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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 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 15-21 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15 to 21 December ’19   Sunday 15 Decemner 2019   2 Male Elephants feeding around Rhulani’s Road 1 Unknown female Leopard heading North from Ngala Dam 20+ Elephants feeding around Koppie Road   Monday 16 December 2019   3 White Rhino feeding near Hearnes/Mohlabetsi Cutline 30+ […]


Nkanyi playing with her food

The incredible moment Nkanyi caught a baby impala, and played with it. The morning drive started off not too different from many we’ve had before. We set out from the lodge with a mission and a plan. Not long after departure we got the call that Nkanyi was located on the property just south of […]


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 8-14 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 8 to 14 December ’19   Sunday 8 December 2019   Ezulwini male Elephant near Riaan’s Kaya 1 Female Spotted Hyena with 2 young pups near Hamilton North 1 Male Elephant feeding near Pondoro Main 3 Male Elephants feeding near Koert New Road 1 Male Elephant feeding […]


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 […]