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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 06 to 12 May 2019

The highlight of the week was Moya, the female leopard killing the one of the cubs of Xidulu, the female leopard. Photo by Gerhard v/d Westhuizen Monday, 06 May 2019 (30ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard resting at KBR RoadOne lioness resting at Big DamOne male lion...

Big 5 Sightings – 29 April to 5 May 2019

The highlight of the week was the cub of Tiyani, the female leopard playing with a duiker kill Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 29 April 2019 (28ºC) Moya, the female leopard mobile towards Boerbean OpenHukumuri, the male leopard crossing over our Eastern...

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 April 2019

The highlight of the week was Hukumuri, the male leopard mating with Moya Monday, 22 April 2019 (30ºC) A pack of eight African wild dogs resting at Tree House PanSix members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Wet Patch RoadXidulu, the female leopard and her two...

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 22 April 2019

The highlight of the week was seeing the young Ingrid dam female leopard after a few months of her being far in the West. Photo by Dawie Lombard Monday, 15 April 2019 (34ºC) One elephant bull drinking water at Boundary PanA breeding herd of three hundred buffalos...

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 April 2019

The highlight of the week was cheetah killing impala in front of the lodge. Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday,08 April 2019 (27ºC) One female cheetah hunting impala on Makhulu Open AreaA pack of eleven Africa Wild Dog on an impala kill at Misi Mati Xidulu, the female...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 April 2019

The highlight of the week was Moya & Hukumuri mating Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 01 April 2019 (38ºC) 2mm Tiyani, the female leopard with her impala kill on Marula Built RoadOne buffalo bull mobile on Nyati Bamba RoadOne elephant bull drinking on Nyati Bamba...

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.