Blog: South Africa

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 27-31 MAY ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #67 It is time for another edition of our weekly highlights where we look back at some of the sightings the guides and trackers enjoyed with their guests. The buffaloes were definitely one of the main attractions during the week. They have been favoring one section of the reserve for the last few […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 12-18 MAY ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 12-18 May ’19 Sunday 12 May 2019 2 Black rhino 10+ Elephants feeding at xibambu loop 3 White rhino 15 Buffaloes grazing at barnard’s 25 Elephants at makothi road 7 Kudyela lionesses with 2 Machaton males and 12 cubs at TLB road 10 Spotted hyenas at marhambu […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 05-11 MAY ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 05-11 May ’19 Sunday 05 May 2019 20+ Elephants feeding at river lodge main 30+ Elephants feeding at lumanyama 4 Spotted hyenas at the den site 1 Bull elephants at huppel weg and 1 at impalabos west 40+ Elephants feeding at greenfire cutline 4 White rhino 4 […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 15-19 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #64 It is Easter weekend and time for another selection of our weekly highlights. Within the last 2 months we have seen more and more of the two young leopards, while the young male is relaxed around the vehicles his little sister is not so much. They still rely heavily on their mother […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 01-05 APRIL ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #61 The lions took the spotlight this week with many incredible moments shared with Africa’s biggest cat. In the beginning of the week we had a mating pair of lions in the western sector that spent about three days in one area. Hopefully in the near future we will have little lion cubs […]


LEOPARDS OF PONDORO

MEET THE LEOPARDS OF PONDORO. I thought it’s about time we introduce you to the elusive rosette patterned cats that roam within our traversing in Balule Game Reserve. How do we identify each individual? Well apart from obvious signs like scars in their face, maybe a few nicks in the ears, a short/bent tail or […]


WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 25 FEB – 01 MARCH ’19

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #60 The title ‘weekly highlights‘ fits this blog post slightly better than the previous ‘week in pictures‘ simply because we highlight the outstanding sightings of the week and no better time for a change than with the 60th edition. I think the sighting that got everyone from guests,guides and trackers to the lodge […]