Blog: Game Lodge

Big 5 sightings December 9 – 15, 2012

Sunday 9 December 2012 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Main rd west 1 Black rhino bull browsing A breeding herd of about 20 elephants on Nonwane Monday 10 December 2012 1 Elephant bull at Xibejuane dam A breeding herd of about 30 elephants swimming at Deadend dam. Tuesday 11 December 2012 1 Buffalo bull […]


Big 5 sightings December 2 – 8, 2012

Sunday 2 December – Tuesday 4 December 2012 Pondoro was closed for renovations Wednesday 5 December 2012 A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding next to Rooibos rd A herd of about 200 buffaloes grazing close to Siyabona main rd 1 Black rhino bull 3 Male lions walking along Pondoro main rd Thursday 6 […]


Big 5 sightings 18 – 24 November, 2012

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 […]


Big 5 sightings 11 – 17 November, 2012

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 […]


Big 5 sightings 4 – 10 November, 2012

Sunday 4 November 2012 2 Elephant bulls close to Nyari dam 1 Male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) next to Nyari dam 2 Elephant bulls next to Xikanka rd 1 White rhino bull Monday 5 November 2012 A herd of around 200 buffaloes at Van Wyk A herd of buffaloes at Rome 4 1 Male leopard […]


Big 5 sightings 28 October – 3 November, 2012

Sunday 28 October 2012 1 Young male cheetah next to Main rd Mohlabetsi 1 White rhino bull 3 Elephant bulls close to Bush camp dam 3 Elephant bulls next to Pondoro main rd 1 Elephant bull drinking at Nyari dam 3 Females and 4 hyena cubs at the hyena den on Mohlabetsi Monday 29 October […]


Big 5 sightings 21 – 27 October, 2012

Sunday 21 October 2012 2 Elephant bulls feeding along Impalabos/Drifters cutline 1 Elephant bull feeding on the Impalabos east/Mohlabetsi cutline 3 Male lions resting next to Klipspringer rd 1 White rhino bull Monday 22 October 2012 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to Mbonga rd 1 Elephant bull feeding next to 8/9 cutline A small breeding herd […]


Big 5 sightings 7 – 13 October, 2012

Sunday 7 October 2012 1 Male and one lioness resting at Xibejuane dam 1 White rhino bull grazing Monday 8 October 2012 4 Male lions feeding on a giraffe kill close to the Olifants river 1 Elephant bull feeding close to Manzi Bovu A herd of about 300 buffaloes grazing along Rian’s rd Tuesday 9 […]


Big 5 sightings 16 – 22 September, 2012

Sunday 16 September 2012 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to Chavaluthu rd Monday 17 September 2012 4 Elephant bulls next to Gamma rd 1 White rhino bull grazing 1 Male lion next to Rome 2/3 cutline Saw a male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) stalking impalas next to Pondoro main rd Tuesday 18 September 2012 1 […]


The Shocking Truth

A neighbouring safari lodge owner was travelling from his lodge to the small town of Hoedspruit late afternoon about 10 years ago. The road to the exit gate follows the southern boundary fence. He decided to do the trip in his Land Rover, which at the best of times can be notoriously unreliable. Halfway to […]


Sightings 1 July – 7 July 2012

Sunday 1 July 2012 2 Black rhino cows browsing Olifants west pride ( 6 lionesses and 2 cubs ) lying close to Des Drive Breeding herd of 5 elephants 10 Month old female leopard cub close to Pride Rock Small breeding herd of elephants close to Dead end dam 4 White rhino bulls 1 Buffalo […]