Big 5 Sightings 05 – 11 March 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani the female leopard
 

Tiyani Female Leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 5 March 2018
(36 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about five elephants walking on Wetpatch Road
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion resting at Eagle owl crossing
  • A pack of nine Wild dogs moving south from Arhatusa airstrip to Lodolozi
  • One Buffalo bull at GBR crossing
  • Hukumuri the male leopard mating with Xidulu close to Parallel road
  • Thamba the male leopard moving north from Chitwa driveway
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male resting close to Eagle owl crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls at Siringeti Crossing

Tuesday, 6 March 2018
(37 ºC)

  • Hukumuri the male leopard mating with Xidulu close to Parallel road
  • Three Elephant moving east from Tamboti open area
  • Anderson the male leopard crossing to Londolozi close to Milkberry road
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffalo’s at Poachers corner
  • A breeding herd of five elephants on Kudu drift
     

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
(38 ºC)

  • Styx pride of lions And one Birmingham male lion resting on Mfezi Open
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Poachers Corner
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking at Saseka Road
  • The Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion resting at Shirly Elephant plains cutline
  • A breeding herd of about eight buffalos resting at Rhino Pan
  • Hukumuri the male leopard moving north over Simbambili cutline

    One male Hippo – Gerrit Ackerman

     

Thursday, 8 March 2018
(36 ºC)

  • Moya’s young female cub hunting on Rhino ring east
  • The Styx pride of lions resting west of Eagle owl crossing
  • A pack of nine wild dogs resting on Safari airstrip
  • A single elephant bull moving west over MMM north
  • Moya the female leopard sleeping at the mud wallows on Rhino ring east
  • A pack of nine wild dogs feeding on a male impala close to second windmill
     

 Friday, 9 March 2018
(32 ºC)

  • A pack of nine wild dogs caught a female impala on Elephant plains delivery road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving east on Londolozi boundry
  • A large elephant bull moving south from Big dam
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting at Five way junction
  • Ingrid dam the female leopard resting in a tree at Chesnut open area
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting at Nyala crossing
  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding on a duiker in a tree Bushcamp east
     

Saturday, 10 March 2018
(31 ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard resting east of Bushcamp east
  • Tingana the male leopard resting west of Chitwa dam wall
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west over Chitwa open area
  • Two elephant bulls moving east on Gowrie main
  • A unknown female lion moving north on Ingala open area
  • A pack of eight wild dogs moving east over Elephant plains driveway
  • Three male buffalo close to the fence line west of Elephant plains driveway
     

    Sand pack of wild Dogs – Gerrit Ackerman

Sunday, 11 March 2018
(36 ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard moving east through Elephant plains lodge
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Landcruiser crossing
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting close to One eye pan
  • A elephant bull moving east from Big dam
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting on Mfesi open area
  • Styx pride of lions resting west of Big dam
  • A herd of about ten elephants moving west over Robsons boundry
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 26 February to 04 March

African Sunrise
– Gert Smit

Monday, 26 February 2018
(24ºC)
 
  • Ingrid dam the female leopard and her cub resting on londoz Boundary Road
  • Xidulu the female leopard on a Impala kill at Tamboti Open Area
  • A breeding heard of about fifteen Elephants walking on Puffadder Road
  • Three Ground Horn bills at Serengeti and Manyeleti crossing
  • Tingana the male leopard resting at Chitwa Dam wall
  • Styx pride of lions resting in side MM close to White Cloth open Area
  • One Matimba male lion still in its Waterbuck kill at Pumphouse Road
  • One elephant bull walking on Pumphouse Road
     
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
(31ºC)
  • Ingrid dam the female leopard and her Cub still on a Impala Male kill at Londoz Boundary road
  • Xidulu the female leopard still on her Impala kill at Tamboti Open Area
  • Sibuye the female leopard walking West on A main Road
  • Nsele the female leopards Cub walking on fire break East
  • A breeding heard of about Seven elephants walking West from Kraaines
  • One elephant bull walking on EP Airstrip
  • Tingana the male leopard and Thamba the young male leopard on a kill at Chitwa Dam wall
  • One Matimba male lion still on it’s kill at Pumphouse Road
  • A Breeding heard of about five elephants walking west from Pauls House
     
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
(32ºC)
  • One Ximhungwe lioness walking West on Fire break Road
  • A breeding heard of about Ten elephants walking on Londoz Boundry
  • One elephant bull on Drongo North Road
  • One Elephant bull on Rhino ring South
  • One Ximhungwe lioness resting at Pommies Pan Road
  • Anderson the male leopard walking on 2nd Right Road
  • Sibuye the female leopard walking North on Londoz Boundry Road
  • A breeding heard of about fifteen elephants walking on One Eye Pan Road

    Styx Pride of Lions – Gert Smit

     

Thursday, 01 March 2018
(33ºC)
 
  • A breedinh heard of about five elephants walking on Londoz Bpundry Road
  • A breeding heard of about twenty elephants feeding at Bushcamp Open Area
  • Eight buffalo bulls walking on Pungwe Island
  • A breeding heard of about twelfth elephants in the water at Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines
  • One elephant bull walking to Big Dam
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion walking on Londoz Boundry west
     
Friday, 02 March 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking East on 15th crossing Road
  • A breeding heard of about twenty elephants walking on Centeral Road
  • Tamba the young male leopard and Hosana the male leopard and Quarintine the male leopard all walking close to Chitwa Airstrip
  • Breeding heard of about twenty elephants on Londoz boundry
  • One elephant bull walking on Zebra Drive Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • One buffalo bull on Saseka Road
  • A breeding heard of about fifty elephants walking at White cloth open area
     
Saturday, 03 March 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • Styx pride of lions and One Birmingham male lion resting on Mfezi open area
  • One elephant bull walking on Cutline Road
  • A breeding heard of about ten elephants at Serengeti and Manyeleti crossing
  • A breeding heard of about ten elephants walking on Londoz Boundry Road
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion moving South o Mfezi Open
  • A breeding heard of about ten elephants playing in the water at Serengeti / Mantaleti crossing

    Ximungwe pride of lions
    -Gert Smit

     

Sunday, 4 March 2018
(34ºC)
 
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Grizly bear crossing
  • A breeding heard of about sixteen elephants feeding at Shirlys crossing
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion resting at Madash South Road
  • A pack of about eight wild dogs resting at Boundry Pan
  • Ingrid dam`s female leopard cub resting at Chestnut Open
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at KBR Road
  • Styx pride of lions and one Birmingham male lion resting at Seefspan Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting at Rhulani Road
  • A breeding heard of about seven elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at GBR crossing

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 February

Scrub hare grooming – Morné Arnold

Monday, 19 February 2018
(`33ºC)
 
  • A pack of eight Wilddogs moving East from Leeu Kuil
  • A herd of about Twenty Elephants moving North from Big Dam
  • Hukumuri the male leopard moving North from Baboons Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 300 Buffalos moving South over Chitwa cutline
  • Xidulu the Female Leopard walking on 2nd Windmall Road
  • Nine Buffalo Bulls resting in the water at Seringeti Pan
  • Breeding heard of about twenty Elephants feeding on Zebra drive
     
 
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • A pack of eight wilddogs running on Seepline
  • Xidulu the female leopard on a impala kill at Xinzele Road
  • Two elephants walking on Kimbians Road
  • A breeding heard of about twenty elephants feeding on Makulu Open Area
  • A breeding heard of about 15 elephants feeding on Marula bult central
  • Two buffalo bulls on Seseka Road
  • Xidulu the female leopard feeding on a impala kill at Xinzele Road
     
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • A breeding heard of about twenty Elephants on A Main
  • Hukumuri the male leopard and Xidulu the female leopard on a impala kill on Xinzele Road
  • One Birmingham male lion resting on Chitwa Airstrip
  • Tingana the male leopard resting in a tree close to Chitwa Airstrip
  • A pack of eight wilddogs resting at Arathusa open area
  • Two of the Tsalala pride of lions and one young one resting on Londoz boundry
  • A breeding heard of about twenty elephants on Londoz Boundry
  • Tiyani the female leopard on a Impala kill at EP driveway
 

Hukumuri Male leopard – Morné Arnold

Thursday, 22 February 2018
(28ºC)

 
  • Moya the female leopard resting on Saseka Road
  • Pack of eight wilddogs running on Wetpatch Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard on a impala kill at EP Driveway
  • One elephant bull walking on Sawmill Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard still on kill at EP drive way
  • Two Birgminghams male lions resting on MM and Wessels cutline
  • Sibuye the female leopard and two cubs resting at White cloth open area
  • Three Elephants walking on Little Gowrie and Hofmans cutline
     
 
Friday, 23 February 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Styx pride of Lions resting on Chitwa drive way
  • Pack of eight wilddogs resting on EP drive way
  • Tiyani the female leopard still on her kill at EP drive way
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti open area
  • One elephant bull on Chesnut Open area
  • Tingana the male leopard walking on Chitwa Cutline
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Rhino ring east
  • One buffalo bull on Seseka Road
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting on Milkberry Road
  • One elephant bull on Marula bult south
  • A breeding heard of about 15 elephants on Seepline Road
  • Three Ground Hornbills on Mfezi Road
     
 
Saturday, 24 February 2018
(34ºC)
 
  • Tiyani the female leopard still on her kill on EP drive way
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • One elephant bull on EP drive way
  • A  breeding heard of about five elephant s walking on Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of six elephants walking on Marula bult North
     
 

 

Giant Plaited Lizard – Morné Arnold

Sunday, 25 February 2018
(28ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking on 2nd Windmall Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on Kudu drift Road
  • One elephant bull walking on Easten Band Manyeleti
  • Ingrid dam the female leopard daughter resting on Londoz boundry
  • One young male lion of the Tsalala pride moving east from Seringeti Manyaleti crossing
  • Styx pride of lions resting at Tree house pan
  • Matimba male lion on a waterbuck kill at Pumphouse Road
     

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 February

Tiyani female leopard – Gert Smit

Monday, 12 February 2018
(`34ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Wetpatch open area
  • Eight wild dogs having a stand off with ten hyenas on on Chestnut open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Big Dam
     
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Hosana, the young male leopard resting on a termite mount south of Gowrie Main
  • Three, buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions feasting on a female kudu kill on Grasscut Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, having a stand off with a hyena on Mamba Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on marula fruits on Big Dam Link South
 
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • Hosana, the male leopard with a juvenile buffalo kill in a marula tree on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on MMM North
  • One Birmingham male lions resting at Mhisi Mati open area
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking water at A-main
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the mud wallows on Kudu Drift
  • Two big elephant bulls moving south on Grasscut Road
  • One big elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam

    Sands pack of wild dogs – Gert Smit

Thursday, 15 February 2018
(34ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard with a bushbuck kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Four big elephant bulls feeding on Simbambili Makhulu open area
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • A pack of 11 African wild dogs moving west from MMM North
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • The Styx pride of lions and two Birmingham male lions resting on Little Gowrie/Hoffmans cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on MMM North
     
Friday, 16 February 2018
(33ºC)
 
  • One elephant bulls feeding on MMM North
  • Two elephant bulls swimming in Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Seefs Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Sibuye, the female leopard and her two tiny cubs resting at the den close to MM boundary
  • A big breeding herd of about 700 buffaloes feeding on MMM North
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting in a marula tree on MMM North
  • Three big elephant bulls feeding on Simbambili firebreak
     
Saturday, 17 February 2018
(34ºC, 6mm rain)
 
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard and her cub resting on Chestnut open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on bushbuck kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Big Dam Link South
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions and three Birmingham male lions resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting close to Kimbians Crossing
  • Xidulu, the female leopard with a scrub hare kill in a marula tree on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Mafufunyane Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 ele3phants feeding on EP open area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road

    Nkuhuma pride of lions – Gert Smit

Sunday, 18 February 2018
(33ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Maraken Drive
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • One elephants bull feeding on Kudu Drift Road
  • Four Ground hornbills at Red Dam
  • Anderson the male Leopard resting on Big Dam Link South in Londolozi
  • Two Buffalo bulls feeding on Londolozi Boundry
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants close to Buff Pan
     

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 February

Hosana – The Male Leopard
Pieter Dannhauser

Monday, 5 February 2018
(34ºC)
  • Pack of ten Wilddogs running south of Mhisi Mati
  • Sibuye the female leopard resting on Hofmans Wessels cutline
  • Six Buffalo bulls walking on Ekiso Road
  • One Elephant bull at Safari Open Area
  • Hosana the young male Leopard drinking water close to Hoffmans Little Gowrie cutline
  • Eight Buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan Road
  • Breeding herd of about fifteen Elephants feeding close to Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
(32ºC)
  • Thamba the young male Leopard resting on Parallel road
  • Xidulu the female Leopard drinking water at Elly Ally
  • The daughter of Maya the female Leopard resting on A Main
  • A breeding herd of about forty Elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Anderson the male Leopard resting at Big Dam
  • Six Buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty Elephants feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch

 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
(32ºC)
  • Tiyani the female Leopard on a kill at Gaby’s causeway
  • Thamba the young male Leopard still on it’s kill at Parallel road
  • Hukumuri the male Leopard walking at Pungwe island
  • A breeding herd of twenty Elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty Elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Three Buffalo bulls resting on Mamba Road
  • Tingana the male Leopard and Thandi the female Leopard walking towards Jaggi Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten Elephants feeding on Zebra Drive

Cape Buffalo
-Pieter Dannhauser

 

Thursday, 8 February 2018
(34ºC)
  • One Elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Nkuhumas pride of Lions and two Birmingham male Lions resting on Mutzenzeleke Road
  • One Buffalo Bull resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Nkuhumas pride of Lions and two Birmingham male Lions on a Impala kill on Parallel road
  • Hukumuri the male Leopard walking on Second Windmill road
  • Breeding herd of about twenty Elephants feeding on Hoffmans and Little Gowrie cutline
     
Friday, 9 February 2018
(33ºC)
  • A breeding herd of about twenty Elephants feeding on Southern fork
  • The daughter of Moya the female Leopard resting on our Southern Boundary
  • Group of about eight Buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Two Buffalo bulls resting on Saseka Road
  • Hosana the male Leopard resting on Chitwa dam wall
  • One Elephant bull feeding on Gowrie main
  • One Elephant bull feeding on Baboons pan
 
Saturday, 10 February 2018
(30ºC)
  • A small breeding herd of about eight Elephants walking on Elly Carkas
  • Two Buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines
  • Breeding herd of about thirty Elephants feeding on Marula bult central
  • Husana the young male Leopard resting at Chitwa Dam
  • Another breeding herd of About Twenty Elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One big Elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • One big Elephant bull feeding on One Eye Pan Road
     

Ntsele cub
-Pieter Dannhauser

Sunday, 11 February 2018
(35ºC)
  • The Styx pride of Lions resting on Cutline little Gowrie
  • Breeding herd of about three hundred Buffalo walking on Gowrie Main
  • Xidulu the female Leopard walking on Madash Road
  • A pack of eight Wilddogs running East on Wetpatch Road
  • Hukumuri the male Leopard walking on Gowrie Main Road
  • Thandi the female Leopard with her Cub resting on Gowrie Main just East of Baboons Pan
  • Tiyani the female Leopard resting on Bushcamp East
  • Two male Buffalos on Elly Carcass resting in the mud wallows
  • A breeding herd of about thirty Elephants at Chitwa Dam

Big five sightings 29 January to 4 February

Monday, 29 January 2018
(38ºC)

Nkuhma pride’s cub – Gerrit Ackerman

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Grass Cut Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Pan road
  • Anther breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Puffadder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult North
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
 
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
(26ºC)
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on a kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Two female lions of the Zimungwe pride resting on the firebreak close to Robson’s Boundary
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride and one Birmingham male feeding on a waterbuck kill on Chitwa open area
  • Anther breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Hosana, the young male leopard, walking along 2nd Windmill road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on EP open area
 
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
(31ºC, 25mm rain)
  • Ten wild dogs resting at Sixes and Chestnut road junction
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting at Our Fathers crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Shortcut to Wetpatch
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari Airstrip
  • One Birmingham male lion walking along A-Main road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding around A-Main road

    Birmingham brother – Gerrit Ackerman

 
Thursday, 1 February 2018
(28ºC)
  • Thamba, the young male leopard, resting on a termite mount on Marula Bult North
  • A pack of ten wild dogs resting north of Ximungwe road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mfezi open area
 
Friday, 2 February 2018
(36ºC)
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Rhulani Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding north of Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting at 2nd Windmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main Road
 
Saturday, 3 February 2018
(30ºC)
  • Thamba, the young male leopard, stalking impala on Xinzele Road
  • Nsele and Tiyani, the female leopards, having a stand-off on Ekiso Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Madash Road

    Thamba Male leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

 
Sunday, 4 February 2018
(33ºC)
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Moya, the female leopard, with an impala kill on Mfezi Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road