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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:21 pm 
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123 wrote:
Any updates on sightings around Pretoriuskop?
Can`t believe that the last sighting worth mentioning was 14 June 2013!

Will be there in 3 days if all goes as planned :dance:


I think that's perhaps indicative of the poor sightings in the area. :(
Am not keen on the P'kop area and found this area to be slow for sightings.

flying cheetah wrote:
I stayed in Pretoriuskop less than 3 weeks ago and saw wild dogs 3 days in a row, 3 leopards, a cheetah near Napi Boulders and another one at Transport dam and also had 3 sightings of Reedbuck not too far from the camp.
I would be very interested to know if the dogs (it was a pack of 13 with some young ones) are still around. Itwould be great if you give a short (or long) report after your return :wink: Have a great time 123 :dance:


Having said the above, it does seem productive for some!


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:41 pm 
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The tall grass often makes it quite difficult to see animals, though I have regularly seen buffalo and lions around Shabeni koppies. We always enter through Numbi and pretty much do Shabeni and Fayi, then take the Napi or Albasini towards Skukuza or Doispane. Stiil, there is a resident cheetah on the Albasini and there are lots of ellies and leopards around.

It is a good area on occasion, it just really sucks to drive through if you don't see anything compared to more open areas.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings
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We spent two nights at PK at the end of May and were happy to leave :D
Grass is very long, especially at roadside and the bush very, very dense. One morning, we drove for two hours without seeing a single mammal. But...our very best leopard sighting ever was near PK, Shabeni loop to be precise. Found a young female trying to stalk a mongoose at sunset. Went back next morning and found her at the other end of the loop, where she quickly disappeared into the bush. So no quantity but quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings
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Leopard sighting sounded very special! :thumbs_up:

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