Recent Big 5 Sightings

Weekly Big Five Sightings 8 – 14 April 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 8 – 14 April 2024

Monday, 8 April 2024 (24°C) The Talamati pride of lions stationary North of Vuyatela Dam. Red Hawk, the male leopard mobile East between East West Cutline and Hunters Moon Access. A breeding herd of approximately thirty cape buffalo feeding at the junction of Elephant...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 1 – 7 April 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 1 – 7 April 2024

Monday, 1 April 2024 (30°C) Pack of nine African Wild Dogs stationary on the Northern side of Safari Dam. Herd of ten African Elephants drinking water in front of Simbambili. Laluka the female Leopard mobile North from Second Windmill Road. One Buffalo Bull stationary...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 25-31 March 2024

Weekly Big Five Sightings 25-31 March 2024

Monday, 25 March 2024 (26°C) The Kruger male lion and four Torchwood lioness hunting greater kudu on Dolerite Road. A Pack of two African wild dogs mobile East on Buffelshoek Gowrie Cutline. Two Cape buffalo bulls stationary on Simbambili Driveway. Makhomsava, the...

Big Five Sightings 18-24 March

Big Five Sightings 18-24 March

            Monday, 18 March 2024 (27°C) Tiyani, the female leopard mobile East from Shinzele Road. The Northern Avoca male lion and three Nkuhuma males stationary on Simbambili Driveway. The Elephant Plains spotted hyena den active with...

Big Five Sightings 11-17 March

Big Five Sightings 11-17 March

              Monday, 11 March 2024 (35°C) The four Nkuhuma male lions, sleeping at Bush Camp west. Tiyani the female leopard, hunting impala at Leeukuil. Nine Nkuhuma female Lioness, sleeping at Londolozi Boundary junction with...

Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 March 2024

Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 March 2024

            Monday, 4 March 2024 (33°C) Xidulu the female leopard, stationary on 1st Windmill Road. A pack of 14 African wild dogs, moving north from Bushbuck Dam into the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Red Hawk the male leopard, hunting impala...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 19 – 25 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 19 – 25 February 2024

Monday 19 February 2024 (31°C) Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard playing around Second Windmill. A breeding herd of eight African elephants feeding on Marula Belt West. Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile South on Second Windmill Road....

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...

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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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