Rul took this video of a big male leopard, called Watsakile, feeding on a warthog carcass on the 8th of January 2013. We saw the leopard killing the warthog 2 days before during the afternoon safari. These are one of the big advantages of staying at a private safari lodge where we can follow animals […]
Guests saw a male leopard drinking at a natural rock pool filled with rain water while on safari on the 17th of December. Beautiful spot and wish I was there to photograph.
A video taken by Rul on the 9th of December of a black rhino drinking and wallowing. They are so rare to see in the wild and to witness this kind of behavior out in the open is very special.
Sunday 7 October 2012 1 Male and one lioness resting at Xibejuane dam 1 White rhino bull grazing Monday 8 October 2012 4 Male lions feeding on a giraffe kill close to the Olifants river 1 Elephant bull feeding close to Manzi Bovu A herd of about 300 buffaloes grazing along Rian’s rd Tuesday 9 […]
Sunday 16 September 2012 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to Chavaluthu rd Monday 17 September 2012 4 Elephant bulls next to Gamma rd 1 White rhino bull grazing 1 Male lion next to Rome 2/3 cutline Saw a male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) stalking impalas next to Pondoro main rd Tuesday 18 September 2012 1 […]
Sunday 9 September 2012 5 Lionesses and 1 male lion lying next to 2 wildebeest kills at Ikanka rd 1 White rhino bull 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to River lodge main rd A herd of about 100 buffaloes at River lodge main rd Monday 10 September 2012 5 Lionesses and 1 […]
A neighbouring safari lodge owner was travelling from his lodge to the small town of Hoedspruit late afternoon about 10 years ago. The road to the exit gate follows the southern boundary fence. He decided to do the trip in his Land Rover, which at the best of times can be notoriously unreliable. Halfway to […]
Sunday 26 August 2012 2 Elephant bulls feeding close to Tranken weg 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Ngala dam 1 Hyena female lying next to the den at Misi rd Monday 27 August 2012 Found a male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) feeding on a freshly killed warthog at Pumpen weg 2 Hyena females at […]
Sunday 1 July 2012 2 Black rhino cows browsing Olifants west pride ( 6 lionesses and 2 cubs ) lying close to Des Drive Breeding herd of 5 elephants 10 Month old female leopard cub close to Pride Rock Small breeding herd of elephants close to Dead end dam 4 White rhino bulls 1 Buffalo […]
Mark and his guests had the rare privilege yesterday afternoon to saw a leopard stalk and kill an impala right next to their vehicle. He called me in and I arrived about 30 minutes later.
I took this photo at a buffalo kill on the 9th of April at Impalabos west.
Guests staying at Pondoro had a great sighting of Chavaluthu walking right past the vehicle on the 9th of March. He really is a beautiful leopard.
Greg, a guide at our neighbouring lodge and good friend, called me in for this sighting of 2 francolins fighting on the 21st of February. It lightened up a otherwise quiet drive. Glad I actually responded as the photo turned out alright, I think. I promised him that I would upload it so this one […]
Saw Watsakile madoda on the 26th of February on main rd east, Impalabos. We have really been lucky with leopard sightings the last 3 weeks with guests seeing leopards in trees, feeding, drinking and hunting. What a joy to be in the bush!
Mark, Pondoro guide, took this fantastic video of Chavalutu, young territorial male, feeding on an impala nearly right on top of his car today. Well done Mark, you cannot get closer to a leopard than this.