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Manager’s Report November 2017

Manager’s Report November 2017

The final countdown has arrived… just one more month until we welcome the new year. With the bush now once again wearing its bright summer colours, we are looking forward to an eventful summer! Game viewing has been amazing and with all the new babies that were born...

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Rangers Report November 2017

Rangers Report November 2017

  Finally, the long wait is over and the first babies of the season started arriving during November. The first impalas arrived between 10 and 13 November. November is the start of the rainy season and that directly translates into baby season. The majority of the...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 February

Monday, 5 February 2018 (34ºC) Pack of ten Wilddogs running south of Mhisi Mati Sibuye the female leopard resting on Hofmans Wessels cutline Six Buffalo bulls walking on Ekiso Road One Elephant bull at Safari Open Area Hosana the young male Leopard drinking water...

Big five sightings 29 January to 4 February

Monday, 29 January 2018 (38ºC) The Styx lion pride resting on Grass Cut Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift Six buffalo bulls resting on Milkberry Road Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area Ten buffalo...

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 21 January 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Hukumuri male leopard   Monday, 15 January 2018 (35ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard scent marking on Xidulu Road Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on...

Big 5 Sightings 1 to 7 January 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one of the Birmingham male lions drinking water at Rhulani mud wallow Monday, 1 January 2018 (25ºC) The Styx lion pride resting on Airport Link Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on her kudu kill at Kimbeans crossing The...

Big 5 Sightings 25 to 31 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride resting on Little Gowrie/Wessels cutline Monday, 25 December 2017 (23ºC) The Hukumuri male leopard moving south from Shinzele road The Xidulu female leopard moving west on Rhulani Two Lionesses from the...

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Xidulu female leopard, resting on termite mound at Simbambili firebreak Monday, 18 December 2017 (42ºC) A bachelor group of buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring East Tiyani, the female leopard resting on EP airstrip A breeding herd...

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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.

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