Blog: Lion Cubs

Lions at giraffe kill

Lize and I went to the area of the lion kill late afternoon 20 August 2015 in the hope of getting some images of lions feeding on the giraffe kill. They were fast asleep and not interested in feeding at all, but that is lions for you… sleep, sleep and sleep some more. Reality is […]


Lion cub and warthog head

Sam and his guests came across this group of lions on the 29th of July 2015. They has just killed a warthog and were busy finishing off their meal. A warthog is a small meal and they would usually rush over to whoever made the kill, grap the animal where they can get hold of […]


Lion pride with cubs

A lion pride that consists of 10 lions, 1 male, 3 lionesses and 6 cubs seen at Ngwenya dam on the 23rd of July 2015. They are seen regularly and are one of 4 lion prides that roam the Pondoro concession area of Balule Private Nature Reserve. Nothing beats seeing lions in their natural habitat […]


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 28 June until 4 July 2015

Sunday 28 June 2015 A pride of 13 lions at River lodge main A herd of 30 elephants at River Lodge main 4 White rhinos A herd of 300 buffaloes at York/Nonwane cutline A breeding herd of 15 elephants at Pondoro main rd Monday 29 June 2015 6 Lions feeding on a wildebeest kill at […]


Big 5 safari sightings 29 March until 4 April 2015

Sunday 29 March 2015 6 Lions at Derde weg A herd of 60 buffaloes at Chavaluthu rd A breeding herd of 20 elephants at Xidulu rd with a cow giving birth A herd of 250 buffaloes at Mangwa clearing Monday 30 March 2015 Elephant cow and 1 day old calf at Tranken weg An 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 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 […]


Weekly Big 5 safari sightings 15 until 21 February 2015

Sunday 15 February 2015 An elephant bull at Olifants/Baksteen rd The Mohlabetsi pride of lions feeding on an impala kill at Eskom giraffe 2 White rhino bulls 2 Sable antelopes at Pondoro Main camp 2 White rhino bulls A hyena at Mohlabetsi/Impalabos east cutline Monday 16 February 2015 A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) at […]


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 29 September until 5 October 2013

Sunday 29 September 2013 1 Elephant bull at Koppie rd 1 White rhino bull A breeding herd of 30 elephants feeding close to Tora dam A herd of 300 buffaloes close to Pride Rock Monday 30 September 2013 A herd of 300 buffaloes next to Cub drive A breeding herd of 15 elephants close to […]