Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub walking through camp
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 17 June 2019 (24ºC)

  • Two cheetah walking towards MMM South from Arathusa Airstrip
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an Impala kill at Boerbean Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Ring South
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking at Pommies Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill on EP Parallel
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along EP Airstrip

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 (25ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking through the Rhino Ring block
  • Two members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Madash South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along EP Driveway
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Saseka Road

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 (23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Gabe’s Causeway

Thursday, 20 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • A pack of ten African wild dogs infront of Simbambili Lodge
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along the Londolozi boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting west of Ntoma crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, had a short interaction with Tiyani, the female leopard, on The Island

Friday, 21 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along KBR
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, walking along Seepline Road
  • The Torchwood pride of lions crossing into Kruger National Park
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan

Saturday, 22 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • The Styx pride of lions resting near Rhino Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting along Saseka Road
  • Two large elephant bulls feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding near Ntoma Crossing
  • Moya, the female leopard, killed a scrub hare on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • A breeding herd of about fourty elephants feeding at Leeukuil
  • One buffalo bull drinking at Rhino Pan

Sunday,23 June 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on EP Floodplain
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, crossing into Londolozi
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants swimming at Leeukuil

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was a clan of over fifteen hyenas that chased two female lionesses off their zebra kill on EP Shirley’s cutline
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 10 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • A pack of ten African wild dogs walking along Londolozi boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill on Nyati Bamba road
  • One female cheetah hunting impala south of Mhisi Mati 
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wessels/Little Gowrie Cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding a warthog kill on Sixes Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on PU Driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on Sawmill Road

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting by his warthog kill on Sixes Road
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting with a zebra kill on EP/Simbambili Cutline
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting at their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Simbambili Cutline
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting with a duiker kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A clan of over fifteen hyenas chased two Nkuhuma lionesses off their zebra kill on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • One female cheetah resting on Safari Airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Saffron Road

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Ngala Open
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam 
  • One female cheetah resting at Safari Airstrip
  • One buffalo bull walking along Rhino Pan
  • Three members of the Torchwood pride of lions walking towards the Kruger National Park Boundary
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting with her baboon kill at Serengeti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 13 June 2019 (22ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions hunting on Francolin Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Manyeleti Fence Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Ngala Open
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at EP Flood Plains
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill at EP Manyeleti Crossing

Friday, 14 June 2019 (19ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Shirley’s Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her duiker kill on A-Main Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Star Chestnut
  • Hosanna, the male leopard, stalking impala at Serengeti Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Milkberry Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Rhino Ring South
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Chitwa Driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Dead End Crossing

Saturday, 15 June 2019 (20ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting with their impala kill at Boerbean Pan
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting at Bush Camp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island
  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on her duiker kill at A-Main Road
  • Two members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Shirley’s Cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Robson’s Boundary
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 16 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Mamba Road
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, hunting along Kudu Drift
  • The Styx pride of lions resting on Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along the fence line
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Land Cruiser Crossing
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Big Dam

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 June 2019

Photo by Andrew Bartlet
  • The highlight of the week was a pack of ten African wild dogs playing on Sawmill road

 

Monday, 03 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Kimbeon’s Crossing
  • A herd of about 20 elephants wallowing at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at EP Open

 

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 (24ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, with a fresh duiker kill on Saffron
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Big Dam
  • One Avoca male and the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Horseshoe West
  • One elephant bull mobile on A-main

 

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 (31ºC)

  • The young Nkuhuma male and young Mhangeni male lion mobile towards Ram Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti Open
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride resting North of Ram Pan
  • One Avoca male and 4 Nkuhuma lionesses hunting impala at 2nd Windmill
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting at their kill on Saffron Road
  • A herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Impala Road

 

Thursday, 06 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, with a fresh warthog kill at Makhulu Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill in front of Silvan Lodge
  • A herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • A herd of about 30 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • A bull elephant feeding on Seepline

 

Friday, 07 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting at his warthog kill at Makhulu Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill in front of Silvan Lodge
  • A pack of ten African wild dogs playing on Sawmill road
  • A herd of about 35 elephants drinking at Bushcamp Pan
  • A herd of 15 elephants feeding around Saseka Road
  • A pack of ten African wild dogs resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Three members of the Styx lion pride on a zebra kill at Londolozi Robson’s Corner
  • A herd of about 40 elephants mobile north from Londolozi boundary
  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Marula Bult South.

 

Saturday, 08 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride mobile east along Londolozi boundary
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Bushcamp Pan
  • Three elephant bulls drinking at Ram Pan
  • A herd of fifteen elephants feeding at Horseshoe East road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting west of Safari Airstrip
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Madash S-bend
  • A herd of about 10 elephants at the Island feeding
  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride resting at Our Father’s Crossing

 

Sunday, 09 June 2019 (22ºC)

  • One Avoca male lion resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One elephant bull feeding at Londoz Drift
  • A herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Sawmill
  • A herd of thirty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Four members of the Nkhuma lion pride sleeping at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull mobile across Robson’s boundary
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, on a fresh impala kill at Safari Airstrip

 

 

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