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S12 Girivana Road

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S12 Girivana Road

Unread postby craigsa » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:31 pm

Girivana Waterhole
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(Just east of Satara)
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West of Satara ?

Unread postby Donny » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:07 pm

As far as I know it is west of Satara. Always find it a good place for game esp. lions

Seen them on 3 separate occasions at Girvana incl with a zebra kill. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:54 pm

Wow Donny, that must be a record! Have'nt seen ANY animals there of the 5 times I visited... so it's close to my worst waterhole!!

But the setting and scenery has potential...one day on a lucky day!! The roads to the waterhole are in need of serious scraping .. :wink:

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:19 pm

Saw a big pride with lotsa cubs lying in the shade there 2 years ago, and an ele strolled past. On another opccasion, saw a pied kingfisher hovering and striking to get his lunch.
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Unread postby christo » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:53 pm

Saw lion there a week ago
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Unread postby christo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:35 am

Donny wrote:Believe leopard occasionally seen in huge sycamore ? tree overlooking Girvana waterhole.


Early mornings you can find either the leopard or a troop of baboons in this tree. I had the baboons this trip :roll:

They are nevertheless entertaining.
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Unread postby anne catherine » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:34 pm

We saw a pride of nine lions and lioness there last february and just some meters before the whaterhole two Blackbacked jackals around 5pm.

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Unread postby Martial Eagle » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:58 pm

Hi All,
It's a lovely place to just sit at (in your vehicle) & chill out. One year (3.p.m.) we saw mating lion & lioness "moved on" by a herd of elephants. Year later +- 400 impala, wave after wave coming to drink. 2 secretary birds, zebras, giraffes & others all drinking at the mud hole or the drinking trough. It really was a sight to see so many different animals & birds sharing nature

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Unread postby Diressh777 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:33 am

The last time i travelled to this particular dam, i seen 2 cheetahs resting under some shade.. They stayed there for around 2 hours watching giraffe and zebra drink at the waterhole and then later vanished into the bushes.. Was a great sighting!! :)

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Re: S12 Girivana Road

Unread postby Donny » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:38 pm

Anyone seen anything interesting recently here?

Going to be there on Thursday and will give it a visit. Have had good sightings of lions previously
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Re: S12 Girivana Road

Unread postby Elephantears » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:20 pm

I saw this fellow turning up for a long and leisurely afternoon drink!
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