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 Post subject: G@mespotter In the tracks of ancient GIANTS Jan 2011
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Jip you guessed right!! :D

It's THAT time of the year again. :whistle: That time of the year when I've packed my car.... threw the stress out of my window, kicked the problems out of the boot and AM HEADING DOWN TO KRUGER :thumbs_up: OH YEAH so excited :dance: :dance:

Doing my dream trip: North to South in 16 days, entering via Pafuri gate and hopefully leaving Malelane on the first day of 2011 :D

I plan to cover most parts of Kruger, fill my Kruger passport and just enjoy the wonderfull silence and treasures of mother earth :whistle:

Enough of the bragging (not my intention :redface: ) however, I plan to do a TRIP REPORT some time when I am back, and am confident I will not discontinue it like my last Kruger TR... seems I am getting more time now :lol:

Hope to chat to you guys soon :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: In the tracks of ancient GIANTS...
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Hey there :) I'm having the trip of my life! Currently sitting in the cool shade of a huge tree here in Maroela... I have never had this much luck, and this many close and beautiful pics!!! This morning's drive was OUT of this WORLD :D I'll keep you in the dark, the TR has to be a surprise... Records are flying :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: In the tracks of ancient GIANTS...
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I'm not the guy to try and break personal records, but this morning I set a new record :) Close giraffe, zebra, warthogs and kudu sightinhgs, a leopard in tree with carcass, 2 female, 1 male and 5 lions cubs on the road, 1 ellie, 5 rhino, 3 buffs and lastly 5 wilddogs and other general game in exactly 3,5 hours :thumbs_up: And it didn't stop there today :dance: WOW what a day :)

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 Post subject: Re: In the tracks of ancient GIANTS...
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Hey guys :D

I'm back from a very long awesome and memorable trip :dance: It was awesome that I had the opportunity to do this trip, and I can honestly say I found myself again...... I got new energy, new motivation, new objectives and hope again, and feel truly blessed.

Didn't meet many formites, but to those I did, it was a great honour. Sparrow, I hope you had many more sightings after we have spoken in Letaba. Say cheers to your mate :thumbs_up: I'll PM you anyways :) Pathfinder, nice to meet you and your lovely family :D

For the polite and wise man I met at Berg-en-Dal (formite name something like MND if I remember correctly?) nice meeting you, I get it that you have really learned to appreciate life.... I have good memories sitting at that Dam.. :thumbs_up:

TR will probably start end of this week, but unlike other times I will unfortunately not write nice stories, it will be more of a pic trip report with short descriptions.

Talk later :D

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 Post subject: Re: In the tracks of ancient GIANTS...
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Ok ok.....

I guess I'll have to start at some stage, seeing that April is getting closer and closer. I simply have no time for long descriptive stories and info like I used to do...! Anyway, sharing the pics with you do is enough, they speak for themselves. You may ask me for specific questions though, I will reply ;)

We entered Kruger via Pafuri, and worked our way down to Punda Maria, where we stayed the first two nights!


Day 1: 17 December 2010

Pafuri Gate *I prefer it to Punda gate!*
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Close to the Pafuri camp...
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Levuvu river
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One of the FEW herds we saw, have not seen many herds up North....
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Beautiful Nyala's up north, Nyala drive has more Nyala's than impalas.
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A strong flowing Limpopo river @ Crooks Corner
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Who doesn't love baboons :lol: Just some timing and patience was required.....
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I have something with clouds.
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The wonderful MAHONIE LOOP with it's small creatures
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Lovely aggro ellie :thumbs_up:
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Sometimes you just gotta reach out :D
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Our little camping spot. Camped next to Sparrow and his friend, such cool guys!
Already longing back 8)
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 Post subject: Re: In the tracks of ancient GIANTS...
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Hi there :)

Ok....uhm. Looks like we had a little interruption here :lol: Let's continue...

The second day was the most quiet of all days, and I must say I took it easy myself. Didn't feel like taking too many pictures, so settled for less ;)

We went to Shingwedzi, along the Mphongolo loop which is a frim favorite of mine. This time around, it was still a bit quiet. But who needs cats and dogs to see the true beauty of Northern Kruger. The fauna and Flora are enough for me!


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Beautiful wild hibiscus, like you only get along the Mphongolo loop.....
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Lovely Grysbokkie
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The lovely Shinwedzi river... how do I long now!
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Immature Fishy?
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One big@ss baboon, a real monster. The Monster of Shingwedzi :lol:
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Soooo beautiful :)
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And so the day ended with a herd of Kudus close to the gate at Punda camp... Such a bushy, lovely lovely place....
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'Tomorrow' we're heading south, towards Tzendze!

Till then :thumbs_up:

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