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Manager’s Report April 2017

Manager’s Report April 2017

Wild photo of the month by Paul, Sue and Mark Johnstone April was another perfect month at the lodge. The bush and surrounds have changed a bit after the rain we had. The trees and grass transformed from a pale brown, to green overnight. One can still see that we are...

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Rangers Report April 2017

Rangers Report April 2017

April was another exciting month to be out in the bush. The rutting season started and the Impala males were quite busy sizing each other up. At this stage, we have not seen a lot of full-blown fights yet. I think that the males will really start battling it out next...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 2 to 8 April

Big 5 Sightings 2 to 8 April

Monday,2 April 2018 (29ºC)   Ingrid dam the female leopard resting at Chestnut Open Area A breeding herd of about 40 elephants walking west from Horseshoe Open A breeding herd of about ten buffalos resting at Drongo North Road Xidulu the female leopard resting at...

Big 5 Sightings 26 March to 1 April

Big 5 Sightings 26 March to 1 April

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...

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 March

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 March

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...

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 March 2018

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.   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...

Big 5 Sightings 05 – 11 March 2018

Big 5 Sightings 05 – 11 March 2018

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

Big 5 Sightings 26 February to 04 March

Big 5 Sightings 26 February to 04 March

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...

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