Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 August 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, hunting and killing an aardvark on EP/Simbambili cutline

 

Tingana with an aardvark kill - Dawie Jacobs

Tingana with an aardvark kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 11 August 2014

(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • The Styx lion pride moving south from Ingwe Pan
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift
  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting and killing an aardvark south of EP/Simbambili cutline
  • A breeding herd of about three elephants feeding at Rampan open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Little Gowrie driveway

 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Horseshoe West
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Three cheetahs resting on Nkorho driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard, still feeding on his aardvark kill south of EP/Manyeleti cutline
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, moving south from Styx Short cut
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffalos feeding on Kaalkol open area

 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

(24ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Serengeti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Guarri Central

 

Zebras fighting - Dawie Jacobs

Zebras fighting – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 14 August 2014

(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Horseshoe open area
  • About twenty buffalo bulls moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding at Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Friday, 15 August 2014

(20ºC, 1mm)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, on an impala kill on Seepline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mfesi open area
  • About twenty buffalo bulls moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area

 

Saturday, 16 August 2014

(20ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Seepline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Big Dam

 

Drakensberg sunset from the reserve - Dawie Jacobs

Drakensberg sunset from the reserve – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 17 August 2014

(20ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, still on his kill on Seepline
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard on Puff adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with her cub on Our Southern Boundary

 

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