Category Archives: Adventure

Elephant Cow Raises Twins – What Happened?

This rare and absolutely astounding sighting was made on tour through the Etosha National Park. From what was observed it seemed as if the Elephant Cow had two little ones to care for. It is not sure whether it was … Continue reading

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Giant African Praying Mantis

It is during the late rainy season that the Praying Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis) also referred to as African Mantis starts to appear on Guest Farm Scheidthof. This peculiar looking insect has a bright green colour and belongs ta an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in … Continue reading

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The elusive Pangolin

For 28 years no pangolin, also referred as “scaly anteater”, has been seen on Farm Scheidthof. This find is therefore somewhat of a small sensation! Pangolin’s are nocturnal and highly secretive animals, which make them hard to study. They normally … Continue reading

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Namibia: Lions feast on Elephant

On a Safari through the Etosha National Park a group of tourists, lead by the owner of Guest Farm Scheidhof, encountered a pride of lions feasting on the carcass of a dead Elephant. After making a few inquires, the cause … Continue reading

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Kalahari – A Smell of Sweetness

The sweet smell of the Camelthorn Flowers annouces the start of spring in the Kalahari. Read more about the Camelthorn Tree and why it is called Acacia Erioloba

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Atlantis Survives Crested Porcupine Attack

After a 5 minute long face-off between Scheidthof Atlantis, a 3 year old warm blood mare and a wild crested porcupine, the later admitted defeat and rushed back into the hole out of which it initially appeared. Unfortunate for Atlantis … Continue reading

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