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Manager’s Report February 2018

Manager’s Report February 2018

The shortest month of the year came and went in the blink of an eye. We had loads of wonderful game drive sightings, had some maintenance projects and also celebrated many staff birthdays. We experienced some strange weather patterns as well. We had very hot, humid...

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Rangers Report February 2018

Rangers Report February 2018

This month was very exciting, with incredible game viewing opportunities. The average maximum temperature for the month was 32°C, with a wonderful 86mm of rain. We had several wild dog sightings again this month. With our resident hyena clan, we are always guaranteed...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 30 July to 5 August

Monday, 30 July 2018 (28ºC) Xidulu, the female leopard with the remains of a kill on MMM North A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline Road Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch Road Sibuye, the female...

Big 5 Sightings 23 to 29 July 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the pangolin sighting   Monday, 23 July 2018 (26ºC) A female cheetah and her two cubs resting on Shombaan Road A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Seepline Road Another breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking...

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 July 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018 (21ºC) One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride walking south on Ngala open Seven buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road Tiyani, the female leopard feasting on a vervit monkey close to Leeukuil Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road A breeding herd of...

Sightings 09 to 15 July

The Big 5 highlight of the week was, to see Sibuye the female leopard with her two cubs playing in the riverbed. Monday 09 July 2018 (25ºC) The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Airstrip. A pack of eight wild dogs eating their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road Tiyani...

Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 June 2018

The Big Five highlight of the week was the wild dogs catching a young nyala surrounded by hyenas with Thamba the young male leopard watching from the side   Monday 18 June 2018 (28ºC) Tiyani the female leopard walking on Hawk Eagle Road A breeding herd of about ten...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 June 2018

Monday 11 June 2018 (26ºC) The Nkuhuma pride of lions chasing one buffalo bull infront of Simbambili Lodge A female Cheetah with her two cubs resting on Arathusa airstrip One elephant bull feeding at Boundary Pan Sibuye the female leopard and her two cubs feeding...

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