Hide and Seek at White Elephant
One of the best ways to explore and experience nature and wildlife is to sit dead quiet at a waterhole or hide, and discretely watch the birds, warthog, monkey, mongoose, and if you are lucky elephant, rhino and leopard.
Hides are an ideal spot for professional (and novice) photographers to capture spectacular action photos, or close up features of bird and animals.
I particularly remember visiting the the Masinga Hide in Mkuze Game Reserve as a child. We lived on our farm in Leeuwspoor in Zululand at the time, and when I returned to the farm as an adult, and developed White Elephant Safaris, I fulfilled my dream of building a simple hide for our guests to experience this very special place of silence and tranquility, the game undisturbed by our presence.
Our 'secret hide' was built by local craftsman using home-grown material to create a light-footed footprint as part of our sustainable and responsible tourism operation.The best time of the day for guests to visit the hide at White Elephant Safari Lodge is after a late breakfast from 10h30 to 12h30.
Take a book, binoculars and camera and experience this pristine wilderness.
The hide is totally organic and the sounds of wallowing warthogs, splashing kingfishers and slurping animals mingle with a subtle breeze and fresh air.
Photos courtesy of Ruben van Greunen