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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 08 to 14 July 2019

The highlight of the week was nine members of the Styx lion pride attempting to hunt buffalo along Londolozi Boundary Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 08 July 2019 (28ºC) Makhomsava, the female leopard, walking along Londolozi BoundaryFive members of the Nkuhuma pride...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 July 2019

The highlight of the week was Sibuye, the female leopard, that killed a grey duiker on Grasscut road Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 01 July 2019 (26ºC) A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring NorthNsele, the female leopard, walking along Star...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 June 2019

The highlight of the week was one lioness of the Nkuhuma pride with her two new cubs resting around their kudu kill on Safari Simbambili cutline Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 24 June 2019 (26ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on a fresh impala kill...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 June 2019

The highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub walking through camp Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 17 June 2019 (24ºC) Two cheetah walking towards MMM South from Arathusa AirstripXidulu, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an Impala kill...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 June 2019

The highlight of the week was a clan of over fifteen hyenas that chased two female lionesses off their zebra kill on EP Shirley’s cutline Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 10 June 2019 (29ºC) A pack of ten African wild dogs walking along Londolozi boundaryTiyani, the...

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 June 2019

Photo by Andrew Bartlet The highlight of the week was a pack of ten African wild dogs playing on Sawmill road   Monday, 03 June 2019 (26ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Kimbeon’s Crossing A herd of about 20 elephants wallowing at Bushcamp...

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.