Blog: Hoedspruit Game Lodge

Weekly sightings 12 until 18 July 2015

Sunday 12 July 2015 1 Black rhino bull at Wambu rd 6 Lions at Hongonyi rd A herd of 20 buffaloes at Xindzele rd A herd of 20 elephants at Olifants rd A lion pride at Xindzele rd 2 White rhino bulls A breeding herd of 40 elephants at Rome 2 1 Buffalo bull at […]


Big 5 safari sightings 5 until 11 July 2015

Sunday 5 July 2015 1 White rhino bull 2 White rhino bulls A herd of 250 buffaloes at Xigalana dam A breeding herd of 15 elephants at Xiingwana rd A herd of 250 buffaloes at Shortcut 2 White rhino bulls 2 White rhino bulls 6 Lions west of Peter’s rock A herd of 200 buffaloes […]


Big 5 safari sightings 19 until 25 April 2015

Sunday 19 April 2015 1 Lioness and 6 subadult lions drinking water at Robbie’s dam 2 Elephant bulls at Piva rd A herd of 300 buffaloes at River lodge main Monday 20 April 2015 A breeding herd of 20 elephants at Ngala dam Tuesday 21 April 2014 3 Buffalo bulls at Xibambu loop 1 Elephant […]


Big 5 safari sightings 22 until 28 March 2015

Sunday 22 March 2015 A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) at Impala dam 6 Lions at a zebra kill close to Kahle Stelle rd 3 Hyenas at Mhisi Kaya close to Rhulani’s rd A male cheetah at Duke’s clearing A hyena close to zebra kill 2 Buffaloes at Ngwenya dam 3 Elephant bulls at Xigamba […]


Big 5 safari sightings 8 until 14 March 2015

Sunday 8 March 2015 No Safari drive Monday 9 March 2015 No Safari drive Tuesday 10 March 2015 A herd of 100 buffaloes at East/west cutline 3 African wild dogs at Nyari dam Wednesday 11 March 2015 A male cheetah at Tshukudu rd 6 Lions at Nkhombe north A pride of lions at Nonwane/York cutline […]


Big 5 safari sightings 1 until 7 March 2015

 Sunday 1 March 2015 3 Lionesses and 10 cubs at River Lodge main rd A breeding herd of 15 elephants at 8/9 cutline Monday 2 March 2015 A herd of 200 buffaloes at York/Hearne cutline 2 Elephant bulls at Impala weg 5 1 Elephant bull at Mamba rd A herd of 200 buffaloes at Nkhombe […]


Big 5 safari sightings 22 until 28 February 2015

Sunday 22 February 2015 6 Lions at Riverine west 3 Buffalo bulls at Ngala dam A herd of 200 buffaloes at Marula loop A cheetah at Duke’s clearing An elephant bull at Robbie’s dam Monday 23 February 2015 A herd of 250 buffaloes at Kudu road A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) at Waterkant rd […]


Weekly Big 5 safari sightings 8 until 14 February 2015

Sunday 8 February 2015 A male cheetah at Tshukudu rd Small breeding herd of elephants at Rhulani’s dam 2 Elephant bulls ( Shoshangaan ) at Hongonyi rd 6 Lions at Ngala dam 2 Buffalo bulls at Xibejuana dam 2 Elephant bulls at Ngala dam Monday 9 February 2015 A breeding herd of 15 elephants at […]


Weekly Big 5 safari sightings 1 until 7 February 2015

Sunday 1 February 2015 2 White rhino bulls and 2 cows 4 Buffalo bulls at Bushbuck dam 6 Lions feeding on a kudu kill at Siyabona main rd Monday 2 February 2015 3 Lionesses and 10 cubs stalking and killing a young zebra foal A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) at Top rd An elephant […]


Big 5 safari sightings 28 July until 3 August 2013

Sunday 28 July 2013 A breeding herd of 16 elephants feeding close to1/2 cutline 3 Lionesses walking past Peter’s Rock A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding on 2/3 cutline A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) drinking at Van Wyk 1 Black rhino bull 2 White rhinos drinking A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding […]


Big 5 safari sightings 30 June until 6 July 2013

Sunday 30 June 2013 3 Lionesses walking along the Rome 2/3 cutline 8 Lion cubs resting at the 2/3 cutline A herd of 200 buffaloes feeding close to Zebra weg A breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding close to Ingwe walk Monday 1 July 2013 1 Elephant bull ( Ezulwini ) feeding next to Boerbean […]


Big 5 safari sightings 7 – 13 April 2013

Sunday 7 April 2013 A male leopard ( Watsakile ) walking in a easterly direction along Impalaweg 4 A male leopard ( Cavaluthu ) resting in a tree close to Xinzele rd A herd of about 200 buffaloes resting on cheetah plains 3 White rhinos drinking 1 Male leopard close to Huppel weg A herd […]


Big 5 safari sightings 31 March – 6 April 2013

Sunday 31 March 2013 2 Lionesses and 6 cubs on a zebra kill at Nonwane 1 Male cheetah at Nthaba rd 2 White rhino bulls at York/Barnard cutline 1 Honeybadger carrying her baby on Olifants rd 2 White rhinos grazing at Kwarri rd A herd of 100 buffaloes feeding close to Rul’s rd Monday 1 […]


African wild dogs playing at Pondoro – Kruger Park

A recent video of African wild dogs playing during a safari at the lodge. They love to run and they never seem to ran out of energy, but they are not the most acrobatic as you can see. It is always difficult to explain to guests how special it is to see these endangered animals […]


Big 5 sightings December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Sunday 30 December 2012 A herd of about 100 buffaloes grazing close to Tora dam A small breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding close to Mahlo rd 2 White rhino bulls grazing 1 Elephant bull drinking at Venture camp 5 Elephant bulls feeding next to Main rd west 1 White rhino bull A herd of […]