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WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 15-19 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #64 It is Easter weekend and time for another selection of our weekly highlights. Within the last 2 months we have seen more and more of the two young leopards, while the young male is relaxed around the vehicles his little sister is not so much. They still rely heavily on their mother […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 07-13 APRIL ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 07-13 April ’19 Sunday 07 April 2019 2 Kudyela lionesses with 2 cubs feeding on an impala at nonwane 1 Black rhino 15 Elephants feeding at huppel weg 1 Female leopard with 2 cubs west of dead end dam Monday 08 April 2019 2 Leopard cubs west […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 31 MARCH – 06 APRIL ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 31 March – 06 April ’19 Sunday 31 March 2019 2 Leopard cubs at rhulans road heading east with Faka Nchovela 1 Leopardess at venture camp road 15 Elephants at xigalana dam 1 Buffalo bull at mangwa dam 2 Black rhino 1 Bull elephant feeding at koppie […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 24-30 MARCH ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 24-30 March ’19 Sunday 24 March 2019 1 Machaton male with 5 Kudyela lionesses and 12 cubs west of breite weg 2 Black rhino 1 Buffalo bull drinking at bush lodge waterhole 1 Female leopard south of boetabessie dam 35 Elephants feeding at main road 10 Spotted […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 01-05 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #61 The lions took the spotlight this week with many incredible moments shared with Africa’s biggest cat. In the beginning of the week we had a mating pair of lions in the western sector that spent about three days in one area. Hopefully in the near future we will have little lion cubs […]


LEOPARDS OF PONDORO

MEET THE LEOPARDS OF PONDORO. I thought it’s about time we introduce you to the elusive rosette patterned cats that roam within our traversing in Balule Game Reserve. How do we identify each individual? Well apart from obvious signs like scars in their face, maybe a few nicks in the ears, a short/bent tail or […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 17-23 MARCH ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 17-23 March ’19 Sunday 17 March 2019 1 Lioness with a kudu kill at mandleve road 1 Leopardess resting east of venture camp dam 3 White rhino Monday 18 March 2019 1Lioness east of gamma road 1 Male leopard at rhulans road heading east 2 White rhino […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 MARCH ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10-16 March ’19 Sunday 10 March 2019 1 Leopardess east of danrock 4 Elephants feeding at mondzo road 1 Bull elephant west of huppel weg 1 Male leopard north of impalabos cutline 1 Male lion with 6 cubs south of mountain view 3 White rhino 6 Elephants […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 03-09 MARCH ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 March ’19 Sunday 03 March 2019 1 Male lion at nonwane cutline 1 Female leopard at waterkant with an impala kill 18 Elephants at huppel weg 1 White rhino bull 3 Black rhino 2 Spotted hyenas at mbonga road Monday 04 March 2019 1 Male leopard […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 24 FEB – 02 MARCH ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 24 Feb – 02 March ’19 Sunday 24 Feb 2019 60 Buffaloes north of singwe river lodge 2 Lionesses at singwe plain heading south 3 Machaton males with 4 lionesses and 8 cubs at schorstein weg 3 White rhino 1 Machaton males at rome 4 3 Spotted […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 25 FEB – 01 MARCH ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #60 The title ‘weekly highlights‘ fits this blog post slightly better than the previous ‘week in pictures‘ simply because we highlight the outstanding sightings of the week and no better time for a change than with the 60th edition. I think the sighting that got everyone from guests,guides and trackers to the lodge […]


Lions break a tree to steal leopard’s food

Pondoro guide Marius and tracker Eric’s guests were recently treated to a very unusual sighting. They were following two male lions of the Machaton coalition as they were patrolling their territory, when the wind made a sudden shift of direction and the lions immediately changed course and started speeding up. Marius quickly realised that they […]