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Southern Kruger sightings : May 2005

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Unread postby simonb6 » Thu May 26, 2005 9:57 am

wildtuinman wrote:Hotspot for rhinos: A little mudpool right next to the road on your right when going to BnD from Malelane. Always see them there. They love that hole. Other good place. H10.

Thanks WTM - One of the only two Rhino sightings I ever had was on the H10 in 1996 - the Rhino was about 1 Km from the road. I drove most of the H10 in April (from LS to the S128) and saw one Steenbok and a Lioness.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 26, 2005 10:11 am

Nkumbe lookout was not pretty at all but many animals were active down there below. Giraffes and zebras were present. Leopard sightings were noted at Nkumbe itself. so beware and good luck. Many klipspringers around there.
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Rooikat's visit: South, 27/05/05 to 30/05/05

Unread postby Rooikat » Tue May 31, 2005 10:23 am

On arrival at Malelane an hour before gate closing time, the veld on the western side of the H3 was busy burning up into the mountains around Berg-en-Dal. We could only drive into the park for half an hour, and then back. Although it was perfect game viewing time, we only saw warthog, two lone impala and two giraffes.

Saturday we drove around Berg-en-Dal, still not seeing much (not that I was surprised, as we only got to the park at 8h30)…..I’m a firm believer that you have to do your part to see the animals you want to see – meaning that you need to wake early if you want to see lion in action and leopard. (Different from Wildtuinman’s “leopard timeâ€Â

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Unread postby Rooikat » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:15 pm

I want to try and post photo of buffalo 27/05/05:
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KRUGER TRIP 2013

24/11 - 27/11 Lower Sabie
28/11 - 1/12 Olifants
2/12 - 5/12 Skukuza
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9/12 - 11/12 Pretoriuskop
12/12 - 18/12 Satara
19/12 - 22/12 Berg-en-Dal

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Unread postby Rooikat » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:23 pm

Thanks Guinea Pig, looks like I got the hang of it!

Here's more photos from the weekend:
1) A hyena chewing on an old skull (S25)
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2) Elephant drinking at Berg-en-Dal dam
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KRUGER TRIP 2013

24/11 - 27/11 Lower Sabie
28/11 - 1/12 Olifants
2/12 - 5/12 Skukuza
x
9/12 - 11/12 Pretoriuskop
12/12 - 18/12 Satara
19/12 - 22/12 Berg-en-Dal

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Unread postby Rooikat » Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:57 pm

Think it was an elephant scull....saw one at Lower Sabie near their sightings boards and thought it could have been an elephant, although I could not see what the teeth looked like on the LS scull - those on the scull beside the road was huge and looked like a grazer's teeth....I don't know what elephant teeth look like, otherwise maybe a hiipo scull?
KRUGER TRIP 2013

24/11 - 27/11 Lower Sabie
28/11 - 1/12 Olifants
2/12 - 5/12 Skukuza
x
9/12 - 11/12 Pretoriuskop
12/12 - 18/12 Satara
19/12 - 22/12 Berg-en-Dal

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Katja's visit to Kruger - 25 May to 3 June

Unread postby Katja » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:34 pm

Here are some of the highlights:

- cheetah on the H5
- elephants (breeding herd), male lion, leopard and 2 buffalos on the S100
- 2 black rhinos seen from the Nkumbe lookout point
- 2 honey badgers on the tar road north of Satara
- big buffalo herds on the S30 (300-400 buffalos) and at Mpondo Dam (about 200 buffalos)
- about 9 white rhino sightings
- lioness on the S28, lion cubs near Gomondwane Dam
- great sightings of dwarf mongoose and tree squirrel
- elephants every day
- lots of antelopes, warthogs, zebras and giraffes
- crocodile with impala horns sticking out of its mouth
- in total 9 owls (4 pearl-spotted owls on an afternoon drive near Crocodile Bridge and 2 barred owls the following morning)
- 84 bird species

I will post some photos taken with my digital camera soon.
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Unread postby Katja » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:44 pm

I took quite a lot of pictures of smaller animals this time.
Here are 3 of them:

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Unread postby Katja » Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:44 am

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