Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Rangers Report September 2016

Spring has finally arrived and the bush received a facelift in the form of wonderful colours. We were truly blessed this month with 18mm of rain. The average maximum temperature for this month was 31°C. The majority of the trees are full of flowers and their new bright green leafs are emerging. The first flowers have merged from the dry soil in some of the areas. It is not going to be too long... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard, mating with the Ingrid‘s Dam female leopard on Mamba Road. Monday, 07 November 2016 (24ºC, 28mm) Nsele, the female leopard, drinking water with her cub at Rhino Pan A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ekiso Road Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing One buffalo bull... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 31 October to 07 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one lion from the Styx pride mating with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main. Monday, 31 October 2016 (38ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Drongo North Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main A breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding on A-main Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the big male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on Mamba Road. Monday, 24 October 2016 (36ºC, 15mm rain) One Birmingham male lion resting at Treehouse Pan Five lions of the Tsalala lion pride, resting at Big Dam One buffalo bull resting in the water at Red Dam A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the five lions from the Tsalala pride, feeding on a buffalo kill east of Safari airstrip   Monday, 17 October 2016 (30ºC) Five lions from the Tsalala pride, resting at Buff Pan A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road Five buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill at Red... Read more...

Manager’s Report August 2016

Each morning, we were greeted by carpets of yellow, orange and brown as the trees were losing the last of their leaves. We are very fortunate to have a lot of lovely trees around the lodge, providing us with loads of shade.  One thing that mother nature takes care of, is trees shedding their leaves to ensure a brand new attire for summer.  Keeping the grounds around the buildings and pathways... Read more...

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