Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River

 

Styx lion pride cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion pride cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 3 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Wors Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south on Leopard Drift
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant’s drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River
  • Tingana, the male leopard, with a warthog kill on Drongo South
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving west on Wessels old driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wors Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at EP open area

 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

(33ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile kudu kill on Shirombirombi
  • Four Styx lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Summer sunset in the lowveld - Dawie Jacobs

Summer sunset in the lowveld – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 6 February 2014

(31ºC, 4mm rain)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Bushcamp West
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shortcut to Wetpatch
  • One elephant bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

 

Friday, 7 February 2014

(29ºC, 10mm rain)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, still feeding on his kudu kill on Shirombirombi Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The Robson’s male leopard moving west from Kudu Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting next to her impala kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Mafufunyana Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Xivambalana the male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Xivambalana the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 9 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, moving south from Wessels old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Methlowani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Tamboti open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Tamboti open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Rhino Pan

 

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4 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 February 2014”

  1. Leishman says:

    Great photos Dawie, thanks to you and Tulie we saw the big 5 on more than one occasion when on our stay at Elephant Plains, it was the highlight of our 3 week stay in South Africa.
    Many thanks.
    Peter & Pat Leishman.

  2. ronmexico says:

    Just a quick question that I have been wondering about for a while. Why are rhinos not included in the sightings and ranger report entries anymore? Have they left the Elephant Plains traversing area for the most part? I have seen the occasional rhino on the cams, but am not able to watch enough to tell how often they appear. Anyway, just wanted to ask this question as I have been curious about the rhino absence for a while now.

    • Marlet says:

      Hi Ron
      We are leaving rhinos out of our sightings because of the dire situation of rhino poaching. Therefore their movements and areas where they are spotted are not reported at all. Thank you for your question.

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