Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report July 2016

Winter is here! The air is dry and trees have taken on the appearance of skeletons in the misty mornings. As the waterholes dry up, the desperate need for water drives the bigger animals to take on greater journeys. Without water, nothing can survive in the harsh African bush. As the days march on we are seeing more and more breeding herds of elephants quenching their thirst at the water hole in... Read more...

Rangers Report July 2016

I know I say that every month is good but it is just getting better and better as the year goes on. The bush is really dry at the moment and in some areas there are a lot of bare patches. The average maximum temperature was only 23°C. We were blessed with 12mm of rain this month. It was great to see newly formed water puddles in and next to the roads. A few days after the rain we noticed the... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 21 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, on Shirley’s/Safari Cutline. Monday, 15 August 2016 (26ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, still feeding on her grey duiker kill on Pungwe Island Open Area A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan Four buffalo bulls resting at Kimbians... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, with an impala kill. Monday, 8 August 2016 (24ºC) Moya, the female leopard, moving west from Saseka Road Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving north from Land Cruiser Crossing with Anderson, the male leopard following close by A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Kudu... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 08 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five members of the Tsalala pride of lions resting at Big Dam Monday, 1 August 2016 (24ºC) The daughter of the Ingrid Dam female leopard, moving south from Seepline Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Open Area Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central A breeding herd of about twenty buffalos... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 25 to 31 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, and Tiyani, her daughter, standing their ground against an opportunistic hyena. Monday, 25 July 2016 (28ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter, Tiyani, resting on Central Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Red Dam Another breeding... Read more...

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