Elephants enjoying a summer mud bath at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, greater Kruger Park

We filmed this footage at the end of December in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Summer rains have created many mud wallows - ideal for buffalo and elephant during the hot days. The elephants were at the Shindzela Tented Safari Camp waterhole the other day and spent a long time playing in the water. The bush has been really thick this summer in our part of the Timbavati Game Reserve, but the grass is already beginning to dry out.