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 Post subject: Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
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Awesome sightings on your last day's drive around Satara Vinkie and Apex Predator! Stunning huge Ellies, and I love those Klipspringers! Beautiful Raptor sightings too! :clap: :clap:

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Love fish eagles. Great Ellie's and brilliant lions!!

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:mrgreen: Stunning, Stunning, Stunning!!! :thanx:

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Looks like a spotted bush snake on top the the thatch :thumbs_up:

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Another great day of wonderful sightings :big_eyes: for the snake

Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Awesome Satara sunrise picture, Vinkie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

and a stunning day full of lovely sightings to follow - Your kudu portrait is magnificent :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Loving this trip report. Very well put together, not to mention the amazing pictures.

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Great sightings Vinkie!

I love all the birds and great photos!

Also the Klipspringer and Mongoose, great sightings!

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Vinkie, lovely :cam: and great sightings.

Quite an amazing Boomslang picture. It looks as though it could do with a good meal. I always think of Boomslangs as very skinny with lovely eyes.

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Stunning sightings of all with super pics. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gorgeous pic of the Ellies at the waterhole. :thumbs_up:

Great shot of the Kudu :clap: :clap: Love the facial expression, while munching on meal. :dance: :dance:

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Another wonderful drive around Satara with so many great sightings :clap: :clap: .

Love the klippies and the birdie sightings :dance: :dance: .

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Great :cam: vinkie

Superb shots of the Raptors!! :clap: :clap:

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:clap: :clap: What another great day of sightings :clap: :clap:

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Sorry for the delay but we have had some computer problems O/ :evil: …..the TT will continue now… :-)

Thank you hilda, Cape of Storms, Philip1, forestgump, Carolg, Pumbaa, Riaanf31, Super Mongoose, Meandering Mouse, Trp-trrrrrr, baryels, Phokojwe and isinkwe for your kind words.

The next morning we left on our First morning drive in the Lower Sabie area.

It was a quiet drive, in the beginning we only saw some common game.
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Just a few kilometers before we would reach the camp we saw this pack of Lions, because it was still very early the pictures didn’t turn out to be a nice as we hoped they would be.
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At the end of the Morning Drive we saw our second Goliath Heron of this trip.
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We also saw this Fish Eagle at Lubyelubye
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After having breakfast on the Lower Sabie Restaurant deck, enjoying the view of the grazing Hippos we took off for another day of animal spotting.

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On our way we saw a Giraffe.

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We took the S21, got stuck in a roadblock because somebody claimed to have seen a Male Lion disappearing in to the bushes and all the cars were parked in all directions. After having zigzagged through the roadblock we reached the Stevenson-Hamiltion Memorial Tablet and enjoyed the wonderful view of the Bushveld.

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Pale Chanting Goshawk
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We took the S114 and the H5(the Old Selati Rail Route, had some detours visted the Mpondo Dam and watched a huge herd of Waterbuck,.

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We continued on the H4-2 and crossed the Sabie and went all the way to Mlondozi because we had heard that someone had seen Cheetahs on the S29, unfortunately we missed them.
Had a nice view of the Mlondozi Dam and continued our rote on the S29 and S128, here we spotted a massive herd of 100+ buffalo……

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It was starting to get late so we followed the H10 to the Lower Sabie Low level bridge where we saw this collard Hyena and a young Crocodile.


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A Marabou Stork was our last sighting of the day…

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We had a nice meal at the restaurant and went to bed early.


To be continued…

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Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


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