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Oom, a fair while ago I saw a huge herd of buffs in the Satara area too.... I am talking 5ish years ago ( :shock: flip that is a long time) Anyway, the TB research guys were there and said there were 900 in the herd. Think it could be the same herd?

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Could very well be, DB. We esitmated it to be in the vicinity of about 800. An impressive sighting I have to say.

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We found the herd on 30th June on the H1-4, just past the Gudzani turn-off, at about 6h30 the morning. They were just starting to move off the road where they obviously spent the night. We tried to count them, sorted them in groups of ten, and came up with a figure of around 800. Impressive sight.

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I saw this herd two years ago. I also estimate this herd to be 800-900 individuals strong.


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I saw a really huge herd at satara on the H7 at Nsemani dam on the 9/7/07. they were all crossing the dam. there were approx 150-200 that i could see, but there were tons more in the distant trees also.
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Large herds of Buff will be found from Satara and to the north, there is a herd walking from Satara all the way up to Mopanie which is 1200 strong (This was now about 2 years ago), and it took them 45 minutes to just cross the S-100 heading north.

It surely is a sight so see such herds in the park.

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I saw 2 very big herds of buffaloes 2 years ago.
One in the Satara area, I started couting them, stopped at a hundred and then estimated there was over 500 individuals
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and another one on the Letaba river bed, going up the cliff towards Matambenhi hide.
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3 young lions tried to get a young but had to step back when big buffaloes came at them ...It is quite far unfortunately, I saw that with binocs only.

sorry the photos are not very good

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Not in the Satara area, but we came across a huge herd on the S28 this year, they were on and in either side of the road, and continued on for about 2 kms.
Difficult to count, but there must have been in excess of 500.+ :shock:

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Missed the beasts, but drove through their evidence continuously for about 3 kms on the S3 in Feb. Had to scrape at least 1500 layers of buffalo pat off my tyres afterwards. Couldn't smell anything else for a week.

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Hi guys,

Was driving from Satara towards Ngotso Dam on the 11/08/07 at about 5pm & came across what I can only refer to as a "mega-herd".They must have been numbering maybe a 1000 or more.They were backed up for 2-3km maybe.Watched them cross the road from west side 2wards the east heading to Ngotso Dam.

Must have watched them cross the road for about 10minutes & then I proceeded to ngotso where they came thundering in to drink. Awesome SIGHT !!! :dance:

Sat at Ngotso & watched them for 15min & had to get back to Satara b4 gates closed but was delayed as they were still crossing the road. Every shape & size of buffalo was present.

Lions were seen earlier in day very close to Ngotso so there must have been action later on.

On return saw a stand-off between rhino+calf & hyaena.Hyaena backed off .

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Hi all,

Altough the north of kruger is very good for large groups of buffalo, The only 'huge' groups I'e seen was at satara and Pretoriuskop!

This beast is wandering close to Satara..
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The biggest heard I have ever seen! All these pictures are of one herd, on the H1-4 to Olifants..

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monne, we also saw a huge herd north of Satara on 8th Sept.
We guessed it must be close to 1000 strong -- very impressive.


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P@m, about 4 years ago, I was fortunate enough to see the breeding pen for TB free buffalo at the bomas in Skukuza. I wonder if it was from those buffalo.

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I'm really confused about the population of buffalo in KNP :?
My books say 15000-20000 but then the Sanparks website says only 2500. That means there is more Rhino then Buffalo which is hard to believe. :hmz:

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