Big 5 Blog

Bringing you regular sightings reports, manager- and ranger reports...
 

Manager and Ranger Reports

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....

read more
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...

read more

Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 sightings

Big 5 sightings

Monday, 4th November2019 (24ºC) Tiyani the female leopard and her cub hunting and taking lessons around XimungweBreeding herd of about 20 Elephants feeding arounf EP openHyena den on Elephants Plains was very active with nine pups and three adults Tuesday, 5th...

Big Five Sightings 21-27 October 2019

Big Five Sightings 21-27 October 2019

The highlight of the week was one female cheetah resting east of Arathusa Airstrip Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 21 October 2019 (36ºC) Nine African wild dogs resting west of Treehouse panSeven Nkuhuma female lionesses and one Avoca male lion resting on Simbambili...

Big 5 Sightings 14-20 October 2019

Big 5 Sightings 14-20 October 2019

The highlight of the week was one honey badger foraging on the Elephant Plains airstrip Photo by Chade Gelderman Monday, 14 October 2019 (23ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on a duiker kill at Pungwe PanMoya, the female leopard resting on a termite mound...

Big 5 Sightings 07-13 October 2019

Big 5 Sightings 07-13 October 2019

The highlight of the week was watching two cheetahs chase and catch a duiker along Jacobin Driveway Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 07 October 2019 (37ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub drinking at Leeukuil panA breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 30 September – 06 October 2019

Big 5 Sightings 30 September – 06 October 2019

The highlight of the week was seeing Sibuye, the female leopard and her two tiny, new cubs suckling at the den site on MalaMala Boundary  Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 30 September 2019 (26ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub feeding on a duiker kill at Tamboti...

Big 5 Sightings – 23-29 September 2019

Big 5 Sightings – 23-29 September 2019

The highlight of the week was Hukumuri, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard at Broken Dam Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 23 September 2019 (21ºC) Saseka, the female leopard resting in a tree north of Seef’s PanXidulu, the female leopard feeding on...

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.