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Manager’s Report March 2017

Manager’s Report March 2017

Wild photo of the month by Alan and Gaynor Castle, UK We are already through the first quarter of the year and the days just keep coming! March is the month where you first notice the season changing but with the high rainfall we had, the bush is not yet transforming...

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Rangers Report March 2017

Rangers Report March 2017

It was yet another spectacular month to be out in the bush. The sightings were action packed and full of surprises. The general game like zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck and so much more came out to play and provided some really memorable sightings! We...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 April 2017

The highlight of the week was to see 13 wild dogs hunting and killing a baby kudu at Rampan. Monday, 24 April 2017 (27ºC) A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhulani Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash road One elephant...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 April 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of 14 wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on EP open area Monday, 17 April 2017 (30ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing One Birmingham male lion and two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride, still...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 April 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx pride with four new cubs, playing in the Mholewati dry river bed . Monday, 10 April 2017 (31ºC) Seven hyenas feeding on a dead elephant on Our Southern Boundary. Thandi the female leopard and her son Thamba, feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 27 March to 02 April 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see three lionesses from the Styx pride with their two cubs and one Birmingham male lion feeding on a blue wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip   Monday, 27 March 2017 (33ºC) Three lionesses from the Styx pride with their two...

Big 5 sightings 13 – 19 March 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride and two Birmingham males moving around in our area for the whole week. Monday, 13 March 2017 (31ºC) A pack of 15 wild dogs feeding on a kudu kill on Simbambili firebreak Salayexe, the female leopard...

Big 5 Sightings 27 February to 06 March 2017

The highlight of the week was to see fifteen wild dogs hunting and killing two impalas on Lucas open area Monday, 27 February 2017 (31ºC) One elephant bull moving west from Leadwood Road Three Nkuhuma lionesses resting with six cubs on Parallel Road Two Styx lionesses...