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harrys's TSENDZE..A new adventure...... KNP Aug. '13

Unread postby harrys » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:25 am

Hi everyone :D

In 5 days time a new adventure starts for Bookworm and me :dance: we will be camping at Tsendze for the first time ever :hmz: .

I will be on leave from 23 Aug to 1 Sept and we will be in KNP from 24 to 28 Aug.

I will leave on 23 Aug to pick up Bookworm at Sondela Academy in Bela Bela, we will travel to Polokwane where we will stay for the night. Early on Saturday we will travel to Phalaborwa gate where our new adventure will start................... :hmz:

Stay tuned for more :popcorn: :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:56 am

Hi to you all, just a quick report....we arrived safely at Tsendze and must say its a great camp.

Our sightings: elephant, baffaloe, zebra, warthog, wildebeast, hippo, squerel and batteleur eagle

Just 1 drawback is that there is some controled burning around Tsendze and Mopani and the smoke makes life a bit unpleasant, but exept for that its great to be in KNP!!!
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:52 am

I'm ready and pics are ready :dance: , so lets get this TT rolling :thumbs_up:

We left at 10:30 on 23 Aug, car packed and ready to go:

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We picked up Bookworm in Bela Bela and headed for Polokwane at 13:15. We spend a very cold night in Polokwane and left at 7:00 for Phalaborwa gate:

Our accomodation at Polokwane:

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Ready to hit the road, next stop Kruger:

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First sighting, Hornbill:

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Sable hide:

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Very scarce Antilope :whistle:

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To be continued............ :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:25 pm

24 Aug continue:

Zebra on our way to Letaba:

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Huge Buffalo herd:

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Crocodiles:

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Warties:

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Huge Ellie in Letaba river:

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More a bit later.......... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:25 pm

So lets continue: Day 1:

Waterbuck under Letaba bridge:

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Big fishy:

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Tortois having a swim:

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Egyptian geese:

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Hippo and very tiny baby awh:

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Pied Wagtail:

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All for now........ :wink:
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Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:18 pm

Day 1, last episode:

Huge Ellie herd:

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Ostriches:

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Ellie showing the way :whistle:

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Pioneer dam:

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Impala lilly:

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Our campsite at Tsendze:

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That was our first day.... not toooooo shabby :hmz: :whistle:

Day 2 next...... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:32 pm

25 Aug- day 2......:

First sighting of the day, Black Crakes:

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Waterbuck:

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Sharpes grysbok:

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Elephant:

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Elephant with 2 trunks :big_eyes: :whistle:

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Marching away:

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Zebra and Impala:

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Water monitor on it's way to raid a birds nest:

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Day 2 will continue...... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:34 am

Day 2 continues:

African grey hornbill:

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Tsesebe:

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Gossiping Wildebeast :whistle: I think they where talking about my dirty car :) :

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Young w/beast:

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Lots of Ostriches:

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Cory Bustard with a Toko flying past:

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Used to be a Elephant:

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Small little dove:

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Boabab tree, what a magnificent tree:

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End of day 2, next trip to Shingwedzi...... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:24 am

Day 3 - 26 Aug - Tsendze to Shingwedzi and back:

Hayena- first sighting, mother and young one:

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Hey ma wait something is biting me :)

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Macnificent Kudu:

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Big Elepant:

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Baffaloe:

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Grey Heron and Crocodile:

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Eagle far away:

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Damwall at Kanniedood dam....no more wall :shock:

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Flood debris along the river :shock:

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Day 3 will continue.........
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:48 am

Day 3.....Part 2:

Giraffe:

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Very grumpy Ellie, he chaced us for about 300m that I had to reverse and then went on destroying a perfectly innocent tree :roll: :

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Lovely calmness:

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Crocodile:

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Elephant having a drink:

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Another great view:

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Wildebeast and some hippos:

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Quellias:

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Vulture scaning the area:

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Hammerkop:

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Feld after the fire:

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Another great scene:

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Hippos relaxing:

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I nearly missed this birdie Black Crake :

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Golaith Heron:

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Saddle Billet Stork:

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So day 3 got to a end, lots off great sightings and some close calls with some very grumpy ellies :whistle: but we had a great day and settled at camp with a cold beer and the fire burnning, ready for a braai :dance:

Day 4 to follow..... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:43 pm

Day 4 - 27 Aug, Tsendze to Satara and back :|

We decided to go to Satara via Olifants and maybe we'll see some cats, I wonder if thats a good idea................. :hmz:

Burchalls Coucall:

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Steenbok:

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Giraffe:

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Kudu:

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From Olifants:

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About 3 km's outside Olifants we found this:

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And about 1 km further.......Lioness...thats all I got a leg and foot, a ear and a back, then she stood up, looked at us and flopped down in the grass again.....that was our only Lion of the trip :roll:

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Hayena:

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Zebras:

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Sorry have to go now will continue later.....maybe we saw another cat :whistle: :hmz:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:26 am

So we continue day 4:

We saw people turn around and when we asked they showed us this.......:

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Image Leopard no 2 :dance:

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After watching this beauty for about 30 mins we moved on.....

Ground hornbill:

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Young Kudu bull:

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Ellies having a nice mud bath :) :

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Bateleur:

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Shy Sharpes Grysbok:

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Olifants from the lookout point:

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Hornbill:

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Sorry have to go now......... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:32 am

Day 4...the end:

Another Leopard(no 3 :dance: ) now how did they spot it :hmz: :
This Leopard was lying at the edge of the Letaba river:


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Crocodile:

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This huge Baffaloe herd, we estemated about 300+ :shock:

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Ostriches:

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Grey-headed Bush-shrike(Bookworm says they know it as a Spookvoel :hmz: :

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And that was day 4........ :popcorn:
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Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Day 5 - 28 Aug....last full day....

We decided to sleep late and only go for a drive later... :whistle: , we got up at about 9:30 and made brunch and then when walkabout in the camp :)

Only animal that did not run or fly away :whistle: ....Squirell:

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We went for a drive at 13:30 but not much animals around :roll:

Hornbill:

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Beautifull Boabab on a hill:

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Very small Tortoise...will fit in my hand :shock: :

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Golaith Heron:

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Relaxing Tsesebe:

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Our last fire and our last night :|

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End of day 5....next exiting Kruger.... :popcorn:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015

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Re: TSENDZE..A new adventure......

Unread postby harrys » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:25 pm

So our our last day dawned and we packed up, loaded the trailer and left Tsendze at 6:30 :wink:

First sighting on our way out....I think.. Steppe Buzzard:

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Geraffes:

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Waterbuck:

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Hayena:

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Brown snake eagle:

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Last sighting, some more Hayenas:

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So good people that was our adventure at Tsendze :dance: :dance:

hope you enjoyed it as much as we did :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Say NO to hotels in KNP!!!

KNP:
Punda Maria:1-4 August 2015
Shingwedzi:4-8 August 2015
Letaba:8-10 August
Golden Gate: 15 to 20 November 2015


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