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 Post subject: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Cape Town to Kruger....

A much needed break, a recharge of depleted "batteries"!

Don't fool yourself, IT IS FAR! :wall: ...... BUT WORTH EVERY KM! :dance: :dance:

I will try my hand at a TR, not promising much... will share with you our sights and travels, as the 3G will allow, over the next couple of days.

Here goes......

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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The elusive 3 G looks to be more of a challenge to my TR than my lack of writing skills or creativity!

I will now try to upload some :cam: from Day 1 and Day 2

Try and try again :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Day 1

After the long trek from the south we entered via Numbi Gate..... This fella was there to greet us
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We made our way to Pretoriuskop where we spent the first night.
We unpacked and wanted to take a drive on the voortrekker road, but was advised against it. It seems the Voortrekker's road surface is very poor at the moment.
Then we opted for a trip to Transport dam instead
Saw a whole lot of Ellies...everywhere.... And the usual suspects like impis,kudu, warthog

We returned to camp early, for a good night's sleep, so there wasn't much more in the line of sightings...

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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O, and I couldn't resist taking a :cam: of this
"King of his Castle"

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Hi Larissa,

We've just returned from Maroela camp on 4 Jan. Saw cheetah at the T-junction to Tamboti/Maroela on the last day.

Take a drive to Talamati area and Sweni road (Welverdiend dam) as well and not only the S100. Spotted a leopard there and lion cubs on the S36 near Hamilton camp.

Wish you lots of amazing sighting and time in Kruger. Love to see you report back and send my regards to Maroela.

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Hi all!
Thanx for the comments so far... Just an enormous struggle to upload pics... 3G only at Orpen

Day 2

We took to the road early, and had breakfast as Skukuza

A couple of pics...

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Those tusks worth a mention...

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To be continued...

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Great start Larissa, love these on the spot reports!
Looking forward to more! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Day 2 continued...

Crossing the Sand river, we came across our first "kill"....

While many cars passed us, we watched as this Giant Kingfisher sat down after catching his fish. He then went on to hit the fish against the tree branch, until eventually he swallowed it!
enjoy...
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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Thanks for all the comments! and the B/day wishes!

We are currently sitting at the pool in Orpen, because my boys just HAD to cool off! at 11 this morning, it was 40 degrees C in the shade! :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

At least now I have some 3G coverage, so I can upload some more pics!

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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at Kanniedood Dam, this old timer made his way to the water. It seems to me that the REALLY BIG BULLS are getting more scarce every time I visit Kruger...

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The great thing about this time of year, is that all the animals seems to have young... there are little ones everywhere you look. So Cute :dance:

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....and of course, this time of year, the heat makes even the flighted flightless!

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and last but not least, no camp is a camp in Kruger without a resident...

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Day 3

After the long drive ... we had a bit of a late morning.

Nevertheless we had some awesome sightings...

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More young ones and babies....

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Back in camp, we saw this bushbuck near our tent...
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LarissaVW wrote:
@ roaneric / mods -
Can I post pics of rhinos at all?
I was thinking just the pics without date, time, place? I got a couple of nice ones to share ....

Larissa, this is the policy as put out by SANparks

Dear forumites,

In your trip reports and general input on the forums, please do not refer to rhinos or other endangered species if the info may contribute to putting these animals at risk.

Aside from rhinos you should think of nesting places of rare birds like Pel's fishing owl and animals that run the risk of being poached. When in doubt please contact a moderator.

Please respect the sensitivity of this subject, and help us raise awareness in this regard.

For more info please read here: Media Release: War on rhino poaching still on.

Thank you,


So you can post your pics of these beautiful animals but just don't mention where and when you saw them.

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 Post subject: Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...
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Back in Cape Town .... with fast internet! Now I can upload all the rest!

(The last couple of days in Tamboti was rainy, so the 3G was even worse than before!)

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