The first photo was taken several years ago, might have been about 1998. It was a big pride and it was amazing to see all these lions on the rocks.
The photo of the hippo was taken in January 2005. These hippos really gave us a fright. Driving next to the weir you cannot really see what awaits you ahead because of the reeds, and suddenly there was this clearing and the hippos splashed in the water because they also got a fright. We switched of the car (closed the window) and sat there for a while. At one stage their curiosity got the better of them and they came up to right next to the car, was definitely the closest we have been to a hippo and a remarkable sighting.
The last photo I think was taken in 2001. Was on the S114, just after you get the first turnoff for the loop before the weir. I think it would be safe to say that this big pride was the same as those we saw in 1998. This was also a great sighting. We sat with the pride for a very long time before another vehicle approached.
Here is a photo of one of the males that was in this pride.
Except for these two lion sightings, we had several more in the area around the weir.
Some other interesting sightings at the weir:
3 different types of raptors fighting over a very long snake that was caught by one.
After some heavy rains, we saw how the Biyamiti river came down in flood. The water was actually making a huge bow as is went over the weir.
When in this area, we always give the weir a visit.