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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

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 14 March 2019

The highlight of the week was Xidulu (the female leopard), and her cubs, feeding on a bushbuck kill Photo by G v/d Westhuizen Monday, 11 March 2019 (32ºC) Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Sixes RoadAnother four members of the Nkuhuma pride of...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 March 2019

The Big 5 highlight of the week was spending quality time with Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cubs Photo by G v/d Westhuizen  Monday, 04 March 2019 (28ºC) Two elephant bulls feeding at Wetpatch RoadFour buffalo bulls resting at Rhino PanThe Nkuhuma pride of lions...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 January

The highlight of the week was a breeding herd of over one hundred buffalo’s wallowing at Simbambili Dam Monday, 21 January 2019 (32ºC) Xidulu, the female leopard resting at Safari DrivewayOne elephant bull feeding at Big DamAbout six buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan...

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...

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.