Blog: Game Drive Photos: Rangers

WEEK IN PICTURES 15-19 OCT ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #49 The Machaton males along with the Kudyela pride and their cubs were quite busy during the week. The cubs are getting bigger and so they eat more and more with every meal, forcing the pride to make regular kills. We did not see them on many kills but we could definitely […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 17-21 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #48 We experienced one of the highest temperature spikes of the year this week but still we had great sightings. The Kudyela pride with their cubs were not seen at all except for the lioness with the 3 newest cubs. She moved them quite far from where we saw them previously to […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 10-14 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #47 Lions, lions and more lions. It was a week filled with a great amount of lion sightings but not of our usual Kudyela pride or Machaton males. We introduced these males in a previous week in pictures post and since then we have seen more and more of them. We are […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 03-07 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #46 Let’s start off immediately with the amount of leopard sightings we had this week, far more than ever before and with a total of 8 individuals as well. We would come back from an evening drive having seen 4 leopards, now this might not sound much to some but for us […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 27-31 AUG ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #45 It was another incredible week out in the bush with the big 5 spotted almost everyday. Thuli showed off her master hunting skills this week, she was found on three separate kills. She made one impala and two steenbok kills of which she hoisted both steenbok kills. When feeding on the […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 20-24 AUGUST ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #44 It is time for another selection of our weekly week in pictures. The big cats were in the spotlight this week and believe me they did not disappoint us. At the beginning of the week the Kudyela pride with all their cubs and one Machaton moved to the far western edge […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 23-27 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #43 During the week we spent a bit of time wondering in the western sector for a more scenic drive. At one of the dams there are currently 3 hippos spending their daytime relaxing before heading out at night to feed. With the cool weather they typically lie outside on the bank […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 16-20 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #42 Yesterday we had an incredible sighting between a family of leopards and a pride of lions to say goodbye to the week and hello to the weekend. Yesterday afternoon we left the lodge just after 5 pm and decided to go past Robbie’s dam to see if the 3 Impalabos lionesses […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 09-13 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #41 It was another week full of surprises for us. The weather was somewhat unusual for us with very cold windy days and even a bit of rain one afternoon but not as big of a surprise as 3 unknown male lions. On the last day before the weekend a call came […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 02-06 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #40 It is time for another selection of our weekly highlights in the week in pictures. It was a very cold and windy week here at Pondoro with a few ‘quiet’ drives. Although we had more than our usual rainfall earlier this year, it was only in certain areas of the reserve. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 25-29 JUNE ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #39 It was another spectacular week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with every day being one to remember. The Kudyela pride has been hiding 8 of their cubs at the exact same place for nearly a week now. The females have been moving around quite a lot trying to […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 28 MAY – 1 JUNE ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #38 It is time for our week in pictures again, where we highlight some of the outstanding sightings during the week through a selection of images. Numerous herds of elephant have been around this week, with some herds well over 50 individuals strong. On one morning safari we heard the distressed trumpeting […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 7-11 MAY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #37 “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life, because after Africa, nothing has ever been the same…” – Suzanne Evens Autumn is here as the bush is starting to change from a beautiful green color to those of the sun. Slowly but surely this week we […]