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VALENTINE’S DAY 2019

What is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day – in the bush of course! Not only do you get to see amazing fauna and flora, but also here at Pondoro we go out of our way to treat and spoil our guests. We had hoped for a warm and sunny Valentine’s Day but unfortunately […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 06-12 JAN ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 06-12 Jan ’19 Sunday 06 Jan 2019 1 Male leopard at 4/5 cutline 50 Buffaloes grazing at rhulani’s road 1 Bull elephant at tamboti dam 1 White rhino bull 10 Elephants feeding at xiromberombe road   Monday 07 Jan 2019 50 Buffaloes grazing at huppel weg 1 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 16-22 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 16-22 Dec ’18 Sunday 16 Dec 2018 1 Male leopard east of ringana dam 6 Elephants drinking at gunters reservoir 10 Elephants feeding north of baksteen 2 Bull elephants north of pride rock Monday 17 Dec 2018 2 Machaton males south of xigamba dam 1 Male leopard […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 7-11 JAN ’19

WEEK IN PICTURES #56 We raved about how 2019 kicked-off for us on the previous week in pictures post, well this week was no different. I’ll start with the highlight of the week, one of the Kudyela lionesses carrying her 3-4 day old cub! She was briefly spotted by our fellow rangers moving a cub […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 DEC ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #54 It was an absolute incredible week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with such great game viewing and the most breathtaking thunderstorms. Although to get those big thunderstorms it needs to be very hot and that’s exactly what we had, a few extremely hot days. So the elephants only […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 Dec ’18 Sunday 09 Dec 2018 6 Lionesses with 1 male and 4 cubs at xidulu road with a kudu kill 1 Bull elephant feeding at poly shots 23 Elephants feeding at waterbok 2 White rhino 3 Spotted hyenas at mamba road 16 Elephants heading east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 02-08 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 Dec ’18 Sunday 02 Dec 2018 1 Male leopard at hearnes cutline 1 Female leopard at andries link heading south 1 Bull elephant feeding at boetabessie dam 14 Lions relaxing at york ccutline 4 Bull elephants feeding at river lodge main 2 White rhino   Monday […]