These two regular visitors joined us again at Leopard Hills during the week
Game Drive on Monday morning started very soon after leaving the lodge, we joined up with Hlaba Nkunzi and Xinzele on the Access a couple of hundred meters from the lodge itself.
They were walking straight down the road, in our direction,changing direction slightly to take the scenic route through some thick bush on the Northern Side of the lodge. We caught up with them coming out of the bush around room 7 and again they changed direction towards the boma.
At this stage everyone was very excited that the two leopards were so close to the lodge. Little did we know how exciting it would become…
We followed them around as they entered the boma through the back entrance – taking their time inside – then leaving the boma through the main entrance.
Luckily we were positioned on the side of the library to see them walk out of the boma and around the library towards the rooms.
As we got through the gardens ( Sorry Duncan and Louise, for driving through the plants ), we sat on the path between the library entrance and room 2’s walkway – watching them casually walk through.
After this they walked over Room 1’s deck with Duncan looking on through the smoke – and carried on through the rest of the lodge.
Was amazing seeing these animals around the lodge again, they’ve been seen for the past couple of days – spending a lot of time in her territory. Will keep you updated on their movements and if we see any mating taking place!
It has been an exciting week and this great sighting started it off..!
Video was taken by John Davison during the drive, thanks for the great footage!
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