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WATCH: The 5 best South African nature live streams

We are all about to become isolated in our homes for the next few weeks and those of us who love the great outdoors are dreading the thought and already wondering when next we will be able to get out into the wild. Baring in mind Astronaut Scott Kelly’s advice to take nature with you we have compiled a list of our favourite animal and nature Live streams from reserves around South Africa. Enjoy.

The Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park is a 30 012 ha game reserve in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  They have set up a Live stream at one of their popular watering holes from where animal enthusiasts can watch the comings and goings. It’s very rare for there to be absolutely nothing to see:

Tau Game Lodge

The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a number of excellent lodges, but the best live stream on offer comes courtesy of the Tau Game Lodge which overlooks the Tau Waterhole, which attracts at least 27 species of game and is a prime spot for bird watchers.

The waterhole also houses resident Nile crocodiles that prey on birds and other animals. The Tau live camera gives viewers a secret window into this sanctuary.

Naledi – Cat Eye Camera

This camera is unique among nature live streams in that it has been set up at the eye level of a leopard in order to give viewers a sense of the size of the different creatures that visit the waterhole; located at the Naledi game lodge in the greater Kruger conservancy.  Cheetah, lions, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, warthog,  and owls have all been spotted here recently along with genets, meercats, waterbuck and porcupines.

Rosie’s Pan

Located in the Balule Nature Reserve this camera is set on a hide at a secluded watering hole. A borehole feeds the small lake, which ensures it’s a source of water all year round and the animals know it. Lion, leopard and buffalo can all be seen here along with a spectacular assortment of birds and other smaller game.

Nkorho Bush Lodge

Located at the Nkorho bush lodge, in the Sabi Sand private game reserve this camera is equipped with infra-red technology allowing you to take a look at the watering hole even at night. The area is famous for hosting the “Big Five” and birdlife is abundant. Take the opportunity to experience a night in the bush, all from the comfort of your own home.

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