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 Post subject: Marakele: Rainfall Info
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Can anyone please tell me whether it has rained in Marakele yet? We are visiting there soon! Can't wait! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:14 am 
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Would also love to know! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:21 pm 
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No rain yet


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am 
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Thanx for the reply! :thumbs_up:

Camping at Bontle the last weekend of September and was hoping for some rain before then! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:38 am 
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Returned this morning from our camping weekend at Bontle. Spare a thought and a serious prayer for Marakele and its animals - it is REALLY dry! :shock:
Especially the warthogs and kudu are showing strain. The acasia trees have no leaves yet, very little to graze, especially in the Kwaggasvlakte section.
Have never seen Marakele so dry - may the rains come soon! :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.
Oi..... :(

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 Post subject: Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:53 am 
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We camped in the Bontle camp site this past week.
I was shocked to see the condition of the animals.
A Warthog and a Kudu came to the park and kneeled in front of us.
Both were on the verge of dying.
Is there nothing one can do to prevent this suffering?
There are no food for the animals, specially in this area.
We know about the fire,but in the area around the Bontle dam it is extremely dry and we saw many animals so thin and weak.
What can we do to help these suffering animals?
This is so URGENT!

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:10 am 
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Welcome to the forums! :yaya:

Posting photos like that does not work. Well, you may have noticed that. ;)
Have a look in the Help forums about different ways of posting photos here.

SANParks has a policy of not interfering with the animals, unless it is caused by humans. So I do not think anything will be done, the animals will have to move to another area of the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:14 am 
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Warm welcome to the forum altanaturelover! :D

Sad news! :(
Let's hope it rains sooner rather than later. :pray:

Did the waterhole have water?

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:27 am 
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The dam and waterholes did have water,I think the animals are hungry!But they can drink water.
Lets pray for rain soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Here are a couple of pics to show how dry it is.....

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:23 pm 
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And the terrible veldfires in the mountainous part of the Park only make it worse!

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:04 am 
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Had some good rain in the Park and area, from 20mm to 40mm in some places. The Park looks better already, but needs a lot more.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:11 am 
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Wbclodge :) Thanks for good news :thumbs_up: Welcome to the Forum :clap: :thumbs_up:

Now we might be able to call it "Wet and Muddy Marekele" :?

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