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 Post subject: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Berg en dal and Malelane area is regarded as one of the best areas to see the Leopard, people will think it is very difficult to see a leopard but if you are at the right place at the right time, it is easy.

We had leopard that were recorded at steilberg with 2 cubs and another one at s119 with 3 cubs this year. Recently a male leopard was spotted more than 6 times on the Malelane turn off to the ranger post by guides and field rangers, another territorial male was also spotted on the night drives and sunset drives at the reservoir by Malelane guides and Berg en dal guides.

On the morning walk I did with Peter we had a leopard with an impala ram on the knob thorn tree, we also had another leopard with an impala carcass on the matjulu loop while were heading to the walking area.

This is the new topic that I will report Leopard activities in our area, I will also post pictures if I get them but I will also encourage forumites to contribute by sending pictures as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Thanks DB and Raymond :thumbs_up:

We first stayed in B & D shorly after it opened in 1984 and have had great luck with leopards in the area.

The area where Miss Sharifa first said...... Stop leopard :dance:

So many memorable leopard sightings in this area :D

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Stunning! Thanks for sharing Raymond 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Thanks Raymond.Will be there in July and hopefully see leopard.


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Hot off the press!!
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Hello Forumites

Another Leopard sighting yesterday afternoon around the berg en dal dam, it was drinking water at the dam and it attracted the guests that were watching birds.

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:mrgreen: How nice is that

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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In 2000 we spent an hour with a beautiful female leopard who was fishing for Catfish near one of the bridges on the H3. That in itself was amazing, but then we ealised that she had 2 cubs hidden in the3 reeds nearby!!
She must have caught over 20 of them.............not quite an Impala...........but it seemed to keep them all happy!!

THat was in the days before I took up photography, but Dungie has some (shakey) video clips!! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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:dance: :dance: fantasic thread..thanks Raymond.
I will be keeping a very keen eye on this thread. BnD 3 days in september...long weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Some more leopard pics from Raymond:

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'K this is rather getting boring, any other "live" around except for leopards ? :hmz: :wink:


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Malalane area has plenty of leopard :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Boorgatspook wrote:
'K this is rather getting boring, any other "live" around except for leopards ? :hmz: :wink:

Not with all those leopards around.

Keep this coming Raymond, I'll be there in Nov and I want leopards.

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Leopards are in abundance around Malelane. Seen two leopardsclose tro each other 3 kms in from Malelane gate:)


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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This from Raymond yesterday:

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Hello Forumites

Last night Patrick who was on the sunset drive had a leopard walking in the middle of the road at matjulu loop, he spent 10 minutes with it, Rastah also had a Leopard on the s114, he spent 30 minutes with it. Leopard sightings is very common around our area.

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And just in from Raymond:
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Hello Forumites

After passing matjulu bridge I heard Leopard calling next to the road, I switch off all the lights and I asked my guests to be quiet. I had impalas giving some alarm call 40 meters from the vehicle, I moved the vehicle forward and when I turned on the lights the leopard was 10 meters from the vehicle crossing the road, what a sighting forumites !!!!

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