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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Good to hear from you again Martie. Just to let you know that the Uitenhagers are on their way and we look forward to seeing you again - and hope meeting the man that hooked you!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:29 pm 
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I haven't commented for a while but having just read some of your recent posts, Martie, I can't help feeling so homesick for Kruger.

I sadly had to cancel a trip I had booked for September/October this year and won't be able to go again till at least the same time next year, if I'm lucky.

I really am having withdrawal symptoms. Your posts at least allow me to share a bit of your amazing world, one I ache to be a part of.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Hi MJ,

We are heading for Lower sabie in July.... Awesome!!! So hiped up about it.....

Hope you will be doing the night drives during our visit as we are planning to book the familly.

Just love to hear about your adventures, please share some more.


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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martie Why are you so quiet We love your amazing contributions but we have been starved a bit Please start writing again :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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I agree with you baber!! Why are things so quiet from the Lower Sabie side?? :hmz: These reports forms part of my daily diet and right now, I have a Kruger insufficiency of some sorts. I really need my daily dose of these reports!! :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Good Evening,
We've heard that the Lower Sabie dam/bridge is under repair. Is it unuseable?
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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Hi Oldguy - we were in Kruger May-June and stayed at Lower Sabie and there were no problems with roads or bridges in the area, as great as ever! Enjoy your stay.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Here's a post that should be of interest to everyone, not just personal chit-chat.
On a morning walk NorthEast of camp while crossing a flat savannah covered with thigh high grass and a few thorny acacia trees we woke-up a group of four old male Buffalo's (Dugga-Boys) sleeping unseen in the tall grass. Distance was about 80 yards.
They formed-up four abreast and started toward us at a quick walk.. Mark immediately shouted "Get behind that tree", and we immediately complied... Picture now, five adults trying to hide behind one skinny Acacia tree no more than 18 inches in diameter.
Mark and Chester were now shouting, slapping their thighs and locking and un-locking the bolts on their rifles which makes a loud metallic klacking sound.
The Buffs broke into a trot and Mark shouted "Get up the tree", while he and Chester spread out and took up fireing positions. Needless to say, we all quickly went up the tree.. Way up the tree. And watched...
About 20 yards short of the guides and 30 short of our tree the Buffs stopped, snorted, turned and casually ambled away. The whole "adventure" took less than a minute.
Now, some think the shouting and klacking scared off the Buffs, but I don't..... I think the sight of that skinny old Thorny Acacia suddenly sprouting five multi-colored Christmas ornaments both puzzled and frightened the poor beasts.
MORAL: Listen to your guides and obey their orders quickly!!
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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:big_eyes: What an experience!!! :whistle: SO and I going on a walk in August (Satara)...I cannot climb trees!!! :shock: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:37 am 
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Good morning oldguy.

Must have been exciting that!

How long did it take to for you all to get out of the tree - what with all those thorns that want you to wait a while?

Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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That sounds like a rude awakening :big_eyes: :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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What an experience!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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:) It must have been a experience of a life time. Thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:

So true: :wink:
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MORAL: Listen to your guides and obey their orders quickly!!
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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The Head Guide at Lower Sabie has recently spotted a rare sighting Pangolin during a morning walk along the S28 road.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Sightings
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Thanks for sharing this with us and what an amazing sighting! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: This really reminds me of my first morning walk in July 2000 from Pretoriuskop when we also encountered a Pangolin on our morning walk... :dance: :dance: Good old memories...


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