Blog: Pondoro

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 28 MAY-03 JUNE ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 28 May-03 June ’17 Sunday 28 May 2017 200 Buffaloes at top road moving north 6 Mohlabetsi male lions resting at hearnes/mohlabetsi cutline 20 Elephants at grune boom moving north 1 Black rhino bull 20 Elephants at jessie road feeding 9 Lions (Kudyela Pride) resting north of […]


Big 5 safari sightings 15 until 21 March 2015

Sunday 15 March 2015 Mohlabetsi lion pride, 3 lionesses and 7 cubs at Mohlabetsi/Hearne cutline A herd of 200 buffaloes at 4/5 cutline Monday 16 March 2015 No safari drive Tuesday 17 March 2015 3 Lionesses and 10 cubs at Derde weg 3 Elephant bulls at Mañana rd Wednesday 18 March 2015 A male lion […]


Big 5 safari sightings 9 until 15 February 2014

Sunday 9 February 2014 A herd of 15 elephants at Rome 1/2 cutline 2 Buffalo bulls at Olifants rd A breeding herd of  20 elephants Xinupi rd A white rhino bull Monday 10 February 2014 Lions of Olifants west pride at Ravine east 7 Elephants at Transport rd Tuesday 11 February 2014 Olifants west pride […]


Big 5 safari sightings 14 until 20 July 2013

Sunday 14 July 2013 4 Lionesses chasing a white rhino bull around A herd of 200 buffaloes grazing next to Weg fur alles A male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) feeding on his impala kill at Hamilton south 1 Elephant bull feeding close to Hamilton south 4 Lionesses walking along Hearne/Impalabos west cutline Monday 15 July […]


Big 5 safari sightings 2 – 8 June 2013

Sunday 2 June 2013 A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding close to Pride Rock A herd of about 100 buffaloes grazing next to 2/3 cutline Monday 3 June 2013 5 Lionesses and 8 cubs resting close to Xinzele rd 10 Buffaloes grazing at Shangana rd A herd of 200 buffaloes resting next to Ndulamithi […]


Big 5 safari sightings 12 – 18 May 2013

Sunday 12 May 2013 6 Elephant bulls drinking at Ngala dam 7 Elephant bulls drinking at Coert’s bush camp Monday 13 May 2013 1 Elephant bull walking along 8/9 cutline A breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding next to 8/9 cutline A herd of 200 buffaloes grazing next to Kudu dam Tuesday 14 May 2013 […]


Big 5 safari sightings 21 – 27 April 2013

Sunday 21 April 2013 1 White rhino bull grazing 1 Male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) resting Monday 22 April 2013 No Drive Tuesday 23 April 2013 3 Male lions resting next to Top rd A herd of 250 buffaloes feeding close to Huppel rd A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding next to Impalabos […]


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 […]


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 […]


Big 5 safari sightings 3 – 9 March 2013

Sunday 3 March 2013 3 Lionesses stalking warthogs at Barnard airstrip A herd of 200 buffaloes sleeping at Coert’s new rd A big herd of buffaloes at Mamba rd Monday 4 March 2013 4 Elephant cows feeding at Top rd A herd of about 200 buffaloes grazing next to Reguit pad 2 Male lions resting […]


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 […]


Lion cubs in Kruger Park

Mark took this video close to Pride rock on the 25th of March. He found the cubs again after a lengthy search much to the delight of the guests in his safari vehicle. The area around Pride rock is very rocky which makes it an ideal place for lions to hide their cubs as it […]