Blog: Weekly Sightings

Lions at zebra kill

The lions are still at the zebra kill. We were much surprized to find the carcass of a young wildebeest right next to that of the zebra. It must have unwittingly wandered into the lions last night and they just could not pass up on a free meal. We also saw 2 white rhinos on […]


Lion cub update

The lion cubs were seen on the 18th again on the Rome area for the 1st time in 3 weeks. All 3 mothers are hunting together again and it is really special to see 11 lion cubs together. Yesterday we found 2 females just after they had killed an adult zebra and we then waited […]


Black rhino

A black rhino was seen on the 10th of May by Rul and his guests. This was the 1st sighting of the highly endangered black rhino for many years in this area and it would be fantastic if he decides to stay around. Although we have several white rhinos in the area and see them […]


Lion hunting buffaloes

On the 25th of April while Shaun were watching a breeding herd of elephants the sound of lions fighting at a kill were heard. He raced to the spot to find the 2 big males, the Mother lion and the 3 young males feeding on a freshly killed impala. Yesterday morning while Shaun were looking […]


Highlights for April so far

We found the 2 big male lions at a buffalo kill on Mahlolwa road on the 29th of March and then saw them feeding on the carcass for several consecutive days. Noengu Mafasi and her 4 cubs were seen several times during the month and they were seen at 2 kills, at a waterbuck on […]


Mazinyo roaring

We found the 2 big males Big Boy and Mazinyo on the morning of the 28th of March on Xintowana road and that afternoon Shaun found them on Xigamba road and took this footage of Mazinyo roaring.


Mongoose killing snake

On Saturday the 18th I saw one of  the most amazing things that I have ever experienced during my years in the bush. A huge 2 meter snouted cobra came sailing past Ntombi, our tame banded mongoose and her babies. Without hesitation she and another wild male attacked the snake and managed to kill it […]


Photos

I haven’t uploaded any photos for the last 2 weeks and thought that I would put some on the blog as I had some time to kill. Both buffalo photos were taken with backlighting. Back and sidelighting can provide for some very dramatic images and should always be tried out when at all possible. Full […]


Mother lion’s cubs

We saw the cubs of the mother lion out in the open this morning and she has 5 cubs and not only 2 as 1st believed. We now have a total of 9 newborn cubs in our traversing area. They were very relaxed and acted totally oblivious to the vehicle. Well done Rul!


Big Boy and Mazinyo

We heard lions roaring throughout the night from across the river at Main camp.  The next morning, the 7th of April, just as we were about to leave camp for the morning drive we heard the 2 territorial males answering from our side. They must have heard the lions roaring from across the river and […]


Lion cubs at warthog kill

We found the lion cubs and their mother, the Noengu Mafazi, at a warthog kill on the 8th of April. They were totally relaxed in the presence of our vehicle and it was really special to watch them feed only meters away from out vehicle.


Lion cubs at waterbuck kill

Although sightings in general have been good the lion cub sightings provided the best photo oppurtunities. On the 4th of April we found the Noengu Mafazi and her 4 cubs feeding on a freshly killed waterbuck and this gave us some excellant photo oppurtunities.


Male lion photos

We found the 2 big male lions , Big Boy and Mazinyo, drinking at  Ngwenya dam this morning. They must have killed something the night before as it seemed that their stomachs were just about ready to explode.  The light was beautiful.


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.