Samara volunteers were fortunate to witness Sibella the cheetah with her gorgeous cubs recently. Read what happened...
Sibella introduces her cubs to the volunteers
We experienced something incredible the other day. Sibella and her cubs, bouncing across the horizon, met our eyes as we drove by.
We jumped out of the cruiser and followed them from a distance.
Suddenly, Sibella growled at her cubs and, leaving them beneath an acacia, pounded into a thicket. A split second later, we heard a blood-curdling squeal. Sibella emerged, clenching a Steenbok by the head between her jaws.
We watched as she stripped the antelope until only the fur remained. The cubs helped her too, cautiously at first, and we think it was the first time they had ever tasted meat.
It’s incredible how relaxed these cheetahs are around humans. We watched them for hours and I can honestly say it was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.
- Isabel Hoffmann (volunteer)
Volunteer at Samara
Samara Private Game Reserve is a hub of conservation and animal reintroduction efforts in the Great Karoo basin. Samara offers volunteers of all ages the opportunity to get their hands dirty in a unique SA bush experience.
Individuals who sign up for the Samara Volunteer Programme are involved with ongoing wildlife research and management projects, as well as assist with community development and environmental education programmes.
Fine dining, on-site spa facilities and game drives are all available.