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Gezantfombi Dam (Off the H4-2)

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:23 pm

On our last visit we had the privlidge to sit & have lunch at this dam it is well positioned on a hill & offers a great view of the dam & Vurhami River. The vegetation is a combination of riverine forest & grasslands.

Somehow I think its prime Leopard territory. We sat at the dam for 30 minutes & managed to spot a herd of Waterbuck swimming in the dam while a Crocodile just watched them swim! He was probably not hungry & decided to just laze around on the banks. Later large herds of Kudu, Wildebeest & Impala showed up for their drinks. There was also an aggressive fight between 2 Baboon large dominant males.

What have you guys seen here?

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Unread postby Penny » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:30 pm

I believe that there is a resident leopard who is frequently seen both on and under the road bridge. Billie has seen him often and when the sunset drive stops for drinks he warns folk to not go beyond the bridge when stretching their legs!
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Unread postby Freda » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:21 pm

Mating lions having a well earned rest on the dam wall, July 2005 :D and a big male on a mission crossing the road up to the back of the dam July 2006:
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Unread postby Herman » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:29 pm

Well - some members of that pride are tree climbers and we've seen them in a tree right next to the bridge on quite a few occasions.

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Unread postby christo » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:59 am

between here and the hippo pools I've seen lion up a tree more than once
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Unread postby Johann » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:10 pm

Sub-adult Fish Eagle just off the bridge. October 2005

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:53 am

Always something interesting to see and watch while having a cup of coffee or a sundowner. :D

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Unread postby Pjw » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:25 pm

I see no one has commented on this dam for over a year now! In december 2006 we had one of the best sightings of lion here that we've ever had. The adults were lieing on the tar road causing a traffic jam and not just because it was a lion sighting, but because they had blocked the road and you couldn't get around them. All the "teenagers "and cubs mere lying on a sand bank in the ruiver bed just below the dam wall If memory serves correctly there were 12 lion in all. Also saw elephant , Kudu waterbuck etc there on that trip In June last year this dam was completly dry and just 3 weeks ago there was not a drop of water there. This is sad as we had always seen a lot of game at this site. I hope that at smoe stage water will return to this lovely viewing spot
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:16 pm

Never seen leopard here, must be all the lion sightings I have had here that keeps them away. :roll:
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Unread postby christo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:06 am

Nothing but dust in the dam last week. The area is extremely dry for March.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:10 am

I was amazed to see how dry this dam was. In all my years of being in that area I have never seen it bone dry like now.

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Re: Gezantombi Dam (Off the H4-2)

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:08 pm

The dam in Feb 2014 at the start of our month long trip

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and this is what it looked like a month later after a very rainy and wet spell.

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