Blog: Big 5

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 01-05 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #61 The lions took the spotlight this week with many incredible moments shared with Africa’s biggest cat. In the beginning of the week we had a mating pair of lions in the western sector that spent about three days in one area. Hopefully in the near future we will have little lion cubs […]


LEOPARDS OF PONDORO

MEET THE LEOPARDS OF PONDORO. I thought it’s about time we introduce you to the elusive rosette patterned cats that roam within our traversing in Balule Game Reserve. How do we identify each individual? Well apart from obvious signs like scars in their face, maybe a few nicks in the ears, a short/bent tail or […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 FEB ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10-16 Feb ’19 Sunday 10 Feb 2019 1 Male leopard at the drainage line west of dead end dam 1 Lioness heading south from van wyk 40+ Elephants feeding at river lodge main 3 White rhino bulls 1 Lioness at xintiwana road 20 Elephants at nonwane cutline […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 03-09 FEB ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 Feb ‘19 Sunday 03 Feb 2019 40+ Elephants feeding around venture camp dam 3 White rhino bulls 6 Kudyela lionesses with 12 cubs and 2 Machaton males resting at top road 1 Leopardess eating a scrub hare at mondzo road Monday 04 Feb 2019 3 Hyena […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 7-11 JAN ’19

WEEK IN PICTURES #56 We raved about how 2019 kicked-off for us on the previous week in pictures post, well this week was no different. I’ll start with the highlight of the week, one of the Kudyela lionesses carrying her 3-4 day old cub! She was briefly spotted by our fellow rangers moving a cub […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 DEC ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #54 It was an absolute incredible week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with such great game viewing and the most breathtaking thunderstorms. Although to get those big thunderstorms it needs to be very hot and that’s exactly what we had, a few extremely hot days. So the elephants only […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 Dec ’18 Sunday 09 Dec 2018 6 Lionesses with 1 male and 4 cubs at xidulu road with a kudu kill 1 Bull elephant feeding at poly shots 23 Elephants feeding at waterbok 2 White rhino 3 Spotted hyenas at mamba road 16 Elephants heading east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 4-10 NOV ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 4-10 Nov ’18 Sunday 4 Nov 2018 1 Male leopard east of rian’s road 30 Elephants feeding west of xipanga road 3 Machaton males with 7 kudyela lionesses and 12 cubs at swens reservoir   Monday 5 Nov 2018 1 Female leopard east of xipalatsi 15 Elephants […]