Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Gezantombi Dam (Off the H4-2)
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:23 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:33 am
Posts: 862
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?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:39 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17053
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
White rhino cooling of in the water

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:30 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:29 pm
Posts: 864
Location: Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, SA
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!

_________________
NO BAIL - JAIL AND NO TRADE IN RHINO HORN EVER!
NO TO BUILDING OF HOTELS IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
6 & 7 Jan 2014 at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
8 & 9 Jan 2014 at Elephant Walk
10 to 17 January 2014 Ngwenya Lodge
The addiction is fed once again


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:21 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:01 am
Posts: 2005
Location: Marloth Park, South Africa
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:
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:29 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:51 am
Posts: 205
Location: Vanderbijlpark
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:59 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:28 pm
Posts: 653
Location: Bloemfontein, RSA
between here and the hippo pools I've seen lion up a tree more than once

_________________
To change ones life start immideately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:41 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Posts: 5265
Location: Chasing down the rarities
bert wrote:
White rhino cooling of in the water


And here is a pic to proof that. :lol:

Image

_________________
656
Latest Lifer(s): White-winged Flufftail, Dickinson's Kestrel, Senegal Coucal, Three-banded Courser, African Broadbill, Thrush Nightingale, Rufous-bellied Heron.

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:02 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17053
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
wildtuinman wrote:
And here is a pic to proof that. :lol:



This time i couldnt find it :redface:

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:10 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:29 am
Posts: 939
Location: Stuck in Gauteng
Sub-adult Fish Eagle just off the bridge. October 2005

Image

_________________
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Latest lifers from Kruger NP:
Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea Laeveldklappertjie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:53 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Posts: 8800
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
Always something interesting to see and watch while having a cup of coffee or a sundowner. :D

Image

_________________
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:25 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:52 pm
Posts: 3402
Location: Africa's Largest City
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

_________________
"In the end we conserve only that which we love, we love only that which we understand, we understand only that which we are taught"
(Baba Dioum, Senegalese Ecologist)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:16 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9636
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Never seen leopard here, must be all the lion sightings I have had here that keeps them away. :roll:

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:40 pm
Posts: 64
Location: Barberton
Hv seen a herd of eles there, waterbuck, and once a troop of baboons waking up in one of the large trees on your left (viewing from the bridge).

Was also sad to see it's dry @ the moment


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:06 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:28 pm
Posts: 653
Location: Bloemfontein, RSA
Nothing but dust in the dam last week. The area is extremely dry for March.

_________________
To change ones life start immideately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:10 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Posts: 5265
Location: Chasing down the rarities
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by Zienne at 16:24:28 Submitted by Kiepersol at 16:23:52 Submitted by DSchwartzel at 10:40:03