Blog

7th December 2017

Celebrity Support

Leopard Friendly was delighted to see its Wilderness Honeybush Tea being promoted by one of Africa’s most celebrated contemporary musicians, “Gazza”. The Namibian artist is pictured […]
5th October 2017

Oudeberg Student Programme – Cape Leopard Spoor

Oudeberg Nature Reserve is currently hosting its first international students. Starting last month, the research programme for undergraduates and postgraduates will run for 3 months. The […]
5th April 2017

Oudeberg Nature Reserve Fire!

Caused by a lightning strike, the fire lingered in the Kouga mountains for a day or two before it breached our mountain tops in the morning […]
22nd March 2017

Baviaanskloof Bees & Leopard Friendly Candles

Bo-Kloof, a farm not far from Oudeberg, is the home of Baviaanskloof Honey and has, ironically, been in the Honey family for nearly 170 years. This […]
11th March 2017

Leopards on the Streets of London

Leopard in Trafalgar Square! Wonderful to experience this animatronic leopard in the heart of London to promote Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat week. The Leopard Friendly […]
19th January 2017

In the Heart of the “Valley of Baboons”

We took a trip through the whole Baviaanskloof and were delighted that various initiatives to take pressure off livestock farming (sheep farmers are notoriously cruel to […]
16th January 2017

Camera Trap Update

It is really hot at the moment with even less wildlife seen during the day than normal. Even in the evening, the temperature is in the […]
5th January 2017

Leopard Trail & Impact of the Fires

The Leopard Trail was badly affected by the recent fires, which did actually reach the SE corner of our Oudeberg property in the end. The homestead […]
12th December 2016

Baviaanskloof Ablaze!

The fires started on 3rd December and after a week had burned more than 800 square kilometres of the Baviaanskloof (see map above), an area twice […]
13th October 2016

Promoting “citizen science”

Oudeberg was proud to host 12 international volunteers today as part of the Biosphere Expedition to the Baviaanskloof. The high level goal of the programme is […]
11th October 2016

Flowering honeybush in Oudeberg Nature Reserve

We have just received some photos from Jacques, the reserve manager, of honeybush flowering (season is Sept / Oct). He adds that they smell “absolutely beautiful”. […]
16th June 2016

Night Leopard & Other Cats

Check out this beautiful Cape Leopard, caught on camera on the reserve at 2:54am. Other cats we have filmed recently include the caracal, genet and African […]
20th May 2016

Summer Means Iced Honeybush

The sun is shining in London at last! What better way is there to welcome the summer than by preparing my very own Wilderness Honeybush iced […]
22nd April 2016

Leopard Tortoise Laying Eggs

How fortunate was I to come across this Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) – right outside the Lodge at Oudeberg Nature Reserve – laying 10 eggs in […]