Mark, one of the guides at Pondoro, saw Big Boy the legendary territorial male lion yesterday at Xibejuane dam. He and some of his younger sons were following a female in oestrus. He seemed to have lost his status as undisputed king as he was chased about by each and all of his sons in […]
Blog: Weekly Sightings
Guests staying at Pondoro had a great sighting of Chavaluthu walking right past the vehicle on the 9th of March. He really is a beautiful leopard.
Saw Watsakile madoda on the 26th of February on main rd east, Impalabos. We have really been lucky with leopard sightings the last 3 weeks with guests seeing leopards in trees, feeding, drinking and hunting. What a joy to be in the bush!
Had an amazing leopard sighting on the 24th of March. A young male leopard was seen on the Impalabos section in the late afternoon next to a small drainage line. As the sun was setting he got up went to a big marula tree and jumped in. He got higher than any leopard that I […]
Elephant calves have long been one of my favourate photographic subjects. Here are some photos that I have taken on the 26th of February. Elephants are abundant at the moment the bush is always a better place with breeding herds and calves around.
Guests at Pondoro saw this black rhino at wambo rd on the 26th of February. Pondoro is one of the best places in Africa to see this highly endangered animal.
We had some fantastic sightings of this most elusive of cats during the last week or two. Here are some photos taken of the 2 males ( Watsakile Madoda and Chavaluthu ) that were seen fighting on the 16th of February. The photos of Chavaluthu were taken at Elephanten Tranken and Watsakile on Main rd […]
I probably had the most amazing sighting of 14 years in the bush when we saw 2 male leopards having a territorial fight on the 16th of February. They walked next to one another roaring every few minutes, eventually lying down within about 10 meters from one another. The next moment they were at each […]
Balule Nature Reserve in conjunction with WWF recently introduced 19 black rhinos into the reserve in an effort to expand the range of this highly endangered species. This makes Balule one of the best places in Africa to see black rhinos. We now boast the highest numbers of black rhinos of any of the private […]
Some highlights of our sightings during the month of May: Game viewing during May was fantastic as always. There were several outstanding sightings and it is difficult to highlight only a few. Most guests going on a safari want to see a kill and on the 5th of May this became reality for a group […]
Some highlights of our sightings during the month of April 2011: 2 April – Saw Mazinyo and one young Olifants west pride male as wall as the Singwe pride females at a giraffe kill close to Billy’s lodge 3 April – Saw Masinyo and one young Olifants west pride male at the giraffe kill The […]
Some highlights of our sightings during the month of March 2011: 1 March – We saw 4 female lions of the Olifants west pride feeding on a giraffe kill on Sausage Tree. The big lioness called Kokwana were also seen digging at a warthog burrow trying to excavate some warthogs. 2 March – The 4 […]
6 February – Saw 6 lions of the Olifants west pride stalking and playing with a rhino during the morning drive. Saw a young male leopard ( Cheeky boy ) at an impala kill. The same group of lions were also seen stalking and chasing a group of buffaloes during the afternoon safari. 7 February […]
1 January – Saw 5 lions ( Olifants west pride; Kokwana and youngsters ) feeding on a wildebeest. 6 January – Two big male lions ( Big Boy and Mazinyo ) feeding on a baby giraffe. 9 January – Had a small breeding herd of elephants charging at the vehicle. When the matriarch charges everyone […]
We had quite a few leopard sightings during the month and as most people know any sighting of a leopard is usually a highlight. We saw 2 leopard cubs on the 26th of December on Impalabos East that provided us with some very good photo opportunities. A young male leopard, the son of Manana, was […]