Blog: Safari

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 16 – 22 December, 2012

Sunday 16 December 2012 2 Elephant bulls at Nguluve south 2 Buffalo bulls grazing next to Rhulani’s rd 3 White rhinos grazing A breeding herd of about 20 elephants close to Top rd Monday 17 December 2012 A male leopard ( Watsakile ) resting close to giraffe rd A breeding herd of about 15 elephants […]


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 21 – 27 October, 2012

Sunday 21 October 2012 2 Elephant bulls feeding along Impalabos/Drifters cutline 1 Elephant bull feeding on the Impalabos east/Mohlabetsi cutline 3 Male lions resting next to Klipspringer rd 1 White rhino bull Monday 22 October 2012 3 Elephant bulls feeding next to Mbonga rd 1 Elephant bull feeding next to 8/9 cutline A small breeding herd […]


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 […]


Sightings 12 – 18 August, 2012

Sunday 12 August 2012 Olifants west pride hunting and catching an impala at Winston’s rd 4 White rhino bulls 1 Buffalo bull on the 8/9 cutline 1 Hyena cub at Misi kaya rd Monday 13 August 2012 1 Lioness and 2 cubs walking along Matangi rd 1 Black rhino Lioness and cubs in the afternoon […]


Sightings 29 July – 4 August, 2012

Sunday 29 July 2012 1 Male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) lying on a termite mound at Nyari rd hunting warthogs 1 Lioness and 2 cubs approaching and chasing the leopard into a tree 2 Buffalo bulls on Olifants rd close to Gunter’s camp 2 Elephant bulls feeding next to Mangawana loop 2 Black rhino cows […]


Tough enough?

Everything in America always seems to be bigger and better. A few years ago we had 2 older gentlemen visit us from Texas. These 2 farmers were huge by anyone’s standard, tall and fit for their age, and ex American football players as we were often reminded. I was their safari guide during their stay […]