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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:18 am 
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Elsa,

Everything just sounds so perfect. *sigh*:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Sure the rest of your holiday will be just as special. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Enjoy Letaba Elsa and Co.! How long are you going to stay there? :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Lions in the road must have been an awesome sighting :clap: :clap: .

Enjoy the rest of your stay Elsa and Co. :thumbs_up: .

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Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of updates but while we were at Bateleur and Shimuweni we didn't have any signal.
Had a fantastic time alto the night spent at Bateleur coincided with the arrival of a cold front with the gale force winds and biting cold the next day, so it seemed winter finally arrived alto it has warmed up nicely again today.
Our trip from there to Shimuweni resulted in our leopard drought being broken well and truly with not 1 or 2 but 3 of the beautiful cats.
We could hardly believe our luck.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shimuweni, chalet # 8.
Took a sunset drive last night and enjoyed seeing African wild cats x 2, civets x 2, genets, spring and scrub hares, Ellies, buffs, hyenas, plus lots more.
How amazing was that?
Another sighting we have seen lots of is Sharpes Grysboks, a real treat for us.
We had to go into Phalaborwa for a few grocery items today and just before the gate had a brief sighting of a single wild dog who seemed to have a sore front leg.
Tonight we are at Olifants camp in cottage # 14 and what a stunning view it has.
There was a large fire burning some distance away on the other side of the hill, I would imagine a controlled burn.
We plan on getting up early tomorrow to enjoy our fantastic view so I will end off now and hopefully bring you another update tomorrow from Satara, our next port of call.
Thanks so much for your continued support.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Elsa 3 leopards !!!!!!!! Aren't you so lucky :dance:
Sounds like you're having a lovely time, enjoy the rest of your trip, and come back and tell us everything in detail :k

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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wow Bateleur and Shimuwini :dance:
and now Olifants :dance:
with a lot of cats... and others :clap:

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My leopard arrived then 8) :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Three leppie sightings :clap: :clap: . Am so happy for you guys :gflower: .

Hut 14 is quite exceptional Elsa :thumbs_up: . Me and Hilda also stayed there a few times :whistle: .

Awesome sightings all around :dance: :dance: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .

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3 Leopards :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

You really have had some fantastic sightings Elsa! :dance:

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Three Leopards is unreal for one day! Luck was definitely on your side Elsa and Co.! :clap: :clap:

Your sunset drive was also very productive! Stunning sightings! :clap: :clap:

Can't wait for all your pictures! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Now at B & D, our last night in the park, where has the 3 weeks gone.
We have chalet # 81 right next to the fence, heard an ellie and just had a little Genet come calling.
Had a great last full day, Jock and I went out at gate opening this morning and was it cold, temp read 2.5C!
Drove the H6 and had 2 x Honey Badger sightings totalling 4 of our sought after lifers, plus a good few Hyena so we returned happy bunny's!
Also a wonderful Lioness who walked in front of the car for some distance and we are sure she had tiny cubs hidden in the rocks she vanished into.
Tomorrow is the final pack up and long drive back home.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Wow, 3 leopards in one day - that's wonderful.

Can't wait to see photos when you get back, sounds like you had many great sightings.

Drive safely tomorrow.


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and 2 more Honey Badgers :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun and family in Kruger - May/June 2013
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Well leaving B&G now, hoping to find that leopard.

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Jock wrote:
Well leaving B&G now, hoping to find that leopard.


Hi Jock, holding thumbs you find that Leopard, please drive home safely. :gflower: :gflower:

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