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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:40 am

swainsons wrote:Hello All,

Does anybody know if Marakele has had any rain?

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Leon Besaans


LLLLots of it! I was in Marakele last week and by then they had had 92mm (!!!) already. Everybody was off course very chuffed. The grass was starting to grow nicely and lots of animals were seen more in the open than otherwise. On the downside, the dams didn´t provide any special attraction for the game anymore.

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Unread postby swainsons » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:52 am

Thanks Joel,

Going there at the end of the month. Means it will be nice and green.

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread postby ruud » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:51 am

Hi,

yes, we've been there for 4 days last week and we have never had so much rain when we were in South Africa.
Rain, rain, thunderstorms, wind,rain,thunderstroms,rain..
o yeah, sometimes the sun was shining.. :wink:

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Marakele rain

Unread postby Fhatuwani » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:56 am

Interestingly the vegetation is green already and game sightings (lions, buffalo & elephants increased throughout the Park. Rainfall for September was 92mm & October we measured 81,8mm already.

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Unread postby dianne » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:21 pm

Thanks Fhatuwani!
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Unread postby Vanzie » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:34 am

Hi All,
Can anyone tell me the size of Marakele proper?ie: the existing Park.
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Unread postby dianne » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:39 am

Hi

This is what we have on the site. I HOPE it's up to date, if not I'm sure Fhatuwani, the park manager will be able to correct it for both of us!

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Best stand at Marakele

Unread postby swainsons » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:01 pm

Hello All,

What would you guys say is the best stand number in Marakele (Bontle camp site). I am going next Thursday and have a feeling I will be able to pick and choose before the weekend rush.

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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:22 pm

Hi

It depends if you want to be near the ablution blocks or near the water hole. The are no fence around the camping site.
The are lots of big trees, so shade wont be a problem.

If you enter the camp site, facing the water hole, east would be to your left. So you can work out witch site will suit you best.

Be sure to visit the towers. you have an excellent view from there. Enjoy your visit :mrgreen: and do a trip report when you are back.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:44 pm

When you enter the camping site, go left in to the first ring road. You will find a wild olive and buffalo thorn thicket on a termite mound, under which you can pitch your tent. It is on the outer edge of the camp grounds. It has the best view of the waterhole, and good shade from two sides. Not far from an ablution facility as well.

The best shaded area is right at the back of the camp grounds, but it can get kind of crowded.
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Best stand at Marakele

Unread postby Naas » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:12 am

Hi Leon
I agree with Imberbe. The first ring, left - at the termite mound. Lots of shade and the best view of the waterhole

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Re: Best stand at Marakele

Unread postby RichardS » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:17 am

Naas wrote:Hi Leon
I agree with Imberbe. The first ring, left - at the termite mound. Lots of shade and the best view of the waterhole

Agreed. There are 2 sites that fit this description. Great shade & close to the water hole.

I was at the one on the left of this one at the end of October. Not much in the way of shade, but a damn fine view of the waterhole. (& it really wasn't that hot after all!!!)

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Tlopi Tented Camp

Unread postby Zypresse » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:31 pm

We spent three days in Marakele in September and stayed at Tlopi Tented Camp. Here are some pics of Tlopi Tented Camp we took.

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Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Eish!! I know that the new rules require smaller pix, but yours are smaller than your thumbnails. My "older" eyes can't see ANY details. Could you possibly make your pix a little larger? Such posts as yours are extremely valuable trip-planning tools, but it helps if readers can actually see the details in the pix :wink:
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Unread postby Zypresse » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:05 pm

arks wrote:..My "older" eyes can't see ANY details. Could you possibly make your pix a little larger? ...


Arks, just try the www-button in my post - it links you to flickr, where you can see the pics in original size. (and some more, even the bathroom :wink: )


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