Blog: Game Reserve

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 lodge | Lion cubs

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.


Lions eating giraffe

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 […]


Private safari lodge | Leopard at Hamerkop dam

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.


Safari at Pondoro

The highlight of the past 3 weeks were without a doubt the mating of 2 leopards on Impalabos East. We found fresh leopard tracks at Elephanten tranken on the afternoon drive of the 26th of August and Andries, my tracker, followed the tracks until he reported that he heard the growling of leopards mating in […]


Amazing place!

There is a reason this Lodge was just voted into the top 100 spots in Africa to stay.. I really can’t rave enough, this was our last stop on a 3 week tour and we finished it in style. Pondoro is located in the Balule Private Reserve just outside of the Kruger gates, on the […]


Giraffe kill | Safari | Private Game Lodge

I found the dead giraffe on the 25th of July. It seemed to have died of natural causes. The next morning this young male lion of about 3 1/2 years was found feeding on the carcass. He is part of a coalition of 4 young males that feed mainly on buffaloes. Two days later one […]