Sunday – 3 June 2012 Guests followed the young male leopard, Chavaluthu, while he was stalking impala and were lucky enough to saw him make a kill right in front of the vehicle Monday – 4 June 2012 Male leopard, Chavaluthu, feeding on the impala kill close to East/west cutline A herd of about […]
Blog: Game Lodge
Guests staying at Pondoro had a great sighting of Chavaluthu walking right past the vehicle on the 9th of March. He really is a beautiful leopard.
Greg, a guide at our neighbouring lodge and good friend, called me in for this sighting of 2 francolins fighting on the 21st of February. It lightened up a otherwise quiet drive. Glad I actually responded as the photo turned out alright, I think. I promised him that I would upload it so this one […]
Saw Watsakile madoda on the 26th of February on main rd east, Impalabos. We have really been lucky with leopard sightings the last 3 weeks with guests seeing leopards in trees, feeding, drinking and hunting. What a joy to be in the bush!
Mark, Pondoro guide, took this fantastic video of Chavalutu, young territorial male, feeding on an impala nearly right on top of his car today. Well done Mark, you cannot get closer to a leopard than this.
As you can see from this video the power of a leopard is amazing. Rul saw Chavaluthu stashing his kill in a tree on the 5th of March.
Had an amazing leopard sighting on the 24th of March. A young male leopard was seen on the Impalabos section in the late afternoon next to a small drainage line. As the sun was setting he got up went to a big marula tree and jumped in. He got higher than any leopard that I […]
Elephant calves have long been one of my favourate photographic subjects. Here are some photos that I have taken on the 26th of February. Elephants are abundant at the moment the bush is always a better place with breeding herds and calves around.
Guests at Pondoro saw this black rhino at wambo rd on the 26th of February. Pondoro is one of the best places in Africa to see this highly endangered animal.
We had some fantastic sightings of this most elusive of cats during the last week or two. Here are some photos taken of the 2 males ( Watsakile Madoda and Chavaluthu ) that were seen fighting on the 16th of February. The photos of Chavaluthu were taken at Elephanten Tranken and Watsakile on Main rd […]
I probably had the most amazing sighting of 14 years in the bush when we saw 2 male leopards having a territorial fight on the 16th of February. They walked next to one another roaring every few minutes, eventually lying down within about 10 meters from one another. The next moment they were at each […]
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.
On the 6th of September we found the York pride on a baby giraffe kill. Andries, my tracker, followed the tracks and walked right into them. As always the Mother Lion charged and she seems to be getting grumpier with old age. The pride settled down quickly after I picked him up again and we […]
I took this photos of a male leopard early evening at Hamerkop dam on the 3rd of September. If you look carefully you will see the wound on his right flank which was probably caused during a territorial fight with another male.