Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 26 November 2012 – 02 December 2012

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how 12 wild dogs work as a team to chase and kill 2 juvenile impalas. Then out of nowhere and without warning the sub-adult Nkuhuma male lion came in and chased the wild dogs off their kills!

Sub-adult Nkuhuma male chasing wild dogs of their kills - Willie Woest

Sub-adult Nkuhuma male chasing wild dogs of their kills - Willie Woest

Monday, 26 November 2012

(26 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub playing on The Rocks
  • Lamula, the male leopard, stalking impalas on Grasscut Road
  • One Styx pride lioness with two sub-adult male cubs resting at the Round-about
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Airport Link

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

(25 ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP Shirley’s Cutline
  • Styx pride lionesses and their cubs resting east of Wessels Camp
  • Mvula, the male leopard, scent marking around Knobthorn Pan open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking around Jerry Drive.

 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

(32 ºC)

  • A small breeding herd of about 7 elephants feeding on Bee Eater Road
  • Two hyenas chasing and killing an adult male impala on Bushcamp East
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Seefs Pan
  • Styx pride of lions with a buffalo kill on Chitwa Annette’s cutline
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Ingwe Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, was chased up into a tree by a hyena on Safari open area
Styx pride cubs  - Morné Fouche

Styx pride cubs - Morné Fouche

Thursday, 29 November 2012

(33 ºC)

  • Fourteen wild dogs chasing and killing two juvenile impalas, then they got chased off the kills by the sub-adult Nkuhuma male
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north west from Rhulani Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, walking south from Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 8 elephants feeding in an easterly direction from Robson’s boundary
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding around Rhino Pan
  • One male elephant walking north on Madash Road towards Boundary Pan

 

Friday, 30 November 2012

(28 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elepants feeding on EP floodplain
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water on EP open area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in a mud wallow just north of Second Windmill Pan
  • Two Styx Pride lionesses still feeding on the buffalo kill on Chitwa Annette’s cutline
  • Ntima, the female leopard, with a juvenile warthog kill on Lucas open area

 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

(26 ºC, 3mm)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub resting on a termite mount north of EP Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around EP Manyeleti Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch Road

 

Giraffe - Morné Fouché

Giraffe - Morné Fouch

Sunday, 2 December 2012

(29 ºC)

  • A pack of 12 wild dogs chasing a pack of two wild dogs south onto White Cloth open area
  • Four elephants playing in the water at Big Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls having a standoff with one of the elephant bulls at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Pump Track
  • Tingana, the male leopard, with a juvenile waterbuck kill on Seepline

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