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Manager and Ranger Reports

Manager’s Report September 2018

Manager’s Report September 2018

  Wild photo of the month - by Paul, Sue, and Mark Johnstone Spring is in the air and the landscape is slowly changing. Some of the trees around camp are showing off new small, green leaves and before we know, we will be surrounded with a fresh burst of green....

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Rangers Report September 2018

Rangers Report September 2018

  It’s spring time! What an awesome time to be out on safari. Migratory birds are returning and the trees are all in bloom with fresh, green leaves. Our temperatures jumped from the one extreme to the next. One day we were sweating in 43°C and the next day we had...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 sightings 2 Sept – 8 Sept

Monday, 2nd September 2019 (29ºC) Tiyani the female leopard’s cub resting in a tree infront of Ntoma lodgeA breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding along SasekaTen buffalo bulls feeding in PUTiyani the female leopard hunting around Elephant Plains lodge Tuesday,...

Big Five Sightings 26 August- 01 September 2019

Big Five Sightings 26 August- 01 September 2019

The highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub catching a scrub hare in front of the lodge in the Manyeleti riverbed. Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 2019 (30ºC) Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a steenbuck kill off One Eye Pan...

Big Five Sighting – 19-25 August 2019

Big Five Sighting – 19-25 August 2019

The highlight of the week was Anderson, the male leopard and Xinzele, the female leopard chased of an impala kill by a clan of hyenas that were then chased off the kill by the Othawa male lion on Impala road Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday 19th August, 2019 (26ºC)...

Big Five Sightings 11-18 August 2019

Big Five Sightings 11-18 August 2019

The highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill at Ram Pan Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 12 August 2019 (38ºC) Saseka, the young female leopard hiding in a tree to get away from hyenaOne honey badger running along...

Big 5 Sightings 5-11 August 2019

Big 5 Sightings 5-11 August 2019

The highlight of the week was Saseka, the newly named young female leopard caught a baby nyala on Shirley’s Open Area Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 05 August 2019 (28ºC) A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on EP airstripTwo Ximungwe lionesses resting at...

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 July 2019

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 July 2019

The highlight of the week was three Avoca male lions and the Nkuhuma pride of lions on a buffalo kill Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 22 July 2019 (24ºC) Two African wild dogs at Simbambili DamTwo Avoca male lions and seven Nkuhuma pride members resting near Pungwe...

Latest News

Salayexe – The Lonely One

Salayexe – The Lonely One

As most of you would know by now, Salayexe, our resident female leopard, sadly passed away on the 18th of August. Salayexe was the territorial female on Elephant Plains and I am sure that thousands of guests who visited the lodges in the northern sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve would remember her.