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 Post subject: Letaba Bridge
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Hey everyone!
What sightings have you had on this wonderful bridge?

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And if you have good internet connection, click here for a nice panorama:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ebb ... a22ebf5213


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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A brilliant spot in Kruger!!
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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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Always stop off on this bridge and I can remember the very first time we stopped on it, there were some workers busy at the one end of the bridge and we were standing gazing around when suddenly we noticed 2 Hyenas loping along towards us from the other end, so we quickly got back into the car and watched as they came towards us, scuttled past the car rapidly and then suddenly noticed the workers, stopped, turned around and came scuttling back past us again and off the other end from whence they had come! :D

From our more recent trips, nothing quite as exciting!
but stunning scenery!

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The resident Golden Orb Spider had decided to use the sign board as an anchor for her home

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Hippos in the river below.

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Part of a large flock of Yellow-billed Storks.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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I've seen some magnificent male Waterbuck.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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We saw a small herd of tsessebe from this bridge when we were there at the end of August 2011


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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Always a nice get out point even if there is not much about.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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I have found the bridge over the Olifants River to be fantastic for game viewing.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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I have to agree yoda. :thumbs_up:
The Olifants bridge is more productive than the Letaba bridge :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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cheetah2111 wrote:
I have to agree yoda. :thumbs_up:
The Olifants bridge is more productive than the Letaba bridge :thumbs_up:


Yup, sometimes when it's busy at the river/bridge, you don't need to drive further. :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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Hi all

Best sighting for me on this bridge, parked towards end of bridge facing Mopani, two lioness carrying
what at first I thought was some small furry creature they had caught, they were going from left to right
down towards the river (close to midday so not much traffic) , they disappeared for a while then back again across the road to the left hand side and a few minutes later, back with what I now realised were tiny, tiny cubs in their mouths, down the right hand again, hiding the kittens in the bush , then back again, once they had all the babies, across they disappeared for a while, so I moved slowly along the road and saw them crossing the river bed, carrying the kittens. Did not see anything on left hand side but could have been nomadic males in the area and they moved for safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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Always see something from the bridge
ellies, giraffe, hippo etc.
My favourite getout bridge in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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MichaelWildtuin, I think you were not logged in to Tinypic when you uploaded photo number 3. I see a pony against a pineforest, which is rather unlikely at Letaba. (Unless it changed a hell of a lot since I was there last.)
Can you correct the link?

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:lol:
Also missed this one

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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bambazonke Wow, what a sighting

Du Ques hahaha no idea how that got there. I don't have a tinypic account, but have never experienced this before?
I'll delete it now...


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Bridge
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Leopard duirng night drive last March/April (2011) and an emerging tuscker a few years back. Love this bridge.
Drove over it sortly after 2000 floods and can't believe when looking at it now how it looked then. Hope it didn't get too damaged last week!


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