Recent Big 5 Sightings

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...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 15 – 21 April 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 15 – 21 April 2024

Monday, 15 April 2024 (27°C) Talamati male lion stationary in the Quarry on the Simbambili Firebreak. Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile North from Five Way Junction. A breeding herd of fifteen African elephants feeding at Serengeti Open. Lolohisa, the young female...

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...

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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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