Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report May 2014

Wild photo of the month Winter has arrived! The days are getting shorter and the evenings longer, with sunrise being much later and sunset much earlier. The morning game drives start off quite chilly, but then heats up towards the end of the morning drive and the afternoon drives are the direct opposite – you do not feel the need for a jacket at first, but just as the sun sets behind the mountains, a warm...

Rangers Report May 2014

The bush has totally transformed in some areas as they changed from the lush green color to the pale yellow of the winter. As soon as the sun disappears behind the mountains to the west the temperatures drop in such a way that you are aware of the fact that it is winter in the bush. The morning drives are really chilly and the wind chill factor is not helping much. With me saying that, we also have the blankets and...

Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to have all four the Majingi male lions on our property for the whole day.   Monday, 2 June 2014 (27ºC)  Salayexe, the female leopard and her two cubs, resting north of Rhulani Road The Styx lion pride resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Wetpatch A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes feeding around Mhisi Mati A breeding herd...

How to take care of your body during winter time!

As soon as winter starts, most of us start noticing that our skin becomes itchy and dry. Today I am going to share a few tips on how to take care of your body during winter time. Body: When in the bath or shower, keep the water lukewarm. Warm water strips the skin from its natural oils. Exfoliating your skin is one of the most important things to do during winter. This helps to remove dead skin cells and helps your...

Big 5 Sightings 26 May to 01 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and killing an impala on Horseshoe open area.   Monday, 26 May 2014 (24ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at her den with one of her cubs Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road Kwatile, the female leopard, moving north on Grasscut Road Two buffalo...

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