Big 5 Sightings 27 May to 02 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was having the two Avoca male lions on our traversing area.
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 27 May 2019 (28ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on the rocks at Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Kudu Drift
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, resting at Fifteenth Crossing Road

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Airstrip
  • 6 members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking at Rampan

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting along Mabuza Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, marking his territory at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A herd of about sixty elephants walking along Saseka Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 30 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, with her cub playing at Gabe’s Causeway
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along Elephant Carcass Road
  • One Avoca male lion resting at Little Gowrie
  • One young Nkuhuma male lion drinking at Seef’s Pan
  • One Avoca male lion resting on Southern Fork Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their Steenbok kill on Mabuza Road

Friday, 31 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound on Leopard Drift
  • One elephant bull grazing along Seepline Road
  • One young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Pungwe Island
  • A herd of about twenty elephants feeding along East Bank Manyeleti

Saturday, 01 June 2019 (30ºC)

  • One Avoca male lion and three Nkuhuma lionesses in front of Elephant Plains Lodge
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking through the Rhino Ring Block
  • One African Civet walking along Puff Adder Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 02 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • Two Avoca male lions resting on MMM South
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses and one young male Nkuhuma lion resting on Rhulani Road
  • A herd of about thirty elephants feeding in front of Elephant Plains Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 May 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Tiyani and her cub feeding on their duiker kill at Simbambili Pan.
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 20 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP Driveway
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at One Eye Pan Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Two male lions of the Avoca coalition chasing the two subadult male lion of the Nkuhuma pride of lions at EP Airstrip

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill at Simbambili Open
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Safari Airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking with her cub on EP Airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at 2nd Windmill

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Mamba Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along Robson’s Boundary
Photo by Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 23 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • One unknown male leopard walking in the inflow of Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on her impala kill at Seep Line Road
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water at Ram Pan

Friday, 24 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Safari Donga North Road
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along EP Driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Elephant Carcass Road

Saturday, 25 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • A pack of about nine wild dogs resting at Bush Camp Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting at Rulani Mud Wallows
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants on Kudu Drift Road
  • A pack of about nine wild dogs resting at Bush Camp Pan
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride walking along Horse Shoe Open
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Road 7
  • One Avoca male lion resting at 47 Open Area

Sunday, 26 May 2019 (29ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, resting at KBR Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at EP Open
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP Driveway

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 May 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Hukumuri, the male leopard trying to defend his impala kill from two Hyenas
Photo by Dawie Lombard

Monday, 13 May 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Leopard Drift Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Safari Central Road
  • One wild dog resting at Simbambili EP Cutline
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting at EP Driveway
  • One buffalo bull walking at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Our Fathers Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard losing his impala kill to hyenas at Arathusa Airstrip

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 (29ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting at Boundary Pan
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, walking across Puffadder Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants walking on Star Chest-Nut Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, walking at Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Londolozi Boundary
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting with his impala kill at Boundary Pan
  • Three elephant bulls feeding at EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Matandaluka Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Kimbions Crossing
  • A pride of six lions resting at Ngala Open
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, still resting with his impala kill at Boundary Pan
  • One male cheetah resting at Grass Cut Road
  • A pack of ten wild dogs playing at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Mamba Road
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on their kudu kill at Ngala Open
Photo by Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 16 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting with his impala kill at Boudary Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Kimbions Crossing
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Rhulani Road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Rhino Pan Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard and her cub feeding on a steenbok kill at Kimbions Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at EP Airstrip
  • Two young male lions resting at Rhino Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Driveway

Friday, 17 May 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting with his impala kill at Boundary Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along EP Open Area
  • Four elephant bulls feeding at Kudu Drift Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Bush Camp East
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Broken Dam
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Island
  • One male cheetah resting at Gatiep’s Dam Wall

Saturday, 18 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Puffadder Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Boundary Pan
  • Hosanna, the male leopard, walking along Londolozi Boundary
Photo by Dawie Lombard

Sunday, 19 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill at Shumungwe Road
  • Two Avoca male lions resting at Simbambili Firebreak Road
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at EP Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Shirley’s Crossing

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 Road
  • One lioness resting at Big Dam
  • One male lion walking along Leopard Drift Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Mamba Road
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Serengeti Open

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffalos feeding at Kudu Drift

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Three elephant bulls feeding at Madash Road
  • Moya, the female leopard walking along Madash Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking along Elephant Carcass Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting with her two cubs at Marakeni Donga
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffalos feeding at Broken Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting at Pommies Pan
  • and her cub being chased off their impala kill by two hyenas at Tamboti Crossing and then joined by Hukumuri the male leopard
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 09 May 2019 (33ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at EP Driveway
  • One elephant bull walking along Pungwe Island
  • Another elephant bull feeding at Big Dam
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting impala on EP Airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub hiding away on Mabuza Road

Friday, 10 May 2019 (33ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs walking along Safari Track South bumping into Moya, the female leopard who killed one of the cubs
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub playing at EP Driveway
  • The cub of Ingrid Dam, the female leopard resting on a termite mound on Mamba Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting with the carcass of her dead cub on 15th Crossing Road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Open

Saturday, 11 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub playing on EP Driveway
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Simbambili Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on the carcass of her one cub while the other watches at 15th Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at 1st Wind Mill Road
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Simbambili Dam Road

Sunday, 12 May 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard playing with her cub at EP Driveway
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Seepline Road
  • Another elephant bull walking along A-Main Road

Big 5 Sightings 29 April to 05 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 Open
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard crossing over our Eastern Boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard with a fresh impala ram kill on Mabuza road
  • Two of the Avoca male lions resting with five of the Nkuhuma lionesses on Parallel North road
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred buffalo feeding in P.U

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on their impala ram kill on Mabuza road
  • A lone buffalo bull drinking water at a mud wallow on Rhino Pan road
  • resting on Sawmill road
  • The Ingrid Dam young female leopard mobile along Puff Adder road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs as well as Hukumuri, the male leopard resting with their impala kill on MMM South.
  • One bull elephant in musth feeding along A-main road
  •  Two side-stripped jackals foraging along Arathusa Airstrip

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs still feeding on their impala kill on MMM South with three hyena lirking around
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting with his impala kill also on MMM South.
  • One side-stripped jackal resting on Arathusa Airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at Gaby’s Cause-way
  • One unknown young male lion resting on firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred buffalo feeding on the Island loop
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants mobile along Firebreak
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 02 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • One unknown young male lion mobile along Marula Built road
  • Five hyenas on an impala kill they had stolen from a female leopard
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard on a territorial patrol along Robson’s boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding at Old Borehole road
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred buffalo crossing over MMM North

Friday, 03 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub playing at Tamboti Crossing
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs mobile along 2nd Windmill Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Safari Donga North

Saturday, 04 May 2019 (34ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bush Camp Pan
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking along Poachers Corner
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffalo’s feeding at Rhino Pan Road
  • Moya, the female leopard resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her cub at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • One lioness resting at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Track South
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 05 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her duiker kill with her cub at Jozi Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walkjing along Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at EP Open
  • One elephant bull feeding at Big Dam Link South
  • One lioness resting at Big Dam
  • Three buffalos resting at Tamboti Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard stalking impala at MMM South
  • The cub of Tiyani, the female leopard resting at Pungwe Island Crossing

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 Pan
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Wet Patch Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs restring at Zebra Drive
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking along Londolozi Boundary
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on their impala kill at Shumungwe Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Marula Build South

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her one cub at Tamboti Crossing
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Seefs Pan
  • at Ram Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard waling along Marula Build Road
  • feeding on his impala kill at Kudu Drift
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Seefs Pan road
  • One African Wild Cat foraging on EP Airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at Kraaines Pan

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 (32ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard still feeding on his impala kill at Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her one cub at Tamboti Crossing
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at 2nd Windmill
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on their impala kill on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Rhino Ring North
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting infront of Simbambili Lodge
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 25 April 2019 (30ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on their impala kill on Mafufunyane
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding at the Rocks
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on his impala kill at Kudu Drift with Moya, the female leopard
  • resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding along East Bank Manyelti
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on their impala kill on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at East Bank Manyeleti
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Kudu Drift road

Friday, 26 April 2019 (31ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard in the Manyeleti river bed off Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her one cub in the Manyeleti River at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Marula Built Central West
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Picanini Utah Pan

Saturday, 27 April 2019 (34ºC)

  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • Hukunuri, the male leopard mating with Moya the female leopard at EP Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Ram Pan and her cub resting at Kimbions Crossing
  • Xidulu, the female lepard and her two cubs walking in the Marakeni Donga
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Serengeti Pan
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 28 April 2019 (28ºC) 12mm

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her cub at Maboza Road
  • A group of seven hyenas walking along Londolozi Boundary