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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 […]


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 […]