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Richprins's Waterhole Sightings: Updates. KNP Apr. '07

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:10 pm

Waterhole Sightings: Updates

With a long dry season approaching, it would be nice for compulsive waterhole-sitters like myself to get fresh info on the action at dams and windmills on a day to day basis.

This would make it easier to plan a quick visit.

Forumites need not go into great detail, just report the name of the waterhole and which animals you saw there, or just say light, general or heavy activity.

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Waterhole updates

Unread postby Richprins » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:50 pm

OK, Murphy's Law.

After I start the thread it rains!

I'll just keep myself busy answering my own thread for a week or so.

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Waterholes

Unread postby Richprins » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:16 pm

Still curious...

Reports are that it is still dry in the North, but has been raining in the South.

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Re: Waterhole updates

Unread postby Jay » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:11 pm

Richprins wrote:OK, Murphy's Law.

After I start the thread it rains!

I'll just keep myself busy answering my own thread for a week or so.


do you think you can start this thread every day for a week? I reckon Kruger could do with that much rain :wink:

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Mystic Powers

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:38 pm

It seems my spells only cover south of the Olifant's.

Need a human sacrifice for the far North, and we all know who that will be!!

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Unread postby Freda » Mon May 21, 2007 7:42 pm

Hope you don't mind me adding this, Richprins :)
On the 17th May we were at Klopperfontein dam and saw this guy with zebras and impalas, notice his non-matching horns:
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We decided to go back there on the 19th to see if we could find him again but all we found was this :roll:
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Klopperfontein was good to us :D

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Now We're cooking!

Unread postby Richprins » Tue May 22, 2007 6:39 pm

Excellent, Freda, exactly what we need!

However, the tsessebe was not at Klopperfontein dam. Was it Kremetart? Or Kloppies windmills?

Also, how do you know the Roan is a "he" and not a "she"?..

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Re: Now We're cooking!

Unread postby Freda » Tue May 22, 2007 6:57 pm

Richprins wrote:Also, how do you know the Roan is a "he" and not a "she"?..

I just thought it was male :wink: :redface:
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Ladies don't chew grass :roll:
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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Tue May 22, 2007 7:28 pm

Hi
I' am really glad that you also saw the Roan.

With our last visit (end of April/ Beginning of May, we also saw the roan. Judging by your pic it is the same one that we saw. Also near Klopperfontein.

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It looked as if he tried to take over the leadership of the Impala's, as he was chasing the biggest ram around, therefor the conclusion that he tried to take over the leadership. We also managed to take some pics from him and the impala,s
(see my trip report)

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Re: Now We're cooking!

Unread postby Freda » Tue May 22, 2007 7:40 pm

Richprins wrote:However, the tsessebe was not at Klopperfontein dam. Was it Kremetart? Or Kloppies windmills?


You have got me lekker confused now :?
This is Klopperfontein dam, right :? on the S61?
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The roan was on the opposite side of the road.

The tsessebe was near the dam where there is an ellie dam and a broken down windmill, does this have another name?
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Think I need Jay's help here :lol:

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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Tue May 22, 2007 7:52 pm

We have been lucky enouth to see mashagadzi in the Singwetzi river.


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This cheecky little fellow with ear bended forward.

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Possible emerging Tusker.


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Confusion

Unread postby Richprins » Wed May 23, 2007 6:33 pm

Freda, now I'm confused myself!

Your buffalo pic is at the seasonal swampy area a hundred metres or so North of the actual Kloppies Dam - your ellie dam.

As far as I can recall there is no windmill there, the nearest being at Kloppies windmills, some 2km East!

On the other hand, maybe I haven't looked behind me over the last 20 years! (Scary)

Other forumites help!

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Unread postby wilmaw » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:29 pm

Hello! A bit further south... on Sat - 9 June - around 4pm or a bit after, saw 10 rhino at Nyamundwa Dam (near Phabeni). :) Or you could say 20, if you count their reflections... Image

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Well done!

Unread postby Richprins » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:29 pm

Nice, guys!

Remarkable, wilmaw! I think the record is 14 at Mpondo Dam in the 80's.

Thanks for the date and time.

Now, what I was actually thinking of for this particicular thread was just lightning reports like:

" 4 Jun. Silolweni half empty, heavy game incl. 200 Buf"

Get the idea? Pics welcome.

(Will look behind me in September)

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Unread postby Richprins » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:53 pm

Klopperfontein, Sept 2005. Courtesy of Leachy!

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