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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

Sightings 09 to 15 July

The Big 5 highlight of the week was, to see Sibuye the female leopard with her two cubs playing in the riverbed. Monday 09 July 2018 (25ºC) The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Airstrip. A pack of eight wild dogs eating their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road Tiyani...

Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 June 2018

The Big Five highlight of the week was the wild dogs catching a young nyala surrounded by hyenas with Thamba the young male leopard watching from the side   Monday 18 June 2018 (28ºC) Tiyani the female leopard walking on Hawk Eagle Road A breeding herd of about ten...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 June 2018

Monday 11 June 2018 (26ºC) The Nkuhuma pride of lions chasing one buffalo bull infront of Simbambili Lodge A female Cheetah with her two cubs resting on Arathusa airstrip One elephant bull feeding at Boundary Pan Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 04 – 10 June

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Sibuye the female leopard and her cubs feeding on a impala kill.   Monday,4 June 2018 (26ºC) The Nkuhuma pride of lions stalking a group of impalas on 2nd Windmill Road One buffalo bull feeding close to Ntoma Crossing A...

Big 5 Sightings 28 May to 03 June

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a mother Cheetah and her two cubs moving through our traversing area   Monday 28 May 2018 (29ºC) A pack of eight wild dogs resting on MMM South Road One elephant bull feeding at Sixteen Crossing Tiyani the female leopard on a...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 May

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a mother cheetah with her two sub adult youngsters moving through the area.   Monday, 21 May 2018 (28ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on a grey duiker on One Eye Pan Road Two elephant bulls feeding on Simba Makhulu open...

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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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