Blog: Male Lion

Lion safari at Pondoro

We are enjoying some great lion sightings at the moment with 5 different lion prides roaming the Pondoro concession area. This is a video taken on the 1st of October of a male lion that we call Kudyela and his pride of lionesses and cubs. Kudyela means ” to eat or eating ” and he […]

Mohlabetsi pride makes my day

I took a bit of a sabbatical from safari drives and what a reception did I receive upon my return! To say that mother nature decided to give me the cold shoulder is an understatement if ever there was one. The perfect summer weather that we enjoyed for the last 3 weeks changed as my […]

Lion feeding on a giraffe

August is known as the windy month in South Africa. True to form we had quite a strong wind during the night. Predators often make use of opportunities like this to hunt as the noise of the wind would mask their approach and aid them while stalking the unsuspecting prey. Lions got the biggest prize […]

Weekly sightings 16 – 22 August 2015

Sunday 16 August 2015 5 Buffalo bulls at Wormhole rd A herd of 300 buffaloes at East/west cutline 1 Hyena south of Venture Camp 3 White rhinos 5 Buffalo bulls at Makubela rd 1 Female leopard and cub at Impalabos east/Mohlabetsi cutline 5 Buffaloes at Xiingwana rd A herd of 13 elephants at Toni’s dam […]

Kudyela and his pride

I saw the big male Kudyela and his pride of 10 this afternoon 30 August 2015 as they were slowly walking in the direction of Nkanyi dam to quench their thirst. He is now in the prime of his life and has grown into a very impressive lion. Males lions will be chased away by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big 5 safari sightings 24- 30 March 2013

Sunday 24 March 2013 1 Black rhino bull feeding A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding close to Pondoro main rd 2 White rhino bulls resting 5 Elephant bulls drinking at Ngala dam A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding next to Pondoro main rd Monday 25 March 2013 6 Lionesses and 9 cubs playing […]

Big 5 safari sightings 17 – 23 March 2013

Sunday 17 March 2013 A breeding herd of about 80 elephants feeding around Tony’s camp A herd of 100 buffaloes grazing next to Mohlabetsi/Impalabos west cutline A herd of 30 elephants feeding along York/Nonwane cutline Monday 18 March 2013 A black rhino bull and cow mating A herd of 100 buffaloes drinking and wallowing at […]

Big 5 safari sightings 10 – 16 March 2013

Sunday 10 March 2013 1 White rhino bull drinking water  A herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding at Pump rd 1 Elephant bull feeding at York/Hearne cutline A breeding herd of 10 elephants feeding at Impalaweg 5 4 Elephant bulls feeding close to Reguit pad Monday 11 March 2013 3 Lionesses and 2 subadults walking […]


Took this image of Mazinyo early one morning at Ngala Dam.

Mazinyo drinking

The two male lions caught a baby giraffe the night before and I got this photo of Mazinyo as he drank water at a pool close by.

Big Boy

As a 1st image on this category I decided to upload a photo of my favourate lion, Big Boy. He is the most dominant of the 2 males of the York pride and has a fearsome reputation in the Reserve. Very rarely would you meet him on foot and not receive a warning charge. He […]