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
 
 
 
 

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 May

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a mother cheetah with her two sub adult youngsters moving through the area.
 

A mother cheetah with her two sub adult youngsters.
– Gert Smit

Monday, 21 May 2018
(28ºC)
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on a grey duiker on One Eye Pan Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Simba Makhulu open area
  • Aa breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three Tsalala male lions scent marking and roaring around Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Xidulu, the female leopard was chased up into a marula tree by the Styx pride of lions on Mfezi Road
  • The daughter of Moya, the female leopard stalking impalas on Big Dam Link South
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking south over EP open area
 
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
(34ºC)
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions having a standoff with 15 hyenas on Guarri Central Road to defend their kill
  • Eight members of the Investec pack of wild dogs hunting and killing a male impala close to Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in a mud wallow close to Poachers Corner
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
(27ºC)
  • Eight members of the Investec pack of wild dogs hunting and killing a grey duiker on Safari Donga North
  • A female cheetah and her 2 cubs resting on a termite mount close on the eastern side of Airport Link
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking impalas around Wetpatch open area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in a mud wallow north east of Serengeti/ Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area

African Sunset
– Gert Smit

Thursday, 24 May 2018
(29ºC)
  • Moya, the female leopard scent marking on Ngwenya Road North
  • Two elephant bulls feeding close to Bushcamp Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard with an impala kill close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Ingrid’s Dam female leopard mating with an unknown male leopard on Northern Link Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions hunting and killing a warthog male on Kimbians Crossing Road
 
Friday, 25 May 2018
(28ºC)
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard scent marking on Francolin Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Drongo South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Pungwe Island
  • Nsele, the female leopard scent marking around Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
 
Saturday, 26 May 2018
(29ºC)
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking a warthog male close to the hyena den
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Midden Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard scent marking on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Nkuhuma pride of lions
-Gert Smit

(27ºC)
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard drinking water at One Eye Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions hunting and killing a warthog male on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding close to Kraaines Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP.
 
 

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 May

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the Mhangene pride of subadult lions following the Nkuhuma pride of lions whist hunting an impala, then stealing the kill from the Nkuhuma’s

Nkuhuma Pride
– Gerrit Ackerman

Monday 07 May 2018
(31ºC)
 
  •  Nine sub adults from the Mhangene pride resting on East Bank Manyaleti
  • A small breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robsons boundary Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions caught a male impala, whilst feeding the nine subadult lions of the Mhangene pride stole the impala kill in a fight at Marula built South
  • One elephant bull walking over Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Horseshoe West Road
  • Moya the female leopard being chased by a breeding herd of about ten elephants at Serengeti Crossing
 
Tuesday 08 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • About eight wild dogs running over Chitwa open area
  • Another pack of about five Wild dogs resting on Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about 80 elephants walking over Seefs Pan Road
  • One elephant bull walking over Zebra Drive Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Eastern Bank Manyaleti Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring South Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard stalking impala at Ntoma Crossing
     
Wednesday 09 May 2018
(34ºC)
  • Hosanna the male leopard walking along Rulani Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Kimbions Crossing
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting at Knob Thorn Pan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Road Seven
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at the Pungwe Island Loop Road
  • Xihudulu the female leopard walking along Mums Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs chasing a kudu at Buff Pan Crossing
  • One elephant bull walking along Kimbions Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Kudu Drift Road

    Swainson Spurfowl
    – Gerrit Ackerman

     

Thursday 10 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants walking North over Gowry main Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Safari Airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants at Eagle Owl Crossing
     
Friday 11 May 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-Main Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Zebra Drive Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Rhino Ring East Road
     
Saturday 12 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Tiyani the female leopard following Hukumuri the male leopard on Mabuza Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride resting at Bush Camp West
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at EP-Manyaleti Crossing
  • One elephant bull walking over EP Open Area
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking on KBR Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting in a tree at EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elelphants feeding at Shirley’s Safari Cutline

    Hyenas with a kill
    – Gerrit Ackerman

     

Sunday 13 May 2018
(27ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri the male leopard stalking impala on Wet-patch Open Area
  • One elephant bull walking East from Big Dam
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting in Shirley’s Crossing