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 Post subject: Re: Counting the days
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Day 27

We were lucky enough to see one of these saddle-billed stork on every one of our trips. Here are a few pictures


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Day 26

Today I’m posting some pics or our visit to Mlondozi picnic site last August. We arrived there for brunch, and as we stepped out of our car, the guard waved at us to come have a look. A snake was busy eating a lizard. This was pretty spectacular to see.

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Here Eric trying to identify the snake in his reptile book. Unfortunately the snake was not in his book.


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Day 25

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Mopani is one of the camps that have that great view when sitting on the deck. Here are some pictures of us enjoying the view.


The first picture is one Roan took. He won the prize in “human activity’ in the SANParks photo competition 2011.
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Philip showed the kids the crocodile on the banks of the dam, with his kill.
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Roan enjoying the view.
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Day 24

I’ve got some random pics for you today.

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Day 23

2 years ago we had a heart stopping experience. We visited Timbavati picnic site for lunch one afternoon. There were a few families with children and they were all admiring the bush buck at the picnic site. Roan and Eric were also walking after one of the bush bucks when I called them to come sit down for lunch. A few minutes later my heart almost stopped. Image

I saw a bush buck running down the hill and HIGH SPEED. It puzzled me, because I never seen bush bucks running that fast. :hmz: I saw something chasing him, making impressive moves to avoid bushes and rocks. The bush buck ran passed us and I totally panicked when I saw a predator chasing him. My first thoughts were LEOPARD.

I jumped up, almost choking in my bread, and grabbed the kids. :big_eyes: At the same time the guards shouted " LION " and they both jumped up and ran towards the lioness, shouting at her. :doh: This all happened in a matter of seconds. The lioness stopped so fast, that a dust cloud appeared. She looked at us for a few seconds, and then turned around and disappeared into the bushes as if nothing happened. :?

It was dead quiet on the picnic site. When she was gone, everyone came together and couldn't stop talking about it. I was almost hysterical and just wanted to get the kids into the car and get out of there as fast as I can.Image Philip stayed calmed and loved the excitement. It all happened so fast and everyone was so shocked that no one took a photo :wall:
I took this Photo minutes before it happened. Philip was unpacking the picnic bag on the right hand side

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Day 22

Sometimes I wonder about the fences. Are they really strong enough to keep an elephant or buffalo out? And what about those leopards? They can jump high, can’t they?


Look how low this fence is at Shimuwini. I just can’t stop wondering
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Philip hoping the buffalo stays outside.
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Roan closing the gate at Tsendze. I’m sure a leopard can jump that gate???
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Philip checking the fence to see if all is okay in Tamboti.
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Day 21


Money business! Monkeys are naughty, but OH so cute. We enjoy watching them playing around. Here is some of my favorite pics.

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Day 20

Some random pics again today. Enjoy……


Luckily this one left our yellow ribbon in one piece.


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This little froggie scared me to death. Jumping out of the pool AT NIGHT just as I walked passed it.

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Day 19

I just can’t resist stopping at every picnic spot we pass. Even if it’s out of our way, we just have to go there.


This first picture was taken at Mooiplaas. Just sitting and relaxing before driving further.
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Eric early morning at Tshokwane. It was so misty it looked kind of spooky
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The view from our favorite picnic spot in the whole park. Mlondozi.
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Day 18


Here is some flowers for you. The first one was found in the pond at skukuza reception. It’s such a beautiful water lily.

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This picture was taken at Letaba rest camp, in front of our bungalow.
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Day 17

I’ve got some kingfisher pictures for you today. They are so great and I’m still hoping to get a pic of one fishing. Hopefully this time?
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Day 16

Some random pics again today.


Near skukuza, these guys were out of their car at a rhino sighing, not knowing the police was just behind them. They got a warning.
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Isn’t this just the cutest mom and baby?
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Another amazing sunset

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Sometimes the kids get board in camp. Luckily they make friends easy and before you know it, a game of soccer is the solution.
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Day 14

Different animals in one pic is always nice to see.


These 2 pictures were taken at Nsemani water whole on the H7
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This pic was taken at Biyamiti. We were watching the rhinos when a big herd of elephants came for a drink. They were so peaceful and ignored each other completely.
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Here’s another ellie and rhino pic.
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Day 13


We haven’t been so lucky with leopard sightings. We saw more cheetahs in our previous visits than leopards. We hope for a nice and close sighting this year. Here is 2 of the best sightings.

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