Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report

First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Sabi Sand

April 2014 - Sabi Sand, South Africa

Predator pathways

The Mhangeni pride marched in from the southeast and remained within the central area for a few days before venturing into the north. With the Majingalane males fixated on finding females and overpowering the Selati male coalition it’s inevitable that this is the time of change amongst the lion prides. The coalition of the four Majingalane males has been spending time in the northwest, well out of their normal territorial range. One of the male lions has been reported to be mating with an Othawa lioness. As the Majingalane coalition were increasing their territorial stake within the Sabi Sand, the Mhangeni pride were left on their own. The pride is doing well and all nine cubs are in a good condition. With the males not being around to chase the pride off the kills it has resulted in a positive effect for the pride, particularly when food is abundant for all.

Download the full wildlife report here: Singita Sabi Sand Wildlife Report April 2014.docx


  • Average minimum 15.9˚C (60.7˚F)
  • Average maximum 28.0˚C (82.4˚F)
  • Minimum recorded 13.0˚C (55.4˚F)
  • Maximum recorded 34.0˚C (93.2˚F)


  • For the period: 4 mm
  • For the year to date: 851 mm

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