The largest antelope on Leopard Lodge is the Eland. This antelope may look heavy and bulky, but he is an agile animal, and one of the best jumpers too. He is a master of disguise in the African bush, his light brown colour enabling him to blend in perfectly. Often only the horns can be seen, glinting in the sun.
The Eland has straight horns with a twist, the male with a heavy dewlap and thick hair on the face. Eland can be heard some distance away, due to the fact that when they walk, they make a distinctive ‘clicking’ sound. There are a couple of theories to explain this noise, one being that their cloven hooves clack together when trotting, and another is that the sound comes from their knees. The Eland is both a browser and a grazer. Stalking and tracking Eland is a true hunting experience, and Leopard Lodge provides distinctive hilly terrain, offering a real African feel.