Assegai in the Riverbed

The Greater Kruger National Park region, which is the only place on Earth where White Lion occurs naturally, is a semi-arid habitat that normally gets around 500ml of rainfall annually. The inhabitants of this region (both human and non-human) are used to extreme weather conditions, but this year Cyclone Freddy has taken us all by surprise – bringing more rain in the first few weeks of February than was expected for the WHOLE YEAR! After a very dry winter season, and with the compounding effects of biodiversity loss and habitat mismanagement, so much rainfall has the potential to cause devastating floods in this area. Luckily, in the White Lion Heartlands, the ecosystem is in balance and the roots of the indigenous trees reach deep and strong into the Earth, so the rains are respected and celebrated for their regenerative power.