Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report September 2016

Spring is in the air and the landscape is slowly changing. Some of the trees around camp are showing off new small green leaves and before we know, we will be surrounded with a burst of green. Now that the sun is rising earlier and setting later, we have changed the game drive times to depart earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon. With the temperatures slowly rising, it is no longer necessary for heaters...

Rangers Report September 2016

Spring has finally arrived and the bush received a facelift in the form of wonderful colours. We were truly blessed this month with 18mm of rain. The average maximum temperature for this month was 31°C. The majority of the trees are full of flowers and their new bright green leafs are emerging. The first flowers have merged from the dry soil in some of the areas. It is not going to be too long before the entire...

Manager’s Report August 2016

Each morning, we were greeted by carpets of yellow, orange and brown as the trees were losing the last of their leaves. We are very fortunate to have a lot of lovely trees around the lodge, providing us with loads of shade.  One thing that mother nature takes care of, is trees shedding their leaves to ensure a brand new attire for summer.  Keeping the grounds around the buildings and pathways clean can be a...

Rangers Report August 2016

One of the things that I have learned in my time in the African bush is that things are constantly changing. The season is again changing and one can see this when going out on game drive. The knob thorn trees are the first to get their flowers and are now covered in their yellow pollen balls. It is spectacular to see all the yellow flowers on the trees and this is a great reminder that spring is upon us. Another...

Manager’s Report July 2016

Winter is here! The air is dry and trees have taken on the appearance of skeletons in the misty mornings. As the waterholes dry up, the desperate need for water drives the bigger animals to take on greater journeys. Without water, nothing can survive in the harsh African bush. As the days march on we are seeing more and more breeding herds of elephants quenching their thirst at the water hole in front of the lodge....

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