Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report April 2014

The season is busy changing to autumn and together with that, we’ve also had a big change at the lodge. As you have read in last month’s report, we’ve said goodbye to Wayne Dovey after almost ten years at Elephant Plains. He did a great job managing the lodge since 2011 and we will all miss him dearly, but know that he will be very happy with his new family in Pretoria. We wish him the best... Read more...

Rangers Report April 2014

During April we once again had some amazing sightings, including wild dogs hunting in our area and so much more! With the seasons changing, we’ve reached that special time of the year when all the male antelope, like the impala, show off their strength. Yes, believe it or not, it is the rutting season again. As the rutting season is almost in full swing, the air is filled with fiery tempers and... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 28 April to 04 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see twelve wild dogs hunting and killing a bushbuck on Mamba Road.   Monday, 28 April 2014 (24ºC) The Styx lion pride resting north of Safari driveway Shadow, the female leopard, moving north with her cub from Seef’s Pan Road Mvula, the male leopard, moving west from Gowrie Main Two elephant bulls feeding on EP/Manyeleti cutline One buffalo bull... Read more...

Beauty Secrets you probably never knew…

• Coconut water can help your skin get back that healthy glow. • Apply some toothpaste on your acne before you go to bed. It should help to reduce swelling and dry out the pimple. • To help with puffy eyes, peel a raw potato and cut it in half. Place the halves over your eyes for 10 minutes. The potato will cool your eyes and any swelling will decrease. • For a natural look, try using... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP Delivery Road.   Monday, 21 April 2014 (30ºC)  The Breakaway lion pride feeding on an Aardvark on Rhino Pan Road The Styx lion pride resting on Parallel open area A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on 16th Crossing Road Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see all four Majingilane male lions resting on Ingwe open area.   Monday, 14 April 2014 (30ºC)  A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main Four elephant bulls feeding at Knobthorn pan Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ncombe Road One buffalo bull resting on Kudu Drift The Styx lion pride resting close to... Read more...

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