Recent Big 5 Sightings

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...

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...

Latest News

The first two years of a leopard’s life

The first two years of a leopard’s life

AuthorThe first two years of a Leopard’s lifeSeeing a wild leopard in its natural habitat in Southern Africa must be on top of anyone’s safari bucket list! Their magical look and elegant movements are enough to send chills down your spine.  Have you ever stopped and...

March Trumpet 2022

March Trumpet 2022

Photo above by Kayleigh-Rose Humphries Wow! Our first Newsletter of 2022 and the year is already well on its way! We hope that our previous and future guests alike, all enjoyed a well-deserved Christmas holiday break, together with family and friends.  Elephant Plains...

September Trumpet 2021

September Trumpet 2021

Photo by Joshua Venter Spring is in the air. With it comes the promise of new life, new growth, new beginnings… As I sit here typing, contemplating what to write today, I scroll back to the previous newsletter, to read what I wrote back then and the first paragraph...

March Trumpet 2021

March Trumpet 2021

Sometimes, when a crisis arises, all you can do is to wait it out. To go with the flow, to tell yourself that “this too shall pass.

End of 2020 Trumpet

End of 2020 Trumpet

Life is unpredictable. That’s a given. But if anyone predicted the chaos that Covid-19 would cause during the past year, no one would have believed it. Still, the year 2020 threw a curveball to all of us, not only in tourism but worldwide, in every possible industry....

Oct & Nov 2020 Specials

Oct & Nov 2020 Specials

Tired of sitting at home? Make a domestic arrival at Elephant Plains Game Lodge and come and enjoy nature in its purest form!

From the Kitchen

Rooibos Milk Tarts

Rooibos Milk Tarts

One usually enjoys the tea and the milk tart (melktert) separately, but with this recipe you get to experience the best of both in one bite, melting in your mouth and allowing the cinnamon to round this dessert off – Chef Yolandi Grobler

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