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Oumie is in Kruger!! June 2007

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:19 pm

Oumie has arrived safely... her sms just recieved!

Arrived at Punda 1 day early. Braai fire is going and we are enjoying a nice drink.

Nice and hot here.

Til later!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:50 pm

*sigh...

Oumie wrote:Hi there, sitting at our tent and in front of us is a herd of Elephants with babies grazing.

Took a drive to Pafuri this morning, not much game or birds, but still a lovely drive! Added a new bird to our list. Moving to Shingwedzi tomorrow for 4 nights.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:40 pm

And just as I was wondering why we had not heard from Oumie...

Good Morning, we having such a great time that I am forgetting to sms you about our trip! Also we had SO's boss and his wife with us for 5 days so I did not have time to sms, but they have left to go back home today so we are on our own for the rest of the trip.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:55 pm

Went for a drive this morning on the S56 and what a lovely road, all along the Mphongolo. We saw plenty of elephants and took a photo of the big one standing in the road, he had semi big tusks and had a collar on his neck. Further along the road we saw a heard of buffs on the other side of the river bed. Also got chased by a big elephant and were nearly boxed in by another herd. SO had to do some quick reversing to get out of the herds way. A good mornings drive, now back for some brunch.


Gosh - what a day for elephants!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:56 pm

Oumie, 17:37:37 wrote:At Tsendze, what a magic little camp! We got a nice site, no 13. When we come again we will try and book the same one again. Had my first 'outside' shower, nice to shower in the open air :P

There was a herd of buffalo a few metres from camp, we could hear them for a quiete a while. Having sundowners now. Till later!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:48 pm

Hi there, did the Shongololo loop to see the overnight bird hide. Nice inside, sleeps 6 and there is a boma where you can braai. There is also a toilet. Took some photos at the hide. Did not see many animals, only 2 elephant and a big herd of buffalo.

Did a MM stint, could not find our caravan tonight! Walked from site to site to find SO and the van :D methinks I had too many Amarula :tongue:

Till later,
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:23 pm

Early evening sms from Oumie:

Good evening, fire going, drinks in hand and relaxing 8) .

Went on an early morning drive this morning to Shawo dam, saw Tsessebe, Kudu, Wildebeest, zebra, Southern Reedbuck, Giraffe and another big herd of Buffalo.

This afternoon we went to Mooiplaas water hole and just by the water hole we saw a Cheetah walking on the road, but before we could take a photo it ran off into the bush! Sat watching him/her till it disappeared completely into the bush. Took a slow drive back to camp taking the little loops where we saw 2 Honey Badgers running towards the river, could not take photos, whey were running too fast.

Camp is nearly full - weekend.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:28 pm

Sms from Oumie just in:

Hi there, spent most of the day in camp yesterday. Went to Mopani to the laundry to wash some clothes.

We left Tsendze early this morning and arrived at Satara at 10am. On the way we saw more animals than the 10 days up north.

Settled in and going now for lunch at the restaurant.

Happy Father's day to all the Musketeers.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:46 pm

Oumie's reports:

Good afternoon!

Had a braai last night and as usual the hyena's patrolled the fence. Woke up to lions roaring at 6 this morning and hyena calling. Did anybody see the lions at the cam?

We decided we will take the S100 early this morning. SO then went in and brushed his teeth, when he came into the van with a speed and told me that we are moving to another camp spot! Our fav spot was empty, so we moved there... I was not amused about the move first, but now that we are settled I am glad we made the move 8) needless to say we did not go to the S100 :x will do it tomorrow.


Hi, just seen a leopard


Wow!!!

Was too dark to take a photo of the leopard. He/she was stalking across the road towards some impala, could not stay as the gate was about to close :x


Another day in Paradise :mrgreen:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:24 pm

Sms from Oumie!

Hi there,

Heard the Lions last again last night and the Hyenas calling.

Took the Sweni road this morning and saw Kudu, Impala and Zebra. Had brekkies at Muzandzini. Took the road down to the Mondzweni and found Sable at the waterhole. Also a herd of elephant come to drink. At the waterhole waere Sable, Zebra, Impala, Elephant, Warthog and a Steeenbok. We are yet to see Lions!

Nice and warm here!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:14 am

Following 2 big males lions on S100
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:07 pm

Oumie wrote:Also found lions at Girevane. Sat with them for a while, the females tried to catch a warthog, but he saw them and ran away. There is 8 lions, 3 big males who are sleeping whilethe females are looking out for game. Chants.


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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:14 pm

Told Oumie I would ensure Oom read of the lion sighting on S100...

Yes tell him. Could not take a photo of them due to all the cars around them!


Oumie also saw 'someone' at Girivane - "nice young man".
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:11 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Oumie also saw 'someone' at Girivane - "nice young man".

Whups! Hope HP or laine do not read this...

The 'someone' Oumie said was "Graeme Smith". So, I am in forum mode. Who is this :? No one I know, so best leave his name out the post. Oumie also said: "He asked me how many makes there were in a pride!"

OK.... I thought... lets spare this forumite this until Oumie gets back...

Sms to Oumie: Who is that man?

That man is the captain of The cricket team who did not play too well :tongue: You must see the girls in the shop tonight, they see him and start to giggle :lol:


Well, to me there is only one cricket team captain - LAINE!!!!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:13 pm

Oumie is staying in Skukuza tonight and leaving tomorrow to travel back home.

Enjoy your last evening in KNP Oumie, and a safe trip home!
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