Blog: Pondoro

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 15-19 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #64 It is Easter weekend and time for another selection of our weekly highlights. Within the last 2 months we have seen more and more of the two young leopards, while the young male is relaxed around the vehicles his little sister is not so much. They still rely heavily on their mother […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 07-13 APRIL ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 07-13 April ’19 Sunday 07 April 2019 2 Kudyela lionesses with 2 cubs feeding on an impala at nonwane 1 Black rhino 15 Elephants feeding at huppel weg 1 Female leopard with 2 cubs west of dead end dam Monday 08 April 2019 2 Leopard cubs west […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 01-05 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #61 The lions took the spotlight this week with many incredible moments shared with Africa’s biggest cat. In the beginning of the week we had a mating pair of lions in the western sector that spent about three days in one area. Hopefully in the near future we will have little lion cubs […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 25 FEB – 01 MARCH ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #60 The title ‘weekly highlights‘ fits this blog post slightly better than the previous ‘week in pictures‘ simply because we highlight the outstanding sightings of the week and no better time for a change than with the 60th edition. I think the sighting that got everyone from guests,guides and trackers to the lodge […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 03-09 FEB ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 Feb ‘19 Sunday 03 Feb 2019 40+ Elephants feeding around venture camp dam 3 White rhino bulls 6 Kudyela lionesses with 12 cubs and 2 Machaton males resting at top road 1 Leopardess eating a scrub hare at mondzo road Monday 04 Feb 2019 3 Hyena […]


VALENTINE’S DAY 2019

What is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day – in the bush of course! Not only do you get to see amazing fauna and flora, but also here at Pondoro we go out of our way to treat and spoil our guests. We had hoped for a warm and sunny Valentine’s Day but unfortunately […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 DEC ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #54 It was an absolute incredible week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with such great game viewing and the most breathtaking thunderstorms. Although to get those big thunderstorms it needs to be very hot and that’s exactly what we had, a few extremely hot days. So the elephants only […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 Dec ’18 Sunday 09 Dec 2018 6 Lionesses with 1 male and 4 cubs at xidulu road with a kudu kill 1 Bull elephant feeding at poly shots 23 Elephants feeding at waterbok 2 White rhino 3 Spotted hyenas at mamba road 16 Elephants heading east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 4-10 NOV ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 4-10 Nov ’18 Sunday 4 Nov 2018 1 Male leopard east of rian’s road 30 Elephants feeding west of xipanga road 3 Machaton males with 7 kudyela lionesses and 12 cubs at swens reservoir   Monday 5 Nov 2018 1 Female leopard east of xipalatsi 15 Elephants […]