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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:02 am 
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The Grootkolk Lions (25/26.1.2012) :D

All the night, one roared... I discovered the culprit in the morning... and understand in the same time why... he was the third... the two lovers was a little bit further... in honey moon

They come the 2 days and nights we were at Grootkolk. Both come to my bungalow, but... my friend move... and they change way, pass between the left bungalow, ask Franco for something and continue their way

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à suivre ...

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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Lovely experience anne-marie :dance:

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For me Grootkolk is still the best and will stay for a long time


Quite agree -- even if you don't see or hear a lion at all for the 5 days you spend there :whistle: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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Gorgeous phots anne-marie :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: You certainly saw some fantastic cats while you were up there :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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Hi
Here is some photos of Grootkolk we took last year
Unit 4
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View from unit 4
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Walkway paths inbetween units
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Communal braai deck
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Inside the Communal Kitchen
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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DASSIEDELIGHT wrote:
My SO and I were lucky to get 3 nights at Grootkolk for October 2013 and are so looking forward to it. I can see we are not going to get any sleep whilst in KTP because we will be watching the waterholes. I don't care if lions keep me awake all night! Just bring it all on! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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The waterhole is a bit far :( there is a light there but we could not see anything drinking...
Hope to see something while we are there in a weeks time :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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Morning All

Some images of our stay in December 2012 (unit 4):

Our friend the Tree Mouse:
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View across to no. 3:
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No. 3 and the waterhole in the distance:
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Even at no. 4:
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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we always take our spotlight with us, which was very useful as the times we stayed at Grootkolk the light at the waterhole was not working
we used it too for the jackals who with the old lay out of the braai came very close sniffing and once even stole the chicken from the braai!
we have been fortunate to stay 3 times in no 1 and the other times in 2
and staying at the camp while the others were off to spot something (nothing going on bla bla bla at Grootkolk) we had a visit by the leopard.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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Its okay Oumie and Jonkers, we have good binoculars and a telescope plus SO's brand new Nitecore torch which is super-duper so I still say bring it all on (especially the leopard) :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp
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We were in Grootkolk in March 2013 for 2 nights. We loved it , but at the camp, saw absolutely no mammals in 2 days. As we left met a guy who had been many times and he couldn't believe it. Mind the whole Nossob valley was thin as there had been heavy rain, with very high sour grass.
Nice birds though.


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