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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail: photos and report
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Lovely pic's Scadoxus :clap: :clap: Thank you gives a great sense of the place :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail
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Prior to 1986 the camp was more basic , trailists were accommodated in tents .

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The camp was more basic , hot water had to be taken from the "donkey" in a bucket & carried up the ladder to add to the tapped cold water .

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:21 am 
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During the world cup last year, I fortunately got 3 places on the Wolhuter Trail, the last 3 on any trail.

Our guide was Andre Slabbert, an honorary ranger who temps quite a lot, and his 2de geweer, who's name I unfortunately can't remember.
What an experience! I learnt such a lot about the veld and animal behaviour from him :)

The highlight of the trip was when we were traversing a slope, and saw a white rhino with her baby on the other side of a dry river bed, about 50 m away.
Andre stopped us and explained that trouble normally came from the baby.
It's inquisitive and comes closer to have a better look.
Mother then thinks that the humans are to close and storms.
He asked us to step off the path.
If the Rhinos chose the path to run away, they are not interested in attacking you, but will run over you if you are in their way.
So he chose to turn left and walk up the river bed on our side.
This petered out after a while, and as we came to that spot, Andre looked around, and of course all of us also.
The rhinos had elected to run away up the other side of the river bed and coming at us at full speed.
We were on a collision course were our 2 paths merged!
Andre shouted and waved his arms.
The rhinos skimmed past us, about 2m away at full tilt.

What a sighting!


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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Receive the pictures of AARDVARK I SAW WHILE I WAS LEADING WOLHUTER TRAIL ON THE 14 JUNE 2013

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Juin 2013 – Aardvark

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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:shock: what a sighting :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Whoop-Whoop! Great sighting and great photos too!! Thank you, Raymond and anne-marie. :dance:
A memorable sighting that's going to last a lifetime. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Thanks for sharing your photos of an awesome and very memorable sighting.. :thumbs_up:

Awesome!! :clap: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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and some news :dance:

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I had many calls from forumites, they want to know what is happening at wolhuter, I will keep you posted, Recently we had Aardvark which I got the picture, Honey Badger, 2 Black Rhinos, Leopard and Carcal, this sightings is for the past 3 trails I did with Moses. What makes our trail so special is FRANSE KOPPIE AND STOLZNEK DAM, I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WHEN I GET BACK FROM TRAIL.

ENJOY READING AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT WOLHUTER TRAIL.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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...and also a Caracal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings
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France Koppie and Stolznek dam is what make wolhuter so special to our visitors, Rangani, Jacob, Moses and Raymond are there to make your wilderness experience a memorable one, not forgetting Johan our chef, on the last 2 trails, Black Rhinos, Honey Badger and clans of Hyenas chasing a leopard from a carcass of impala was witness by Trails Rangers, African Harrier hawk and African hawk eagle were spotted as well.

Enjoy reading and hopping to see you on our trails.

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings
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no news :(
Raymond, where are you :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings
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Hi AnneMarie & forumites

We just returned home from another amazing SA trip, part of which was a wonderful Wolhuter 27-30nov together with hemant &so, fed and cared for by Johan, accompanied/instructed/taught and not in the least protected by Raymond and Moses whose dedication and passion for KNP and conservation are admirable.

Both days Wolhuter gave us amazing rhino encounters! Will post photos and a video shortly!

brgds Mona


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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings
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I met Raymond ont he S25 two weeks ago at a wild dogs sighting. While we were talking some of the dogs made a kill behind his vehicle :big_eyes: But Raymond seems to be very well and he enjoys being on the trail :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings
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Indeed Raymond is fine, at least he was last week! I told him I'd read about the aardvark sighting post on the forum and he said that he does his postings in a roundabout way because not being online that often.

We were not so lucky as to see it too but we had really nice walks and especially the last afternoon walk was thrilling.
I posted a tripreport
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=76784
brgds Mona


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