Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 sightings 18 – 24 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male hippo’s fighting over territory at big dam Monday, 18 July 2016 (23ºC) Two buffalo bulls feeding on Chestnut open area A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road One elephant bull feeding on Ngala open area Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Grasscut Road One buffalo bull resting at Big... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma female with her three small cubs on the buffalo kill on Parallel Road Monday, 11 July 2016 (22ºC) Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Parallel Road Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Parallel North A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill on EP Open Area. Monday, 4 July 2016 (21ºC) A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on A-main Road Tsakani, the female leopard, moving west from Big Dam A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rocky Road Shadow, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a Vervet monkey kill on... Read more...

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...

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