Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 April 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the pack of 11 wild dogs again moving through our area. Monday, 11 April 2016 (30ºC) A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Marula Bult Central One elephant bull feeding close to Tamboti Crossing Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs resting at the den on MMM South Four Birmingham males resting on Knobthorn open area A breeding herd of... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 April 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs playing at the den. It is so wonderful two have these cubs playing close to the vehicle, they are so relaxed and mum too. Monday, 4 April 2016 (34ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Zebra Drive Five lionesses of the Nkuhuma lion pride, resting on Knobthorn open area Salayexe, the female... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 28 March to 3 April 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male cheetah’s hunting blue wildebeest on Kaalkol open area. Monday, 28 March 2016 (37ºC) Five Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Pan One buffalo bull resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing Shadow, the female leopard, moving west from MMM South One Buffalo bull resting on Gowrie Main   Tuesday, 29 March 2016 (35ºC) Shadow, the female... Read more...

Manager’s Report February 2016

The shortest month of the year came and went in the blink of an eye. We had loads of wonderful game drive sightings, had some maintenance projects and also celebrated many staff birthdays. We experienced some strange weather patterns as well. We had very hot, humid days, coupled with warm, windy days and ended the month with some cloudy days. It is noticeable during the evenings that the season... Read more...

Rangers Report February 2016

This month was very exciting with awesome game viewing opportunities. The wild dogs blessed us with their presence, as we saw them several times this month. We were also very fortunate to see a young male cheetah moving through the area. The matriarch of our hyena clan has given birth to the cutest little pup. The little one, who is now a few weeks old, is not shy at all. The older pups at the... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 March 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two cheetah brothers moving through our traversing area the one morning. Monday, 21 March 2016 (29ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Francolin Road Five Birmingham male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Parallel Road A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba... Read more...

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