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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 accomodated 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
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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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