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Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River

 

Styx lion pride cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion pride cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 3 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Wors Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south on Leopard Drift
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant’s drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River
  • Tingana, the male leopard, with a warthog kill on Drongo South
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving west on Wessels old driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wors Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at EP open area

 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

(33ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile kudu kill on Shirombirombi
  • Four Styx lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Summer sunset in the lowveld - Dawie Jacobs

Summer sunset in the lowveld – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 6 February 2014

(31ºC, 4mm rain)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Bushcamp West
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shortcut to Wetpatch
  • One elephant bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

 

Friday, 7 February 2014

(29ºC, 10mm rain)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, still feeding on his kudu kill on Shirombirombi Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The Robson’s male leopard moving west from Kudu Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting next to her impala kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Mafufunyana Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Xivambalana the male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Xivambalana the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 9 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, moving south from Wessels old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Methlowani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Tamboti open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Tamboti open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Rhino Pan

 


Big 5 Sightings 27 January to 02 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Bawuti, the young male leopard, having a stand-off with a buffalo bull at Jaggi Pan

Bawuti, the young male leopard, and a buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Bawuti, the young male leopard, and a buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

 

Monday, 27 January 2014

(26ºC, 22mm rain)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, resting west of Chitwa Chitwa airstrip
  • Two elephant bulls  feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Another two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan

 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

(28ºC, 8mm rain)

  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting at Jaggi Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Marula Bult
  • One buffalo bull resting on EP airstrip
  • One Styx female lion resting east of Ingwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

(30ºC)

  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Big Dam Link South
  • Another two buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 30 January 2014

(34ºC, 6mm rain)

  • Three elephant bulls feeding north of Mnisi Mati
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • Thandi, the female leopard, feeding on a juvenile bushbuck kill west of Mapogo Road
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Chitwa/Annette’s cutline
  • One Styx lioness and her three cubs resting south of Ingwe Pan
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions resting on the northern side of White Cloth open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving north on MMM North
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Friday, 31 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili/Safari cutline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, mating with Moya, the female leopard, at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP open area

 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mfesi open area
  • One Styx female lion resting with three cubs south of Worst Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Marula Bult Central

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 2 February 2014

(34ºC, 16mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Gaby’s causeway
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another elephant bull feeding on Ngala open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Ingwe Mati
  • Wabayiza, the male leopard, resting in a tree on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Baboon Pan

 


Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how a male cheetah stalked a herd of impala’s.

 

Cheetah - Morne Fouche

Cheetah – Morné Fouché

Monday, 20 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • The four Breakaway lionesses with their nine cubs resting at Big Dam Link South
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Mfezi open area
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from The Rocks
  • One bull elephant feeding at Ellie Ally

 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Safari Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding east of The Rocks
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east of The Rocks
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Boundary Pan
  • One bull elephant feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti open area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Grsscut Road

 

Elephant bull - Morne Fouche

Elephant bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 23 January 2014

(34ºC)

  • One male cheetah moving north from Nkorho open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Gowrie Main
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti open area
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Grasscut Road

 

Friday, 24 January 2014

(35ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Dam
  • One elephant bull moving west towards EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Buff Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Buff Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring South

 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

(35ºC, 6mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting close to little Gowrie/Wessels cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Rampan Pan
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting on our Southern boundary
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving north on Little Gowrie driveway

 

Carmine Bee-eater - Morne Fouche

Carmine Bee-eater – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 26 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Dam
  • The young Robsons male leopard, resting on Serengeti open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting close to Grasscut Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One  elephant bull feeding on EP driveway

 

 

 

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a female cheetah and her two cubs hunting impala on Safari airstrip.

 

Three cheetahs resting - Devon Becker

Three cheetahs resting – Devon Becker

Monday, 13 January 2014

(32ºC, 13mm rain)

  • Four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs feeding on a zebra kill on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on Josie’s Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding in Kimbians Crossings
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Methlowani Road
  • The four Breakaway female lions and their 9 cubs still feeding on a zebra kill on EP airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Methlowani Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Simbambili Firebreak

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her two cubs resting at Ingwe open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Mnisi Pan
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at EP open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Leopard Drift
  • Thandi, the female leopard moving east with her male cub from Mnisi Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with her two cubs on Parallel Road
  • Four Breakaway female lions resting south of EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Hyena cub - Devon Becker

Hyena cub – Devon Becker

Thursday, 16 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her two cubs hunting impala on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • The four Breakaway female lions resting on A-main
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on a kudu kill on Safari/Donga North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Big Dam Link South

 

Friday, 17 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari/Donga North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • One female cheetah hunting and killing an impala with her two cubs on Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting and killing an impala on EP open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, chasing the three cheetahs of their kill on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting south of Leeukuil Pan

 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions and their nine cubs resting in Shirley’s Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on A-main
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on our Southern Boundary

 

Lamula the male leopard - Devon Becker

Lamula the male leopard – Devon Becker

Sunday, 19 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions resting with their nine cubs on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM-North
  • One buffalo bull feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from EP open area
  • The young Robsons male leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Lowveld Link

 


Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride resting at Mnisi Pan.

 

The Styx lion pride resting at Mnisi Pan - Louis Liversage

The Styx lion pride resting at Mnisi Pan – Louis Liversage

Monday, 6 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • Three Majingi male lions moving west on our Southern Boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on Wetpatch Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on our Southern Boundary

 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving west on Airport Link Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Old Borehole Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on MMM-North

 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

(29ºC) 10mm

  • One buffalo bull resting in the Manyeleti river close to Puff adder Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Majingi open area
  • The young Robsons male leopard moving west from Rhino Ring East

 

A young male leopard - Devon Becker

Young male leopard – Devon Becker

Thursday, 9 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting at One Eye Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Methlowani Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kuala Bear View Point
  • One buffalo bull resting north of Kudu Drift

 

Friday, 10 January 2014

(38ºC) 13mm

  • Styx lion pride resting at Mnisi Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Mnisi Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on at EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at out Southern Boundary

 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

(29ºC) 9mm

  •  One elephant bull feeding at Rampan Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Poachers Corner
  • One elephant bull feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Wabayiza, the young male leopard, moving east from Grasscut Road

 

Hippo bull - Louis Liversage

Hippo bull – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 12 January 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Four breakaway female lions resting east of Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree west of EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Shirleys Crossing

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