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Pondoro is a Global Winner

The month of October is always a highlight on our calendar as it is known in the industry as award season. This is the time year when hotels and other travel experts get recognised for their contribution to the hospitality industry. Pondoro was nominated to compete in the Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards and the World Luxury […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 1-7 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 1 to 7 December ’19   Sunday 1 December 2019   30+ Elephants feeding around Waterbok Weg 22 (Kudyela Pride) Lions stalking and attempting to hunt giraffe with a herd of 60+ Buffalo nearby, they were North of Boetebessie Dam 1 Male Elephant feeding near East/West Cutline […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 24-30 NOVEMBER’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 24 to 30 November ’19   Sunday 24 November 2019   3 White Rhino feeding around Dog’s Drive 2 Male Lions sleeping near Marula Road 60+ Buffalo feeding near Xiyingwana ROad 1 Elephant Bull drinking from Ngala Dam   Monday 25 November 2019   4 Lionesses and […]


Buffalo chasing lions

Guests visiting Pondoro recently had the rare opportunity to witness an incredible sighting of a coalition of male lions chased a way from their African buffalo kill by a very upset buffalo bull trying hard to rescue and defend his fallen colleague. Hunting buffalo is dangerous business as lions do not only have to contend with the menacing […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 17-23 NOVEMBER’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 17 to 23 November ’19   Sunday 17 November 2019   60+ Buffalo drinking at Thomas Dam 15+ Elephants feeding North of Pollyshot 8 Wild dogs sleeping in the Sodic Site on Impalabos West Hearnes Cutline 1 Female Leopard heading West from Boetebessie Dam 20+ Elephants feeding […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 NOVEMBER’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10 to 16 November ’19   Sunday 10 November 2019   1 Male Leopard (Chavaluthu) sleeping near Boetebessie Dam 12 Wild Dogs sleeping near Steven Road 20+ Elephants feeding around Pondoro Main 5 Hyena sleeping around Tambotie Dam 1 Female Leopard (Faka Nchovela) with both of her […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 27 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 27 October to 2 November ’19   Sunday 27 October 2019   3 Male Lions (Machaton) with 1 Lioness sleeping East of 1/2 Cutline 25+ Elephants feeding on Pondoro Main 50+ Elephants feeding in the drainage line on Ximangwana Road 7 Lionesses (Kudjela Pride) with 16 Cubs […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 13-19 OCTOBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 13 to 19 October ’19   Sunday 13 October 2019   21 Lions sleeping near Giraffe Road 1 Black Rhino feeding near Huppel Weg 4 Hyena sleeping in and around Van Wyk Tranke 30+ Elephants feeding around Deliveries Road 3 Male Lions with 2 Lionesses and 3 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 6-12 OCTOBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 6 to 12 October ’19   Sunday 6 October 2019   1 Female White Rhino with a very young calf moving West from Mahlolwa Road 20+ Elephants drinking at Gunter’s Reservoir 1 Female Leopard (Nkanyi) sleeping at Van Wyk 1 Female Leopard sleeping in a tree near […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 29 SEPTEMBER-5 OCTOBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 29 September to 5 October ’19   Sunday 29 September 2019   1 Male Lion (Machaton Male) with 2 Lionesses from the Singwe Pride sleeping near Delivery Road 20+ Elephants feeding around Mamba Road 4 White Rhino static near Main Road West 1 Juvenile Martial Eagle near […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 SEPTEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22 to 28 September ’19   Sunday 22 September 2019   1 Female Leopard sleeping near Rome 4 Dam 3 White Rhino feeding near Tranken Weg 60+ Buffalo heading towards Impala Dam 15+ Elephants static near Pondoro Main 1 Male Leopard (Matimba) static at Ngala Dam 2 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 15-21 SEPTEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15 to 21 September ’19   Sunday 15 September 2019   1 Male Lion (Machaton Male) sleeping on Singwe Plains 2 Lionesses with 2 cubs sleeping near Marula Road 15+ Elephants static feeding near Main Road 60+ Buffalo static around Steven Road 60+ Buffalo drinking at Bothabesi […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 8-14 SEPTEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 8 to 14 September ’19   Sunday 8 September 2019   7 Lionesses with 16 cubs (Kudjela Pride) crossing North over Olifants Main 25+ Elephants static around Nyala Pan 150+ Buffalo grazing all over Graig’s Road 1 Female Leopard (Nkyani) with an Impala kill near Main Road […]