Weekly Big 5 Sightings 9th – 15th October 2023

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( Xidulu’s male cub – Jordan Delvecchio )

Monday, 9 October 2023

(25°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting cane rats around Mum’s Road.
  • Breeding herd of ten African elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road.
  • The Imbali male lion mobile north from Vrystaat Clearing.

 

Tuesday, 10 October 2023

(28°C)

  • Breeding herd of ten African elephants feeding along the Elephant Plains-Arathusa Private Cutline.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a bushbuck kill on Ntoma Driveway.
  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile east along the firebreak junction with Pommie’s Pan.
  • Unidentified pride of five lions trailing a breeding herd of approximately three hundred Cape buffalo at Simbambili Dam.

 

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

(33°C)

  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile over Manyaleti-Buffelshoek boundary into Manyaleti Game Reserve.
  • Two Black Dam male lions sleeping at Boerbean Open.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile north toward Arathusa Safari Driveway.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moved her cubs to the woodpile along Simbambili Firebreak.
  • A pack of three African wild dogs mobile east from Brown Ivory Road.
  • The Imbali male lion feeding on a Cape buffalo cow kill at Vrystaat Clearing.
  • Three young male lions and one Talamati lioness feeding of a Cape Buffalo kill at Rubbing Post Dam.

 

 

 

 

( Makhomsava’s cub in a marula tree – Nicholas Greeff )

Thursday, 12 October 2023

(34°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary at the new den site along Simbambili Firebreak.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile west along Rulani Road.
  • The two Black Dam male lions sleeping at Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • The Imbali male lion and three young males feeding on a Cape buffalo kill at Vrystaat Clearing.
  • A pack of three African wild dogs mobile south from Khaya Manzi.

Friday, 13 October 2023

(30°C)

  • Xinzele, the female leopard and her female cub stationary in a Weeping Boer-bean tree, south of The Hill Road.
  • The two Ndzhenga male lions and three lionesses stationary on the dam wall at Big Dam.

 

Saturday, 14 October 2023

(29°C)

  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of two lionesses, five sub-adults and the Imbali male mobile north from Southern Fork.
  • Langa, the female leopard mating with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard on Mkombe close to Arathusa Main Road.

 

 

 

 

( Tiyani on an impala kill – Nicholas Greeff )

Sunday, 15 October 2023

(26°C)

  • Langa, the female leopard mating with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard on Mkombe close to Arathusa Main Road.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and one of her cubs between Mum’s Crossing and Pungwe Crossing.

 

 

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