Suzanne Gibson

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I came here for the 1st time with my husband in Feb 2010, 2nd stop on a Vic Falls-Londolozi-Cape Town trip. I'd wanted to come here for years, as my ambition was to see a leopard in the wild. We looked at the cost, thought "ouch!" then - well it is just a one-off! On our 1st game drive we saw Vomba, so mission achieved. Then the next morning we saw Camp Pan mating with Nottens! Within 24 hours of arriving we were completely smitten, and knew we not only had to come back, but come back the next year. So began a highly expensive addiction, and my trip 3 weeks ago was my 9th consecutive year and I celebrated my 100th game drive!

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Leopards Sighted

The first cub of the legendary 3:4 female, the Nottens female grew to be the oldest recorded leopard on Londolozi (18yrs)

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Nottens 5:5 Female

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Mother Leopard
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11 stories
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1 known
Litters
8 known
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The King of Londolozi in his day; an enormous male whose offspring still inhabit the reserve.

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Camp Pan 4:3 Male

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Unknown
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8 stories
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Parents
2 known
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1 known
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The Tu Tones male astounded everyone by establishing his territory within his father Camp Pan's territory.

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Tu-Tones 3:2 Male

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River Female
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markings
Timeline
5 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
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known
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known
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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
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72 stories
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2 known
Litters
5 known
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The Vomba female was a leopard with an instantly recognisable rich golden coat. She spent much of her life around the Londolozi Camps.

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Vomba 3:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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13 stories
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1 known
Litters
9 known
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known
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known
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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

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Sunsetbend
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78 stories
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2 known
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2 known
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known
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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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29 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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The Dudley Riverbank female was another successful cub of the 3:4 female that reached old age, eventually passing away at just over 17 years

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Dudley Riverbank 3:3 Female

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Mother Leopard
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10 stories
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1 known
Litters
6 known
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known
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An enigmatic female not often encountered, this leopard lives to the north of the Sand River.

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Tutlwa 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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Timeline
22 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
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The daughter of Sunsetbend female, is named Xidulu which means termite mound in Shangaan.

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Xidulu 2:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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19 stories
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1 known
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1 known
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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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36 stories
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2 known
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2 known
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The Tamboti female inhabited the south-eastern sections of Londolozi, having a large part of her territory along the Maxabene Riverbed.

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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58 stories
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1 known
Litters
3 known
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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
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Timeline
22 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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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
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12 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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This male moved in from the north of the reserve in 2010, and was instantly recognisable by his unique tuft of fur at the back of his neck.

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Marthly 3:2 Male

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Unknown
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7 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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This rangy male was an enigma, arriving on Londolozi in the mid to latter parts of 2014 and staying mainly in the western areas.

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Robson's 4:4 Male

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Unknown
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10 stories
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0 known
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1 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

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Unknown
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31 stories
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0 known
Litters
1 known
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Anderson 4:4 Male
2008 - present

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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27 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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Makhotini 3:3 Male
2008 - present

The brother of the Tu-Tones male from the same litter, the Makhotini male has had a far more successful life.

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Makhotini 3:3 Male

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River Female
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8 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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The Gowrie male first appeared in the Sabi Sands around 2011. Judging by his size, he is estimated to have been born around 2005/6.

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Gowrie 2:2 Male

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Unknown
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8 stories
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0 known
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1 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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Timeline
43 stories
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1 known
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1 known
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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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41 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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Torchwood 3:3 Male
2010 - present

The Torchwood male holds territory falling mostly to the west of Londolozi and is infrequently seen.

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Torchwood 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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6 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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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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7 stories
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0 known
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1 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

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Mother Leopard
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3 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
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