Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, with an impala kill.

Tiyani, the female leopard on an impala kill - Neil Coetzer

Tiyani, the female leopard on an impala kill – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 8 August 2016
(24ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, moving west from Saseka Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving north from Land Cruiser Crossing with Anderson, the male leopard following close by
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016
(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Rhino Ring South with Anderson, the male leopard, resting close by
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at Puff Adder View Point

 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016
(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Kraaines Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on A-main
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP Open Area
Karula the female leopards cub feeding on an impala kill - Neil Coetzer

Karula the female leopards cub feeding on an impala kill – Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 11 August 2016
(27ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub, resting on Our Western Boundary
  • Karula, the female leopard and her two cubs, feeding on an impala kill on Wessel’s Old Driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Rampan
  • Tingana, the male leopard and Shadow, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Mutsenzeleke Road

 

Friday, 12 August 2016

(26ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill on Mutsenzeleke Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on an impala kill on Pungwe Island
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Pommies Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Buffalo Skull Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty-five elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Pungwe Island Crossing
Tsalala pride - Neil Coetzer

Tsalala pride – Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 14 August 2016

(30ºC)

  • Three Birmingham male lions resting at Knobthorn Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Simbambili Open Area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and catching a grey duiker on Pungwe Island
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Big 5 Sightings 01 to 08 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five members of the Tsalala pride of lions resting at Big Dam

Young male from Tsala pride - Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Young male from Tsala pride – Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Monday, 1 August 2016
(24ºC)

  • The daughter of the Ingrid Dam female leopard, moving south from Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffalos drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Ingwe Pan

 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016
(25ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter, Tiyani, feeding on an impala kill Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos moving south from Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Leeukuil

 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Nyala Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, stalking a nyala male on EP Delivery Road
Moya the female leopard - Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Moya the female leopard – Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Thursday, 4 August 2016
(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • The three lionesses of the Styx lion pride and their eight cubs resting close to Treehouse Pan
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Little Gowrie Driveway
  • Thandi the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Faga Nauw road
  • The daughter of Nsele the female leopard, resting at Broken Dam

 

Friday, 5 August 2016

(22ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding around Wetpatch Open Area
  • Three lionesses of the Styx lion pride and eight of their cubs playing on Little Gowrie/ Wessels Cutline
  • The Ingrid Dam young female leopard resting up in a tree at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari Driveway

Saturday, 6 August 2016

(22ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala pride of lions resting at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her daughter Tiyani moving west from Kudu Drift
  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Leopard Drift
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Shirley`s Crossing
Buffalo bull - Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Buffalo bull – Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Sunday, 7 August 2016

(23ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, still feeding on her impala kill on Leopard Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from Rhino Ring West
  • The Ingrid Dam female leopard moving north from Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding at Shirley`s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
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Big 5 Sightings 25 to 31 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, and Tiyani, her daughter, standing their ground against an opportunistic hyena.

Salayexe, Tiyani and an oppurtunistic hyena - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe, Tiyani and an oppurtunistic hyena – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 25 July 2016
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter, Tiyani, resting on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, and her cub finishing their impala kill on Parallel Road
  • Moya, the female leopard, stalking a grey duiker on Saseka Road

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stole the duiker kill from Moya, the female leopard, just west of Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Serengeti open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Mhisi Mati
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Little Gowrie Pan

 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
(26ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, scent marking on Road 47
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Road 47
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Little Gowrie Driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her daughter Tiyani, resting at Nyala Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on EP Delivery Road
Curious young elephant - Dawie Jacobs

Curious young elephant – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 28 July 2016
(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Buffalo Scull North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Three buffalo bulls resting around Pungwe Pan
  • Three wild dogs drinking water at Rhino Ring South
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Kimbians Crossing

 

Friday, 29 July 2016

(28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the young female leopard, resting on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Chestnut Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Kimbians Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at EP Pan

 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Broken Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Saseka Road
  • The daughter of the Ingrid’s Dam female leopard, moving south on Safari Airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at EP Pan
Hyena youngsters playing- Dawie Jacobs

Hyena youngsters playing- Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 31 July 2016

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti Pan
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Grasscut Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Open Area
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Big 5 sightings 18 – 24 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male hippo’s fighting over territory at big dam

Two male hippo bulls fighting - Lee Wayne Lubbe

Two male hippo bulls fighting – Lee Wayne Lubbe

Monday, 18 July 2016
(23ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Chestnut open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Ngala open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Grasscut Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Pungwe open area
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Mhisi Mati
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Chitwa driveway

 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
(27ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalo’s feeding at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
Salayexe the female leopard - Lee Wayne Lubbe

Salayexe the female leopard – Lee Wayne Lubbe

Thursday, 21 July 2016
(26ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion drinking water at Little Gowrie Pan
  • Another Birmingham male lion moving south from Little Gowrie driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Mfesi open area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Wessels Old driveway

 

Friday, 22 July 2016

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Three Birmingham male lions and three Styx female lions resting with eight cubs south of Little Gowrie Lodge
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Treehouse Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Rhino Ring North
  • Tsakani, the female leopard resting at Simbambili Dam

 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

(25ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard resting west of MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo’s moving east from EP airstrip
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Parallel Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam Link North
  • One elephant bull feeding at Red Dam
One lion cub from the Styx  pride - Lee Wayne Lubbe

One lion cub from the Styx pride – Lee Wayne Lubbe

Sunday, 24 July 2016

(16ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard and herd cub still feeding on an impala kill on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Lowveld Link Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Seefs pan road
  • A breeding herd of about four hundred buffalos feeding on Impala road
  • Salayexe the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani feeding on a Nyala kill on Seefs pan road
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Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma female with her three small cubs on the buffalo kill on Parallel Road

Nkuhuma female and cubs - Morné Fouché

Nkuhuma female and cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 11 July 2016
(22ºC)

  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Parallel Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Parallel North
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from Tamboti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island open area
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalo’s feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalo’s drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride and three cubs feeding on a buffalo kill on Parallel Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Elephant Carcass Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shudulu Road

 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter still feeding on their impala kill just south of Kimbians Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding on EP/Simbambili Cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Simbambili Dam

 

Tiyani, the female leopard - Morné Fouché

Tiyani, the female leopard – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 14 July 2016
(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, still feeding on their impala kill in the Manyeleti river south of Kimbian`s crossing.
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants drinking water at E.P open area
  • Nsele`s the female leopard`s daughter, resting on a termite mound on our western boundary

Friday, 15 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard, her cub and older daughter on a male duiker kill in a tree on Second Right Road
    A breeding herd of about twenty-five elephant’s feeding on EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving south towards Parallel Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan

 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride moving south from Our Fathers Crossing
  • Moya the female leopard moving south from Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili firebreak

 

Hyena female and her cubs - Morné Fouché

Hyena female and her cubs – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 17 July 2016

(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant’s static feeding around Kimbian’s Crossing
  • Kurula, the female leopard with her two cubs in a tree with a male common duiker kill on little Gowrie / Hoffmans cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive

 

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Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill on EP Open Area.

Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a duiker kill - Neil Coetzer

Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a duiker kill – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 4 July 2016
(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on A-main Road
  • Tsakani, the female leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a Vervet monkey kill on Parallel Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
(21ºC)

  • A pack of three wild dogs moving north from Zebra Drive
  • Madiba, the young male leopard, with an impala kill on Mfezi Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub, resting at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on Arathusa/Simbambili Cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving east from EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding at Safari Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about a 100 buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
(24ºC)

  • One lioness from the Styx pride resting south of Worsboom Crossing
  • Two lionesses from the Styx Pride resting on Eastern Bank Mholowati Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting on the eastern side of Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Rampan Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • Madiba, the young male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill on Mfezi Open Area
Birmingham male lion enjoying the late afternoon sunrays - Neil Coetzer

Birmingham male lion enjoying the late afternoon sunrays – Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 7 July 2016
(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalo’s feeding on Mafufunyane Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing

 

Friday, 8 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill at EP Open Area
  • Two Birmingham male lions feeding on a buffalo kill just south of Methluane Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo’s feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about eighty buffalo’s feeding at Boundary Pan

 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Marakene Drive
  • One Birmingham male lion still feeding on his buffalo kill just south of Methlowane Road
Elephant bull drinking water - Neil Coetzer

Elephant bull drinking water – Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 10 July 2016

(21ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter, Tiyani, moving west from Saffron Road
  • Two male lions from the Tsalala pride moving west from EP Driveway
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Midden Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on the remains of a buffalo kill just south of Methluani Road
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