SAFARI SIGHTINGS 27 FEB – 5 MARCH ’22

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of  27 Feb to 5 March ’22

 

Sunday 27 February 2022

 

  • 3 Lionesses (Kudyela Pride) with 11 cubs resting near Eskom Giraffe
  • 40+ Elephants feeding near Eskom Giraffe
  • 3 Lionesses (Kudyela pride) resting near Waterkant
  • 1 Male Lion (Masungulu Male) sleeping near Dead End Dam
  • 1 Female Leopard heading South West from River Lodge
  • 1 Female Black Rhino with her calf drinking from Xikulu Dam
  • 25+ Elephants feeding near Pondoro Main
  • 1 Male Leopard heading North from Mahlolwa Road

 

Big 5 safari

 

Monday 28 February 2022

 

  • 40+ Elephants feeding near Hongyoni Road
  • 2 White Rhino Bulls resting near Nyari Dam
  • 2 Spotted Hyena drinking from Van Wyk Tranke
  • 4 Lion Cubs playing near Hamilton South
  • 3 Black Rhino drinking from Dead End Dam
  • 3 Lionesses (Kudyela Pride) with 7 cubs feeding on a zebra near Venture Camp Dam
  • 1 Black Rhino female with her calf feeding near Impala Weg 5
  • 25+ Elephants feeding near Koppie Road

 

Tuesday 1 March 2022

 

  • 7 Spotted Hyena resting near Mpfundla Road
  • 2 Spotted Hyena resting near Hyena Dam
  • 3 Lionesses (Kudyela Pride) with 11 cubs resting near Leeuspruit Dam
  • 2 White Rhino bulls feeding near Impala Weg 5
  • 25+ Elephants feeding near Koppie Road

 

 

 

Wednesday 2 March 2022

 

  • 1 Young Male leopard heading South from Venture Camp Dam
  • 25+ Elephants feeding near Khumba Road
  • 3 Lionesses (Kudyela Pride) with 11 cubs resting near Leeuspruit Dam
  • 2 White Rhino Bulls feeding near Rhulani’s Road
  • 1 White Rhino Bull drinking from Van Wyk Tranke
  • 20+ Elephants feeding near Ndlopfu Clearing

 

Thursday 3 March 2022

 

  • 6 Spotted Hyena resting near Makoti Road
  • 4 Spotted Hyena drinking from Tony’s Dam
  • 9 Lions (Kudyela Pride) resting near Nkanka Road
  • 100+ Buffalo feeding near Hearne’s/York Cutline
  • 20+ Elephants feeding near Mamba Road
  • 1 White Rhino with calf and 2 males feeding near Dead End Dam
  • 1 Lioness sleeping near Mhisi Loop
  • 1 Elephant Bull feeding near Boetebessie
  • 1 White Rhino bull drinking from Rhingana Dam
  • 8 Wild Dogs hunting around Barnard Airstrip

Friday 4 March 2022

 

  • 2 Lionesses with 2 Young Males feeding on an Impala near Nonwane Cutline
  • 2 Lionesses with 1 Large Male (Masungulu Male) resting near Khoza Loop
  • 2 White Rhino feeding near Hearnes Cutline
  • 100+ Buffalo feeding near Hearnes/York Cutline
  • 20+ Elephants feeding near York Cutline
  • 4 Lionesses (Kudyela Pride) with 7 cubs resting near Melembe Loop
  • 1 Female Leopard (Faka-Nchovela) with her sub-adult male cub heading East from Tamboti
  • 30+ Elephants feeding near Boetebessie Dam

 

Big 5 safari

 

 

Saturday 5 March 2022

 

  • 4 Black Rhino drinking from Xikulu Dam
  • 2 Male Lions (Masungulu Males) resting near Hearnes/Mohlabetsi Cutline
  • 25+ Elephants drinking from Waterkant
  • 40+ Elephants drinking from Dead End Dam
  • 1 Young Male Leopard heading East from Tamboti Dam
  • 2 Spotted Hyena resting near Nyari Dam
  • 50+ Buffalo drinking from Bush Lodge Waterhole
  • 2 White Rhino feeding near Mohlabetsi/Hearnes Cutline
  • 25+ Elephants feeding near Main Road East
  • 1 Female White Rhino heading South from Zebra Weg

 

 

This is a short summary of the big 5 and other special sightings we had during the week whilst out on safari from Pondoro Game Lodge.