Matt Rochford

Ranger

Growing up in the small coastal town of Mtunzini afforded Matt a childhood of endless adventures and the freedom to explore the rich diversity of animal and plant life in the area. He thus developed his passion for wildlife at a young age. After completing a BSc degree, he worked in various fields such as construction and landscaping before the opportunity to join Londolozi presented itself. As a ranger, he now follows his childhood ambitions of being able to live and work in the African wilderness.

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Photo Galleries

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Leopards Sighted

Matt's sightings
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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
49 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
12
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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
85 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
12
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

Lineage
Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
30 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
3 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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13

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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
68 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
16
Inyathini 3:3 Male
2008 - present

Another leopard who originated in the Kruger National Park, he has established a large territory in the south eastern areas of Londolozi.

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Inyathini 3:3 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
6 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
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known
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9
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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
113 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
11
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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
38 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Siblings
known
Videos
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12

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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
95 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
6
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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
43 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
7
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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
39 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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
53 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
11
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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
46 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Siblings
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Videos
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11
Mawelawela 3:4 Male
2013 - present

Began as a fairly unrelaxed leopard in the southwestern parts of the reserve. Now providing great viewing in the open grasslands

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Mawelawela 3:4 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
11 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
66 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
3
Xinkhova 2:2 Female
2021 - present

A stunning young female with a very similar spot pattern to her mother, the Nkoveni Female. Litter still completely intact March 2022.

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Xinkhova 2:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
47 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Siblings
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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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Stone Drift 3:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
26 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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3
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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
84 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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Videos
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8
Misava 4:3 Male
2016 - present

A small leopard that was forced into early independence and struggled to establish territory. Moved around eating anything it could.

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Misava 4:3 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
5 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Videos
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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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
30 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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5
Kangela Male
2019 - present

A supremely relaxed male leopard, roaming a nomadic journey for the time being.

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Kangela Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
9 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Siblings
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Videos
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Lifespan unknown

We don't know much about this leopard.

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Lineage
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4 stories
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
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