Recent Big 5 Sightings

Weekly Big Five Sightings 8-14 July 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 8-14 July 2024

  Monday, 08 July 2024 (29°C) Three Nkuhuma lioness and two Plains Camp male lions, resting at A-main junction with Grass cut. A pack of eight wild dogs, feeding on a impala on the Southern side of Elephant Plains airstrip. Mokhomsava, the female leopard sleeping...

Big Five Sightings 1-7 July 2024

Big Five Sightings 1-7 July 2024

Monday, 01 July 2024 (29°C) Three Nkuhuma lioness, chased hyenas of a blue wildebeest kill at Rhulani Open. Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard Killed a warthog at MMM junction with Gowrie Main. Maribye, the male leopard sleeping North of...

Big 5 Sightings – 24th – 30th June

Big 5 Sightings – 24th – 30th June

  Monday, 24 June 2024 (23°C) Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard mobile north from Horseshoe Open Area. Two buffalo bulls stationary feeding on Track South. Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile south on Saseka. Breeding herd of twelve...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 17 – 23 June 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 17 – 23 June 2024

Monday, 17 June 2024 (25°C) The three Kambula male lions, sleeping at Sussen dam. One Kambula male lion and one lioness, mating South of Susies road. Tiyani, the female leopard resting at Elephant Plains open area. The two Plains Camp male lions and three Nkuhuma...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 June 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 June 2024

Monday, 10 June 2024 (23°C) Two African elephant bull feeding on Londolozi Boundary. Two Plains Camp male lions, three Nkuhuma lionesses and one sub adult male lion being chased by a young African elephant bull at the elephant carcass on Bushcamp West. Tuesday, 11...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 3 – 9 June 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 3 – 9 June 2024

Monday, 3 June 2024 (27°C) Nhenhe, the young male leopard mobile East on Simbambili firebreak just East of Simba dam. One African elephant bull at drinking water at Red Dam. Three Nkuhuma Lioness sleeping at Seef’s Pan. Red Hawk, the male leopard with an impala kill...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 27 May – 2 June 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 27 May – 2 June 2024

Monday, 27 May 2024 (25°C) Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile South from Milkberry into Londolozi. Two African elephant bulls mobile South from Londolozi Cutline. Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard feeding on an impala ram kill that was...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 20-26 May 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 20-26 May 2024

  Monday, 20 May 2024 (29°C)   One Plains Camp male lion mating with one Nkuhuma lioness on Old Elephant Plains Driveway. Two Talamati lions feeding on a giraffe carcass on Mabuza Road. One Plains Camp male lion chased off three Nkuhuma lioness from the...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 13-19 May 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 13-19 May 2024

  Monday, 13 May 2024 (24°C) Makhomsava, the female leopard feeding on an impala kill on Seepline East. Tiyani, the female leopard mobile South from Marula Bult Four Way Junction North. Breeding herd of fifteen African elephants feeding on Madash South. Tuesday,...

Big Five Sightings 06-12 May 2024

Big Five Sightings 06-12 May 2024

  Monday, 6 May 2024 (27°C) Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the male leopard resting North of Arathusa Safari camp. A pack of three wild dogs, crossing South into Londolozi between Grass Cut and Big Dam Link South. A breeding herd of approximately twenty...

Big Five Sightings 29 April-5 May

Big Five Sightings 29 April-5 May

  Monday,  29 April 2024 (27°C) The two Plains Camp male lions and one Nkuhuma Lioness, mobile North from EP Flood Plains. Xinzele, the female leopard mobile North on Robsons Boundary from EP/Shirleys Cutline. Xidulu, the female leopard static on Southern Fork....

Big Five Sightings 22-28 April 2024

Big Five Sightings 22-28 April 2024

  Monday, 22 April 2024 (37°C) Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard feeding on an impala ram kill West of Gowri One Msuthu male lion, five Nkuhuma lioness and one sub adult male lion stationary on the Firebreak East of the Pungwe...

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December Trumpet 2023

December Trumpet 2023

Main Photo: Wild Dogs by Jordan Delvecchio As we gather our thoughts to bid farewell to the sun-soaked days and star-studded nights of another transformative year, the pages of Elephant Plains Game Lodge's story unfold before us. Our journey through 2023 has been an...

September Trumpet 2023

September Trumpet 2023

Spring is in the air and with it comes a delightful burst of colour, energy and new growth! Not only in the surrounding bush, but also at the lodge itself. There have been so many projects and exciting developments during these past few months. What better way to...

The Oxpecker

The Oxpecker

AuthorIt’s an Oxpecker life!Have you ever seen little birds on an animal before and wondered what kind of birds it was, why they were there, or what they were busy doing? Also, what impact does it have on the animal it sits on?What are oxpeckers?Oxpeckers are birds...

Veld Types at Elephant Plains

Veld Types at Elephant Plains

AuthorSweetveld, sourveld and mixed-veldIn the Lowveld, where Elephant Plains is situated, you get a wide variety of different grass species. They all have different tastes and different nutritional values and some grasses prefer different soils to grow in. Due to...

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