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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:12 pm

Just received:

Buffalo, lots of bushbuck, lions with cubs, duiker, marabou, bataleur

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Unread postby fevertree » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:47 pm

I love the vegetation between Phabeni and Skukuza. I love those open woodlands with dry riverbeds and open grassy plains - very diverse and for me, typically Africa.
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Unread postby fevertree » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:04 am

The ground hornbill sighting was a bit disturbing, as it is clear that they are compulsive and excellent beggars. They were initially about 20 m off the road, but as soon as I stopped they came marching straight to the car, flashing long eye lashes and trying to look as cute as hell. After a few minutes when they saw there tactics were not impressing me to feed them - off they stomped back into the bush.
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:21 pm

Eating at Skukuza Day Visitors site with an Ellie 200m away to keep them company. 10 - 15 hippo about 5km from Skukuza lazing on an island in the Sabie River.

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:00 am

Bright and early today:

Mlondozi Skottel Brekkie on the go. 8) This morning - White Rhino and young calf, Wildebeest, ostriches, Giraffe with baby. All that in burnt veld. :D
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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:45 am

Update from Jaco:
This morning 10 Rhino's, a couple of Kori Bustards, and the usual general game.
As well as that oh so rare sighting, the Angel called Gwendolen!
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:29 pm

Jakkalsbessie wrote:
@GP... seems like next time you should go with jaco!!


Thanx for posting that DQ! 8)

After receiving the message that he saw 2 more rhino, I sent him back a very simple one - Shut up! :evil:

Spoke to him at around 9 this morning and according to him he photographed Springbok at Skukuza yesterday. :roll: I told him I needed proof first. :twisted:
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:11 am

Update from Jaco. I see he sent it last night at 20:00, somehow I only received it now. Wonder why...

Saw another rhino, loads of zebs and wildebeest, Ellies with young ones, Kori bustards, Ground hornbills.

Best of the day - Lions mating on the S30 (Salitje Road) close to the S128 t-junction. Male started roaring and the kids had eyes the size of dinner plates. :D (Him and SO probably too! :lol: )

Last night - lion roaring outside camp.

Had a great braai with Gwen and SO.
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:44 am

Update from yesterday:

2 hyenas, Large herd of buffalo (200+) in the Lower Sabie river.

Doing their last drive today towards Crocbridge - I assume that meaining moving camp with the caravan. Leaving early tomorrow morning.
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:20 am

This morning:

2 Rhino, ellies, giraffe with little ones
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:54 am

11:51 2 lions
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Unread postby Jaco V » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:09 pm

Evening All!!

What a week :D Will start working through my pics and trip log. Will give you a update as soon as work allows :(

We saw Freda on the H4-2 on our way to LS from Crocbridge. Just had enough time to say a quick hello. Next time we will make a plan Freda!!!

We met Gwen on the H10 close to the S128 turn off, to the north of Muntshe. Quite by chance :lol: Then we met up in camp again, and had a nice braai on Wednesday evening.

2 YR sightings!!! I was lucky :lol:

W@H, the springbok is not one off our winning players. All I can say is watch this space :twisted:

In total we saw 13 rhino in a space of 3 days. We did not see any Leopard, or Cheetah, all though they where spotted on roads we travelled on the same day :evil: :(

I am signing off now, will be back later in the week.
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GP, Springbok and apology

Unread postby Jaco V » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:34 pm

Dear GP,

For so long we have been teasing you about the whole Springbok in KNP issue.

Well after my trip last week I now have PROOF that there actually is springbok in KNP!!! I took pictures of a springbok close to the day visitors area at Skukuza.

So from me a hearty apology for ever making fun of you :redface:

I have attached a picture to clear this whole sad state of affairs up.

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Again I do apologize

:twisted:
Jakes

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Unread postby katydownunder » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:57 pm

Hi and welcome back Jacov!
Can't wait to see the pics :cam: and read your travel report. :pray:
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Unread postby Jaco V » Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:44 pm

And here I am trying to help a poor little Guinea Pig!!!

Well lets see, She declares war, and then promptly starts using my picture without any agreement from my side. Then she expects me to be a nice guy and allow it???!!!

GP, if I am not mistaken you have my wife's number. If not I can send it again. But you will need more than a skateboard to make mince meat off me!!!

P.S. My lawyer will be contacting you shortly over the royalties due for the use of my picture of the springbok. :evil:

:lol::lol: I could not resist!
Jakes


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