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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 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 5-11 AUG ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 5-11 Aug ’18 Sunday 05 Aug 2018 23 Buffaloes east of mamba road 40 Elephants drinking at ngala dam 1 Black rhino bull 15 Elephants feeding at lumanyama 1 Female leopard at toni’s dam 6 Kudyela lionesses south of old mhisi kaya Monday 06 Aug 2018 18 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 29 JULY – 4 AUG ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 29 July – 4 Aug ’18 Sunday 29 July 2018 20 Elephants feeding at koppie road 3 White rhino 2 White rhino 2 Machaton males west of impala dam 13 Spotted hyenas at coert bush camp 1 White rhino 25 Elephants feeding at ndlovu clearing Monday 30 […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 03-07 SEP ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #46 Let’s start off immediately with the amount of leopard sightings we had this week, far more than ever before and with a total of 8 individuals as well. We would come back from an evening drive having seen 4 leopards, now this might not sound much to some but for us […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 27-31 AUG ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #45 It was another incredible week out in the bush with the big 5 spotted almost everyday. Thuli showed off her master hunting skills this week, she was found on three separate kills. She made one impala and two steenbok kills of which she hoisted both steenbok kills. When feeding on the […]


2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards – Please vote for us

We are very proud to announce that Pondoro has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS. Established in 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike. Everyone at Pondoro would really appreciate your vote. Please […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 20-24 AUGUST ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #44 It is time for another selection of our weekly week in pictures. The big cats were in the spotlight this week and believe me they did not disappoint us. At the beginning of the week the Kudyela pride with all their cubs and one Machaton moved to the far western edge […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 JULY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22-28 July ’18 Sunday 22 July 2018 1 Machaton male with a Kudyela lioness at naledi road 7 Lion cubs east of nkombe north 2 Bull elephants at van wyk 20 Buffaloes grazing at van wyk 4 White rhino 3 Impalabos lionesses at sweine weg Monday 23 […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 23-27 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #43 During the week we spent a bit of time wondering in the western sector for a more scenic drive. At one of the dams there are currently 3 hippos spending their daytime relaxing before heading out at night to feed. With the cool weather they typically lie outside on the bank […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 15-21 JULY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15-21 July ’18 Sunday 15 July 2018 1 Bull elephant feeding at nongonoko 4 Hyenas at kambaku road 1 Female leopard with an impala kill at venture camp 1 White rhino bull Monday 16 July 2018 1 Female leopard with an impala kill at venture camp 40 […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 16-20 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #42 Yesterday we had an incredible sighting between a family of leopards and a pride of lions to say goodbye to the week and hello to the weekend. Yesterday afternoon we left the lodge just after 5 pm and decided to go past Robbie’s dam to see if the 3 Impalabos lionesses […]