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Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:36 am

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View from Nkumbe.
I thought it looked familiar. :D

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Unread postby kathy sa » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:47 am

We once drove into the parking area of Nkumbe and there was a huge Leopard!! Needless to say we didnt`t get out that day and we are very wary now when we are there!

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Unread postby Meg » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:34 am

I've told the story before and won't bore everyone again with the details, but we had a lioness walk behind us (passed the entrance to the car park) while we were out enjoying the view.
Naturally when we saw her our hearts nearly popped out of our throats and we're also exceptionally wary there now :lol: .
It's still one of my favourite views on earth though 8)
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Special sightings from Nkumbe Look-out point?

Unread postby Donny » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:14 pm

Just wandering if any1 has had any special moments in terms of sightings from Nkumbe.

Its an awesome point that streches as far as the eye can see.

Like to know :P :P :P

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Unread postby oddesy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:41 am

last year when i visited nkumbe, my brother and i were sitting there watching a few lion in the distance and there was a guinea fowl at the edge of the steps, where my brother was about ten centimetres from, all of a sudden a massive black mumba struck at the guinea fowl and it was so close to my brother :shock: :shock: I will never forget that , needless to say we didint stick around for much longer, snakes are definately not my favourite animal :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:04 am

Yikes, :shock: I think that would have had me leaving in rather a hurry as well. :wink:
BTW, what happened to the guinea Fowl, was the mamba successful in its strike?
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Unread postby binkybozo » Mon May 19, 2008 8:38 am

stupid question but where is nkumbe?

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 19, 2008 9:20 am

It's one the H10, just south of Tshokwane. :wink:

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Unread postby ndloti » Mon May 19, 2008 9:27 am

Nkumbe is not far south , about 5 km , of Orpen dam on the H10 Tsokwane / Lower Sabie road .
Lovely view , there is a lookout towards the east where one cannot alight from your vehicle which is not so frequently visited as the lookout to the west .
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 19, 2008 10:08 am

I also can't believe that you have missed it every time. Are you sure?

Here is a picture of the view. I will try and get you an even better pic.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 19, 2008 10:54 am

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Scipio » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:25 pm

1998, before the thatch was there we were sitting on the bench & a Leopard came strolling past behind us. About 2 meters away. :whistle:

Wonder how many times he has done that without anyone noticing. :hmz:

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby painter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:40 am

Nkumbe eastern viewpoint in the winter. (I've always wondered if one can see Moz. from there).

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Bennievis » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:52 am

December 2008.
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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Mike1916 » Fri May 01, 2009 1:22 pm

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