Blog: Safari Lodge South Africa

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 19-25 MAY ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 19-25 May ‘19 Sunday 19 May 2019 7 Kudyela lionesses with 14 cubs and 2 Machaton males at mahlopi road 20 Elephants at camfire cutline 1 Leopardess south of boetabessie dam 1 White rhino bull 2 Bull elephants at rhulans road heading E   Monday 20 May […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 29 APRIL – 03 MAY ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #66 The week kicked off with an amazing sighting involving the Kudyela pride and a big male leopard, enjoy this week’s weekly highlights. We set out one afternoon to go and find the Kudyela pride where some of the other rangers had left them in the morning. We approached the area where they […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 21-27 APRIL ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 21-27 April ’19 Sunday 21 April 2019 4 Lionesses with 9 cubs resting S of singwe boma 1 Black rhino bull 50 Buffaloes grazing at 4/5 cutline 30 Elephants feeding at huppel weg 1 Female leopard at main road east heading S 1 Female leopard at xigenenga […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 APRIL ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22-28 April ’18 Sunday 22 April 2018 3 Machaton males with a Kudyela lioness and her 3 cubs north of ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 20 Elephants feeding and drinking at nyari dam 5 Hyenas heading north from mangwa clearing 5 Bull elephants at nyari dam […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 4-10 MARCH ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 04-10 March ’18 Sunday 04 March 2018 2 Hyenas at malembe road 6 Elephants feeding at mhisi road 3 Bull elephants feeding at kambaku 2 Bull elephants feeding at mamba road 1 Machaton male with 4 Kudyela lionesses at big bend 1 Female leopard at khale-stalle weg […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 18-24 FEB ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 18-24 Feb ’18 Sunday 18 Feb 2018 15 Elephants feeding at mamba road 3 Machaton males resting at dukes clearing 3 White rhino 20 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 5 Hyena at mhisi road 15 Elephants feeding at kambaku Monday 19 Feb 2018 20 Elephants drinking […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 7-13 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 7-13 Jan ’18 Sunday 7 Jan 2018 2 Machaton males heading north from danroc main 4 Adult heynas + 2 cubs at den site 2 Kudyela lioness at ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 1 Leopard cub at venture camp dam Monday 8 Jan 2018 3 Lionesses […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 19-23 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #32 The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve. During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they […]


WHY DO ELEPHANTS TAKE A MUD BATH?

When you are out on safari, especially during the wet season (summer months at Pondoro), you often encounter certain species of animals covered in mud. Elephants, both species of rhino, buffalo and warthogs are regular users of these mud pools that are formed where water gathers in any depression, some start small but through constant […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 12-16 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #31 “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” – Ernest Hemingway Getting out of bed at 04:45 is not always easy but once you hear the birds singing as you drink a freshly brewed coffee while thoughts of what you might see […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 12-18 NOV ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 12-18 Nov ’17 Sunday 12 Nov 2017 1 Machaton male at rodney’s road 6 Elephants at mamba road feeding 7 Kudyela lionesses north of top road 2 Bull elephants at xihingwana feeding 1 White rhino bull Monday 13 Nov 2017 9 Elephants feeding north of top road […]