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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Howzit Bridgeman 8)

I went on a afternoon walk with you and Denis on our previous Trip. I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing walk! I am inspired to be like you when i am older.

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Bridgeman on the far Left and denis on the Far right.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Wow what a coincidence, after spending last week end in the park and hen joining this forum, I see bridgeman is a member of the forum :clap:

I had the pleasure of going on a night drive with bridgeman and I thought he was an amazing guide, quick to share his vast knowledge and I hope the other 3 passengers thought the same. Even though we didnt really see anything I love being out of the camp at night when we were on the eastern olifants river look out and turned all the lights out it was amazing.

I hope you are feeling better bridgeman as you were ill on our night drive.

the next morning we saw a beautiful leopard right next to the dirt road around the corner from the eastern olifants look out, I will try post a picture tonight

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Thanx Bridgeman for the excellent reports and welcome on board spargish

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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All we have to do, is encourage Bridgeman to start reporting again. :pray: :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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If I joined the forum last week I could have told bridgeman myself, guess it wasnt ment to be :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Spargish, I would love to see your leopard photo, please :pray:

I too wish that Brideman would start reporting again. It would be great to hear more about the Olifants area sightings, once again. It's been a while....

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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okay, okay here is the pic
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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Lovely leopard shot...what a great siting!


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Lovely pic of the leopard. Cant wait to get back to the park!

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Ok, so it's been almost a year since we last heard anything from Bridgeman. Image

Can we get someone else to report???? :pray:

We need something to keep this thread alive.... Image

MODS PLEASE???

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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I recently met Bridgeman in October during my stay at Lower Sabie. He is now working there. He did ask me to put a note on the site to apologise for not posting for such a long time but apparently there were problems with uploading photos from Olifants.


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Thanks for keeping us posted Wendy!

Maddie88, there is an effort underway at Kruger to get more guides to report to the forums :thumbs_up:

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But please don't force them into updating, it has to be a pleasure for them, rather than a chore.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:50 am 
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We stayed at Oliphants during the long weekend in September. The sightings very close to camp was not that good (say within a 5km range of camp) but had a lot of great sightings in the area. On the gravel road to Balule, we had a big herd of Buffalo (300+), lots of Kudu, elephants, impala etc. We stopped for coffee on the high water bridge over the oliphants river on the tar road early the Saturday morning as you are allowed to alight from your vehicle. There was only hippos, impalas and some birds. As we were about to leave, the impalas suddenly scattered into the bush. We then only noticed the pride of lions in the grass on the edge of the river. They later moved to an open area close to the water. :thumbs_up:

Another highlight was later that evening before gate closing time. We took the gravel road passing Balule again back to camp. There were two vehicles on the low water bridge at Balule. We then noticed the lioness on the Balule side of the river and it was clear that she wanted to cross the river via the bridge. (Did find 3 lions crossing this bridge about 3 years ago). Unfortunelly, the vehicles scarred her of each time it looked as if she were coming over. But she was very eager to cross (propably had cubs hidden somewhere on the other side). She jumped of, and then approached the water. Was quite a nerve wrecking experience for us. She swam at places and jumped from rock to rock. (Photos on Public sightings, Kruger galary). :cam: :cam:

Also had other nice lion, rhino, elephant, lion at buffalo kill, hyena and other sightings on the tar road towards Satara. On Sunday morning we found about 9 hyeans :twisted: at Ngotso north, some laying in the water, scaring of desperatly thirsty zebras. :(

The Oliphants experience was nice for change and will definitely go there soon again. The camp, after all the renovations, is great and the new sundowner deck with the breath-taking view is stunning.
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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Sightings
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Thanx for the update Anja!! :thumbs_up:

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