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 Post subject: Wonderful Pictorial
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Hi Red Dune,

Your 2007 & 2008 trip reports are absolute amazing with your pictorials and supportive scripts on your website, www.reddune.info It was as if I was in the vehicle with you . . . getting all worked up with excitement as we went along the dusty tracks of the KTP . . .thanx a million for sharing your wonderfull experience with us . . . .amazing !

I would really like to see the responses you must have received at this stage . . . and only being on the Forums for 5 days. The Cheetah sequence of pics is surly a 'once only ' . The close-up of the Hornbill in a close second place !

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 Post subject: Cheetha drama at Nossob waterhole
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:16 am 
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Thanx for the kind words Farm Cat !

The cheetah cub in the water was for sure a very unique event and has triggered a lot of comment from a lot from Forum readers ! (plenty as well re the unfortunate incident where the mature cheetah which apparently got killed by a speeding motorist )

You are right. The feedback still is phenomenal.

As a very factual person, any report of mine (where-ever) is down to the point with as much supportive info as possible. Doing a report therefore via a pictorial, makes it so much more interesting for the reader and the un-informed from far afield. I simply hate trip reports that comes in episodes over a period of time --- like the "Sewende Laan" serial on the TV !

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 Post subject: incredible
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:42 pm 
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Hi reddune, thanx 4 these incredible pics on Your webside, i am allways happy with leopards at KNP, also looking after the cheetas for years....i am back in KNP from 17th to 26th Sept try to find out latest news, whats about an email to Dr. Mills who is leading the cheetah project in KNP, may be he and his tracker allready knows sth about the wounded cheetah ?

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 Post subject: Re: incredible
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:51 am 
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Thinking you mean KTP , not KNP?

The link for the project is here:
http://www.tllf.org.za/cheetahs/

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I loved the swimming cheetah pics Red Dune, that must have been special.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah drama at Nossob waterhole
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:37 pm 
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It seems that the Cheethah Mom at Nossob that had 4 cubs in May is still ok, although down to 3 cubs now. Plus there is another Mom with 3 cubs also around Nossob.

Latest sightings here:

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/pho ... 83&cat=517

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah drama at Nossob waterhole
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:24 pm 
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Thanx for the kind words Foxy !

Its amazing how you get carried away once you start looking at the pictures . . . . this even applies to myself looking at it again. It is as if you notice something else with every photo !

The Kalahari-sand in my shoes are starting to talk to me again . . . reminding all the time of our booking of 9 days at Nossob en a further 2 at Mata Mata in June next year . . . before going into Namibia . . . and slowly back to Cape Town.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah drama at Nossob waterhole
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:40 pm 
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Thought I'll add all the cam pics I took that lovely cold Sunday.
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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah drama at Nossob waterhole
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:09 pm 
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It has been confirmed that this very same cheetha in this posting has again returned to the Nossob waterhole . . . and was seen there only last week . . . . . with her 4 cubs alive, healthy and much bigger now . . . . 7 months since the incident in May

There were many rumours that one or two of the cubs had been killed.

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Mata Mata : back to Mata Mata for 4 days from 15th March 2015



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 Post subject: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Hi Forumites

I've read all the KTP topics and threads (very interesting and informative), but couldn't find what I am looking for (maybe I've missed it).

Do wild cats (lions, leopard etc) roam through fenced camps (ex. Nossob, MM and TR) at night? Should we take extra care when going to the ablution block as we will be camping, or, should we have a 'toilet' inside the tent?

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 Post subject: Re: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:07 am 
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Rieks. Even, with only one KTP trip under our belt so far (and having stayed in chalet's at that), I can however say that you can rest assured with regard to lions, leopard etc in the main camps, that you will be very safe and secure in the main camps. The one thing I will mention is that we did have Jackal in Nossob camp and I do believe there was also some activity from the same at Mata Mata. But bottome line is that jackal arenot really interested in humans!

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 Post subject: Re: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:52 am 
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Hi Rieks!
Generally you are quite safe in the fenced camps, but be aware that you are in the wilderness, not the city. MM did have a few hyenas getting into the camp a little while back - I think I'm more scared of hyena's jaws than any lion or leopard. And seeing 2 jackal take down a healthy male springbok, I have also got a lot of respect for these animals.(take care if you have any toddlers with you!)

As for lions and leopards - a lion was in TR camp a few years back and got chased out, and the famous TR female leopard and her previous cub, was also seen inside TR and got chased out - I think Jannie posted this info a while back.

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 Post subject: Re: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
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Thankyou for the info wanderw and Munchkin

My 4yr old grandson is going with.
He WAS going to sleep 'downstairs' in the rooftop tent (the tent does have a room).

Reading about stories of Hyenas rubbing their a...s on tents etc.

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 Post subject: Re: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:25 am 
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I remember a story from the Ex-KTP Guru Jannie where lions came inside Twee-Rivieren because the Bots side let the gate open over night.

The rangers at Twee-Rivieren had to chase them away.


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 Post subject: Re: LIONS, LEOPARD ETC IN FENCED CAMPS
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:31 pm 
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As wandrew says, you are in a wilderness area!

We love walking in the dunes at TR. On two occasions we have seen tracks which looked very much like lepard tracks inside the fenced area.

Bust having said this, the fenced areas are safe.

See you.


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