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SAFARI SIGHTINGS 7-13 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 7-13 Jan ’18 Sunday 7 Jan 2018 2 Machaton males heading north from danroc main 4 Adult heynas + 2 cubs at den site 2 Kudyela lioness at ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 1 Leopard cub at venture camp dam Monday 8 Jan 2018 3 Lionesses […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 31 DEC ’17 – 6 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 31 Dec ’17 – 6 Jan ’18 Sunday 31 Dec 2017 1 Lioness lying down at ngwenya dam 1 Black rhino bull 1 White rhino bull 5 Elephants feeding around rhulans road 4 Adult hyenas + 4 cubs at den site 3 Kudyela lionesses with 1 Machaton […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 26-30 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #33 The pack of wild dogs were seen on an almost daily basis during the week. We were fortunate enough to move around with them a they nearly reached every corner of the reserve. A few impala were very lucky by escaping these hungry predators as we watched a few getting chased. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 19-23 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #32 The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve. During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they […]


WHY DO ELEPHANTS TAKE A MUD BATH?

When you are out on safari, especially during the wet season (summer months at Pondoro), you often encounter certain species of animals covered in mud. Elephants, both species of rhino, buffalo and warthogs are regular users of these mud pools that are formed where water gathers in any depression, some start small but through constant […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 12-16 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #31 “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” – Ernest Hemingway Getting out of bed at 04:45 is not always easy but once you hear the birds singing as you drink a freshly brewed coffee while thoughts of what you might see […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 5-9 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #29 Just another week in Africa. Like any other continent, Africa also experiences normal days with a beautiful golden sunrise in the morning and then the breathtaking sunset in the evening lighting the sky with an assortment of colors just before the sun disappears below the horizon. But it is what happens […]


ARE THE MACHATON MALES HERE TO STAY?

Within the next few months it will be a year since the arrival of the mighty Machaton males, but are they here to stay? During the first quarter of 2017 the lion dynamics around Pondoro was as normal as could be with the Mohlabetsi coalition (6 males at the time) being the dominant territory holders […]


Changing the world

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use in changing the world.” The words of ex President of South Africa Mr Nelson Mandela. Pondoro has managed to join forces with The Point Foundation though our support of the Black Mamba woman anti-poaching team and their affiliation with the Bush Babies Environmental Educational Program. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 29 JAN – 2 FEB ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #28 “Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!” – Joseph B. Wirthlin A quote that describes the feelings best that our guests will experience once they depart from an unforgettable stay at Pondoro, leaving with only memories and memory cards filled with pictures. The week in pictures highlights these memories. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 15-19 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #26   It was another thrilling week to be out on safari with each game drive completely different than the previous, the anticipation of what might happen the afternoon or leaving at sunrise excited to find the next set of tracks is what makes safari such an unique experience like no other. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 8-12 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #25 It is week in picture time again and it is with great excitement that I wright this simply because of so much that happened during the week. Thus far it will be the largest selection of week in pictures since we started early-mid 2017. Let’s start off with the most endangered […]