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Manager’s Report May 2018

Manager’s Report May 2018

We are at that time of the year again, winter has arrived! The bush is wearing its winter coat once again! We have the blankets and hot water bottles back on the game drive vehicles and game viewing has been spectacular! The trees and grass are not as lush anymore,...

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Rangers Report May 2018

Rangers Report May 2018

This month was one for the record books. We had a great time with awesome weather and spectacular sightings. The day temperature was very pleasant, with only a few days where the temperature went as high as 33-34°C. The average maximum temperature for the month was...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 October

The highlight of the week was four of the Nkuhuma pride of lions and two unknown male lions on a Giraffe kill Monday, 08 October 2018 (29ºC) One buffalo bull resting at Picinini Pan About twelve buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 October

The highlight of the week was The Nkuhuma pride of lions stealing the nyala kill from Hukumuri the male leopard Monday, 01 October 2018 (32ºC) Xidulu the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Shinzele Road A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Xidulu Road A...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 September

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the two lionesses of the Ximungwe pride stealing the impala kill from the wild dogs   Monday, 24 September 2018 (29ºC) A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Simbambili Dam Road Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 21 September

The highlight of the week was the wild dogs running with eight young pups close to the hyena den.   Monday,17 September 2018 (39ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard, drinking water at Big Dam. The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pump Track Road with unknown young male...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 September

The highlight of the week was to see the wild dog pups of the Investec pack, for the first time. Monday, 10 September 2018 (30ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Konkoni Road. A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on EP open area. A breeding herd of...

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 September

Monday, 03 September 2018 (37ºC) A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along Guarri central. A breeding herd of about 80 buffalo feeding along Ekiso road, moving South/west. Tiyani the female leopard sleeping close to her kill at Manyeleti river, north of EP/...

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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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