Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a clan of about twenty hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull on EP Flood Plains.

Twenty hyanes killing a buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Twenty hyanes killing a buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Monday, 27 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • One member from the Styx lion pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • Two members from the Tsalala lion pride and two cubs feeding on a buffalo kill on Milkberry Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Zindile, the male leopard, moving north from Seepline Road

 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill on Madash Road
  • One member from the Tsalala lion pride, two cubs and two Matimba male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Milkberry Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on an impala kill on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Nyala Crossing

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Zindile, the male leopard, moving east from EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Red Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his aardvark kill on Madash Road
  • One unknown female leopard, resting on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Big Dam
Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill - Louis Liversage

Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 30 June 2016
(26ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Three members from the Styx lion pride and 8 cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on an impala kill at EP open area

Friday, 1 July 2016

(25ºC)

  • One member from the Styx lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill north of Wessels Old Driveway
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride and 8 cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos moving south from Safari Airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on EP Open Area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving east from EP Driveway
  • A clan of about fifteen hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull at EP Flood Plains
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan

Saturday, 2 July 2016

(22ºC)

  • Two male lions from the Tsalala lion pride moving west on Safari Airstrip
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
Matimba male lion - Louis Liversage

Matimba male lion – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 3 July 2016

(20ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, moving south from Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Little Gowrie Driveway
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Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessel’s Old Driveway.

Styx lion cubs playing with their mom - Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion cubs playing with their mom – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 20 June 2016
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south on Rocky Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on impala kill at Rampan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Maraken Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • One member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting on Mabonzo Shortcut

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016
(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on their impala kill around Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, still feeding on his warthog kill on Maraken Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Maraken Drive
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffalos resting on Madash Road

 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, still feeding on their impala kill at Rampan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Kimbians Crossing
  • One member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Old driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area

    Anderson the big male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

    Anderson the big male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 23 June 2016
(22ºC)

  • One member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Old driveway
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on A-main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a porcupine kill at One Eye Pan
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at Baboon Pan
  • One member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Driveway
  • One Birmingham male lion resting north of Wessels Driveway

Friday, 24 June 2016

(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Simbambili/EP cutline
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • One unknown male lion moving east from Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan

Saturday, 25 June 2016

(22ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south from Horseshoe East
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on an impala kill at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rampan
Tiyani the young female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Tiyani the young female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 26 June 2016

(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, still feeding on their impala kill at Pungwe
  • Three members from the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on Pipeline Road
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride resting with four cubs at Luckas open area
  • Two young Tsalala male lions moving east from One Eye Pan
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Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Birmingham male lion and three members from the Styx pride resting with their four cubs west of Treehouse Pan.

Styx lion pride accompanied by one Birmingham male - Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion pride accompanied by one Birmingham male – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 13 June 2016
(18ºC)

  • Three members from the Tsalala lion pride hunting Kudus at Big Dam
  • Four elephant bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • One male cheetah hunting impalas on Grasscut Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Pungwe open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about 60 elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Two Birmingham male lions and one Styx female lioness and four cubs feeding on a buffalo kill south of Ivory Extension

 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
(22ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting at Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Leeukuil Pan
  • One member from the Styx pride and four cubs still feeding on their buffalo kill south of Ivory Extension
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South

 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Rampan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from Simbambili Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from Bushcamp West
Spotted hyeana - Neil Coetzer

Spotted hyeana – Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 16 June 2016
(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull moving south from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants moving south from Seepline
  • One member from the Styx lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting at Road 47
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride and four cubs resting south of Nyala Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, moving east from Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Ngala open area

 

Friday, 17 June 2016

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • One Birmingham male lion and two members of the Styx pride resting with eight cubs on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Worsboom Crossing

 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Poachers Corner
  • One elephant bull feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Lowveld Link
  • Madiba, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, moving north from Pungwe open area
Salayexe, the female leopard - Neil Coetzer

Salayexe, the female leopard – Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 19 June 2016

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on MMM South
  • One Birmingham male lion and three members from the Styx pride resting with their four cubs west of Treehouse Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting east of EP airstrip
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Leeukuil Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Leeukuil Pan
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Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard on Rhino Pan Road

Anderson and Moya mating - Dawie Jacobs

Anderson and Moya mating – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 06 June 2016
(27ºC)

  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at One Eye Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to One Eye Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes moving south from Methlowani open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pumphouse Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on a termite mount on Robson’s boundary
  • The tailless lioness and two sub adult lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Impala Road

 

Tuesday, 07 June 2016
(28ºC)

  • Two Matimba male lions feasting on a buffalo kill on Seef’s Pan Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs resting on Little Gowrie/Hoffman cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ngala open area

 

Wednesday, 08 June 2016
(28ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Moya, the female leopard, on Rhino Pan Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s daughter resting on a termite mound close to EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Solar Panel Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Lowveld Link
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Rhino Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Red Dam
Female leopard resting - Wayne Lubbe

Female leopard resting – Wayne Lubbe

Thursday, 09 June 2016
(26ºC)

  • The tailless lioness and two sub adult lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Picanini Pan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Matzenzeleki Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP delivery Road

 

Friday, 10 June 2016

(27ºC)

  • The tailless lioness and two sub adult lions of the Tsalala pride resting on 2nd Windmill Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Southern Fork
  • Two Birmingham male lions and four lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride feeding on a waterbuck kill on Simbambili Dam Road
  • Mvula, the male leopard, stalking a herd of impalas on Methlowani Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Methlowani open area
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Simbambili Dam

 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

(22ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions and four lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride still feeding on the waterbuck kill on Simbambili Dam Road
  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding on the southern side of Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One Birmingham male lion and two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting on One Eye Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Pungwe open area
Cheetah - Wayne Lubbe

Cheetah – Wayne Lubbe

Sunday, 12 June 2016

(20ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub stalking a nyala bull close to EP lodge
  • The tailless lioness and two sub adult lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Rampan
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Big 5 Sightings 30 May to 05 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was too spending some real quality time with Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter.

Salayexe and her cub - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe and her cub – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 30 May 2016
(28ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding on Safari driveway
  • Two lionesses of the Styx lion pride and four cubs resting on the eastern side of Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Baboon Pan
  • A big breeding herd of about a 100 elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub resting at Leeukuil Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an impala on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • One unknown young male lion feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about eighty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016
(28ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Two young male lions resting on the western side of Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rampan open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on the grey duiker kill on Marula Bult Central Road
A big yawn from the Nkuhuma male lion - Dawie Jacobs

A big yawn from the Nkuhuma male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 2 June 2016
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub still feeding on the grey duiker kill on Marula Bult Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Nsele, the female leopard’s two-year-old cub female cub resting on Robson’s boundary
  • Two breeding herd of buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding around Simbambili Dam

 

Friday, 3 June 2016

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on MMM South Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Ellie Alley
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting at Mhisi Mati
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Safari Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seef’s Pan Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at One Eye Pan
  • Young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Sawmill Road
  • One young male lion resting at Gaby’s Pan

 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter playing around Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Three members of the Tsalala pride of lions resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Anderson, the male leopard moving east from Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
Buffalo having a drink - Dawie Jacobs

Buffalo having a drink – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 5 June 2016

(25ºC)

  • The independent daughter of Nsele, the female leopard resting on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water Big Dam
  • Thandi, the female leopard, stalking a female Nyala on Road 47
  • Another breeding of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
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Big 5 Sightings 23 to 29 May 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip.

Male cheetah - Dawie Jacobs

Male cheetah – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 23 May 2016
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Anderson, the male leopard, moving west on Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull feeding around Zimba Bridge
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub moving west from EP/Manyaleti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at One Eye Pan
  • Two Matimba male lions moving south on EP airstrip

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from Zimba Bridge
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants moving south from Big Dam
  • Three members of the Tsalala pride feeding on a baby hippo on Safari Open Area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Central Road

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
(28ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s / Safari cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffalos moving west over Madash Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting on the eastern side of Ingwe Pan
Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 26 May 2016
(21ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion and one lioness of the Styx pride mating on Chitwa Airstrip
  • One lioness of the Styx pride and her four cubs resting north of Worsboom Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at Red Dam
  • Seven wild dogs moving west from EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull moving west from Red Dam
  • Salayexe the female leopard’s cub resting on Madash Road

Friday, 27 May 2016

(21ºC)

  • Three Birmingham male lions, one Styx female lion and her four cubs feeding on a buffalo kill west of Wessels/Annette’s Cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Chitwa Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wessels/Annette’s Cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on Road 7
  • Twelve buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Wessels Old driveway

 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

(25ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Robson’s Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on EP Old driveway
Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 29 May 2015

(26ºC)

  • One male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip
  • Eight wild dogs moving west from Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Mamba Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub moving south from EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Three lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride and one Birmingham male lion resting on One Eye Pan

 

 

 

 

 

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