Blog: Weekly Sightings

1st sighting of Mother Lion’s new cubs

During the morning drive, 25 March, Shaun and his guests had the 1st glimpse of the Mother Lion’s newborn cubs. There seems to be at least two. We now have 2 lionesses with cubs and they are really adding value to our game drives. Keep watching this space for photos and videos of the new […]


Big Boy and Mazinyo

Two male lions were roaring right through the night next to the camp. The next morning, the 23rd of March, we found Mazinyo and Big Boy not far from the camp. They must have heard the intruders and came to do some inspection. I managed to take this early morning photos.


More lion cub photos

I am afraid that I am going to saturate eveyone with lion cub photos, but it is really so special that I do not think that anyone will mind. This photos was taken on the 22nd of March close to Xigamba dam. We spent a wonderful afternoon in their company and had some excellant photo […]


Lion cub photos

After searching unsuccessfully for hours  on the 19th of March for the cubs and their mother I drove to Xigamba Dam to stop for sundowners only to find them waiting for us next to the water. I took the photos using a special diffuser that fits over the spotlight so not to harm the cubs’ […]


Mazinyo

On the 22nd of March we saw a group of lions at Pride Rock and I took this photos of Mazinyo who is one of the dominant males of the York pride.


More new lion cubs

I eventually managed to get some photos of the lion cubs  on the 18th of March when we followed the Noengu Mafazi to where she was hiding them. On route to the cubs we saw her hunting and chasing a waterbuck and I was lucky enough to get a photo of that as well. Rul […]


2 Week old lion cubs

The morning drive of the 19th of February proved to be fantastic as we had our 1st sighting of the lion cubs of Noengu Mafazi. This is her 1st litter and she was incredibly relaxed with the presence of our vehicle. They were only 2 weeks old and if you look carefully one can see […]


Elephants resting

On the 19th of February guests saw this rare footage of elephants lying down and resting in the shade.


Elephants swimming

This 4 elephant bulls were seen swimming in Boetebessie dam during the afternoon game drive on the 13th of February.


Lions feeding on wildebeest

On the 6th of February Shaun took this video footage of Kokwana, the mother lion and 3 young males feeding on a wildebeest that they have killed the night before.


Lion cubs

The biggest news so far this month has been the discovery of 4 lion cubs of only about 2-3 weeks old near Pride Rock on the morning of the 19th of February. The mother is Noenu Mafazi and this is her 1st litter. We saw her mate with Mazinyo just more than 3 months ago […]


Ranger’s report

Expect regular news from Pondoro as well as the latest game sightings reports.