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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 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...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 February 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Birmingham male lions moving north on EP airstrip Monday, 20 February 2017 (29ºC) One Birmingham male lion resting at Mhisi Mati Kurula, the female leopards two cubs playing close to Baboon Pan A breeding herd of about...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 February 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard mating with Anderson, the male leopard, at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing Monday, 13 February 2017 (37ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam Another breeding herd of...