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 Post subject: Leeuwbron
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:43 pm 
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Waterhole ID needed. Taken in November 1984, somewhere along the Timbavati Road (S39). Any ideas?

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If you'd like to see the whole series, there are 14 pix of these ellies frolicing :lol:


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Hi arks - I have no idea!! The cement 'block' must surely give a good clue though :?


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Think Roodewal waterhole, can be mistaken...

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Arks - do you remember if there was a windmill on the right? If so, I think its Ratelpan waterhole, just before you get to the hide (which I don't think existed at the time).

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I don't remember, acekam, and there's no sign of a windmill in any of the series of pix, but I think it probably can only be that or Leeubron. And no, I do not think there was a hide in 1984 :D .


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I don't remember, acekam, and there's no sign of a windmill in any of the series of pix, but I think it probably can only be that or Leeubron. And no, I do not think there was a hide in 1984 :D .


I'm going with Craig on this one... looks a lot like Roodewal wh to me :?

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Definitely Roodewal :D

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Interesting that three of you seem so certain that it's Roodewal. I'd have thought it was one of the ones further south, just from my memory of events as I drove up that road towards Olifants.

After these ellies, I later encountered lionesses with cubs and stayed with them well over an hour, during which time no other car came along. I had to tear myself away because it was getting late and I had quite a distance still to go to get to Olifants before gate closing time. And then I was further delayed by a breeding herd of elephants crossing the (tar) road. Quite an eventful afternoon :lol:

Anyway, many thanks for the IDs and I'll have to have a really good look along this road next year. In July of 2000, my last visit, a lot of this road was (still) impassable in a sedan :(


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I was hoping not to have to show my hand here, as I was saving this one for a later quiz. But I am forced to, as this waterhole is about to undergo a serious identity crisis and that just isn't fair after all the joy it gave Arks 21 years ago.

This is a recent pic of Roodewal waterhole :
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Its possible things may have changed over a period of 21 years, but I say, the cement slab has spoken - Arks was not at Roodewal.

My guess is still Ratelpan waterhole, although I'm not 100% confident because I haven't been to the Leeubron or Timbavati waterholes a little further south.

By the way, did I miss National Quiz Day on the forum today?

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Thanks, Acekam. I agree it's not Roodewal. I'm quite sure that it must be one those further south, and from the pix of other sightings I had on that road before encountering these ellies, I think it's more likely Ratelplan than Leeubron. One thing's sure, I'll be making much more precise sightings notes in future :lol:


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Hi Arks,

I like you have been unable to recall exact locations of pics taken in the past, but will definetely take more note on my next visit! :D

I believe I have a photo here below of the same waterhole but from a diffrent angle taken in March 2003, unfortuately I don't have a pic with the same angle as your pic

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I like you have been unable to recall exact locations of pics taken in the past, but will definetely take more note on my next visit! :D

I believe I have a photo here below of the same waterhole but from a diffrent angle taken in March 2003, unfortuately I don't have a pic with the same angle as your pic


Certainly could be the same place :D Seems to have the same scratching post and you can just see what looks like the concrete block behind the ellie. Thanks!


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Looks like Ratelpan to me, second choice is Leeubron.

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Leeubron......i was there in November with a pride of 15 lion!


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