Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report May 2016

We are at that time of the year again, winter has arrived! The bush is wearing its winter coat! We have the blankets and hot water bottles back on the game drive vehicles and game viewing has been spectacular! The trees and grass are not as lush anymore, which gives you a better view of all the amazing wildlife living around us. We had a wonderful month at the lodge with guests from all over the... Read more...

Rangers Report May 2016

The winter has finally arrived with suitcases full of cool, crisp mornings and evenings. The day temperature is still very pleasant until the sun disappears behind the Drakensberg mountains to the west. Jackets, scarfs and beanies are essential items for safaris this time of the year. The average maximum temperature for the month was 25°C, with 2mm of rain. Although the winter mornings are... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a clan of about twenty hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull on EP Flood Plains. Monday, 27 June 2016 (25ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan One member from the Styx lion pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway Two members from the Tsalala lion pride and two cubs feeding on a buffalo kill on... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessel’s Old Driveway. Monday, 20 June 2016 (31ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Bushcamp East Anderson, the male leopard, moving south on Rocky Road Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter,... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Birmingham male lion and three members from the Styx pride resting with their four cubs west of Treehouse Pan. Monday, 13 June 2016 (18ºC) Three members from the Tsalala lion pride hunting Kudus at Big Dam Four elephant bulls drinking water at Big Dam One buffalo bull resting at Shirley’s Crossing One male cheetah hunting impalas on Grasscut... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard on Rhino Pan Road Monday, 06 June 2016 (27ºC) Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at One Eye Pan A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to One Eye Pan A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes moving south from Methlowani open area Another breeding herd of about... Read more...

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