What’s going on here?

This camera watches over Gowrie dam 24/7. In fact this is the oldest waterhole cam in Africa and the world. It’s been broadcasting LIVE from this spot since 1998.

You can also expect to see a lot of impala (light brown antelope), waterbuck (white circle on rump), nyala (males have yellow legs and females have white stripes on flancks) and many other types of mammals, birds and reptiles.

The camera is remote controlled by a volunteer corps of people around the world known as ‘zoomies’. They log into the camera according to a schedule in shifts, and pan, tilt and zoom in search of animals. They also Tweet sightings @WildEarth.

April 13th 2012

Here is a gallery of some of the leopards of Djuma and how to identify them. This incredible guide was created by Lyn, long-time supporter of Djuma and its live cameras. Lyn very kindly agreed that I could post these here. Thank you Lyn! Read

April 2nd 2012

How to make a lodge in 2 months - the new Galago is open. Read



The dam is in front of the Vuyatela lodge on Djuma Game Reserve. This area is home to a large array of animals including: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopards. In fact this area is famous for its leopards, some of whom stared in a 5 year long LIVE safari broadcast operated by WildEarth at Djuma until 2011.

All about Djuma

Djuma Game Reserve – where the big five roam – is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park.

Djuma was started almost twenty years ago as a safari, lodge by the Moolman family, and is renowned for the quality of its game safaris. Our guides and trackers not only know the ways of the African bush, but are able to follow the various fascinating animals – from lions and elephants to leopards and other nocturnal animals – by reading the signs of the wild and following them, even off-road.

A game safari is a once in a lifetime experience for many people and thus the quality of the safari is paramount.