The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River

 

Styx lion pride cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion pride cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 3 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Wors Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south on Leopard Drift
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant’s drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One Styx female lion and her three cubs resting in the Mholowati River
  • Tingana, the male leopard, with a warthog kill on Drongo South
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving west on Wessels old driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wors Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at EP open area

 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

(33ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile kudu kill on Shirombirombi
  • Four Styx lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Summer sunset in the lowveld - Dawie Jacobs

Summer sunset in the lowveld – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 6 February 2014

(31ºC, 4mm rain)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Bushcamp West
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shortcut to Wetpatch
  • One elephant bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

 

Friday, 7 February 2014

(29ºC, 10mm rain)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, still feeding on his kudu kill on Shirombirombi Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The Robson’s male leopard moving west from Kudu Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting next to her impala kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Mafufunyana Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Xivambalana the male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Xivambalana the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 9 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, moving south from Wessels old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Methlowani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Tamboti open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Tamboti open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Rhino Pan

 

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