Big 5 Sightings 25 September to 01 October 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard, at Linda’s Dam

Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard – Morné Fouché

Monday, 25 September 2017
(35ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Nyati-Bamba Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • A pack of about 13 wild dogs paying at Pungwe Crossing

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
(33, 20mmºC)

  • Ingrid dam, the young female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • Anderson, the female leopard, mating with Moya, the female leopard, at Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Guarri Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Kimbian’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rhulani Road
  • Two lionesses from the Styx pride resting with six cubs and one Birmingham male lion at Ingwe Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, walking east of Safari/Simbambili Cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Ingwe Pan

One Buffalo – Gerrit Ackerman

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kuala Bear Road
  • Two members from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs at Buff Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting at Our Father Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding at Rocky Road

Thursday, 28 September 2017
(21ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting a scrubhare on Josie Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Tamboti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Kuchava, the female leopard, feeding on her duiker kill at Chitwa driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Ngala open area

Friday, 29 September 2017
(33ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at 1st Windmill
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Nyala Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Ngala open area
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs on Tsololo Road

Elephants drinking water – Gerrit Ackerman-

Saturday, 30 September 2017
(28ºC)

  • Tingana, the female leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard, at Linda’s Dam
  • Hosana, the male leopard, moving north from Treehouse Pan with Thandi, the female leopard, following close by
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting at Wessels Old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding south of Gowrie Main

Sunday, 1 October 2017
(30ºC)

  • Hosana, the male leopard, moving north from Baboon Pan with Thandi, the female leopard following close by
  • Three Birmingham male lions moving east from MMM South
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting in Broken Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leadwood Road

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how gentle the Styx pride lioness when she carried her tiny cubs in her mouth to a new den.

One Styx lioness carying one of her cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 18 September 2017
(28ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard walking with her cub along Serengeti Pan
  • Four lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Horse Shoe open area
  • One elephant bull feeding at Southern Fork road
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting at Eagle Own crossing
  • Mvula the male leopard resting at Boundary Pan
  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Madash road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at East Bank Manyaleti

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
(32ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard feeding on an impala with her cub on Saseka road
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting with her duiker kill in a tree at Eagle own crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls walking along Puffadder rod
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at EP open area
  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding an Impala kill at
    Pungwe crossing

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
(32ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard playing with her cub at Saseka road
  • Ingrid Dam the young female leopard walking along Eagle own crossing to the South
  • One male lion of the Birmingham coalition resting at Misti Mati
  • Ingrid Dam the young female leopard walking along Pumphouse road
  • A breeding herds of about ten elephants feeding at Wessels kaya

One Wild dog – Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 21 September 2017
(32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking on Mabuza Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Nyati Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

Friday, 22 September 2017
(29ºC)

  • Eight members of the Styx lion pride resting on Ingwe open area
  • One lioness of the Styx pride moving her cubs to a new den in the Mholewati
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Moya, the female leopard’s cub in a tree at Serengeti Dam with a duiker kill

Saturday, 23 September 2017
(24ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard’s cub resting at Serengeti Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting in the Mholewati
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A pack of twelve wild dogs moving east on Southern Fork
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main Road

Styx lion pride playing in a Maroela tree – Dawie Lombard

Sunday, 24 September 2017
(25ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard and Moya,the female leopard moving south over Milkberry Road
  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride walking west on Seepline Road
  • Thandi, the female leopard feeding on a duiker kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • One wild dog running west on Central Road
  • One wild dog running west on Simbambili firebreak

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was One of the Ximhungwe lionesses being chased of her impala kill by a pack of hyenas at Picanini Utah pan

Ximhungwe lioness in tree – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 11 September 2017
(38ºC)

  • A breeding herd of thirty elephants feeding on Francolin road
  • One lioness of the Ximhungwe pride resting at Morningside
  • Tiyani the female leopard, drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Ximhungwe road

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
(36ºC)

  • The young Ingrid dam female resting at Broken Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley`s Open area
  • Tiyani the female leopard, drinking water at EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • One of the Ximhungwe lionesses moving east from Phungwe pan

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
(40ºC)

  • The Young Ingrid Dam female leopard feeding on her duiker kill on Seepline road
  • One of the Ximhungwe lionesses being chased of her impala kill by a pack of hyenas at Picanini Utah pan
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding around Old bushcamp
  • Eight members of the Styx pride walking over Mhisi Mati open area
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Sawmill road


Thursday, 14 September 2017
(34ºC)

  • Six members of the Styx lion pride resting north of Wessel`s camp
  • One Birmingham male lion resting south of Wessel`s camp
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Nyati Bamba road
  • Three members of the Styx lion pride hunting a warthog on Airport Link
  • Shadow the female leopard, moving north from Lost Track
  • The young Ingrid dam female, finishing her duiker kill south of Seepline
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North

Friday, 15 September 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Wetpatch road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhulani road
  • Hosana, the male leopard, resting west of Treehouse Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard mating with Kichava the female leopard, around Hamerkop Nest road
  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting at Ingwe pan
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding north of Treehouse Pan

Saturday, 16 September 2017
(37ºC)

  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on A-Main
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at EP open area
  • Mvula the male leopard, chasing a unknown male leopard away from his kill around Methlowani open area
  • The young Ingrid dam female leopard feeding on her impala kill south of 2nd Windmill
  • Mvula the male leopard, resting on Methluane open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil

Tiyani the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday,17 September 2017
(23ºC)

  • Eight members of the Styx lion pride feeding on their waterbuck kill on Chitwa open area
  • The Young Ingrid dam female resting on Eastern Bank Marikeng
  • Two of the Birmingham male lions and ten of the Nkuhuma pride moving west from Parallel Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP open area

 

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Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road

Tiyani, the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 4 September 2017
(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Star Chestnut Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Crossing
  • Thandi the female leopard stalking impalas on Road 47
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan

 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017
(33ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Kuala Bear Road
  • Moya, the female leopard and her cub chased away by Anderson, the male leopard, on Kudu Drift
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
(37ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at One Eye Pan
  • Two lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting at Jaggie Pan
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare kill on Tjololo Road
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Morning Side Pan

Fiery-necked Nightjar – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 7 September 2017
(36ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking along Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bushcamp East
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west in Marakeng
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving south from Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing

 

Friday, 8 September 2017
(35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting at Boer Bean Pan
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting White Cloth open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rampan

 

Saturday, 9 September 2017
(36ºC)

  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting on Seef’s Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixteen Crossing Road
  • Anderson the male leopard mating with Moya the female leopard, on Kuala Bear Road
  • Mvula the male leopard, feeding on the young Ingrid Dam female`s kill at Safari Dam
  • Moya`s young female leopard cub, resting at Bigdam

Verraux Eagle-owl – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 10 September 2017
(35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Pungwe Island
  • Anderson the male leopard mating with Moya the female leopard, on Kuala Bear Road
  • Seven members of the Styx pride and three Birmingham male lions resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Moya the female leopard`s cub moving east from the Rocks

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 28 August to 03 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Pangolin foraging for food around Pungwe Pan

Pangolin – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 28 August 2017
(27ºC)

  • A Breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Shirley`s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding at Mhisi Mati
  • Eight members of the Styx lion pride resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Tingana the male leopard, moving west from Mhisi Mati

 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding west of Shirley`s Crossing
  • Two females of the Ximungwe pride resting south of Simbambili Dam
  • The young Ingrid dam female leopard resting on Tsololo Road
  • Tingana the male leopard, resting on Mafufunyane Road

 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • One lioness of the Ximungwe pride mating with a Birmingham male lion on Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding around Pommies Pan
  • Moya the female leopard hunting impala south of Big Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Hyena at night – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 31 August 2017
(28ºC)

  • Five wild dogs running south along Robson`s boundary
  • Another pack of nine wild dogs resting on Bushcamp West
  • Anderson the male leopard resting at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One Lioness of the Ximungwe pride mating with one of the Birmingham male lions on Tsololo road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at EP open area

 

Friday, 1 September 2017
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding north of Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Hosana the male leopard, stalking impalas east of Baboon Pan
  • Mvula the male leopard resting on MMM North
  • Three of the young lion cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting at MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Saturday, 2 September 2017
(26ºC)

  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions moving west from Pommies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing
  • One pangolin foraging at Pungwe Pan

Styx female lion – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 3 September 2017
(27ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants on A-main Road
  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Simbambili open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 August 2017

The Big 5 highlights of the week were to see the new cubs of the Nkuhuma pride. The young lioness took them one by one in her mouth and moved them to a new den.

One Nkhuma female lioness with a cub – Morné Fouché

Monday, 21 August 2017
(30ºC)

  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Fourteen members of the Nkuhuma lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Road 7

 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo’s resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride, their six cubs and two Birmingham male lions resting at Baboon Pan
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • One pangolin feeding on Ngala open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pungwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
(32ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, Moya, the female leopard and her cub resting in the same tree with an impala kill west of Saseka Road
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Old Ingrid Dam, the female leopard and her cub moving west on our southern boundary
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride of lions resting on Lucas open area
  • One heavenly pregnant lioness of the Styx pride resting on Ingwe open area
  • Thamba, the young male leopard moving around Chitwa Dam

One Buffalo – Morné Fouché

 

Thursday, 24 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Wetpatch open area
  • Two Honey badgers walking along Wetpatch Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting around EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Tsalala Road

 

Friday, 25 August 2017
(28ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard and her cub feeding on her impala kill on A-main Road
  • One lioness of the Tsalala pride walking south from Big Dam
  • Three Wild dogs running south from A-main Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Saturday, 26 August 2017
(27ºC)

  • Eight members of the Styx pride of lions walking south along the Eastern Bank Marakeni
  • Three wild dogs hunting impalas at Mhisi Mati
  • A breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding at Gowrie Main
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on our southern boundary
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Parallel Road
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard walking west on Safari driveway

One Wild Dog – Morné Fouché

 

Sunday, 27 August 2017
(26ºC)

  • One Pangolin feeding at Pungwe Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her scrub hare kill east of Simbambili Dam
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride and their six cubs resting south of Mhisi Mati.
  • A small breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Thamba, the young male leopard resting next to Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Ngala open area

 

 

 

 

 

 

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