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SAFARI SIGHTINGS 08-14 JULY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 08-14 July ’18 Sunday 08 July 2018 1 Female leopard at top road 1 Female leopard east of hearnes kaya 3 Machaton males with 1 kudyela lioness at ncololwane 2 White rhino 50 Elephants at greenfire cutline 1 Male leopard at venture camp dam 2 White rhino […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 09-13 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #41 It was another week full of surprises for us. The weather was somewhat unusual for us with very cold windy days and even a bit of rain one afternoon but not as big of a surprise as 3 unknown male lions. On the last day before the weekend a call came […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 01-07 JULY ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 01-07 July ’18 Sunday 01 July 2018 60 Elephants feeding at nsuna road 1 Machaton male with 3 Kudyela lionesses and 6 cubs at riverine west 2 Black rhino 1 White rhino bull 10 Elephants feeding at makothi road 30 Buffaloes feeding at hearnes 2 White […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 02-06 JULY ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #40 It is time for another selection of our weekly highlights in the week in pictures. It was a very cold and windy week here at Pondoro with a few ‘quiet’ drives. Although we had more than our usual rainfall earlier this year, it was only in certain areas of the reserve. […]


2018 Haute Grandeur – Please vote for us

We are very proud to announce that Pondoro has been nominated for the 2018 HAUTE GRANDEUR GLOBAL HOTEL AWARDS. We would appreciate your support by rating us in the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards Rating Poll. Please rate us and help us win this award! Voting closes 11 July 2018. It just takes 2 […]


SAFARI SIGHTING 24-30 JUNE ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 24-30 June ’18 Sunday 24 June 2018 1 Male leopard moving east from swingwe boma 40 Elephants at makothi road 1 White rhino 10 Lion cubs at impala dam 30 Elephants east of pondoro main Monday 25 June 2018 30 Buffaloes drinking at ngala dam 40 Elephants […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 17-23 JUNE ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 17-23 June ’18 Sunday 17 June 2018 40 Elephants feeding at olifants main 2 Machaton males at hamilton south 2 Bull elephants feeding at top road 4 hyenas at coert bush camp 1 Hyena at kambaku road 20 Elephants feeding at kudu weg Monday 18 June 2018 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 JUNE ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10-16 June ’18 Sunday 10 June 2018 1 Machaton male at nonwane cutline 1 Female leopard with her impala kill at huppel weg 25 Buffaloes west of ngala dam 1 White rhino bull 3 Kudyela lionesses at reguit pad Monday 11 June 2018 3 Impalabos lionesses at […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 03-09 JUNE ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 June ’18 Sunday 03 June 2018 50 Elephants at gunters reservoir 2 Lionesses at york/hearne cutline 15 Spotted hyenas at 4/5 cutline 40 Elephants feeding at hamilton north 1 Machaton male at top road 1 White rhino bull Monday 04 June 2018 1 Bull elephant at […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 27 MAY – 2 JUNE ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 27 May – 2 June ’18 Sunday 27 May 2018 2 Machaton males with 2 Kudyela lionesses and 5 cubs south of xigamba dam 1 Bull elephant south of maroela dam 1 Female leopard east of waterkant hunting impala 15 Hyenas playing at 4/5 cutline Monday 28 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 20-26 MAY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 20-26 May ’18 Sunday 20 May 2018 2 Lionesses at waterbok road 1 Machaton male at grune boom 1 Male leopard at 8/9 cutline junction transport 15 Elephants feeding at east/west cutline 1 White rhino bull 2 Buffalo bulls at eskom giraffe 1 Female leopard west of […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 25-29 JUNE ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #39 It was another spectacular week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with every day being one to remember. The Kudyela pride has been hiding 8 of their cubs at the exact same place for nearly a week now. The females have been moving around quite a lot trying to […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 28 MAY – 1 JUNE ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #38 It is time for our week in pictures again, where we highlight some of the outstanding sightings during the week through a selection of images. Numerous herds of elephant have been around this week, with some herds well over 50 individuals strong. On one morning safari we heard the distressed trumpeting […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 13-19 MAY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 13-19 May ’18 Sunday 13 May 2018 1 Female leopard at ringana dam 1 Kudyela lioness at billy’s lodge finishing an impala kill 1 Kudyela lioness at grune boom 2 Bull elephants feeding south west of ringana dam 20+ Buffaloes sleeping south of imberbe loop 1 White […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 06-12 MAY ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 06-12 May ’18 Sunday 06 May 2018 3 Lion cubs at ingwe walk 1 Black rhino and calf 40+ Elephants feeding at generator 30 Buffaloes resting at waterkant 2 White rhino Monday 07 May 2018 40+ Elephants feeding at koppie road 2 Machaton males resting at xindzele […]