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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

Sightings 14 – 20 January 2019

 The Big 5 Hilight of the week was to see Xidulu, the female leopard carrying her cubs to the new dan site. Monday, 14 January 2019 (38ºC) Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Boundary PanAnother three buffalo bulls feeding on Solar Panel RoadThe Nkuhuma pride...

Sightings 31 December-06 January

The highlight of the week was Xidulu and her two cubs playing outside the den Monday, 31 December 2018 One unknown male leopard resting at Londoz BoundaryEight African wild dogs resting at Simbambili PanXidulu, the female leopard drinking water at Pomies PanOne...

Sightings 24-30 December 2018

The highlight of the week was Xidulu and her two cubs. Monday, 24 December 2018 (37'C) One male lion of the Avoca coalition walking on Chitwa DrivewayOne male lion of the Avoca coalition resting with one lioness of the Nkuhuma pride at One Eye PanThree members of the...

Big 5 Sightings 03 – 09 December 2018

The highlight of the week was the pack of eight african wild dogs moving through the area. Monday, 03 December 2018 (38ºC) Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Rhino Ring North Sibuye, the female leopard resting with her impala kill at north of Ingwe...

Big 5 Sightings 26 November to 2 December

 The highlight of the week was one male lion of the Avoka coalition visiting, and three cheetah’s moving through the area. Monday,26 November 2018 (40ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Airport Link Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on...

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 November

Monday,19 November 2018 (31ºC) Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Serengeti Dam Young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting on Star chestnut Road Ingrid Dam female leopard walking on Rocky Road A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Chestnut...

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.