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Katmal in Pretoriuskop - 23-26 May 2007

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Katmal in Pretoriuskop - 23-26 May 2007

Unread postby katmal » Wed May 23, 2007 2:49 pm

Hi All forumites

I'm off to the park again for a couple of days. Will be staying in Pretoriuskop for 3 nights. Have been in and out of the park over lunch time last week and it seems like the south are becoming drier day by day which should provide some good sightings over the weekend around the Sabie River and dams(hold thumbs)! Anybody been around Pretoriuskop - Phabeni - Skukuza area in the last few weeks? Would like to know which areas have been burned recently.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri May 25, 2007 12:58 pm

Sms just in from Katmal!!

An early start to the the day as we leave Pta at 2am. Arrived 6am at Malelane gate!

Great morning which included several rhino, elephant and lone buffalo sightings. Highlight being nice herd of tsessebe close to P'kop on tar.

Things getting drier. Plenty game around water. Ticked off kudu impala, warthog, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and girafffe at Transport Dam. Lovely weather. Regards from the Park!

Katmal.


Wow - what a great start to his trip!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri May 25, 2007 7:14 pm

...and it gets better!

Katmal wrote:Fantastic afternoon. Saw 2 male cheetah and followed them for 15 min on tar close to Transport Dam. Eventually they flushed a young steenbok and caught it next to the road.

Otherwise some more ellies, rhino and general game.

Having a cold one around the fine!


WOW!!!!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat May 26, 2007 4:25 pm

Katmal wrote:Morning drive started at 6 with anoher bit of magic. Pride of 6 lionesses hunting huge herd of buffalo 2 km before Numbi Gate right in the road. They did not succeed but what a great start.

Rest of morning was just as good with regular rhino and ellies, as well as hyena. Burned areas at P'kop attracting plenty of game.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat May 26, 2007 7:16 pm

Katmal wrote:Afternoon drive report - far off lions at Transport Dam and close up again of this morning's pride at Numbi. Amazing sunset.


Now I really feel like experiencing a Kruger sunset!!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun May 27, 2007 2:10 pm

...and it gets greater :D

Katmal wrote:Game seems to be around water mostly! This mornings drive yielded 11 lions and huge herd of buffs at Transport Dam. Saw ellies, rhino and tsessebe close to Shitlave Dam. Saw the 2 cheetah on way back from b'fast again near Transport Dam.

Good day for birding - martial eagles and plenty birds at Lake Panic.

Greetings from a warm Kruger!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun May 27, 2007 6:37 pm

Sms just received from Katmal!

Quiet afternoon drive around P'kop! Yet a great sighting of a baby rhino drinking on the cow.

Last night is celebrating time! Tomorrow last try for leopard!


Have fun and good luck for finding that leopard!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 28, 2007 9:08 am

Sms just in!!

(While the rest of us sit at work :evil: )

Katmal wrote:Just left the Park but will be back soon!

This morning once again we had quality sightings of rhino and a cheetab on top of a termite mound! With winter in full swing the Park is really cooking and it will improve even more in a months time!


Safe trip back!
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