Muhammad's April 2005 KNP trip
Pafuri to Bateleur
2.African Wild Cat
3.Roan-just a glimpse
30km south of Pafuri
4.Lions on Buffalo carcass.Rooibosrand Dam
1.Sable.Rooibosrand Dam.a herd of 3,early morning 6.30am
2.Hyaena feeding on Buffalo carcass.No lions
above all seen in dry Shingwedzi river bed.all 4 of the big 5 seen 2km away from Shingwedzi camp towards Kanniedood Dam.Sightings were 10 minutes apart.
1.Leopard.1km before Rooibosrand dam.
2.Buffalo carcass all eaten.no sign of kill.
Bateleur to Phalaborwa
plenty impala,elephant,buffalo,zebra,kudu amongst above sightings.
go north!time and patience will reveal!
Tue May 03, 2005 7:14 pm
Rooibosrand dam has better views. One can view the dam from three different places.
Limited view at Silwervis dam. According to Bateleur camp manager most leopard sightings are at Silwervis.
Hope you have the same sightings as mine.good luck
about the ROAN!
Tue May 03, 2005 7:39 pm
Besides the sable and roan sightings, we sat at water holes, lookout points, rivers and very slow driving. Shingwedzi camp to Kanniedood dam, round trip took 6 hours. Twice we spotted leopard and lion along this route(s50). Stopping and viewing along the river was at least 30 mins each. Luckily the day was overcast with slight drizzle and no TRAFFIC!