Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 28 October to 03 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the two Tsalala female lions with their four young cubs.

 

Tsalala females with the 4 cubs - Morné Fouché

Tsalala females with the 4 cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 28 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Mvula, the male leopard, still feeding on the waterbuck kill on Hammerkop Nest Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway

 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting close to Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

(32ºC, 40mm rain)

  • Two Majingi male lions with the two Tsalala lionesses and their four cubs resting on our Southern boundary
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Mfezi open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding and drinking water on EP open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard, with a juvenile steenbuck kill on Airport Link Road

 

Buffalo Bull - Morné Fouché

Buffalo Bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 31 October 2013

(39ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main Road
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, with a female impala kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One buffalo bull feeding around Leeukuil Pan
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road

 

Friday, 01 November 2013

(33ºC, 6mm rain)

  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, still feeding on the female impala kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One buffalo bull resting on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding close to Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking impalas on Guarri Central

 

Saturday, 02 November 2013

(25ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Marula Bult Central
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Madash Road

 

Salayexe - Morné Fouché

Salayexe – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 03 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Lost Track
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on MMM North
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking and killing a juvenile bushbuck north of Tamboti Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around Horseshoe open area
  • One elephant bull feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Methlowani open area

 

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2 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 28 October to 03 November 2013”

  1. mgm1954 says:

    Exc to see daily temps and rainfall provided with the sightings updates. Shows attention to detail and allows potential (and past guests) to get a feel for what EP can provide. Now that rainy season has started i hope we get some pics of the rapidly changing bush. Plenty animals at present must be big thrill for those currently at EP.

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