Big 5 Sightings 26 March to 1 April

Flap Neck Chameleon
– Gert Smit

Monday,26 March  2018
(32ºC)
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Puffader Road
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs resting at 2nd Windmill Road
  • One buffalo bull walking along Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Red Dam
  • Nkuhuma female lions chasing the Tsalala female lions South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants walking East at Pumptrack
  • 8 Buffalo bulls resting at Kudu Drift Road
 Tuesday,27 March 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking East at Airport Link road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants walking East over MMM South
  • Three buffalo buls resting in the water at Rampan
  • Xidulu the female leopard on a Grey Duiker kill at Southern Fork Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking South at Horsshoe West Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions walking East at Londoz Boundry Road
 Wednesday,28 March 2018
(34ºC)
 
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at Serengeti pan
  • One elephant bull walking on Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding at Safari/Shirley`s Cutline road
  • Nsele the female leopard walking West along EP/Shirley`s Cutline Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard walking South West on Mamba Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam

Sabi Sand Sunset.
– Gert Smit

Thursday,29 March 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking West on Zebra Drive Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring South
  • One of the Styx female lions and 3 cubs walking West at Ingwe Pan
Friday,30 March 2018
(35ºC)
 
  • A pack of 7 wild dogs moving west on Londolozi boundary
  • A pack of 7 wild dogs resting on EP Driveway
  • Xidulu the female leopard drinking water at Boundary Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Five cubs of the Styx pride resting at Brown Ivory Extension
  • One elephant bull moving west on MMM North
Saturday,31 March 2018
(36ºC)
 
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Buff Scull South
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Tree House Pan
  • The Styx pride of lions resting on Wessels/Little Gowrie Cut Line Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 buffalos resting at Picanini Utah Dam

Giraffe
– Gert Smit

Sunday,01 April 2018
(26ºC) 17mm
 
  • Tingana the male leopard walking on Tree House East Road
  • Hosana the male leopard walking at Chitwa Dam
  • Ingrid Dam’s female leopard with her cub feeding on a grey duiker at Chestnut Open
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting in the mud east of Picanini Utha Dam
  • A small breeding herd of about 5 elephants moving east of Ingwe Dam

 

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 March

Martial Eagle – Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 19 March 2018
(36ºC)
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on the impala kill east of Elephant Plains airstrip
  • One young lioness moving east from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard scent marking on Simbambili firebreak
     
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Xidulu, the female leopard stalking impalas close to Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard scent marking around 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Tamboti Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline Road

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
(37ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard and Hukumuri, the male leopard having a standoff east of Safari airstrip
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting on EP open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Tamboti Crossing

    Thamba the male leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

     
Thursday, 22 March 2018
(24ºC)
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Tsololo
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs having a standoff with 6 hyenas on EP Old driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rocky Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding South of Tamboti Crossing
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on a termite mound on horseshoe Open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty Elephants feeding on Madash Road
     
Friday,23 March 2018
(27ºC, 15mm rain)
 
  • One Buffalo bull resting at Seefs pan
  • A breeding heard of about twenty buffalos feeding at EP Shirlys Cutline
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Old Borehole Road
  • Three elephants feeding west on A Main
  • A small breeding herd of about 12 buffaloes feeding on Robsons boundary
     
Saturday,24 March 2018
(34ºC, 25mm rain)
 
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding heard of about ten elephants walking east over MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robsons boundary
  • One Buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding heard of about ten Elephants walking South over Makulu Open area
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting at 2nd Windmill
  • Xidulu the female leopard drinking water at Pommies Pan
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs resting on One Eye Pan open area

    Hyena chased by Nkuhuma female lion – Gerrit Ackerman

     
Sunday,25 March 2018
(34ºC)
 
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Airport Link Road
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs hunting and killing an impala south of Seefs Pan Road
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting on EP open area
  • Tsalala pride of lions resting at Bushcamp East
  • A breeding heard of about 12 elephants drinking water at Tamboti Open Area
     

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 March 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some quality time with Sebuye and her two small cubs.

Sebuye’s small cubs – Morné Fouché

 

Monday, 12 March 2018
(36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Eleven sub adult lions of the Mhangene pride chasing the Styx pride of their giraffe kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • The daughter of the Ingrid Dam female leopard resting in a tree close to Rocky Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions scent marking on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding around 47 open area

 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
(36ºC)

  •  A pack of 8 wild dogs hunting and killing an impala south of Seefs Pan
  • One lioness and three cubs of the Styx pride of the lions resting on the northern side of Safari airstrip
  • Two of the Birmingham male lions resting south of Ingwe Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a bushbuck kill on EP floodplain
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
 
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
(38ºC)
 
  • Thamba, the male leopard resting on Chitwa open area
  • Two of the Birmingham male lions resting on south of Treehouse Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Chitwa open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her bushbuck kill on EP floodplain
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs hunting impala’s at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Simbambili Dam

Hyena and Wild dog stand off – Morné Fouché

 
Thursday, 15 March 2018
(40ºC)
 
  • Xidulu, the female leopard scent marking on Zebra Drive
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard moving north from Buff Scull south
  • A pack of 8 wild dog playing on Shirley’s open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Styx pride of lions and two Birmingham male lions resting close to Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • One elephant bull playing in the water at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Friday, 16 March 2018
(33ºC)
 
  • Two Birmingham male lions scent marking on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on the eastern side of Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull feeding around Treehouse Pan

 

Saturday, 17 March 2018
(23ºC)
 
  • A small breeding herd of about 5 elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking and killing a young female impala east of Elephant Plains airstrip
  • One big elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • One big elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam

One Buffalo Bull – Morné Fouché

 
Sunday, 18 March 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on the impala kill east of Elephant Plains airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard with an impala kill in a tree south of Treehouse Pan
  • Sebuye, the female leopard and her two cubs playing close to MM boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Thamba, the male leopard resting on a termite mount on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp Pan
  • A small breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

 

 

 

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