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Manager’s Report August 2016

Manager’s Report August 2016

Each morning, we were greeted by carpets of yellow, orange and brown as the trees were losing the last of their leaves. We are very fortunate to have a lot of lovely trees around the lodge, providing us with loads of shade.  One thing that mother nature takes care of,...

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Rangers Report August 2016

Rangers Report August 2016

One of the things that I have learned in my time in the African bush is that things are constantly changing. The season is again changing and one can see this when going out on game drive. The knob thorn trees are the first to get their flowers and are now covered in...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

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 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...

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 Monday, 11 July 2016 (22ºC) Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Parallel Road Tingana, the male leopard, moving...

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. 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...

Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a clan of about twenty hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull on EP Flood Plains. Monday, 27 June 2016 (25ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan One member from the Styx lion pride and four cubs...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessel’s Old Driveway. Monday, 20 June 2016 (31ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Birmingham male lion and three members from the Styx pride resting with their four cubs west of Treehouse Pan. Monday, 13 June 2016 (18ºC) Three members from the Tsalala lion pride hunting Kudus at Big Dam Four elephant...

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