Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 25 May to 01 June 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Matimba male lions and two Styx female lionesses resting with three cubs at Mhisi Mati. Monday 25 May, 2015 (28ºC) One Matimba male lion resting at Treehouse Pan Tingana, the male leopard, resting at Old Borehole Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main Shadow, the female leopard, and her cub resting at Red Dam Another... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 May 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of about ten wild dogs playing on A-main.   Monday 18 May, 2015 (28ºC) One Majingi male lion mating with one Breakaway female lioness on Seepline Road Tingana, the male leopard, moving south on Madash Road The Styx lion pride resting on Rhulani Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road Two buffalo bulls resting... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 May 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a very illusive animal out on drive the one afternoon. We were so fortunate to have seen a pangolin walking across the road thirty meters away from a lion sighting. It was such a surprise to have seen him moving around during the day as pangolins are mainly nocturnal animals. This little pangolin was still a youngster and quite small, needless to say... Read more...

Manager’s Report April 2015

April was another wonderful month at the lodge. We had some rain and the bush and surrounds have transformed from pale brown to a slightly greener colour. One can still see that we are heading into winter though. Game viewing was magical and we had many groups at the lodge this month. I am sure that everyone enjoyed the awesome sightings. Now that winter is creeping up on us, we have changed our... Read more...

Rangers Report April 2015

The month of April was action packed with intense moments and full of surprises. Finally the time has arrived for the males of the different antelope species to battle it out for supremacy and hierarchy. The impala males were the first ones to announce that love is in the air, as they were snorting and grunting, followed by the familiar clash of horns. The kudu and waterbuck males showed us that... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings from 03 May to 10 May 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the three Ximungwe lionesses being chased up a tree by a clan of hyenas   Monday, 4 May 2015 (29ºC) Two Matimba male lions moving west from Safari airstrip Two Fourway male lions drinking water at Big Dam One Breakaway lioness moving south/west from Big Dam A breeding herd of about fifteen elephant’s drinking water at Big Dam   Tuesday, 5... Read more...

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