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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:18 am 
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11 June....
Got up early....Going to have breakfast at Skukuza picnic spot....
Sunrise....
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Had coffee at one of our fav water holes...nothing around but love to just sit and watch the surroundings..
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Carried on the S21....came to a bend....then we saw them again...the lovers :)
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She is teasing him...
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poor guy...she just flopped down again...
looking at a car where the people were talking loud...
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Ok she is now sleeping again....going to leave them to it and carry on...

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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Got to Renosterkoppies...not much around...we then decided to go to Afsaal for breakfast...
carried on to the Biyamiti Wehr....
on the way we saw these two on rocks...
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The female then jumped up...she heard something...looking to see what it is...
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She then went back to her spot to lie down...
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Carried on....got to the wehr...
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Kudu grazing near the water...
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This Heron then flew towards us and sat on the wall...
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Turned and looked at us...
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This big monitor came out of the bush...
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This lapwing standing on one leg...
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This hammekop was looking out for fish...
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Carried on....
saw a movement in the grass...slowed down...we were wondering what that noise was...then it looked up..saw that it was a ratel...
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Turned to have a good look at us...was not happy...
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it decided to rather go...hurried towards the thicker bush...then gone...
Got to Afsaal had a lovely breakfast :)
after breakfast took the same road we saw the ratel on....but now it was hot and not much around...
Got back to camp..spend the rest of the day in camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:47 am 
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12 June....
Decided to spend the most of the day in camp :)
At 4pm we took a slow drive...
Saw these Rhino...
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These birds were swimming in very little water...
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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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13 June...
Geez...again I cannot remember which road we took today :shock: :redface: :?
Photos will have to do...
Early morning....this vulture was sitting looking around..
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Marshall Eagle...
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Afternoon drive....
This Owl was sitting on a branch...
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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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Location: Cape Town
14 June....
Took the Seletjie road, going to see if we can see the Sable that was spotted at the beginning of the road from Lower Sabie...
Had our coffee just after the turn into the Selitjie road, at the little cement piece by the river.....
Carried on for a while when suddenly SO spotted something in the long grass on his side of the road...there is the 2 Sable's we were told about....we tried to get good photos but these guys were not interested to lift up their heads so we can take a photo :( they just carried on eating while on the move...
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They were moving fast, after a while they went deeper into the bush, so we lost sight of them.
Carried on the road.... :hmz: this road is quiet....
at a spot where there were some water we stopped and watched the Impala...had another cup of coffee and rusks...
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Geez...just use the side of the water as a toilet :roll: Glad I do not have to drink water from this pond...
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Got to the bridge...stopped and watched some hippos...
Turned back towards Lower Sabie...decided to go back to camp for breakfast...
Cannot remember this dam's name....stopped there for a while...
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The hippos were sleeping on the sand...one lying down and 2 were standing sleeping...
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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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15 June....
Decided to go and have breakfast at Skukuza...took the tar road this time...
got to the same dam as yesterday....stopped to have coffee...
on the very far side of the dam SO spotted this bird wading in the water...drove there and took some photos...
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Went back to our first spot to look at the hippos and have our coffee...
while sitting there enjoying our coffee and rusks when we suddenly saw this one come walking towards the dam :D Needless to say we put our coffee cups down very quickly to take some photos....
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Came to a bush...marked its territory and walked on...
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Got to another bush...smelled it...carried on...
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Carried on smelling and walking..
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he/she then walked further down the side of the dam till we could not see it anymore...wow 8) that was exciting...
Ok carry on.....
Further down near the river we saw these baboons...
This male was showing teeth all the time...
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This female then came walking pass...after her he went...
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Further down some ellies were feeding...
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Further down this cormorant was sitting on a tree stump looking out for fish...
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Further down saw these two...hippo and heron...heron telling him something...
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Got to Skukuza...had our toasted sarmies....shopped a bit...went back to camp for the rest of the day...

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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Location: Cape Town
16 June....
Went to Komatiepoort to stock up on food ect. as we are leaving tomorrow for Shingwedzi...
Took the sand road....
Stopped at Duke...nothing there...carried on...
Then we saw this female walking on a fast pace...she was in a hurry..just managed to get a photo before she disappeared into the bush...
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Carried on...we saw 3 cars parked on the side of the road...stopped...looked around then saw a LIT but was a bit far in....
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Sat there for a while...but it just kept on sleeping...
Carried on to go and do the shopping...
After the shopping we came straight back to camp to pack the food ect...and to start packing up the van.
Sad to leave Lower Sabie :(

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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Location: Cape Town
17 June.....
Left early as we had to get to Letaba...going to sleep there for one night.
Did see some animals...Impala, Warthog, Giraffe, Elephant.
Got to Letaba...got a nice site for the night.

18 June....
Left early for Shingwedzi....
Only stopped for coffee and rusks...
Saw a giraffe with all these birds on it...
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Got to the Tropic of Capricorn....
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As we neared Shingwedzi we could see the damage the floods did :(
Wow it looked like somebody dug out the river with a big grader :shock: it is now deeper than it was...
lots of sand around...
The last stretch of the road to Shingwedzi was full of sand and the tar was washed away...
Set camp up...nice and early....I could even paint for a while :D
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Sunset at camp....
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Did not go out...just sat watching the sunset and had a "lekker" braai :D

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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19 June...
Ok today I am writing my report from daughter's house...
Again forgot the name of the road we took...it was the loop near Shingwedzi...
Geez a lot of sand around....
Saw a herd of Buffalo crossing the road...
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This one was not sure if it should cross the road...
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This one turned around giving us the look...
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This one peeked at us through the thorn bush...
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This one was staring us down...
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Still staring us down...
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Old man crossing...
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The "guards" at the end of the line....still on the lookout...
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Close-up of the guard...
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Carried on for a while....saw this mommy and youngster...posing for us..
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Carried on....found this little pool where Zebra and Impala were drinking..ImageImage
Went back to camp for brunch...stayed in camp for the rest of the day.

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 Post subject: Re: Annual trip to Kruger…
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20 June...
Stayed in camp to do some washing, clean the van ect.

21 June...
Took a drive to the Kanniedood dam...
The dam wall was washed away....
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Some vervet's along the river...
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Turned back to camp for breakfast...stayed in camp for the rest of the day...

22 June....
Stayed in camp to do some painting again...and to start packing up as it is our last day in Shingwedzi...

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23 June....
Left early as we need to get to Berg-en-Dal today...
Near Letaba we saw these Hyena strolling down the road....we stopped to watch them...they were coming to their den...
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Then we saw this little face peeking out of the bushes...
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Came and sat near mom...
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Mom looking towards the den...
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This little guy appeared out of the den...
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Mom guided it back to the den...
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The juvenile was watching what was going on...
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They all went into the den...ok carry on as we have to get to Berg-en-dal....
After a long drive we saw these buffalo coming to drink....
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Carried on....
View from the bridge....
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Carried on till Tshokwane...breakfast then off again...
Got to Afsaal...saw this helicopter coming to a waterhole to collect water as there were a fire in the distance...
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Carried on....
Got to Berg-en-dal....got a camping site near the ablutions....then slowly started to sort out the van for its storage tomorrow in Nelspruit.
The next morning we cleaned and packed everything away...loaded the car with stuff we need to take home...
Got to the storage...parked the van...now off to Johannesburg to daughters house for a few days.
Wow...we had such a great holiday :D

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