Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard, hunting and killing an impala on Ellie Elley.   Monday, 5 May 2014 (28ºC)  Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from EP open area A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline One buffalo bull feeding on Madash Road Twelve wild dogs resting in Tamboti Crossing   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 (24ºC)  The...

Manager’s Report April 2014

The season is busy changing to autumn and together with that, we’ve also had a big change at the lodge. As you have read in last month’s report, we’ve said goodbye to Wayne Dovey after almost ten years at Elephant Plains. He did a great job managing the lodge since 2011 and we will all miss him dearly, but know that he will be very happy with his new family in Pretoria. We wish him the best of luck with all...

Rangers Report April 2014

During April we once again had some amazing sightings, including wild dogs hunting in our area and so much more! With the seasons changing, we’ve reached that special time of the year when all the male antelope, like the impala, show off their strength. Yes, believe it or not, it is the rutting season again. As the rutting season is almost in full swing, the air is filled with fiery tempers and bodies pumped full...

Big 5 Sightings 28 April to 04 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see twelve wild dogs hunting and killing a bushbuck on Mamba Road.   Monday, 28 April 2014 (24ºC) The Styx lion pride resting north of Safari driveway Shadow, the female leopard, moving north with her cub from Seef’s Pan Road Mvula, the male leopard, moving west from Gowrie Main Two elephant bulls feeding on EP/Manyeleti cutline One buffalo bull feeding on...

Beauty Secrets you probably never knew…

• Coconut water can help your skin get back that healthy glow. • Apply some toothpaste on your acne before you go to bed. It should help to reduce swelling and dry out the pimple. • To help with puffy eyes, peel a raw potato and cut it in half. Place the halves over your eyes for 10 minutes. The potato will cool your eyes and any swelling will decrease. • For a natural look, try using plain Vaseline on your...

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