Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 03-09 December 2012

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing a big bull elephant with huge tusks. It is not often that we see such great tuskers around!

Big elephant bull - Willie Woest

Big elephant bull - Willie Woest

Monday, 3 December 2012

(19 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a juvenile impala kill, north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Twenty to thirty buffalo bulls and one cow drinking water at Baboon Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, stalking impalas on Bee Eater Road
  • A pack of eleven wild dogs resting just east of Seef’s Pan
  • Two male cheetahs resting on a termite mount on Kaalkol open area

 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

(20 ºC and 14mm of rain)

  • One elephant bull moving south from Leeukuil
  • A pack of eleven wild dogs moving west on our southern boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls wallowing in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Three buffalo resting on Rhino Ring East, south of The Rocks
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, playing in a weeping wattle tree on Marula Bult

 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

(32 ºC)

  • A pack of eleven wild dogs chasing and killing two impala lambs close to the lodge
  • One elephant bull feeding on the fire break east of Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of elephant of about twenty elephant feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard walking on A-main and Shirley’s open area
  • A herd of twenty elephants feeding behind Safari dam wall
  • One elephant bull and three cows feeding north on Grasscut Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the Serengeti Pan
Hyena's playing next to water hole - Willie Woest

Hyena's playing next to water hole - Willie Woest

 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

(27 ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard hunting impala on A-main
  • Pack of twelve wild dogs eating an impala on Jerry Drive
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, with an impala kill east of Marula Bult South
  • Herd of twenty elephants wallowing in the mud close to Leadwood Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the mud south of Leeukuil
  • Three buffalo bulls laying in the water hole in front of E.P lodge

 

Friday, 7 December 2012

(31 ºC and 17mm of rain)

  • Elephant bull feeding West on Robson’s boundary
  • Twelve wild dogs moving North into Vuyatela from Little Gowrie
  • Lemula, the male leopard, resting off Grasscut Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala in the Wetpatch block
  • Elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water in front of E.P lodge

 

Saturday, 8 December 2012

(32 ºC and 1 mm of rain)

  • One elephant bull walking around Big Dam
  • Herd of ten elephants feeding east of Manyeleti room
  • Elephant bull drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • One Nkuhuma male lion eating a tortoise on E.P drive way
  • Herd of eighteen elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
Zebra - Louis Liversage

Zebra - Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

(32 ºC)

  • One Matimba male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness resting on Southern Fork Road
  • Herd of thirty elephants feeding on Pungwe open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • Herd of fifteen elephants feeding East on Methlowani open area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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