photos Of The Month - November

The best photos captured at Mavela during November

December 1, 2020

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Rain Comes to Zululand

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November 30, 2020

Free Flying, Once Again

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July 27, 2020

Wild Dogs of Manyoni

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July 27, 2020

New Contenders

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Mavela Walking Safaris

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March 14, 2020

GOLDEN MONTHS FOR MAVELA!

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April 19, 2019

Mavela Welcomes Nico Bestbier

Nico and El-Mari Kloppers have joined the Mavela team. Nico is working alongside our very experienced and professional ranger Brad Smith

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