Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they would pretend they were by watching wildlife documentaries and making animal tracks in the garden at home. After high school, Nick spent a year teaching sport in England and then returned to South Africa to study Engineering at Stellenbosch University. It was in the mountains of Stellenbosch where Nick further cultivated his passion for nature and after graduating he returned to the place where this passion all began; the Lowveld and Londolozi

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What Does the Dawn Hold?

March 18, 2021 25

Now that we’re heading into autumn at Londolozi, a few things are beginning to change. The early mornings have a noticeable crispness, something that they lacked during the summer. The

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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
Identification
markings
Timeline
80 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
9
Nkoveni 2:2 Female
2012 - present

A young female that lives to the east and south 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
89 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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 Dudley Riverbank female in early 2012.

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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Mother Leopard
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markings
Timeline
32 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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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markings
Timeline
43 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
12
Nanga 4:3 Female
2009 - present

The Nanga female was born to the Nyelethi 4:4 female in 2009 as part of a litter of three.

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Nanga 4:3 Female

Lineage
Saseka Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
31 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
4 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
8
Island 5:3 Female
2013 - present

This leopard is the only cub the Tamboti female has so far raised to independence.

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Island 5:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
9
Tatowa 3:3 Female
2012 - present

The Tatowa female was one of a litter of three females born in early 2012 to the Ximpalapala female of the north.

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Tatowa 3:3 Female

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Short Tail Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
24 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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
Identification
markings
Timeline
12 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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Kaxane 3:3 Male
2005 - 2018

He was born to the Kapen female in 2005, and upon independence moved south the lower Sabi Sand.

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Kaxane 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
7 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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

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Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
35 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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Unofficially the biggest leopard in the Sabi Sands, the Anderson male is an absolutely enormous individual in north western Londolozi.

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Anderson 4:4 Male

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
27 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
62 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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
51 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
5
Hosana 3:3 Male
2016 - present

The Hosana male started moving onto Londolozi in mid 2018.

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Hosana 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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Timeline
7 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
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Siblings
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Videos
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Born in 2016, this male spent his early years in the south-east of Londolozi, but began moving further afield in late 2019.

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Tortoise Pan 4:3 Male

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Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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