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Manager’s Report September 2017

Manager’s Report September 2017

Spring is in the air!  Birds are singing, trees are blooming and the bush is a slowly turning into a painted canvas of green delight!  It seems as if everything almost transformed overnight, after we received an extremely welcome shower of rain just before the last...

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Rangers Report September 2017

Rangers Report September 2017

Spring is finally here and with it, came some wonderful rain and temperatures. With 18mm of rain, the bush received a total facelift in the form of wonderfully bright, green colours. The average maximum temperature for this month was 32°C. All the browsers in the area...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

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

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

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 Road...

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 with a...

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

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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