Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 23-29 Dec ’18 Sunday 23 Dec 2018 2 Lionesses at river lodge main 3 Lionesses with 2 males and 5 cubs at venture camp dam 1 Leopardess west of huppel weg 2 Bull elephants feeding at venture camp road 2 Bull elephants at boetabessie dam 2 Black […]
Blog: Game Drives
WEEK IN PICTURES #25 It is week in picture time again and it is with great excitement that I wright this simply because of so much that happened during the week. Thus far it will be the largest selection of week in pictures since we started early-mid 2017. Let’s start off with the most endangered […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 05-11 Nov ’17 Sunday 05 Nov 2017 2 White rhino 2 Bull elephants at big bend 2 Elephants feeding at huppel weg 1 Machaton male with 7 Kudyela lionesses at venture camp dam 1 Leopardess at top road Monday 06 Nov 2017 5 Kudyela lionesses at xipanga […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15-21 Oct ’17 Sunday 15 Oct 2017 1 Machaton male with a Kudyela lioness at matangi rocks 15 Elephants drinking at ngala dam 6 Buffalo bulls feeding at koppie road 1 White rhino bull 10 Bull elephants west of butabesi dam 15 Elephants drinking at Robbie’s dam […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 01-07 Oct ’17 Sunday 01 Oct 2017 1 Hyena at 8/9 cutline heading north 2 Leopard cubs resting east of nyala pan 2 White rhino 1 Male lion at pondoro main 1 Machaton male with 4 Kudyela lionesses at impala dam 4 Buffalo bulls south of bateleur […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 27 Aug – 02 Sept “17 Sunday 27 Aug 2017 5 Mohlabetsi males at mazinyo road 5 White rhino 40 Buffaloes west of bush camp 1 Machaton male drinking at Toni’s dam 1 Black rhino bull 20 Elephants drinking at ngala dam 30 Elephants feeding at drie […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 13-19 Aug ’17 Sunday 13 Aug 2017 2 White rhino 1 White rhino bull 25 Elephants feeding at koppie road 50 Elephants at impala weg 5 1 Male leopard by xikulu dam 50 Elephants at xikulu dam 4 White rhino Monday 14 Aug 2017 200 […]
THIRD EDITION OF WEEK IN PICTURES #3 It has been a challenging week for the guides and trackers, no sighting came easy, the wildlife of Pondoro kept us on our toes all the time and made sure too keep us guessing. Even though it was a tough week, on completion of each challenge we were […]
A video taken by Brooke Escudier, one of our guests, on the 12th of January 2013. The lions were resting next the safari vehicle when one noticed a kudu calf hiding nearby after the mother fled from some nearby bushes.They sprinted after the calf and caught with ease.
Rul took this video of a big male leopard, called Watsakile, feeding on a warthog carcass on the 8th of January 2013. We saw the leopard killing the warthog 2 days before during the afternoon safari. These are one of the big advantages of staying at a private safari lodge where we can follow animals […]
Sunday 18 November 2012 1 Female leopard at Pride rock 1 Elephant bull feeding along the Impalabos/Mohlabetsi cutline 8 Lionesses of the Olifants west pride resting at Ngwenya dam A small breeding herd of 6 elephants drinking at Mangawana dam Monday 19 November 2012 1 Male leopard ( Watsakile ) walking along 8/9 […]
Sunday 11 November 2012 1 Lioness at Xinzele rd Monday 12 November 2012 2 Lionesses ( Singwe pride ) feeding on a zebra foal 1 White rhino 2 Elephant bulls feeding close to Ngala dam Tuesday 13 November 2012 2 White rhinos A herd af about 150 buffaloes close to Derde weg 1 Elephant bull […]
Hi Lize, Robbie, Chantelle, Ryno & Eryk, We have arrived home in Canberra, Australia, and are currently going through all the photos and movies we took during our stay. Pondoro Lodge was absolutely amazing and definitely deserves the awards it has won. The Buffalo room was stunning, I couldn’t get over it! Unfortunately, as I […]
As stated earlier one of the 4 year old lionesses has got cubs as well. We found her and 2 cubs on the afternoon drive of the 21st of September and followed her to a freshly killed wildebeest. The cubs were very active and it provided for excellent photo opportunities.
After unsuccessfully trying to find the lions during the afternoon drive we stopped at Singwe Big dam for sundowners. We found the whole pride making their way towards the dam barely 200meters after we got going again.