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Re: nossob gate

Unread postby p@m » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:35 pm

Nossob camp's gate must be kept closed all the time to keep the jackals out of the camp. No problem -- when you get there, if there is no-one at the gate, just get out and open it -- making sure to close it behind you.

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Webcam at Nossob

Unread postby Irene09 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:17 am

Hi Everyone,

Holiday time is getting closer , so I also keep an eye on the Nossob webcam.
However, after a few weeks of doing that, the count comes up to wildebeest, birdies, wildebeest, birdies.
Or did I miss something(s)?

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Re: Webcam at Nossob

Unread postby Batsman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:38 am

Hi Irene,

just have a look at the webcam highlights from the past months. There you find plenty of lions, cheetah, brown hyena and many more.

Just to mention a few.

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Re: Webcam at Nossob

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm

When I was there 3 weeks ago, there were bat eared fox, oryx, barn owl, lanner falcon for a start.
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Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby Cobus.vanschalkwyk » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:29 am

Hi all

I am planning to visit the Kgalagadi in September and just want to get some info….rumor has it that game viewing around Nossob is not that great can anyone confirm or deny this..will it be worthwhile to stay more than two nights in Nossob??

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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby Munchkin » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:52 am

I am no KTP expert having only just come back from our first trip - Dec/Jan but we stayed two nights at Nossob and it was well worth it. Had good sightings at both Kwang and Marie se Gat. Just my 5c.
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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby Batsman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:18 am

IMHO Nossob is well worth a whole week to stay. You can make game drives drive to the north and to the south.

There are a lot of waterholes to visit.

If you want you can make a day trip up to Unions End in the far north.

Not to mention the hide, Nossob offers drives etc.

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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:36 am

Maybe we should spread that rumour - then we can have all the lion and cheetah sightings around Nossob to ourselves

Seriously though, like any game park it's all about luck. We are going to be in Nossob for 5 nights in May. I'm sure that answers your question.
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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:43 pm

Been to Nossob 5 times. 4 times great, 1 time average, but the raptors were the best of all 5.
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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby SHAKYJAKES » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:12 pm

Nossob is the best. We will be staying in Nossob 12/05/09 - 16/05/2009. April 2008 a BIG male lion kept us busy day and night for 2 - 3 days. North of Nossob and Marie se gat are the best.

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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby Cobus.vanschalkwyk » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:53 pm

Hi Guys

Thanks for the info I do appreciate your help

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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby billyf » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Cobus, in all our trips to KTP, we always spend at least a week in Nossob - have been to KTP 16 times already
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Nossob night drive.

Unread postby expat » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:51 pm

When we were in Nossob in September, Francois took us for a night drive and we commend him for his knowledge. He made it really interesting and we saw animals and birds we would never have know were there, had we been alone - fat chance! During the day we had watched him struggling to drain the Nossob waterhole, knee-deep in mud, and he enlightened us on the necessity for this when we met him. Thanks Francois! Sorry we are so late in telling you how much we enjoyed our drive.
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Re: Nossob night drive.

Unread postby Dreamer » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:11 pm

Hi expat
We met Francois last April and also found him to be a big asset to KTP
Please do tell us...why was it neccessary to drain the waterhole? Is it because it is a man-made waterhole and algae etc builds up.. I'm interested to know.
thanks so much
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Re: Game viewing at Nossob

Unread postby ruud » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:05 pm

Hi, you're an Nossob-expert

Nossob...always a good place to stay several days. Good chance for lions

Enjoy this beautifull park

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