Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 sightings 21 to 27 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Styx female lions with their three cubs feeding on a kudu kill on One Eye Pan Road

Styx cub feeding on a kudu kill - Dawie Jacobs

Styx cub feeding on a kudu kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 21 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chased up a tree by eight wild dogs on Ximungwe Road
  • Eight wild dogs feeding on four kills on Ximungwe Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants chasing eight wild dogs and four hyenas on Ximungwe Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephant’s drinking water in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Two female Styx lions resting with their three cubs on Parallel open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline

 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding at Knobthorn Pan
  • Two Styx female lions with their three cubs moving south from Mafufunyana Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving north on Our Western Boundary
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around 2nd Windmill

 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Eight wild dogs and their six pups resting at the den
  • Anderson, the male leopard, scent marking on Mamba Road
  • Twenty buffalo bulls moving south from Drongo South
  • Ten wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on EP airstrip
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Five elephants feeding on Elephant Carcass
Sundowner on gamedrive - Dawie Jacobs

Sundowner on gamedrive – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions with their three cubs feeding on a kudu kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Ten wild dogs playing with their six pups at the den on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill with an unknown female leopard and Moya, the female leopard with her male cub close by on Kudu drift
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Friday, 25 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • The Fourway lion pride resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Four sub-adult Styx female lions resting on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Two Styx female lions feeding on a kudu kill with their three cubs on One Eye Pan Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Bugalutu Road
  • A big breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Zebra drive
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions feeding on an impala kill on Road 7
  • Two Styx female lions and their three cubs moving south from 2nd Windmill Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Wild dog pup - Dawie Jacobs

Wild dog pup – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 27 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south from EP/Safari cutline
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions moving south from Methlowani open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
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One Response to “Big 5 sightings 21 to 27 July 2014”

  1. mgm1954 says:

    We watched the fight over a dead duiker between the wild dog pack and hyenas. It was mayhem with each hyena being surrounded by 4 dogs who would bite hyena on buttocks causing animal to constantly spin around defending itself. The dogs made a loud shrill noise as did the the hyenas. It sounded like a large flock of birds! The herd of elephants joined in with much trumpeting and bellowing and we left when a 2nd elephant herd from the other side decided to join in. Light was fading fast but a visitor recorded the sounds and played it back at EP bar that evening. Never heard anything like it.
    Plus we saw a herd of about 120 buffalo. They were in exc condition with some bulls carrying massive bosses. Good rains have ensured there is plenty grass for game and we saw herds of all sorts with plenty young amongst them. Sabi Sands certainly offers visitors plenty to see.

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