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Ross Cheshire


Ross was born and raised in Durban, spending many a family holiday in the northern parts of KwaZulu Natal. It is here that his love and passion for the African Bush developed. He decided to combine his love of working with people and ...

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on My Favourite Spots Along the Sand River

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you for sharing a few of your favorite Sand River crossing points. I know them well save for The Mahogany which I’ve not yet seen – next year definitely! You’re fortunate to have seen the “jump” by the Senegal Bush male over a part of the river. It’s up there on my list along with a leopard cub…..

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Thank you for sharing this special experience along the Sand River. The Natal Mahogany sounds almost sacred, I’m sure it is considered so by some native population. Such old and monumental trees often are a symbol of wisdom. I love the Senegal Bush male jumping and the hippo pods! It seems they were waiting for you!

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Ross, rivers are truly the life blood of the planet. While only a part of the planet without them life could not exist. Thanks you for the reminder about their beauty.

Ann Marie

216 more days until I get to see your part of the river! It looks amazing. Fortunately, I witnessed Senegal at one of your neighbors a few years ago. Here’s a pic if you are curious: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdHK2Gupp-g/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Ross your whole blog tells a story of this beautiful river running through many reserves and then through Kruger. I have never been to Londolozi and that makes it so much more special for me to see the beautiful foto’s of the river, animals and of course that incredible leap across the water from the Senegal Bush Male Leopard. The elephants love water and I can just imagine watching them playing in the water. Even the hippos are a treat to watch. Thank you Ross for you beautiful story and thanks for sharing it with us. You are so privileged to be there on Londolozi and experience all these wonderful sighting.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

the Sand river is such a lovely river with those big boulders, the sand banks and the diverse vegetation. I love the different crossing, especially the one over the dam where you can watch so many birds and see the indefatigable crocodiles lying in wait for some prey.
Lovely pictures!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks Ross! Your story brought back great memories of the fun crossings and wildlife sightings at all of the spots you talked about!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

You’ve definitely touched on my favourite river spots as well. The Causeway is so fascinating – I think if you spent all day there you would have no shortage of amazing things to observe.

Ann Marie

I definitely have Taylor’s Crossing and the causeway on my to-do list. Had to come back for a 2nd and 3rd look.

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