Blog: Private Game Lodge

Big 5 sightings December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Sunday 30 December 2012 A herd of about 100 buffaloes grazing close to Tora dam A small breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding close to Mahlo rd 2 White rhino bulls grazing 1 Elephant bull drinking at Venture camp 5 Elephant bulls feeding next to Main rd west 1 White rhino bull A herd of […]


Big 5 sightings 23 – 29 December, 2012

Sunday 23 December 2012 A herd of about 100 buffaloes resting at 8/9 cutline Saw a herd of about 20 buffaloes drinking at Boetebessie dam     Monday 24 December 2012 A herd of about 20 elephants feeding along 2/3 cutline Saw a herd of around 50 buffaloes crossing the Drifters/Mohlabetsi cutline A breeding herd […]


Big 5 sightings December 9 – 15, 2012

Sunday 9 December 2012 1 Elephant bull feeding next to Main rd west 1 Black rhino bull browsing A breeding herd of about 20 elephants on Nonwane Monday 10 December 2012 1 Elephant bull at Xibejuane dam A breeding herd of about 30 elephants swimming at Deadend dam. Tuesday 11 December 2012 1 Buffalo bull […]


Big 5 sightings December 2 – 8, 2012

Sunday 2 December – Tuesday 4 December 2012 Pondoro was closed for renovations Wednesday 5 December 2012 A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding next to Rooibos rd A herd of about 200 buffaloes grazing close to Siyabona main rd 1 Black rhino bull 3 Male lions walking along Pondoro main rd Thursday 6 […]


Big 5 sightings 18 – 24 November, 2012

Sunday 18 November 2012 1 Female leopard at Pride rock 1 Elephant bull feeding along the Impalabos/Mohlabetsi cutline 8 Lionesses of the Olifants west pride resting at Ngwenya dam A small breeding herd of 6 elephants drinking at Mangawana dam     Monday 19 November 2012 1 Male leopard ( Watsakile ) walking along 8/9 […]


Big 5 sightings 11 – 17 November, 2012

Sunday 11 November 2012 1 Lioness at Xinzele rd Monday 12 November 2012 2 Lionesses ( Singwe pride ) feeding on a zebra foal 1 White rhino 2 Elephant bulls feeding close to Ngala dam Tuesday 13 November 2012 2 White rhinos A herd af about 150 buffaloes close to Derde weg 1 Elephant bull […]


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 […]


Giraffe kill | Safari | Private Game Lodge

I found the dead giraffe on the 25th of July. It seemed to have died of natural causes. The next morning this young male lion of about 3 1/2 years was found feeding on the carcass. He is part of a coalition of 4 young males that feed mainly on buffaloes. Two days later one […]