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Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:42 am

Hi everyone, I'm in Gauteng for the first two weeks of September and thought it would be really great to see a couple of Mites while in the vicinity.

I'm not sure about the dates yet but where thinking of a day in any of the 3-5 Sep or 10-12 Sep weekends at Rietvlei.
Hope to see plenty of you all there.

Would love to have some input here, thanks and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:58 pm

Pantera leo, thank you, thank you, thank you :clap: :clap: :clap:

I was just thinking that we needed a meet. We had the Spring meet for a couple of years and that was really lovely. They were at Rietvlei. I do think that it is high time that we meet again 8)
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby DavenJan » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:45 pm

Sounds good to us! We have found that Saturday is quieter than Sunday at the picnic spot, but it depends when most people are available.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Mellory » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:00 pm

Great idea count us in if on the 11th Sept

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:25 am

Hey, PL!
The 11th September and we're in. SO and I.
Eagle Owl will let know. They might be having a camp thing that week.
Bring and braai setup? Ladies bring a salad etc.?
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:32 am

Wild Dreamer :D , great :dance: :dance: I am so looking forard to meeting up with you again.

Last time we tended to bring our own stuff, but let's see what people think.

Come on guys, its about time we had another meet.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:43 am

Same here, Meandering Mouse! It is going to be awesome and great fun!
I've met Mellory also outside Satara shops in December. Looking forward to re-meet!
And new meets!
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby JenB » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:52 am

I'm in! :dance:
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:32 pm

Rietvlei is a Nature Reserve is about 3,800 hectares in size, within the reserve is the Rietvlei Dam.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:42 pm

Thanks Dotty...where is it?
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:49 pm

From Google wikipedia :wink: Hope it is right :roll:
The reserve is located just off the R21 between Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport.

Take exit 12 (M31 Nellmapios Dr., Irene) from the R21, turn towards the east (there is a brown information sign boards indicating the reserve), at the first 4 way stop, turn right and about 2.5km down the road you will find another brown information sign board indicating a left turn towards the reserve entrance.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby DavenJan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:52 pm

There is so much development going on around the area that the 4 way stop is now a large junction with Robots (traffic lights Dotty!). The reserve is well signed though.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:46 am

The first year that we had a spring meet at Rietvlei, Freda, her SO and MM had a Cheetah sighting. I have also always had good Eland sightings.

Just a teaser :wink:
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:32 pm

Can anybody on the stiffnecks list attend? I am flying a red ribbon in the KNP on all my visits since Sept 2009. It would be lovely to meet some of the "names" on the forum.
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Bokkiebird » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:59 pm

I don't think I've posted before? :doh:
I would love to join in on 11 September.
I spent the day in Rietvlei today and loved it. Was there at 6am and left at 3pm. Drove from bird hide to bird hide -and saw many animals too.


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