Kate Arthur

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After a few years of working in the world of economic consulting, Kate’s love of adventure, wilderness and sense of curiosity led her to move away from the city and join the Londolozi guiding team. It was amidst her years of studying politics, philosophy and economics that her love of exploring and understanding different wilderness areas in South Africa compounded through trips with friends and family. Kate has been fortunate to travel to many different corners of the world but she’ll argue that nothing quite beats being surrounded by nature watching an African sunrise or sunset, especially at Londolozi!

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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 vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
118 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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playlist
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Nkoveni 2:2 Female
2012 - present

A gorgeous female who is found to the east of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
108 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
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known
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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female
2012 - present

This female is a success story all in herself, being born as a single cub to the Riverbank 3:3 female in early 2012.

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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Mother Leopard
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markings
Timeline
39 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
3 known
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known
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known
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Initially skittish she spent a lot of time in the Sand River, now relaxed she makes up the majority of leopard viewing west of camp.

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
71 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
Offspring
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
90 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
2 known
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known
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Flat Rock 3:2 Male
2013 - present

A dominant male leopard over the majority of the north. He originally took over the 4:4 Male's territory when he died.

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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Unknown
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59 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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Initially seen as a young male in 2016, this leopard only properly established territory on Londolozi in mid-2019

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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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markings
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37 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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Nkuwa 3:3 Female
2018 - present

One of two sisters born to the Nhlanguleni Female, both of whom made it to independence, the first intact litter to do so in 7 years.

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Nkuwa 3:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
18 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
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known
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Xinzele 4:4 Female
2017 - present

A small female often found in NW Marthly. Similar spot pattern to her mother the Ingrid Dam Female.

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Xinzele 4:4 Female

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Unknown
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Timeline
18 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
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A pretty young playful female found along the river to the east of camp

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Plaque Rock 3:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
17 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
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known
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Maxim's 5:3 Male
2013 - present

Fairly skittish male that is presumed to have come from the Kruger National Park.

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Maxim's 5:3 Male

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Unknown
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17 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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Forced into early independence as her mother was killed by the Southern Avoca Males.

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Three Rivers 2:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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Timeline
25 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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Also young and playful but rather with a spot pattern of 3:2. She is slightly bigger than her sister.

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Nkoveni 3:2 Young Female B

Lineage
Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
10 stories
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Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
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Ntomi 3:3 Male
2021 - present

A single cub of the Ximungwe Female's second litter. Initially rather skittish but is very relaxed now. Birth mark in his left eye.

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Ntomi 3:3 Male

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Sunsetbend
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18 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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One of two cubs to survive, the sister lost at five months. Still dependent on his mother, but is growing into an impressive young male.

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Three Rivers 2:3 Young Male

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Sunsetbend
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Timeline
3 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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