Recent Big 5 Sightings

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 -18 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 -18 February 2024

Monday 12 February 2024 (31°C) Two Black Dam male lions stationary on Arathusa Main Road junction Grass Cut. The Nkuhuma pride consisting of nine lioness and one sub adult male stationary at Mfezi Open Area. Tuesday 13 February 2024 (34°C) Two Black Dam male lions...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 5 -11 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 5 -11 February 2024

Monday 5 February 2024 (35°C 9 mm Rain) A pack of seven African wild dogs stationary on the Northern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip. The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness stationary in the Manyaleti riverbed East of KBR. Laluka, the female leopard...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 January 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 January 2024

Monday 22 January 2024(34°C)Elephant Plains hyena den active, with two adults and six cubs.A pack of seven wild dogs, sleeping on Buffels/Gowrie cutline junction with Sandy Patch.The Kruger male lion with three unknown females, mobile East from Hunters moon camp.A...

Big Five Sightings 15th – 21st January

Big Five Sightings 15th – 21st January

  Monday 15 January 2024 (35°C) Three unknown lioness and the Kruger male lion, sleeping at Secret clearing. Three elephant bulls, mobile South from broken dam. One buffalo bull, mobile West from Gowrie main junction with twin dams. Mariybe young male leopard,...

Big Five Sightings 8th-15th January

Big Five Sightings 8th-15th January

  Monday 8th January 2024 (33°C) Laluka the female leopard, sleeping in a marula tree on Madash-North of EP Shirleys cutline. Tortoise Pan the male leopard, mobile East on Road 7. The Nkuhuma pride consisting of ten lionesses, static at the junction of Magic...

Big Five Sightings 01-07 January 2024

Big Five Sightings 01-07 January 2024

  Monday, 1 January 2024 (29°C) Langa, the female leopard mobile east across MalaMala Main Road. Elephant Plains spotted hyena den was active with two adults and six pups. One Kambula male lion mobile west along Arathusa Main Road towards Big Dam Link South....

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 December 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 December 2023

Monday, 25 December 2023 (28°C 15 mm Rain) Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness stationary on Wetpatch Open Area. Makhomsava, the female leopard stationary on Airport Link. Xidulu, the female leopard stationary on top of a termite mound east of Shidula...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 18 – 24 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 18 – 24 December 2023

Monday, 18 December 2023 (35°C) Makhomsava, the female leopard and her older cub on an impala lamb kill south of Arathusa Safari Lodge Driveway. A pack of eleven African wild dog’s mobile east from Five Way Junction. Two Mantimahle male lion’s stationary on Champayne...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 11 – 17 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 11 – 17 December 2023

Monday, 11 December 2023 (22°C 18 mm rain) The Talamati break aways consisting of one adult female and three sub-adults, feeding on an impala ram at PU corner. The two Black dam male lions with five Nkuhuma lioness, feeding on a young giraffe at Ngala open. Tiyani the...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 4 – 10 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 4 – 10 December 2023

Monday, 4 December 2023 (37°C) Tiyani, the female leopard and her sixteen week old male cub with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard south of the Elephant Plains Manyaleti Crossing. A breeding herd of twenty African elephants stationary feeding at Kimbeon’s Crossing....

Big Five Sightings 27/11/23 – 03/12/23

Big Five Sightings 27/11/23 – 03/12/23

Monday, 27 November 2023 (36°C) A pack of fourteen African wild dogs, attempting to hunt blue wildebeest calves on Elephant Plains airstrip. Tiyani, the female leopard and her 16-week-old cub, feeding on an impala lamb kill at Sherley’s Crossing. A pack of sixteen...

Latest News

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...

The Marula Tree

The Marula Tree

The beautiful Marula Tree, called the “tree of love” by locals, is a rather big and impressive tree. It provides large amounts of shade

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