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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby RemiE » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:01 pm

:thumbs_up: Super awesome sightings ruud :thumbs_up:
:pray: we get similar action at Lower Sabie in December
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby tent dweller » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:33 pm

RemiE, maybe we will "bump" into each other in December in Lower Sabie :shock: :roll: :wink:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby RemiE » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:20 am

tent dweller wrote:RemiE, maybe we will "bump" into each other in December in Lower Sabie :shock: :roll: :wink:
:thumbs_up:

Hopefully by then we can exchange photos and tales of our most recent Kruger visit :dance:
Look out for the Yellow Ribbon at the back of our car :tongue:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mauxie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi Martie,

I am really sad to hear about Will and Harry. :cry: I was so fortunate to see both of them, on one of my last trips to Kruger, in October 2010.

They were lying together on the S29, about a kilometre from the S122 turn off.

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I miss Kruger soooo much. Thanks for keeping us up to date with life around Lower Sabie.

I have booked the first three nights of my next trip for next September and will complete the booking on the 1st of November. I can't wait!

Please keep posting!
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby wild bill » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:33 pm

My daughter and I did a Sunset drive with MJ on 27 September and what a fantastic drive it was.Being my daughters first one I really hoped that we saw something special-and boy did we.MJ thx for spotting the black rhino's-that really made the trip worthwhile,and let us not forget the whole Lubyelubye pride of lions in the middle of the road just waiting for us!MJ you really are a fantastic guide-hope to be back next year and do another one with you.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:58 pm

:thumbs_up: :clap:
Most definitely an awesome drive you guys had with MJ

Hopefully she gets to conduct the drives in LS whilst we are there too :)
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby MJ » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:13 am

Good day all,

Quite a strange week we had recently around Lower Sabie. Since my resignation about a week ago all the strange things popped out. Firstly on our way to a bush braai we encountered a pangolin right next to the road. Then two nights later the lubye lubye pride (all thirteen of them) made a kill using the truck as a hide out. Yesterday morning we had the Gomondwane pride on the walk. Dingaan and I stopped counting at 20 when one female’s cub lagged behind and she came back with this growling attitude. This morning a first very early rise for the summer and half of the animals only woke up on our way back from the morning drive with a grand finale of a leopard opposite the river, watching his breakfast grazing the last time.

Most of the migrating birds are back and around Lower Sabie looks like one big golf course you have to try out. The giant land snails make you drive as if you are a crazy person and not even to talk about the millipedes. Yesterday we had hail, a first and probably a last for me. The Diederick’s cuckoos are harassing the poor weaver nests and cannot stop calling Christmas.

Well let’s see what other weirdoes come out the last 3 weeks.
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby RemiE » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:28 am

Thank you for the update MJ. Cannot wait to be back at Lower Sabie. Pity to see you go from Lower Sabie :( . All of the best in your new ventures and thanks again for all you forum contributions :clap:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mauxie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:50 am

Wow Martie! This is sad news for Lower Sabie and selfishly, for me. I am devastated to hear that you have resigned.

Lower Sabie drives will definitely not be the same without you and your informative, witty knowledge of Kruger and especially of the Lower Sabie area.

I do wish you well tho' and know that you will be successful in any future venture you take on. I wish you all the happiness in the world. It was truly a pleasure to have experienced the many drives I was fortunate enough to do with you.
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OLIFANTS 5th
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:31 pm

Firstly congrats to Martie on her new adventures. Nobody has done more to share their work and also the magic of KNP via this forum.

I was fortunate to have you as a guide only once. What struck me firstly was how your khaki's where immaculately ironed. What remains is that you love(d) everything about your job and I can honestly say that your informative guiding is second to none. The smallest thing was explained with as much excitement as those of bigger stature. It was a true education and memorable experience.

I sincerely hope that your next adventure is also within the bush.

Lower Sabie is a poorer place without you in the staff/ranger ranks. Let's hope that all the Pangolins, Aardvarks & Caracals come out of hiding to give you a special send off.
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Nkulu » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:50 am

Martie, so sorry to hear of your resignation, but we wish you only the best in the future. Sure will miss those reports of yours :(
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby hoyle » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:29 pm

Hi Martie - Congratulations to you -all the very best for your future. We are going to miss you terribly. Lower Sabie will not be the same. Thank you for the super game drives, you have given us 4 such wonderful memories that will last forever.
May your future be fantastic - we will find you somewhere!
Thanks Martie. :-P
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 am

What sad news this is to hear this morning. We have been on drives with you multiple times before, Martie. Some were very quiet, some had more action - but with you as the guide you were guaranteed to have a great time, lots of info, a joke here and there, and always a professional! I almost want to get in my car now, drive to Lower Sabie, and get on a last drive with you! You will be sorely missed. Thank you for all your great work, and keeping us informed here on the forums. :thumbs_up: Your passion and dedication is inspiring!
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby MJ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:38 am

Good day guys,

If you guys would like to stay in contact with me my email is martiepelser@gmail.com or invite me on facebook Martie Mc Taggart!

Hope you all well!!
BE GOOD OR BE GOOD AT IT

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Hippotragus » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:01 am

So sorry to hear you will be leaving Lower Sabie. I have only had a couple of drives with you, but each time was a real experience, with your knowledge, humour and personality.

Good luck with whatever the future holds in store for you - hope it will still involve wildlife.
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