Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 March 2013

The Big 5 highlight this week was to see a female cheetah stalking a blue wildebeest calf. Her plan was to separate the calf from the rest of the herd, but after running a few meters with a cheetah on its heels, the calf got away unharmed.

 

Cheetah female stalking blue wildebeest - Dawie Jacobs

Cheetah female stalking blue wildebeest - Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 11 March 2013

(29ºC)

  • Styx pride lionesses and their cubs resting on our Southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting on Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Seefs Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Boundary Pan

 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephant drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, stalking a group of waterbuck on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Grasscut Road

 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chasing after a side-striped jackal on Wetpatch open area
  • One female cheetah and her 3 cubs resting on Safari airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on A-main Road
  • A pack of 17 wild dogs chasing impalas around on Serengeti open area
  • One of the Breakaway lionesses of the Tsalala pride stalking impalas on EP open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti Pan

 

Elephant calf drinking water - Morné Fouché

Elephant calf drinking water - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 14 March 2013

(27ºC)

  • One female cheetah chasing after a wildebeest calf on Safari airstrip
  • One of the Breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting on Leadwood Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Kudu Drift
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Mfezi open area
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Bushcamp East

 

Friday, 15 March 2013

(29ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting east of Big Dam on Ngwenya road
  • One of the Breakaway Tsalala lionesses stalking a kudu on EP open area

 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Kraaines
  • Two buffalo bulls resting south of Zimba Bridge
  • One of the Breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting south of Leeukuil
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Marula Bult South

 

Impala males fighting - Morné Fouché

Impala males fighting - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 17 March 2013

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • The Styx lion pride resting on the open area close to Little Gowrie Lodge
  • Mvula, the male leopard, being chased up a tree by an unknown male lion east of Wessel’s house
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala southwest of Old Bushcamp
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