Blog: Safari Lodge South Africa

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 OCT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22-28 Oct ’17 Sunday 22 Oct 2017 Kudyela pride with 2 Machaton males males feeding on a kudu 1 Bull elephant at impala road 4 White rhino 2 Black rhino 2 Bull elephants south of butabesi dam Monday 23 Oct 2017 1 Hyena lying down at kudu […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 08-14 OCT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 08-14 Oct ’17 Sunday 08 Oct 2017 20 Elephants feeding at mamba road 9 Buffaloes at mhisi road resting 3 Kudyela lionesses at impalabos 3 Machaton males resting at jika-jika Monday 09 Oct 2017 3 Machaton males resting at xitiwana road 20 Elephants feeding at nsuna 2 […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 24-30 SEPT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 24-30 Sept ’17 Sunday 24 Sept 2017 15 Elephants at xindzele feeding 1 Lioness with 3 cubs at xindzele moving east 100 Buffaloes at main road busy grazing 7 Elephants drinking at ngala dam 1 White rhino bull 1 White rhino bull 1 Leopardess at impalabos east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 SEPT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10-16 Sept ’17 Sunday 10 Sept 2017 2 Leopard cubs north of van wyk on a steenbok kill 1 Black rhino bull 200 Buffaloes resting south of warrens road 4 Machaton males lying down at cubs drive 3 Lionesses resting at ngwenya dam 20 Elephants feeding at […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 03-09 SEPT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 Sept ’17 Sunday 03 Sept 2017 2 Black rhino 3 White rhino 9 Elephants bulls at linear road 10 Elephants feeding at jika jika 20 Elephants at nwambu road feeding 15 Elephants drinking at venture camp dam 30 Elephants feeding at mahlo road 3 White rhino […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 16-20 OCT ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #23 It was an incredible week to be out in the Balule Game Reserve with the wildlife in an abundance we couldn’t have seen more. The Machaton males along with the Kudyela females started the week of with a bang, waking up from a long day’s sleep they moved to the nearest […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 09-13 OCT ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #22 Summer is approaching, Pondoro had a few drops of rain throughout the week and some of the migratory birds like the European bee-eaters are returning. The hot days under the African sun were cooled down during the evenings with thunderstorms and mist of rain. The big cats of Pondoro took center […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 23-29 JULY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 23-29 July ’17 Sunday 23 July 2017 5 Bull elephants feeding at Robbie’s dam 6 Hyenas moving east from makhoti road 3 Machaton males at Koos pan 2 White rhino 1 Black rhino bull 1 Lioness with 4 cubs at mangwa dam 1 Bull elephants at giraffe […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 02-08 JULY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 July ’17 Sunday 02 July 2017 2 Black rhino 1 Male lion (Blondie) at mangwa clearing 4 Male lions of the River Pride sleeping at Rhulani’s road 5 Buffalo bulls at hongoni grazing 5 Bull elephants swimming at Butabesi dam 1 Leopardess with an impala kill […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 JULY ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #13 This week the 3 Machaton males were the highlight of almost each safari, becoming more relaxed and familiar with the area and they even managed to take down an adult buffalo cow but between the 3 of them the kill didn’t last very long. Tough times are ahead of the Mohlabetsi […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 12-16 JUNE ’17

WEEK IN PICTURES #10 The 5 o’clock wake up call in the winter is not always answered with a smile but the idea of coffee, hot chocolate or any of the other hot beverages serves as encouragement. Once every one is sitting around the table in their winter clothes and start talking about the day […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 30 APRIL-06 MAY ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 30 April – 06 May ’17 Sunday 30 April 2017 1 Mohlabetsi male lion at 8/9 cutline moving east 15 Elephants at Coert bush camp drinking 3 White rhino 2 White rhino bulls 15 Elephants at leoparden weg 4 Hyenas at mountain view heading south   Monday […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 APRIL ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 April ’17 Sunday 09 April 2017 1 Bull white rhino 3 Wild dogs feeding on an impala by ncolowane road Impalabos pride at xikulu dam resting 2 Elephant bulls at xikulu dam drinking water 2 Black rhinos 1 Black rhino bull 15 Elephants at xigalana dam […]