Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride relaxing in the late afternoon sun on Gowrie main

The Styx lion pride - Devon Becker

The Styx lion pride – Devon Becker

Monday, 18 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting west of Annett’s/Wessels cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • One Styx female lion and one Nkuhuma male lion walking west from Wessels’ house
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding north of Treehouse Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving north from Safari driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Kraaines Pan
  • The young Robson’s male leopard, resting east of The Rocks

 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • The young Robson’s male leopard still resting east of The Rocks
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another buffalo bull resting west of Serengeti Pan
  • One Styx pride lioness resting on Parallel Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Parallel Road

 

Hyena cub - Devon Becker

Hyena cub – Devon Becker

Thursday, 21 November 2013

(26ºC, 25mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Shirley’s open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on our Southern Boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring East

 

Friday, 22 November 2013

(24ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Shadow, the female leopard, scent marking close to Boundary Pan

 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

(30ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her cub resting on Kaalkol West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Baboon Pan
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Road 47
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Horseshoe open area
  • Thandi, the female leopard, moving west from Chitwa driveway
  • Bahuti, the sub-adult male leopard, stalking a wildebeest at Treehouse Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • Another buffalo bull feeding close to Pungwe Pan

 

Giraffe and impala - Devon Becker

Giraffe and impala – Devon Becker

Sunday, 24 November 2013

(28ºC)

  • Bahuti, the sub-adult male leopard, resting north of Treehouse Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Horseshoe open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting on Seepline

 

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