Blog: Male Lion

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 APRIL ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22-28 April ’18 Sunday 22 April 2018 3 Machaton males with a Kudyela lioness and her 3 cubs north of ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 20 Elephants feeding and drinking at nyari dam 5 Hyenas heading north from mangwa clearing 5 Bull elephants at nyari dam […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 15-21 APRIL ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15-21 April ’18 Sunday 15 April 2018 1 Female lion with her cubs heading north from giraffe road 1 Machaton male mating with a Kudyela lioness north of monte road 10 Elephants feeding at hamilton north 20 Elephants drinking at van wyk Tuesday 17 April 2018 5 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 8-14 APRIL ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 8-14 April ’18 Sunday 8 April 2018 1 Bull elephant at khale-stelle weg 1 White rhino bull 12 Elephants feeding at gunter new road 5 Bull elephants at mohlabetsi waterhole Monday 9 April 2018 1 Bull white rhino 2 Lionesses at linear road 15 Elephants feeding at […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 4-10 MARCH ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 04-10 March ’18 Sunday 04 March 2018 2 Hyenas at malembe road 6 Elephants feeding at mhisi road 3 Bull elephants feeding at kambaku 2 Bull elephants feeding at mamba road 1 Machaton male with 4 Kudyela lionesses at big bend 1 Female leopard at khale-stalle weg […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 18-24 FEB ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 18-24 Feb ’18 Sunday 18 Feb 2018 15 Elephants feeding at mamba road 3 Machaton males resting at dukes clearing 3 White rhino 20 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 5 Hyena at mhisi road 15 Elephants feeding at kambaku Monday 19 Feb 2018 20 Elephants drinking […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 11-17 FEB ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 11-17 Feb ’18 Sunday 11 Feb 2018 5 Kudyela lionesses resting at riaan’s road 2 Machaton males lying down at venture camp 1 White rhino bull 1 Machaton male at hamilton south 8 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 3 White rhino Monday 12 Feb 2018 10 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 7-13 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 7-13 Jan ’18 Sunday 7 Jan 2018 2 Machaton males heading north from danroc main 4 Adult heynas + 2 cubs at den site 2 Kudyela lioness at ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 1 Leopard cub at venture camp dam Monday 8 Jan 2018 3 Lionesses […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 31 DEC ’17 – 6 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 31 Dec ’17 – 6 Jan ’18 Sunday 31 Dec 2017 1 Lioness lying down at ngwenya dam 1 Black rhino bull 1 White rhino bull 5 Elephants feeding around rhulans road 4 Adult hyenas + 4 cubs at den site 3 Kudyela lionesses with 1 Machaton […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 26-30 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #33 The pack of wild dogs were seen on an almost daily basis during the week. We were fortunate enough to move around with them a they nearly reached every corner of the reserve. A few impala were very lucky by escaping these hungry predators as we watched a few getting chased. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 19-23 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #32 The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve. During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 5-9 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #29 Just another week in Africa. Like any other continent, Africa also experiences normal days with a beautiful golden sunrise in the morning and then the breathtaking sunset in the evening lighting the sky with an assortment of colors just before the sun disappears below the horizon. But it is what happens […]


ARE THE MACHATON MALES HERE TO STAY?

Within the next few months it will be a year since the arrival of the mighty Machaton males, but are they here to stay? During the first quarter of 2017 the lion dynamics around Pondoro was as normal as could be with the Mohlabetsi coalition (6 males at the time) being the dominant territory holders […]