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.

Sibuye female leopards with her cubs – Gerrit Ackerman

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 the female leopard walking from Horse Shoe West Road.
  • Anderson the male leopard stalking a warthog in his burrow at Simbambili/EP Cutline Road.
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride feeding her cubs at Pungwe Crossing.
  • Hosana the male leopard feeding on his steenbok kill at Shirley’s Crossing.
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking along Wet Patch Road.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe Fire Break Crossing.
 
Tuesday 10 July 2018
(23ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Rhino Ring East.
  • One of the Nkuhuma female lions fighting a group of four hyenas at Ekiso Road.
  • Three elephant bulls feeding at Kudu Drift Road.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Simbambili Dam.
Wednesday 11 July 2018
(26ºC)
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Island.
  • Xidulu the female leopard walking along 15th Crossing Road.
  • Hukumuri the male leopard resting at EP/Shirley’s Cutline Road.
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Leopard Drift Road.

Hukumuri Male Leopard
– Gerrit Ackerman

Thursday 12 July 2018
(29ºC)
  • Thamba the male leopard resting on Mamba Road.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Pungwe Island.
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on Safari/Shirley’s Cut Line Road.
  • Makhomsava the female leopard walking on Saseka Road.
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Leeukuil.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions attacking a hyena at Tamboti Crossing.
 
Friday 13 July 2018
(28ºC)
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking on Zebra Drive.
  • A pack of six wild dogs running along Impala Road.
  • Thamba the male leopard resting on Hyena Den Road.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Saseka Road.
 
Saturday 14 July 2018
(24ºC)
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Puffadder Road.
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking on Rhulani Road.
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wessels/Hofmans Cutline Road.

Nkuhuma lioness with cubs
– Gerrit Ackerman

Sunday 15 July 2018
(21ºC)
  • Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs resting south of Tree House Pan.
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking along Seepline Road.
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road.
  • One elephant bull feeding on Saseka Road.
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Rhulani Road.
 
 

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
 

Cheetah family watching a Hyena passing by.
– Gert Smit

Monday 18 June 2018
(28ºC)
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking on Hawk Eagle Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari Open Area
  • Sibuye the female leopard resting at White Cloth Open Area
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking north on Rhino Ring North Road
Tuesday 19 June 2018
(25ºC)
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at Kraaines Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Fire Break Road
  • Three cheetahs walking on the Fence Line Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Saseka Road
  • Three elephant’s bulls drinking water on EP Open
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking South on Old Bore Hole Road
Wednesday 20 June 2018
(24ºC)
  • Three cheetahs resting on Simbambili Makhulu Open
  • Nseel the female leopard walking West from Picanini Utah Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting just Nort of Picanini Utah Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP Manyaleti Crossing

Nkuhama pride drinking water.
– Gert smit

Thursday 21 June 2018
(29ºC)
  • Tiyani the female leopard stalking an impala at Pungwe road
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding at EP open
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Bush camp Open Area
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking on Robsons Boundary
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting on Sawmill Road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking west from Ngala Open
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on the Pungwe Island
Friday 22 June 2018
(32ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Leeukuil
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on EP Open
  • A female cheetah with her two cubs resting at Xidhulu Road
  • Five southern ground hornbills feeding at Lukas Open
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants walking south from Gowry Main Road
  • The styx pride of lions walking north over Gowry Main Road
Saturday 23 June 2018
(31ºC)
  • A female cheetah and her two cubs resting at Pommies Pan
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Rhino Ring East Road
  • Nsele the female leopard walking on Hyena Den Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Ring South

Tiyani the femail leopard.
– Gert Smit

Sunday 24 June 2018
(32ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Marula Build Central
  • A pack of about six wild dogs feeding on a young nyala and chasing Thamba the young male leopard at Zimba Bridge
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking west over EP Airstrip
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Treehouse Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at the Old Bore Hole
 

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 June 2018

Nkuhuma pride of lions on a buffalo kill – Gert Smit

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 their impala kill North of Wessels Camp
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on their buffalo kill at Simbambili pan
  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding her Steenbok kill on Shortcut to Wet Patch Road
Tuesday 12 June 2018
(26ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions still feeding on their buffalo kill at Simbambili pan
  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding her Steenbok kill on Shortcut to Wet Patch Road
  • Xihudulu the female leopard feeding her grey duiker kill at Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Thamba the male leopard walking West on Zebra Drive
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting on Shortcut to Wet Patch Road
  • Xihudulu the female leopard resting at Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marakeni Drive Road
  • Sibuye the female leopard resting at Wessels Little Gowrie Cutline
Wednesday 13 June 2018
(25ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking South on Bush camp East Road
  • Xihudulu the female leopard resting on Konkoni Road
  • Nsele the female leopard walking North on 1st Right Road
  • A female Cheetha with her two cubs resting at Buff Pan
  • Moya the female leopard’s cub walking South on Big Dam Link North Road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard resting on Maboza Road
  • One Matimba male lion resting on Old EP Driveway
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions chasing one buffalo bull at Ntoma Crossing

– Gert Smit

Thursday 14 June 2018
(29ºC)
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on KBR Road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking South on Rhino Ring West Road
  • Makosava the female leopard resting at Big Dam Link North
  • Hukumuri the male leopard feeding on his warthog kill at Rhino Ring West Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking East on Makhulu Open
Friday 15 June 2018
(17ºC)
  • Sibuye the female leopard chasing Moya the female leopard West on Grass Cut Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking North on Shortcut to Wet Patch Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One buffalo bull resting at Gabies Crossing
Saturday 16 June 2018
(29ºC)
  • One unknown male leopard walking on Robsons Boundry
  • Tiyani the female leopard stalking a steenbok on Sawmill Road
  • A pack of about six wild dogs running West on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two of the Nkuhuma lionesses walking on Pungwe Road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard and Xidulu the female leopard on a impala kill at first Wind Mill Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on KBR Road

– Gerrit Ackerman

Sunday, 2018
(º24C)
  • One elephant bull feeding on Southern Fork Road
  • Two of the Nkuhuma lionesses resting at the Old Bore Hole
  • Three cheetahs resting at Simbambili Makhulu open area
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 

– Gert Smit

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 breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on 15th Crossing Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
 
Tuesday,5 June 2018
(27ºC)
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and Hukumuri, the male leopard stalking impalas on Guarri Central Road.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard stalking a grey duiker on Simbambili firebreak
  • Anderson the male leopard scent marking around Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP floodplains
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Puffadder Road

– Gert Smit

Wednesday,6 June 2018
(25ºC)
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard walking east towards Lucas open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
 
Thursday,7 June 2018
(27ºC)
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting on Rhulani Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Xinzele Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking and calling on Wetpatch Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard scent marking on Ngala open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Pungwe Island
  • A female cheetah and two cubs resting on Simba Makhulu open area
  • One pangolin foraging on Simbambili firebreak
 
Friday,8 June 2018
(29ºC)
  • Three cheetahs resting on Simbambili Open Area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at the Pungwe Island loop road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Southern fork Road
  • Moya the female leopard Cub resting on Big Dam link South Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard been chased by Hyenas from her impala kill on Wet patch Road

– Gert Smit

Saturday,9 June 2018
(30ºC)
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on Seepline Road
  • Styx pride of lions resting on Central Road
  • Three Tsalala male lions walking North from Big Dam
  • Moya the female leopard cub feeding on a steenbok kill on Rhino Ring South
 
Sunday,10 June 2018
(27ºC)
  • Moya the female leopard Cub walking South on Kudu Drift Road  
  • A mother Cheetah and two cubs resting on Seef’s pan Road
  • Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on a impala kill north of Wessels Camp

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
 

A mother and two Cheetah cubs resting on a termite mound
– Gert Smit

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 female impala kill on Puffadder Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Poachers Corner
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • One buffalo bull running past Tiyani the female leopard chasing after hyenas on Puffadder Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting close to Buffalo Pan
  • Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs resting north of Worsboom Crossing
 
Tuesday 29 May 2018
(32ºC)
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robsons boundary
  • Tiyani the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on Puffadder Road
  • Styx pride of lions drinking water at Buffalo Pan
  • Anderson the male leopard scent marking on Kuala Bear Road
  • One female Cheetah and her two cubs resting on a termite mound on Xinzele Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding close to Bushcamp Pan
Wednesday,30 May 2018
(29ºC)
  • Female Cheetah and her two cubs resting on Shombaan Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard scent marking on A- main Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

– Gert Smit

Thursday,31 May 2018
(31ºC)
  • Tiyani the female leopard and Hukumuri the male leopard mating on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seef’s Pan Road
  • Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs resting close to Mhisi Mati
  • Styx pride of lions stalking and killing a impala close to Paul’s water hole
 
Friday,1 June 2018
(35ºC)
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard and Hukumuri the male leopard mating close to Boundary pan
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions walking South from Simbambili Dam
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on Marakeni Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding close to Old Borehole Road
 
Saturday,2 June 2018
(33ºC)
  • Styx pride of lions feeding on a waterbuck kill on Chitwa drive way
  • Tiyani the female leopard and Hukumuri the male leopard mating at Tamboti Crossing
  • One unknown male leopard walking north on Chitwa drive way
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowri Main

– Gert Smit

Sunday,3 June 2018
(31ºC)
  • Hukumuri the male leopard scent marking around Big Dam
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking east from Elephant Plains camp
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding Saffron Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Bushcamp West