Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some quality time with the Styx pride lioness and her two small cubs

Styx pride cubs - Morné Fouché

Styx pride cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 14 November 2016
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving south from Hawk Eagle Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding around EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three wild dogs drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring West Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rampan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Leadwood Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road

 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
(22ºC, 3mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • One lioness of the Styx pride and her two cubs playing north of Mhisi Mati

 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
(32ºC, 5mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving south from Sixes Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Mamba road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding around Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Tamboti open area
Tiyani the female leopard - Morné Fouché

Tiyani the female leopard – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 17 November 2016
(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting at Tamboti Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting close to Gaby’s Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding close to Kimbians Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Chestnut open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting east of Buff Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard resting on MMM North

 

Friday, 18 November 2016

(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting on a termite mound on Pump Track
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Tamboti open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on our Southern boundary
  • Anderson, the male leopard resting on our Southern boundary
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Big Dam Link South

 

Saturday, 19 November 2016

(27ºC)

  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Tamboti open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard resting in a tree on Rhino Pan Road
Buffalo Bull - Morné Fouché

Buffalo Bull – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 20 November 2016

(26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard with a grey duiker kill on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Tamboti open area
  • Three wild dogs resting on Grasscut Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes resting on Chestnut open area

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard, mating with the Ingrid‘s Dam female leopard on Mamba Road.

Anderson, the male leopard, mating with the Ingrid's dam, female-Lee Wayne Lubbe

Anderson, the male leopard, mating with the Ingrid’s dam, female-Lee Wayne Lubbe

Monday, 07 November 2016
(24ºC, 28mm)

  • Nsele, the female leopard, drinking water with her cub at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • One buffalo bull moving south on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • Two young male lions of the Avoca pride resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from Sawmill Road

 

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen buffaloes resting on Leadwood Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Our Southern Boundary

 

Wednesday, 09 November 2016
(36ºC)

  • Three wild dogs resting at Broken Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter resting on Kudu Drift
  • Two young male lions of the Avoca pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Pungwe Island
Southern White Faced Scops Owl-Lee Wayne Lubbe

Southern white faced scops owl-Lee Wayne Lubbe

 

Thursday, 10 November 2016
(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting south of Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes resting at Serengeti Pan
  • Two young male lions of the Avoca pride resting on EP driveway

 

Friday, 11 November 2015

(26ºC,12mm)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard mating with the Ingrid’s dam, female leopard on Rhino Midden Road
  • Two young male lions of the Avoca pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

Saturday, 12 November 2015

(33ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Zebra Drive
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Red Dam
  • One Styx female lioness mating with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main
  • Another Styx female lioness mating with a Birmingham male lion west of Chitwa airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
Two male lions from the Avoca pride-Lee Wayne Lubbe

Two male lions from the Avoca pride-Lee Wayne Lubbe

 

Sunday, 13 November 2015

(22ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up a tree at Mfezi Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting at Chestnut Open Area

 

 

 

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 31 October to 07 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one lion from the Styx pride mating with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main.

Birmingham lion mating with Styx lioness-Dawie Jacob

Birmingham lion mating with Styx lioness-Dawie Jacob

Monday, 31 October 2016

(38ºC)

Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Drongo North

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding on A-main
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes resting on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at 2nd Windmill Road

 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

(27ºC,2mm)

  • One elephant bull moving south on Leopard Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding at 2nd Windmill
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two lionesses from the Styx pride feeding on a blue wildebeest kill north of Treehouse Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill at Red Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Treehouse Pan

 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

(28ºC,3mm)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Tsololo Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen buffaloes feeding on Ngala open area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Four elephant bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting west of Leeukuil Pan
Boomslang hunting in a Buffalo Thorn tree-Dawie Jacobs

Boomslang hunting in a Buffalo Thorn tree-Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

(29ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding around Rhino Ring North
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Anderson, the male leopard at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing
  • Three wild dogs moving north from Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Friday, 4 November 2016

(33ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water at EP open area
  • One buffalo bull moving west from EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting south of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty Elephants moving towards Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting south of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Delivery road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, killing a Bateleur eagle on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

(38ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Boerbean Pan
  • One Styx lioness moving with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving north from EP open area
  • Karula, the female leopard, moving east from Treehouse Pan

 

Tiyani feeding on a buffalo carcass-Dawie Jacobs

Tiyani feeding on a buffalo carcass-Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 6 November 2016

(38ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water on EP open area
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on A-main

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the big male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on Mamba Road.

Anderson,the male leopard mating with an unknown female leopard-Neil Coetze

Anderson,the male leopard mating with an unknown female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Monday, 24 October 2016
(36ºC, 15mm rain)

  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala lion pride, resting at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Kurula, the female leopard’s male cub resting on MMM South
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Leeukuil Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring East

 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
(31ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting on Safari Airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Serengeti Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard, on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rhino Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Dead End Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Sixes Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on Sawmill Road

 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
(30ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard, on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Three lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Ellie Carcass
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Seepline West

 

The Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill-Neil Coetzer

The Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill-Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 27 October 2016
(37ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a buffalo bull at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard ad her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on Old Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Jozi Road

 

Friday, 28 October 2016
(37ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Mamba Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Old Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Our Western Boundary
  • Five lion from the Tsalala pride still feeding on their buffalo kill at Big Dam
  • One lioness from the Styx pride and her two cubs resting at their den south of Wessels camp
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and one cub resting at Nyala Crossing

 

Saturday, 29 October 2016
(38ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a buffalo bull at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding south of Kraaines Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at One Eye Pan

 

Female hyena and her youngster resting in the morning sun-Neil Coetzer

Female hyena and her youngster resting in the morning sun-Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 30 October 2016
(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, with a grey duiker kill on Sawmill Road
  • Six elephant bulls feeding around Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Chestnut open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on EP open area

 

 

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the five lions from the Tsalala pride, feeding on a buffalo kill east of Safari airstrip

 

Tsalala lion pride-Louis Liversage

Tsalala lion pride-Louis Liversage

Monday, 17 October 2016

(30ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride, resting at Buff Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South

 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

(24ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, still feeding on a warthog kill at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Serengeti open area
  • Moya, the female leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving east from Robson’s boundary

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

(29ºC)

  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting south of Buff Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants moving west from Rhino Ring West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North

 

Baby hyena-Louis Liversage

Baby hyena-Louis Liversage

Thursday, 20 October 2016

(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving north from Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting on Horseshoe West

 

Friday, 21 October 2016

(31ºC,15mm)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes moving south from Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffalo’s feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

(36ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Kudu Drift
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • One Birmingham male lion and three lionesses from the Styx pride resting on Treehouse East Road

 

Salayexe, the female leopard-Louis Liversage

Salayexe, the female leopard-Louis Liversage

Sunday, 23 October 2016

(37ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving west from EP Old driveway
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Three wild dogs moving north from A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A small breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding close to Leeukuil
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on EP open area

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, getting chased up a tree by three wild dogs at Big Dam

Salayexe and wild dogs- Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe and wild dogs- Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 October 2016

(32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from EP airstrip
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant feeding on Ximungwe Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Jerry Drive
  • One buffalo bull resting on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter moving east from EP airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Central Road
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting at Simbabmili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan Road

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

(31ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his warthog kill on Central Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on two buffalo kills on Safari Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter joining Anderson, the male leopard, on his warthog kill on Central Road
Young hyena running around-Dawie Jacobs

Young hyena running around-Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 13 October 2016

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, getting chased up a tree by three wild dogs at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Puff Adder Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east on Rhino Ring North
  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his warthog kill on Central Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Tamboti open area

 

Friday, 14 October 2016

(20ºC,3mm)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

(36ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about three buffaloes resting on A-Main
  • One elephant bull resting at Shirley’s open area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water on Rhulani Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from The Rocks
  • One buffalo bull resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Ngala open area
Tsalala male lion drinking water-Dawie Jacobs

Tsalala male lion drinking water-Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 October 2016

(38ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, drinking water at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area