Blog: Elephant

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 1-7 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 1 to 7 December ’19   Sunday 1 December 2019   30+ Elephants feeding around Waterbok Weg 22 (Kudyela Pride) Lions stalking and attempting to hunt giraffe with a herd of 60+ Buffalo nearby, they were North of Boetebessie Dam 1 Male Elephant feeding near East/West Cutline […]


WHY DO ELEPHANTS TAKE A MUD BATH?

When you are out on safari, especially during the wet season (summer months at Pondoro), you often encounter certain species of animals covered in mud. Elephants, both species of rhino, buffalo and warthogs are regular users of these mud pools that are formed where water gathers in any depression, some start small but through constant […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 16-20 OCT ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #23 It was an incredible week to be out in the Balule Game Reserve with the wildlife in an abundance we couldn’t have seen more. The Machaton males along with the Kudyela females started the week of with a bang, waking up from a long day’s sleep they moved to the nearest […]


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 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 28 MAY-03 JUNE ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 28 May-03 June ’17 Sunday 28 May 2017 200 Buffaloes at top road moving north 6 Mohlabetsi male lions resting at hearnes/mohlabetsi cutline 20 Elephants at grune boom moving north 1 Black rhino bull 20 Elephants at jessie road feeding 9 Lions (Kudyela Pride) resting north of […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 21-27 MAY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 21-28 May ’17 Sunday 21 May 2017 14 Elephants at koppie busy feeding 3 Black rhino 4 Lions at rhulani’s road resting 1 Lioness at jiga-jiga heading north 1 White rhino bull 4 White rhino 200 Buffalo heading north from peter’s rock 1 Elephant bull heading east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 14-20 MAY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 14-20 May ’17 Sunday 14 May 2017 14 Elephants at xigamba road heading south 2 White rhino 1 Buffalo bull at xibejana dam drrinking 20 Elephants at Impala dam heading north Monday 15 May 2017 3 Male lions at makhubele road moving east 1 Black rhino cow […]