When staying at a bush lodge in South Africa, you can never be too sure of what might come strolling through your accommodation. Take a look…
Leopard does ‘last-minute checks’
It definitely is a wild, wild world out here in South Africa sometimes – especially when a leopard just casually strolls through the outside entertainment area of a bush lodge.
Just imagine you get ready to sit down for afternoon sundowners by the pool in your luxury safari villa when all of a sudden, a leopard comes strolling through. That’s exactly what happened at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve recently, when a leopard was seen meandering about.
Luckily, there were no guests around outside at that exact moment, but someone did manage to capture the moment on camera from inside the villa.
In the Instagram video posted by Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, captured by Retha Cooke, the big cat was seen sauntering pass the pool and outside lounge area, before exiting through a fence.
Captioned “While doing final checks on a Luxury Villa at Bush Lodge, it was not just our staff ensuring everything was in place for guest arrivals…”, it really does look like the leopard was doing last-minute checks.
Take a look
The video has since had over 70 000 views, almost 6 000 likes and over 150 comments, with Instagram users wowed by the footage.
@birgitbachmeier said: “Safari Lodge Goals”.
“Just the neighbour’s (well fed) cat, coming to say hi 😜” @kaaarintje joked.
@bethanywillefor added: “The best welcome!!”.
Others pointed out that the creature was marking its territory.
“Quick Spritz of ‘Eau de Tigre'” @madderampling said.
@mllycraine1 added: “Marking the territory 😮”