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Manager’s Report January 2018

Manager’s Report January 2018

Like I always say: “Time flies, when you’re having fun!”   It feels like just a few days ago that we had our new year's dinner and we are already going into the second month of 2018. By now, I am sure that most people are back home after the festive season. Some might...

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Rangers Report January 2018

Rangers Report January 2018

We could not ask for a better way to kick off 2018. It was an absolute pleasure to be out in the bush this month. The sightings were phenomenal and there was never a dull moment. The weather was up and down, but the rain was a huge, welcome relieve. The average...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 April

Highlight of the week was the Avoca male lions    Monday, 16 April 2018 (29ºC)   A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ngala open Moya the female leopard cub on a Impala kill at Leopard drift road Two buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe island Nkuhuma pride...

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 April

The Big 5 highlight of the week was, Sibuye the female leopard and her Cub   Monday,9 April 2018 (29ºC) Styx pride of lions resting South of Ingwe pan Hosanna the male leopard on a grey duiker kill at Mike’s kitchen One elephant bull walking on Rhino midden road One...

Big 5 Sightings 2 to 8 April

Monday,2 April 2018 (29ºC)   Ingrid dam the female leopard resting at Chestnut Open Area A breeding herd of about 40 elephants walking west from Horseshoe Open A breeding herd of about ten buffalos resting at Drongo North Road Xidulu the female leopard resting at...

Big 5 Sightings 26 March to 1 April

Monday,26 March  2018 (32ºC) Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Puffader Road Tsalala pride of lions resting at Serengeti Pan A pack of 8 wild dogs resting at 2nd Windmill Road One buffalo bull walking along Rhino Ring South A breeding herd of about 20 elephants...

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 March

Monday, 19 March 2018 (36ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on the impala kill east of Elephant Plains airstrip One young lioness moving east from Big Dam A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road Two buffalo bulls resting in the water...

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 March 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some quality time with Sebuye and her two small cubs.   Monday, 12 March 2018 (36ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road Eleven sub adult lions of the Mhangene pride chasing the Styx pride of...

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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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