Blog: Big 5

WEEK IN PICTURES 25-29 SEPT ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #20 This post marks our 20th edition of the weekly week in pictures and I’m sure the wildlife at Pondoro was up for the task producing some breathtaking moments. Probably the most intense moment this week was when a dominant white rhino bull met a much smaller but equally dominant black rhino […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 18-22 SEPT ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #19 It was another breathtaking week here at Pondoro, there were so much happening with all the predators especially the leopards. The big herbivores are at an abundance now in particular the elephants, there were some very large herds moving through. Let’s start of with the leopard cubs, these 2 cubs are […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 23-29 JULY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 23-29 July ’17 Sunday 23 July 2017 5 Bull elephants feeding at Robbie’s dam 6 Hyenas moving east from makhoti road 3 Machaton males at Koos pan 2 White rhino 1 Black rhino bull 1 Lioness with 4 cubs at mangwa dam 1 Bull elephants at giraffe […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 02-08 JULY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 July ’17 Sunday 02 July 2017 2 Black rhino 1 Male lion (Blondie) at mangwa clearing 4 Male lions of the River Pride sleeping at Rhulani’s road 5 Buffalo bulls at hongoni grazing 5 Bull elephants swimming at Butabesi dam 1 Leopardess with an impala kill […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 31 JULY – 04 AUG ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #14 “There is no creature among all the Beasts of the world which hath so great and ample demonstration of the power and wisdom of the almighty God as the Elephant” – Edward Topsell Words used by the English author best remembered for his bestiary in the late 1500’s to early 1600’s […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 JULY ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #13 This week the 3 Machaton males were the highlight of almost each safari, becoming more relaxed and familiar with the area and they even managed to take down an adult buffalo cow but between the 3 of them the kill didn’t last very long. Tough times are ahead of the Mohlabetsi […]