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Dan Hirschowitz

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Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on Sighting of Africa’s Most Elusive Predator – The Serval

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Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Great catch for sure

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Great sighting of this elusive animal. Thanks Dan for sharing the story and pictures.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a great sighting!Congratulations.

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

What a great sighting for you, Freddy and your guests! Servals are certainly beautifully unique looking and you got some great photographs.
And a bit strange…today I opened my emails there was one from Snapshot Grumeti where someone is commenting on an ID I made last Oct. #serval. Then over to another email address. What will Londolozi blog about today? SERVAL. 😂👍😍

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Servals have such interesting proportions. I would love to see one someday.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Great spot! What a thrill it is to sight a serval!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

What a good sighting that was, thanks to your tracker Freddy. The Trackers of Londolozi are incredibly talented and skilled. I’m sure everyone enjoyed watching that beautiful serval with their long legs and body big ears to be able to hear those rodents hiding in the grass.

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

WOW!!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

My favourite subject: small cats! A serval! I’m over the moon! Is it s male or a female? Any kittens? Great pictures

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Finding a serval on a drive, or any other time is truly magical. Your three factors for a sighting certainly defines a good tracker and Londolozi has the best. I’m sure your guests talked about that experience all through dinner and hopefully they were able to capture the moment with a photo – if not, the memory is just as good!
As an aside, I saw my first one outside of my room Christmas Eve, at one of your neighboring properties. That was definitely my stay’s highlight.

Karin Webber
Explorer

Wow Dan what a lovely sighting!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Very well done, been lucky enough a couple of times, but still no caracal …

Barbara Wallace
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow! What a great sighting, and wonderful shots!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Well done Freddy !! What a truely amazing sight for you all ..I certainly have never seen a Serval Cat … it must have been so very exciting and one that you, Freddy and your guests will remember for ever. Fabulous photos too, thanks for sharing this special sighting Dan 🙏🏻💕

Patrick Smyth
Explorer

What a beautiful animal! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Seeing a serval in the bush is simply amazing……and rare and special. However, not quite my Holy Grail cat sighting….that would be seeing a Caracal hunting during the day……..someday I hope to have this wish come true!

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

A lucky find and great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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