Sylvain Villeroy De Galhau

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When I was 25, I spent 15 months in South Africa, in a small town called Harrismith well known to those who drive from Johannesburg to Durban as it is a classic pit stop to refuel. It is then that I first heard about Londolozi when I bought the book "the leopards of Londolozi" and promised myself that 1 day I could fulfill my dream of visiting. It took me exactly 20 years after I had moved back to France and in April 2017, at last, I brought my wife and 9-year son Antoine to what I now consider to be the nicest place on earth: Londolozi. As I couldn't help myself, we came back this year for another 4 days of pure happiness

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Leopards Sighted

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Mashaba 3:3 Female
2008 - present

The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the camps and vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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54 stories
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2 known
Litters
5 known
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known
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The daughter of Sunsetbend female, is named Xidulu which means termite mound in Shangaan.

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Xidulu 2:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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18 stories
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1 known
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1 known
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Born to the Tutlwa female in early-mid 2011, the Nhlanguleni female spent her formative months (and years) in and around the Sand River.

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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25 stories
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2 known
Litters
2 known
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She is occasionally seen around the far north west corner of Londolozi, and is generally quite relaxed around vehicles.

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Ingrid Dam 4:4 Female

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Unknown
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10 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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Piva 3:2 Male
2010 - 2017

Directly descended from the original mother leopard and therefore part of the royal lineage of Londolozi.

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Piva 3:2 Male

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Mother Leopard
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markings
Timeline
32 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
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known
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Ximungwe 5:3 Female
2015 - present

Having been viewed by vehicles from an early age, this leopard is supremely relaxed around Land Rovers.

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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
32 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
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known
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known
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Flat Rock 3:2 Male
2013 - present

A leopard who took advantage of the death of the 4:4 male in 2016 to grab territory to the west of the Londolozi camps.

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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
30 stories
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Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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playlist

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