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Manager’s Report January 2017

Manager’s Report January 2017

Like I always say: “time flies when you’re having fun!   It feels like just a few days ago, that we had our New Year’s dinner and we are already going into the second month of 2017. By now, I am sure most people are back home after the festive season. Some...

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Rangers Report January 2017

Rangers Report January 2017

What an awesome way to kick off the new year! The day temperatures were like a roller coaster with a few cold days followed by a few hot days. We were once again blessed with wonderful rain this month. This gave all the plants a massive boost. We had 144mm of rain,...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 25 to 31 December 2017

Big 5 Sightings 25 to 31 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride resting on Little Gowrie/Wessels cutline Monday, 25 December 2017 (23ºC) The Hukumuri male leopard moving south from Shinzele road The Xidulu female leopard moving west on Rhulani Two Lionesses from the...

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 December 2017

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Xidulu female leopard, resting on termite mound at Simbambili firebreak Monday, 18 December 2017 (42ºC) A bachelor group of buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring East Tiyani, the female leopard resting on EP airstrip A breeding herd...

Big 5 Sightings 11 – 17 December 2017

Big 5 Sightings 11 – 17 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to witness the spectacular interaction between a pack of wild dogs and the resident hyena clan   Monday, 11 December 2017 (28ºC) Hosana, the young male leopard and Kuchava, the female leopard having a standoff on One Eye Pan...

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 10 December 2017

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 10 December 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Hosana, the young male leopard, stalking a hyena around Wessels Old Driveway.   Monday, 4 December 2017 (37ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on the northern side of EP airstrip Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 November 2017

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the mating lions Monday, 20 November 2017 (34ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Ximungwe Road All the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Rhulani Road A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 November 2017

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with her Bushbuck kill just outside our camp in front of one of the rooms. Monday, 13 November 2017 (26ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rhino Midden Road Two...

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