Photo of the Day
Leopard ( Voeldam Male) / Argyle – Mangovo Road.
Rhino ( Shangula) / Jaydee – Den Road.
Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Vielmieter – Hide Dam Link.
Lion ( Machaton Pride & cubs) / Tanda Tula – Shortcut.
Leopard ( Shongile) / Motswari – Motswari Reception Road.
Leopard ( Vyeboom Dam Male) / Argyle – Mangovo Road.
Leopard ( Argyle Female) / Argyle – Mangovo Road.
Leopard ( Rockfig Jnr & Ntombela) / Kings – Rockfig Link.
|Machaton lionesses and their four cubs|
|Nhlangula Male Rhino|
|Rockfig Jnr resting near her kill|
|Vyeboom Dam Male|
Having not seen Buffalo yet and the last of our “ Big Five” we made our way to view a couple Dagha Boys a short distance away.
After our visit we still had a little time before sundowners so we headed to our new friends the Jacaranda Four, who were found earlier in the afternoon. It's great to see how relaxed they have become around the vehicle and in such a short period of time, they now hardly take any notice of our comings and goings. They were resting out in the open, obviously digesting the previous nights meal. Judging from their swollen stomachs it must have been of substantial size as all their belly's were bloated.
With the sun sinking slowly behind the mountains we headed off for our sundowners. No sooner had we finished with drinks and got mobile, did we hear Heralds voice over the radio saying he had found another Leopard, this time it was Argyle Female. Having had a great sighting of Leopard earlier we made our way home, but on reaching the Southern end of the airstrip, Herald contacted me to let me know he had fresh tracks for the Jacaranda Male on the airstrip. I headed to check the road on the Western side for any sign of him, while Herald checked the Airstrip. Once again, the ever familiar voice of the radio that afternoon announced that he had the Jacaranda Male. Couldn't think of a better way to bring a drive to an end, than the “King of the Jungle” less than five hundred metres away from camp building himself up to roar! Thanks Herald and welcome back!