First thanks to onewithnature for this very interesting topic
And now after all these beautiful pics and nice story , here are some from our last trip in KNP .
We entered the park on the 13th of last february after a long 24 th hours trip ,three planes connections , a full night in the plane to Johannesburg , so you must think , being only with my two teen-agers and the lone driver, i was a little tired arriving at Malelane gate at around four o'clock .
But just after the entry formalities at Malelane gate , we completely forgot our travel-worn and decided to have just a little 2 hours drive before entering Berg en Dal camp ..
And just before the turn off to the S110 , the welcome board , our first LIT
I must say we didn't have any merit to see that beautiful leopard , there were already 3 or four cars there .
After 14 nights in the park and some more leopards , we check out at Malelane gate ,and just after ....
Just at the first gate , some cars parked ...not at a right place ..
And oh! our " bye bye board , see you again "
For our third Leopard around Berg en Dal , it's a different story , that typical sort of " right place at the right time "though it's nearly always the same with animals sightings .
We were staying at Byiamiti at that time and decided to go to Berg en Dal , after a very very early wake up as every day .
We decided to have a breakfast at BED but first , wanted to drive the S110 ( gravel road ) . But arriving at Matjulu turn off , the boys saw a car far away parked in direction of Berg en Dal and we went to see ..a beautiful eagle was staying in a tree and we stayed a long time there to try to have pics of this eagle in flight .
After it was time to go to Matjulu but driving the litlle road , it appears we will not be alone at all there
There was already 5 or 6 cars , most of them 4X4 wheels driving the same road in front of us ...and more cars already in the front of the waterhole .
So , just before Matjulu waterhole who looked very quiet from the road , the boys said : make your U turn now mum , quick , and we will be in front of the other cars on the road ...quick , quick .
But i did'nt want ,wanted to be just in front of the waterhole and waiting a little in case ..of ..
After all the other cars just desappeared together , we decided though to go , and a few hundred meters later " stop , stop ....a leo...pard "
Where ? just along the car , in the herbs ..
We had the chance to stay a long long time there alone with him , had a thought for all the other cars who missed by few minutes or seconds this beautiful animal ...
Only an other car arrived , but after a long time, and just when the leopard desappeared in the bush
Here some pics took by my sons :
We didn't had chance at all with the S110 tarred road , but undoubted Berg en dal was a great camp for us for leopards sightings !