Nick Sims

Alumni Field Guide

Nick was a ranger at Londolozi from 2018 - 2022. He 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.

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The War of the Waterbuck

December 15, 2021 19

Waterbuck are fascinating creatures. Their reindeer-like appearance and love of water distinguishes them from the other antelope we find at Londolozi. The mere presence of waterbuck in an area indicates

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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
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
108 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 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 Riverbank 3:3 female in early 2012.

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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
70 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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
45 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
4 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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

Lineage
Short Tail Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
23 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
15 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
7 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
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known
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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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
39 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
28 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
0 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
90 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
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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

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
59 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
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Hosana 3:3 Male
2016 - 2022

The Hosana Male arrived in mid-2018 and is now dominant over Othawa, rarely seen on Londolozi's western boundary.

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Hosana 3:3 Male

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Unknown
Identification
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Timeline
10 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
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0 known
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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

Lineage
Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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