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Manager’s Report December 2017

Manager’s Report December 2017

December was a great month to end the year. We had lovely animal sightings, shared happiness and laughter over the festivities of Christmas and New Year and just before we said our last goodbyes to 2017, we received a heavy downpour of rain and hail.  Our New...

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Rangers Report December 2017

Rangers Report December 2017

And so all good things have to come to an end. It is hard to imagine that we’ve reached the end of 2017. Looking back on this year, one realizes once again just how fantastic the sightings were. December is normally a really hot and wet month. It was a little...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 April 2019

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 April 2019

The highlight of the week was cheetah killing impala in front of the lodge. Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday,08 April 2019 (27ºC) One female cheetah hunting impala on Makhulu Open AreaA pack of eleven Africa Wild Dog on an impala kill at Misi Mati Xidulu, the female...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 April 2019

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 April 2019

The highlight of the week was Moya & Hukumuri mating Photo by Andrew Bartlet Monday, 01 April 2019 (38ºC) 2mm Tiyani, the female leopard with her impala kill on Marula Built RoadOne buffalo bull mobile on Nyati Bamba RoadOne elephant bull drinking on Nyati Bamba...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 31 March 2019

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 31 March 2019

The highlight of the week was Tiyani and Moya female leopards having a territorial dispute Monday, 25 March 2019 (38ºC) Tyani, the female leopard having a standoff with Moya, the female leopard at Kudu Drift RoadTiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting at the Pungwe...

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 March 2019

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 March 2019

The highlight of the week was Xidulu, the female leopard, catching a scrub hare Photo by G v/d Westhuizen Monday, 18 March 2019 (32ºC) Four elephant bulls feeding around Guarri CentralOne elephant bull walking along MilkberryA breeding herd of about one hundred...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 14 March 2019

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 14 March 2019

The highlight of the week was Xidulu (the female leopard), and her cubs, feeding on a bushbuck kill Photo by G v/d Westhuizen Monday, 11 March 2019 (32ºC) Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Sixes RoadAnother four members of the Nkuhuma pride of...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 March 2019

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 March 2019

The Big 5 highlight of the week was spending quality time with Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cubs Photo by G v/d Westhuizen  Monday, 04 March 2019 (28ºC) Two elephant bulls feeding at Wetpatch RoadFour buffalo bulls resting at Rhino PanThe Nkuhuma pride of lions...

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