Just onto s130 coming around a corner we saw a couple of vehicles parked off. Had a quick look around and only saw a lone buffalo in a 'pond'. I was about to move on when I spotted a yellow bag wrapped around a mirror. recognised it as a yellow 'ribbon' and drove closer, introduced myself and heard the reply ....i'm Vlakvarksegat.... we had a good laugh.... "there's a pride of lions across my bow' he said "they have been eye-balling each other for a while".
We pulled in to get the best view we could.
The next thing we saw was a rhino come trudging through the bush, and walked around the bush that the lion were lying behind. The lion did not budge.
A JJ pulled up, very pleasant young man with only one couple as guets. On hearing that there were youngsters in the pride he suggested that the lions would probably not attack the buf. He was also sorry that he had not brought his camera with him that day
The buf left the pond and walked closer to the lions.
Lions changed posture.
The buf stood challenging for a minute or so.
Then charged at the male, who scampered into and around the bush. The others all moved back a bit. The buf spun around and continued to chase the male.
As you can see the buf coming back out of the bush and the youngsters interested spectators.
Buf came back and chased the females, until they were all cleared off, out of sight.
JJ left and another vehicle pulled into his spot. We briefly explained what had just gone down, I was busy pulling out when my SO said the lady to our right had called me. She asked whether we had seen the cheetahs and briefly told me where they were, on the s28.
About to rush off and SO says new car called me. It was Maddie2312 and Mark. Had a quick chat, they did not have time to put on their ribbon, but were about to.
Well there we were, three 'forumites' in a row. I rushed off to see the cheetah.
Maddie pm'd me that there was further 'action' after we left. Maddie that's your story to tell us. video of buffalo vs lion
We rushed off to look for the cheetah.
Past Duke's dam an 'oom' stopped us ..english or afrikaans he asked...english but afrikaans is fine...theres cheetah,at T junction turn left, 100 meters turn right..
Thanks 'oom' perfect directions...
There were quite a few vehicles there.
We once saw 2 cheetah way up a road, otherwise only singles.
A very noisy diesel vehicle pulled up and caught their attention.
They then saw a troop of baboons approaching and decided that they were out of there.
Timing was good, we did not have to leave a sighting, it left us, time was tight to get back to CB camp before the gates closed.
A 'nice' sight on way back. video of cheetah
What a half an hour. What a day.
We have only had 'normal' sightings and now our last two trips have produced something rather unusual. KTP lion vs leopard and now buffalo vs lion!
We slept well....and looked forward to the rest of our trip.