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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 13-19 January 2020

Big 5 Sightings 13-19 January 2020

The highlight of the week was seeing the male Cheetah drinking at Ngwe Pan Photo by Darryn Gates Monday, 13 January 2020 (28ºC) Ndzutini, the female Leopard hunting bull frogs at Bushcamp PanHukumuri, the male Leopard scent marking south of PUA herd of about...

Big 5 Sightings 06-12 January 2020

Big 5 Sightings 06-12 January 2020

The highlight of the week was having over 122.5mm of rain in under 24 hours, resulting in rivers flowing and dams filling up throughout the Northern Sabi Sand Wildtuin Photo by Jordan Delvecchio Monday, 06 January 2020 (29ºC) • A breeding herd of about twenty five...

Weekly Sightings 30 December 2019- 05 January 2020

Weekly Sightings 30 December 2019- 05 January 2020

The sighting of the week was watching the pack of Wild Dogs swim in the mud wallows before going out on a hunt. Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 30th December 2019 (32ºC) • The Hyena Den was active with 7 pups and 3 adults • A herd of about fifteen Elephants feeding...

Weekly Sightings 23-29 December 2019

Weekly Sightings 23-29 December 2019

The highlight of the week was watching the pack of twenty wild dogs hunting around Simbambili open area. Photo by Morne Fouche Monday, 23 December 2019 (27ºC) • Two Ximungwe female lionesses resting off of Mabuza road • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on a termite...

Weekly Sightings 16-22 December 2019

Weekly Sightings 16-22 December 2019

The highlight of the week was watching the Avoca Male Lion Chasing the young Nkuhuma Male away from the pride Photo by Dillon Nelson Monday, 16 December 2019 (30ºC) · Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub Resting on EP Driveway · Tiyani, the female leopard on a baby Impala...

Big 5 Sightings 09-15 December 2019

Big 5 Sightings 09-15 December 2019

• The highlight of the week was watching Tiyani, the female Leopard killing a baby impala on Saseka Photo by Darryn Gates Monday, 09 December 2019 (18ºC) • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Serengeti Open Area • A pack of 7 African Wild Dogs hunting on...

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.