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 Post subject: Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
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Wow!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: awesome sightings and stunning pics of all.

Very 8) the moving pics...they are so special. :thumbs_up:

Those cubs are adorable :dance: what a thrill to see them climbing the branch. :mrgreen:

What a great end to the day will the bathing Ellie. :clap: :clap:

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Two of my favorite sightings 8) ellies frolicking and baby cats :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Awesome kitty sighting :clap: :clap: . Hope our luck will change during our Oct visit :whistle: .

Great pic's of the bathing ellie :dance: :dance: .

Always awesome to meet fellow 'mites during bush visits and to share the love for nature :D .

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What a really nice time you had with the lions :D :D :clap: :clap:

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Superb spotting Apex Predator :clap: :clap:

Those cubs are just adorable :D

Lovely sighting of the bathing Elephant :thumbs_up:

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WoW, Vinkie & Apex

I am totally green about such gorgeous lion cub sighting and on top it happened on the S100 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Hey Vinkie and Apex!

Great and stunning photos of all the Lions! They seemed to be everywhere!
Maybe it was the Mega Pride?

Nsemani Dam is a great great place and there is always something to see!

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Stunning Lion cub sighting Apex Predator! Superbly captured too! :clap: :clap:

Love the Zebra mom and baby too! :dance: :dance:

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What lovely sightings you had especially the lion cubs climbing that branch, too cute

Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Lion cubs are so cute, you just wish you could cuddle them.
I also liked the little zebra.


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:mrgreen: Outstanding pics, Awesome sightings and Great TR. :mrgreen: Thank you both. :clap: :clap:

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hi vinkie and Apex Predator :D :D

Like those before me I am sooooooooo :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: about your lion cub sighting - they are just so so gorgeous :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to seeing more of your amazing sightings and "moving" photos :cam: :popcorn:

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What awesome cubs!

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Thank you all for the kind words :thumbs_up: it makes it easier to write the TR 8)



Satara to Lower Sabie

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The next day we took the Satara-Orpen road to Nsemani Dam to check if the Leopard had returned.
Unfortunately it wasn’t there… :evil:

We took the S12 from Girivani dam to the H7 and returned to the dam again…by that time we met the Browns, who wanted to spot the Leopard too but in the meantime had seen some Lions at the H7 and H1-4 junction. We said goodbye because it was our last drive in the Satara area because we were heading to Lower Sabie.
On our way we saw:

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We took the S100 for the last time and drove the S41 and S90
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We returned at Satara Rest camp, packed our baggage and left for Tshokwane.
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We saw this Tusker:
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We had a nice lunch at Tshokwane and took the Orpen loop, stopped at the View point and Apex Predator saw her first Boomslang(well I think it was one). It was sunbathing on top of the lookout building.
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At Nkumbe View site on the H10 we enjoyed the African bushveld view.
Not long after we left Nkumbe we saw three Klipspringers
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We continued on the H10 and saw our first Lions of the day doing their thing….sleeping.
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An observing Kudu female and the mongoose seemed to be on the lookout.
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We arrived at the Sabie bridge and got a nice view of the Sabie and the Rest camp.
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We checked in and drove to our Bungalow nice and close to the perimeter.

We decided that we still had some time left for a late afternoon drive and took the H4-2 road to Crocodile Bridge, we took some detours stopped at the Ntandamyathi Hide hoping to see the resident Lion pack(unfortunately they had gone for a walk or something else.)
We had some nice sightings.
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We rushed back to camp because it was getting dark and the gate was about to close.
We came across these Monkeys spotting something, we didn’t have enough time to wait and drove on, spotted a Porcupine but it took off before we could make a photo.
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We had a nice Braai and some Castles…went for a walk, enjoying the view and the sounds.
Because it had been a long day we fell asleep soon after we got into our bed.

To be continued...

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