Big Cats

  • Predator Battleground

    Movie

    On Botswana's Savuti Channel, two armies wage war. The Duma Tau wild dog pack and the Savuti hyena clan compete savagely for territory and prey all in an effort to rear the next generation of warriors. These rivals must also cope with a scavenging resident jackal and their common enemy: the Selin...

  • A Secret Life - Part 2

    Movie

    John Varty, Gillian van Houten and Elmon Mhlongo track the secret life of the magnificent Leopard Lula. John and Gillian diaries the birth of her Lula's cubs, her triumphant hunts and her interactions with other lethal predators. The story continues.

  • A Secret Life - Part 1
    Movie + 1 extra

    A Secret Life - Part 1

    Movie + 1 extra

    John Varty, Gillian van Houten and Elmon Mhlongo track the secret life of the magnificent Leopard Lula. John and Gillian diaries the birth of her Lula's cubs, her triumphant hunts and her interactions with other lethal predators.

  • Mala Mala's Super Seven

    Movie

    On the northern bank of the Sand River in the Mala-Mala Game Reserve in South Africa, seven magnificent creatures reside in an area the size of Manhattan Island. Tracking them for 24 hours reveals a never-ending daily drama.

    Not for the faint-hearted, this is a story of power, trust, hunger, d...

  • Deadly Summer

    Movie

    This is the story of a savage confrontation spawned by the desperate struggle for survival. The Long Hot Deadly Summer follows one stifling summer in the life of a lioness, a hippo and a crocodile in the Luangwa River Valley in Zambia and reveals the chain of events that will ultimately bring the...

  • The Return of the Kings

    Movie

    John Varty and Gillian van Houten are tasked of reintroducing three magnificent cheetahs - two of which are the rare King Cheetah - back into the natural surroundings of the Kalahari. JV and Gillian document and share their story as they follow the lives of the three cub's journey from cub to adu...

  • The Brotherhood

    Movie

    For generations, lions have ruled over the Londolozi region of Mpumalanga but one brotherhood reigns supreme: a coalition of two brothers descendant from a long dynasty. To get to the top they have hunted, fought and won many battles. This show follows this Brotherhood as they conquer prides, kil...

  • Rivers of Danger

    Movie

    The rivers of Africa bring life and abundance to their inhabitants, but they can also be the arena for some of nature's greatest challenges and dramas. Harsh seasonal cycles dictate the course of life - and death - along the rivers. Only the fittest survive crossing the crocodile-infested Mara, t...

  • Mother Warthog

    Movie

    Half-Tusk is the matriarch of a small family group of warthogs and has recently given birth to this season's litter, three tiny females. Half-Tusk has never raised an entire litter to adulthood. Three powerful enemies have killed half her brood four years in a row: through a series of powerful fl...

  • Sense & Scentability

    Movie

    For millions of years, herbivores and carnivores have competed in the race of evolution. Over time, they developed more and more specialised features, survival techniques and superior sensory abilities. They can see, smell and hear what we cannot, way beyond natural human experience. Telescopic v...

  • Shingalana the little hunter

    1 season

    Abandoned by her mother, a young lion cub is discovered by filmmaker John Varty and his companion Elmon. They delivered this helpless, little furball to wildlife writer Gillian Van Houten to raise. Life treated her badly from the moment she was born, raised by humans and killed by her own kind.

  • The Silent Hunter

    Movie

    Night and day, John Varty and his trusty ranger Elmon follow the life of an incredible leopard mother. The leopard is both a vicious hunter and a nurturing mother having successfully raised many cubs to adulthood. Over time they build the trust of the Leopard- she allows them into her own private...

  • The Musiara Marsh

    Movie

    The Marsh Pride resides in the Musiara Marsh for most of the year but may move further north into the Mara North Conservancy when the Reserve's long grass leads to a scarcity of prey. The Marsh Pride is perhaps the most famous in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

  • Survival on the Savannah

    Movie

    Two of Africa's 'Savannah giants'- the African Lion and the Cape Buffalo are on a collision course of epic proportions. An injured buffalo is one of Africa's most dangerous animals but for the lions of the Savannah taking down buffalo is in their genes. One wrong move and the hunter could become ...

  • Top Cat
    Movie

    Top Cat

    Movie

    Captive cats become captivating predators in this intensely moving film about a family of caracal that regains their freedom through an alliance with the South African air force. The caracal is evasive, shy and solitary and these little known feline predators are seldom seen and extremely difficu...

  • Perfect Mothers, Perfect Predators

    Movie

    Two of Africa's greatest predators -- the cheetah, who is the fastest sprinter in the world, and the leopard, a master stalker. We follow both mothers through the cycle of seasons as they raise their cubs and teach them to hunt and fend for themselves. The cubs watch and try to mimic their mother...

  • Swift & Silent

    Movie

    A sequel to "The silent hunter", this classic film examines the threatened habitats and the three great predators: the jaguar, the leopard and the cheetah, of the great South American jungle, the Masai Mara grasslands of Kenya and the bushland of South Africa.

  • Return of the White Lion

    Movie

    White lions are rarer than the legendary snow leopard of the Himalayas and they occur naturally in only one place on earth - The Timbavati Reserve in South Africa. But very few white lions have been witnessed in the wild over the past decade. Today, most white lions are born in captivity. Their r...

  • Lions of Crocodile River

    Movie

    Lazy relatives. Jealous neighbors. Runaway kids. The everyday troubles of one family - except this family is a pride of lions. Shot over three years during the most extreme seasonal changes in Africa, the film follows Mfumu - the pride's leader - as he struggles to defend his turf, and his mate C...

  • ADK105 - Kalahari

    The Kalahari. Land of great thirst. Endless mirages of red and yellow sand merge with a shimmering horizon. Summer rains bring brief explosions of life, painting the landscape in vibrant colours, only to be soaked up by the thirsty earth and returned once again to the desert. In this place of imm...

  • Deadly Summer

    The drama is set on the banks of the Luangwa River; a river that flows through Zambia in central southern Africa for 500 miles. It is a river of extremes, in the wet season, when the rainfall average is as much as 10 inches, it is a flooded valley. The Luangwa, the major tributary of the Zambezi,...

  • The Brotherhood

    For generations, lions have ruled over the Londolozi region of Mpumalanga but one brotherhood reigns supreme: a coalition of two brothers descendant from a long dynasty. To get to the top they have hunted, fought and won many battles. This show follows this Brotherhood as they conquer prides, kil...

  • Mala Mala's Predators in Peril

    Movie

    Set in the vast expanse of South Africa's Mala Mala game reserve, a host of Africa's biggest and fiercest wildlife species compete for food, mates and territory against the backdrop of a harsh dry season. Based on true wildlife stories which have been monitored over the period of five years, this...

  • Mala Mala's Leopards

    Movie

    Witness a remarkable coming-of-age story as we track a young leopard's journey from rookie to royalty in Mala Mala Game Reserve's lethal Big Five landscape. When we first meet Jack, he's clumsy, fearful, and weak, but he's a fast learner... and he'll need to be. He's destined for a showdown with ...