Great sighting. Still on my wish list to see a leopard (or lion) leap over water.
Andrea Sithole and I had been in search of wild dogs.
We had driven practically every road until we met up on the last one, which neither of us had driven. We were working on process of elimination, figuring we had to come up with something, but had still come up blank, until Andrea called me over and showed me fresh leopard tracks in front of his vehicle.
We immediately changed our plan and set off in search of the female leopard, that according to trackers Sersant Sibuyi and Trevor Makukule had only passed by minutes ago.
They were not wrong; no longer than four minutes later we drove around the corner and there she was. Our plan was not originally to look for a leopard but that for me is the beauty of this place; you never quite know what is going to be around the next corner. We watched her as she weaved in and out of the thicket disappearing in a split second then reappearing and walking back onto the road, scent marking every few meters.
After the recent rains on Londolozi a lot of the animals are on territorial patrols to re-scent their own territory.
Unfortunately we have not seen her cub for some time now and we presume it has passed away. If it were alive it would be roughly 7 months old.