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Manager’s Report April 2016

Manager’s Report April 2016

It is that time of year again, show time! April and May are two very busy months with tourism shows of all kinds all over. The World Travel Market took place 06 to 08 April in Cape Town and our lodge was again represented by our marketing representative, Samantha...

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Rangers Report April 2016

Rangers Report April 2016

As expected we picked up where we left off last month. The sightings were just awesome and ridiculously great at times. This month we were spoiled by wonderful sightings and I must say it was such a joy to spend quality time with the animals. There is a big change...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 April 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs playing at the den. It is so wonderful two have these cubs playing close to the vehicle, they are so relaxed and mum too. Monday, 4 April 2016 (34ºC) A breeding herd of about ten...

Big 5 Sightings 28 March to 3 April 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male cheetah’s hunting blue wildebeest on Kaalkol open area. Monday, 28 March 2016 (37ºC) Five Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Pan One buffalo bull resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing Shadow, the female leopard,...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 March 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two cheetah brothers moving through our traversing area the one morning. Monday, 21 March 2016 (29ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Francolin Road Five Birmingham male lions feeding on...

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 March 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of wild dogs moving through the bush in search of prey. Monday, 14 March 2016 (28ºC, 3mm) Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road One buffalo bull feeding on Knobthorn Pan A breeding herd of about fifteen buffaloes...

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 March 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhama lionesses feeding on two young buffalo kills on Xinzele Road Monday, 7 March 2016 (40ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub resting at Gabby’s Pan Three Birmingham male lions resting at Ingwe Pan Shadow, the...

Big 5 Sightings 29 February to 6 March 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Nsele, the female leopard’s new cub on Rhino Pan Road. Monday, 29 February 2016 (32ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Nyati Road One Birmingham...