Blog: Pondoro

Leopard feeding on a warthog at Pondoro Safari Lodge, Kruger Park, South Africa

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 […]


Black rhino wallowing in a dam at Pondoro Game Lodge in Greater Kruger Park

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.


Big 5 sightings 7 – 13 October, 2012

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 […]


Big 5 sightings 16 – 22 September, 2012

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 […]


The Shocking Truth

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 […]


Big 5 sightings 26 August – 1 September, 2012

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 […]


Sightings 1 July – 7 July 2012

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 […]