Big 5 sightings 23 – 29 December, 2012

Sunday 23 December 2012

  • A herd of about 100 buffaloes resting at 8/9 cutline
  • Saw a herd of about 20 buffaloes drinking at Boetebessie dam
Buffalo bull strolling through Boetebessie dam 23 December at Pondoro Safari Lodge
Buffalo bull strolling through Boetebessie dam 23 December at Pondoro Safari Lodge

 

Safari 23 December at Pondoro Game Lodge
Safari 23 December at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Monday 24 December 2012

  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding along 2/3 cutline
  • Saw a herd of around 50 buffaloes crossing the Drifters/Mohlabetsi cutline
  • A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding on the Nonwane airstrip
  • 10 Buffalo bulls feeding next to Ntaba rd
  • 1 Black rhino bull
  • 1 Lioness and 2 cubs walking along East/west cutline

Tuesday 25 December 2012

  • Saw a black rhino bull and cow browsing
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding next to East/west cutline
  • 5 Lionesses hunting close to Boetebessie dam

Wednesday 26 December 2012

  • A herd of about 150 buffaloes grazing along Misi kaya rd
  • 1 Elephant bull drinking at Tambotie dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding next to Olifants rd

Thursday 27 December 2012

  • Saw a breeding herd of 15 elephants mudbathing at Coert’s new rd
  • 1 Elephant bull drinking at Ngala dam
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding close to Jenny’s loop
  • 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Pondoro main rd

Friday 28 December 2012

  • A herd of 150 buffaloes feeding close to Mamba rd
  • 1 Lion and 4 lionesses resting at Mfundla rd
  • A breeding herd of 10 elephants feeding next to Dhulamithi rd
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding next to Olifants rd
Big male lion drinking close to Mfundla rd
Big male lion drinking close to Mfundla rd

 

Evening safari at Pondoro Game Lodge 28 December
Evening safari at Pondoro Game Lodge 28 December

 

Elephant safari on 28 December at Pondoro Safari Lodge
Elephant safari on 28 December at Pondoro Safari Lodge

Saturday 29 December 2012

  • A big male leopard ( Watsakile ) walking and marking territory close to Nyari dam
  • A black rhino bull and cow browsing
  • 1 Elephant bull feeding close to Olifants rd
  • 1 Male leopard ( Rhulani ) at Pondoro main rd
  • A breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding next to Olifants rd
Black rhinos on safari on 29 December at Pondoro Game Lodge
Black rhinos on safari on 29 December at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

 

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