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Antelope: Sable

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Re: Something about Sable research.

Unread postby Ifubesi » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:34 pm

Very informative, thanks Gmlsmit. Interesting to note the habitat change that obviously must have taken place since that record sable bull was shot at Tshokwane in 1898. You don't find any sable in that area anymore, except for the small population to the west of Tshokwane south of Hlanguleni picnic-area.
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Re: Territories

Unread postby K-4S » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:14 pm

I would like to add the herd of Sable in the Orpen-Talamati area.
I have seen Sable as far East as the S36 and closer to Talamati.
At the time I did not take note of the numbers unfortunately.
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:31 pm

During our recent trip in March 2013, we came across a herd of 9 Sables on the H1-2.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Found these two Sable bulls on the S36 during December 2011

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Zapman » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:51 pm

Great pictures Samoesa! :popcorn:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:21 am

In November 2011 we saw two Sable Bulls on the S145…

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:52 am

Lovely sightings, SW. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby gmlsmit » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:32 am

Thanks for the photos, we seem to share a feeling about the Hippotragus species.
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Hamman » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:16 pm

Hi everyone! We are going to Kruger and our first night will be in Pretoriuskop. Which routes around Pretoriuskop are the best for Sable Antelope?

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:11 am

Hi Hamman

Very elusive this majestic antelope. Have never seen them in Pretoriuskop area although they are there.
Faye loop is where they hang out.


You should have a look at the special sightings book at reception to get an indication on where they were last seen.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Hamman » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks Wildkyker. Will have a look!

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:09 pm

I have seen them on the Fayi Loop, the tar road towards Numbi Gate, and the Voortrekker Road towards Ship Mountain. In other words, just drive around. :twisted: Good luck Hamman. :thumbs_up:
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