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EZULWINI – big tusker

Over the past few weeks we have been seeing more and more of Ezulwini. He is very well known in this region, specifically for his calm demeanor. Being one of the largest elephants in the area it comes as no surprise that his presence is a highlight for all of the guides, trackers and especially […]


Coronavirus Statement

For more than 20 years, Pondoro has lived by a core value ” to take care of our guests and staff members.” This value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organisation declared as a pandemic. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 8 – 14 March ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 8 to 14 March 2020   Sunday 8 March 2020   4 Lions (Singwe Pride) sleeping near Deliveries Road 19 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Rome 4 Waterhole 10+ Elephants drinking from Kudu Dam 70+ Elephants feeding near Venture Camp Road 5 White Rhino feeding near Dead […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 1 – 7 March ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 1 to 7 March 2020   Sunday 1 March 2020   19 Lions (Kudyela Pride) aswell as 1 male from the Machaton Coalition moving North from Thlamba Bejan Dam 1 Lioness (Kudyela Pride) with 2 small cubs sleeping in the drainage line North of Billy’s Lodge 2 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 23 – 29 FEBRUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 23 to 29 February ’20   Sunday 23 February 2020   1 Female Leopard (Nkanyi) sleeping near Waterbok Weg 7 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Singwe Boma 20+ Elephants feeding around Mangwa Road 3 ELephang Bulls feeding near Chavaluthu Road   Monday 24 February 2020   2 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 9 – 15 FEBRUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 9 to 15 February ’20   Sunday 9 February 2020   1 Female Leopard sleeping on a rock near Siyabona Main 20+ Elephants drinking from Xigamba Dam 1 White Rhino male feeding near Rhulani’s Road 60+ Buffalo feeding near Juke’s Clearing 2 Young Leopard resting near Monica’s […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 2 – 8 FEBRUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 2 to 8 February ’20   Sunday 2 February 2020   1 Lioness (Kudyela Pride) with 2 cubs static near Singwe Boma   Tuesday 4 February 2020   1 Male Leopard (Matimba) heading North from Groeneboom 18 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping on Nonwane Cutline 2 Elephant Bulls […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 26 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 26 January to 1 February ’20   Sunday 26 January 2020   1 Female Leopard (Nkanyi) sleeping near Nyari Dam 1 Male White Rhino feeding near Impala Dam 20+ Elephants Feeding near Main Road 1 Male White Rhino feeding near Andries Link   Monday 27 January 2020 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 19-25 JANUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 19 to 25 January 2020   Sunday 19 Januray 2020   1 Lioness with 5 cubs sleeping near 1,7 Road 60+ Buffalo heading East from Lala Road 1 Female Leopard heading East from Hamilton South 2 Male Lions sleeping near Jessie’s Road 1 Lioness with 9 cubs […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 12-18 JANUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 12 to 18 January 2020   Sunday 12 January 2020   1 Female Leopard heading West from Xikulu Dam 1 Elephant Bull feeding near Rhino Rock 3 adult Wild Dogs with 4 pups sleeping near Mhisi Road 1 Female Black Rhino with her calf heading South from […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 5-11 JANUARY ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 5 to 11 January 2020   Sunday 5 January 2020   22 Lions (Kudyela pride) sleeping on Nonwane Access 8 Wild Dogs fighting with 2 Spotted Hyena near Ngwenya Dam 2 Male Lions feeding on a Giraffe on 5 Elephant Dam Road 1 White Rhino drinking from […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 29 DEC ’19 – 4 Jan ’20

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 29 December ’19 to 4 January ’20   Sunday 29 December 2019   1 Female Leopard sleeping North of Boetebessie Dam 1 Female Leopars heading North from Olifants Main 5 Lionesses with 12 cubs (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Nsuna Road 40+ Elephants feeding around Nsuna Road 20+ […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22 to 28 December ’19   Sunday 22 December 2019   40+ Elephants heading North from Impalabos East/Mohlabetsi Cutline 2 Black Rhino feeding near Top Road 20+ Elephants with 3 White Rhino feeding near Hongonyi Road 60+ Buffalo feeding near Kambaku Road   Monday 23 December 2019 […]