14 February: Lions: the Marthly pride were in front of Main Camp again and the Eyrefield pride were in front of Rattray’s Camp again. 3 young males were seen in the south. Leopards: the Treehouse male and the Tamboti female were north of Rattray’s Camp. The Island female was also on the Western Bank. An unidentified male was seen in the north east. A huge herd of buffalo was viewed as well as many elephant sightings.
13 February: Lions: the Marthly pride were in the Sand River close to Main Camp. The Eyrefield lionesses were with their cubs in front of Rattray’s Camp. 3 young male lions were seen in the south. Leopards: the Tamboti female had an altercation with the No ID female who we’ve been seeing around the Lookouts. An unidentified male, female and small cub were seen in the south. Another unidentified young male was south of Rattray’s Camp. Cheetah: 1 male was seen in eastern Flockfield. 2 herds of buffalo were viewed as well as many elephants.
12 February: Lions: the Marthly pride were in the Sand River close to Main Camp. The 2 Matshapiri males, 3 Eyrefield lionesses and 2 cubs spent the day under West Street Bridge. 2 young male lions (probably from the Eyrefield pride) killed a buffalo in the south. Leopards: the Treehouse male was on the western bank of the Sand River south of the Marthly pride. Cheetah: the 2 brothers were in the north east. Many elephants and buffalo bulls were viewed.
11 February: Lions: the Marthly pride killed a warthog at Sandpit Crossing this morning. The 3 Eyrefield lionesses and 4 cubs were at West Street Bridge- they made several failed attempts at catching impala, kudu and buffalo, perhaps they’ll have more luck after dark. The Matshapiri pride were in the central parts of our property. Leopards: the son of the Ostrich Koppies female was around Matshapiri Open Area.
10 February: Lions: the 3 Eyrefield lionesses and all 4 cubs were seen around Confluence Crossing. Leopards: the Airstrip male was north of Stwise and very well fed. The son of the Ostrich Koppies was at West Street- this is the furthest south we’ve seen him. The DOKF 3:3 and an unidentified young male were seen separately. Cheetah: a skittish cheetah was seen near the Windmill and ran eastwards into the Kruger National Park. Many elephant herds and buffalo bulls were recorded.
9 February: Lions: the 3 Eyrefield lionesses and all 4 cubs were seen around Confluence Crossing- one of the youngest cubs has been in poor condition for a couple weeks now but seems to be on the mend. Leopards: the Treehouse male was in the vicinity of the Eyrefield pride and the West Street male was viewed in the south. Cape hunting dogs: a pack was seen this morning. Many elephant and buffalo bull sightings.