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HALLOWEEN 31 OCT ’18

The 31st of October is celebrated throughout the world as Halloween. Thus yesterday at Pondoro was no different. We started “trick or treating” our guests at our daily high tea but as it was a special occasion we went all out with Rest in Peace Cupcakes, pumpkin heads filled with all kinds of treats and […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 22-26 OCT ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #50 ” Even the colors of a chameleon are for survival not beauty ” – African Proverb The bush is very dry at the moment and this week we could see how the wildlife of Africa are of great beauty to us but have adapted for survival. Close to the hyena den […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 15-19 OCT ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #49 The Machaton males along with the Kudyela pride and their cubs were quite busy during the week. The cubs are getting bigger and so they eat more and more with every meal, forcing the pride to make regular kills. We did not see them on many kills but we could definitely […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 07-13 OCT ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 07-13 Oct ’18 Sunday 07 Oct 2018 2 Black rhino 7 Kudyela lionesses with 10 cubs and 1 Machaton male at singwe main 50 Buffaloes resting at manana road 30 Buffaloes grazing at river lodge main 8 Elephants feeding at cheeky boy 1 male leopard resting at […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 30 SEP – 06 OCT ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 30 Sep – 06 Oct ’18 Sunday 30 Sep 2018 5 Elephants at mhisi road 2 Bull elephants feeding at xindzele 1 Buffalo bull at the river   Monday 01 Oct 2018 2 Black rhino 15 Elephants feeding west of Charlie’s hide 2 Lionesses resting at manana […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 23-29 SEP ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 23-29 Sep ’18 Sunday 23 Sep 2018 1 Black rhino bull 2 Black rhino 8 Elephants feeding north of rome 1 kaya 2 Elephants south of maroela road 50 Buffaloes grazing at shepard’s road 5 Kudyela lionesses with 10 cubs and 2 Machaton males resting at singwe […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 16-22 SEP ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 16-22 Sep ’18 Sunday 16 Sep 2018 3 Bull elephants at river lodge main 1 White rhino bull 1oo Buffaloes grazing at hearnes 1 Female leopard with her 2 cubs at rooibos 2 Black rhino 20 Elephants in the olifants river 1 White rhino Monday 17 Sep […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 SEP ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 Sep ’18 Sunday 09 Sep 2018 1 Bull elephant south of korhaan road 4 Male lions south west of paradise 1 Bull black rhino 2 Lionesses south of paradise camp 1 Female leopard west of waterkant 1 Bull elephants south of paradise camp 40 Buffaloes grazing […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 17-21 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #48 We experienced one of the highest temperature spikes of the year this week but still we had great sightings. The Kudyela pride with their cubs were not seen at all except for the lioness with the 3 newest cubs. She moved them quite far from where we saw them previously to […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 10-14 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #47 Lions, lions and more lions. It was a week filled with a great amount of lion sightings but not of our usual Kudyela pride or Machaton males. We introduced these males in a previous week in pictures post and since then we have seen more and more of them. We are […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 02-08 SEP ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 Sep ’18 Sunday 02 Sep 2018 1 Bull elephant at river lodge main 3 White rhino Kudyela pride with their cubs and the Machaton males at ingwe walk 4 Elephants playing at elephant dam Monday 03 Sep 2018 Nkanyi with a steenbok kill at impalabos east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 26 AUG – 01 SEP ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 26 Aug – 01 Sep ’18 Sunday 26 Aug 2018 2 White rhino 15 Elephants feeding at imberbe road 4 Kudyela lionesses and 10 cubs chased a leopard cub up a tree at baksteen 2 Bull elephants at pondoro main 1 White rhino bull 3 Buffalo bulls […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 19-25 AUG ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 19-25 Aug ’18 Sunday 19 Aug 2018 15 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 2 Machaton males feeding on a giraffe 1 White rhino 1 Female leopard at ngulube south 2 Buffalo bulls at 2/3 cutline 2 White rhino 20 Elephants at huppel weg Monday 20 Aug 2018 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 12-18 AUG ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 12-18 Aug ’18 Sunday 12 Aug 2018 8 Lion cubs west of xipena road 1 Machaton male resting at shepards road 2 Bull elephants feeding at york cutline 3 White rhino 25 Buffaloes drinking at nhongo dam 1 Female leopard north of marula road 2 White rhino […]