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Dan Hirschowitz


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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Great catch for sure

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

What a great sighting!Congratulations.

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. 😂👍😍

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

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

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.


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

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.

Wow Dan what a lovely sighting!

Master Tracker

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

Wow! What a great sighting, and wonderful shots!

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 🙏🏻💕

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

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!

A lucky find and great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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