A warm welcome to this week’s edition of the “Week in Pictures”, an opportunity to share recent images from our passionate guides and photographers. The wildlife sightings in the Lowveld is full of swings and roundabouts, heartache, happiness and excitement. There’s a certain parallel between the ebb and flow of sightings and the ups and downs of life. This week we enjoyed a few fantastic sightings of commonly spotted species, and took time to enjoy the smaller things. Across the board, the predators made their presence known, and overall it was yet another sublime week in the bushveld. There were no major heartaches and showdowns this week, but rather an incredible ebb-and-flow of bushveld life.
One of our guests at Ezulwini Game Lodges told our reservations team that she’d spotted 23 lions while on safari in the Balule! The Kudyela lionesses have given birth to 10 cubs, all sired by the mighty Machatons. The team at Ezulwini Game Lodges enjoys regular lion sightings, but they’re certainly no stranger to seeing leaps of leopard meandering their way through the wild. It seems that Thuli is the most popular feline
Chacma Bush Camp wowed us with sightings of the Maseke Pride’s lion cubs. The Chacma team have observed the burly male lions mating with available females at any given opportunity, and finally the lionesses introduced new life in the Maseke Private Game Reserve.
The Klaserie Camps continue to spot the unknown pride of lions on their turf, with IDs coming in from various angles. The pride was initially thought to be the River Pride, but the Klaserie team are still debating the ID. Guide Reinhardt said that guests also enjoyed a sighting of Nyeleti the leopard resting close to a recent impala kill of hers. The wild dogs were also out in full force, with sightings of a mega pack of 40 dogs together with their young.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge continues with their reports of leopard sightings and other big game in the Sabi Sand.