Big 5 sightings 6 – 12 January 2013

Sunday 6 January 2013

  • 2 White rhinos feeding
  • 2 Breeding herds of elephants meeting up on Impalabos west/Hearne cutline
  • 3 lionesses sleeping at Ngwenya dam
  • A herd of 300 buffaloes drinking and mud wallowing
  • 1 Male leopard ( Watsakile ) feeding on a warthog kill
Leopard at warthog kill while on safari on 6 January 2013
Leopard at warthog kill while on safari on 6 January 2013
Leopard on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on 6 January 2013
Leopard on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on 6 January 2013
Leopard at warthog kill at Pondoro Safari Lodge
Leopard at warthog kill at Pondoro Safari Lodge
Subadult lioness while on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge 6 January 2013
Subadult lioness while on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge 6 January 2013

Monday 7 January 2013

  • A herd of about 30 elephants drinking at Tambotie dam
  • 2 White rhino bulls feeding
  • 3 Lionesses and 2 subadults walking along Grune bohm rd
  • 2 Elephant bulls feeding close to Deadend dam
  • 1 Male leopard ( Watsakile ) close to his warthog kill

Tuesday 8 January 2013

  • 1 Male leopard ( Watsakile ) resting in a tree
  • A herd of about 30 elephants feeding close to Pumpen rd
  • 3 Lionesses lying on Olifants rd
  • A herd of 30 buffaloes drinking at Deadend dam
  • A small breeding herd of about 10 elephants on Nonwane
  • 1 White rhino bull feeding next to 1/2 cutline
  • A herd of 20 buffalo bulls grazing next to Barnard/Nonwane cutline
Male leopard at Pondoro Game Lodge 8 January 2013
Male leopard at Pondoro Game Lodge 8 January 2013

Wednesday 9 January 2013

  • 6 Lionesses and 2 subadults lying at Nyari dam
  • A breeding herd of 15 elephants drinking at Nyala dam
  • Olifants west pride walking along Xinzele rd

Thursday 10 January 2013

  • 6 Lionesses and 2 subadults hunting zebra next to Pondoro main rd
  • A small breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding close to Tambotie dam
  • A herd of about 150 buffaloes grazing next to Rhino rock rd
  • Olifants west pride drinking at Ngala dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants dust bathing close to Impalabos west/Olifants rd junction
  • 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Monte rd
  • A male and female black rhino wallowing
Lions at Ngala dam at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 10 January 2013
Lions at Ngala dam at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 10 January 2013

Friday 11 January 2013

  • A small herd of 40 buffaloes feeding at Misi loop
  • A herd of 20 elephants taking a dust bath close to Baksteen rd
  • A small breeding herd of elephants feeding close to Jakkals weg
  • 1 Female leopard resting close to Top rd
  • A breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding close to Breite weg
  • A herd of 150 buffaloes resting next to Winston’s rd
  • 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Pondoro main rd

Saturday 12 January 2013

  • 1 Elephant bull feeding close to Ngala dam
  • Saw the Olifants west pride catching a kudu calf at Schornstein weg
  • A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding next to Ngala dam
  • 2 Elephant bulls drinking at Van Wyk

 

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