Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 23 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one male cheetah feeding on a waterbuck kill on Treehouse Pan open area. Monday, 16 June 2014 (23ºC)  A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water on EP open area Two buffalo bulls feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift The Styx lion pride resting...

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male lions of the Matimba coalition marking their territory.   Monday, 09 June 2014 (24ºC)  The Styx lion pride still feeding on the buffalo kill on Little Gowrie driveway One buffalo bull feeding on Safari driveway Two Selati male lions resting on Sawmill Road Two elephant bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an...

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...

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