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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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oddesy go for it :clap:

No matter what time of the year it is always awesome to come to KTP :thumbs_up:

We have been there in May once (freezing cold...) and all our other stays have been in November (4th stay in a row now :whistle: ).
And all of them were awesome!!!!
We have never been there in December, partly as we are not able to get leave then and partly as we wanted to avoid South African school holidays...
Maybe ask Caracal about it, she is in KTP in December frequently :wink: ....

But whatever time of the year you choose, it will be great 8) :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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Thanks KDU :thumbs_up: :D I will start convincing my dad because he is the one with the 4x4 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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oddesy wrote:
Thanks KDU :thumbs_up: :D I will start convincing my dad because he is the one with the 4x4 :lol:


:lol: Show him the trip reports of the forumites :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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Amazing sighting of the hyenas with the Aardvark carcass :roll:
Would like to read in your trip report you saw one a few days later alive :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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Hi Katja

I visited your site again and, just for fun, tried the video. Lo and behold - it worked!! The videos are truly amazing. Having been to Grootkolk, I can imagine the scale of things - i.e. just how close they were!

Fantastic!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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@ anne catherine
No unfortunately we did not see one that was still alive....

@ Hippotragus
:thumbs_up: Great you were able to see the videos now...
Pretty close, huh?

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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Katy...thanks for sending me the link to this site...was just going through my list of neat sites to see...and so glad this was pointed out!!!
You had just a stunning trip...your photographs of this hyena/ardvaark encounter were just so clear and vivid...so envious...superb...love the photo of the little one on top of the kill...it was so brave..not.
Yes, we were the next vehicle to arrive...we spotted the family up on the hill...then they had a little tiff...too cute to listen to the babe attempting to whoop...and thankfully brought the kill back down in front of the den....will post those photos soon...Thanks for confirming with us what the kill was...we do have a couple of photos which gave us a clue, but we couldn't believe the result!
You just had an amazing trip...how on earth will you top that one??? Ha..but I'm sure you will have fun trying!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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Hallo Katy

I just finished reading your TR till date and I thought you really was fortunate with your sightings till I read this. Now I'm really p-off!! Good gracious you were real lucky fishes. I'm so green!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Well it just shows, you never know what Africa can dish up for you, right time, right place and anything is possible. Luckily the loo was also at the right place during your 24hr lion hostage ordeal!! :shock: :lol:

Fantastic pics and video madam!! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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@ KTF hooked
I was even worried that you miss that sighting as I thought you were going straight to TR.
But was glad to see you on the road driving towards the direction of the den :D
Looking forward to your pics :thumbs_up:
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You just had an amazing trip...how on earth will you top that one??? Ha..but I'm sure you will have fun trying!!!!

Well we will try as hard as we possibly can :wink: and of course we will be having fun doing so...

@ Dan
:lol: Sorry mate..... :whistle:
Thanx a lot for your comments and great that you enjoyed our trip report so far 8)
KTP is the most special place and you never know what will happen during a trip there .

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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oh...MY...WORD!! awesome sightings and experiences Katja - like only KTP can deliver (yet it doesn't deliver these things to all who visit :lol: )

mesmerised...will make me go back to Grootkolk time and again (but now only after our children are grown :()

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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katydownunder, I've read this thread without posting, but I wanted to share it with Mrs. Stark. She's just as amazed with your sightings as the rest of us. :clap:

One thing she said that struck a chord with me... "Hats off to the fence installers!". Indeedy. :thumbs_up: Their work stood up to a lion kill!

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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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I only came accross this thread now for the first time ever.

Unbelievable. The most amazing I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Lion Kill at Grootkolk 14.November 2010 and *SPECIAL UPDATE*
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@ Morkel
Thany a lot :D
Indeed a sighting only KTP can deliver...
After that experinece I think it's a good rule that children under 12 are not allowed in the Wilderness Camps, although this means for you, that you have to wait a long while before returning...

@ Stark
Indeed what a fence, I don't want to imagine where the Lions would have ended with the Hartebeest without the fence.

@ Bundi
Thank you!
We still are very much impressed that we were able to witness something like this 8)
It was a long sleepless night with loads of adrenalin :wink:

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Just come across your fabulous TR. What amazing sightings you had.


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