Blog: Private Game Lodge

Big 5 safari sightings 18 until 24 August 2013

Sunday 18 August 2013 3 Lionesses feeding on a buffalo close to Maroela dam A herd of 150 buffaloes at Hamerkop dam A herd of 150 buffaloes drinking at Impala dam 1 Elephant bull close to Mamba rd 2 Black rhino cows charging the vehicle ( Ntombazana and Duchess ) 1 Black rhino ( Zulu […]


Big 5 sightings 11 until 17 August 2013

Sunday 11 August 2013 2 Lionesses and 8 cubs walking along Wambo rd 2 Black rhino cows and 1 bull browsing ( Zulu, Ntombazana and Duchess ) 1 Black rhino bull A herd of 50 elephants feeding and drinking at Ngwenya dam 1 Male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) and a female ( his sister ) […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


Elephants swimming at Pondoro while on safari – Kruger Park

Guests visiting Pondoro saw a group of about 10 elephant bulls swimming at Ngwenya dam on the morning on the 19th of March. It is a very special sighting as we do not see this that often. The enjoyment for the elephants are easy to see and we sat for about 45 minutes enjoying their […]


Black rhino chasing a lion while on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge in Kruger Park

Guests driving with Mark saw how this black rhino cow chased a male lion around. Black rhinos are notoriously temperamental and she surely did them proud. Amazing footage Mark!


Big 5 safari sightings 24 February – 2 March 2013

Sunday 24 February 2013 1 Elephant bull walking past Nyari dam 1 Elephant bull feeding at Steven’s rd A herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to Mophu meander A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding close to Top rd Monday 25 February 2013 1 Lioness and 3 male cubs playing close to Coert’s new […]