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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:23 pm 
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We stopped for some blue waxbills



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Soon joined by a green-winged pytilia (?)

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Very active bird moving all the time
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The spot seemed interesting for birds as immediately a dove landed (emerald -spotted ?)

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Those birds moving had no impact at all on this wise guy sitting on a rock for deep meditation

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If I could speak :hmz:

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Thanks for your comments :clap: :clap: :clap: tent dweller, gatita, umtali1, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, barryels, Philip1, Hilda, isinkwe, Carol g :D :D :D

Still on Mahonie loop

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Another birdie , a female pin-tailed whydah (?)

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A young mother Nyala was looking at us while were looking at her


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So was this big guy ,rather relax

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:38 pm 
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True, Carol g, a big moustache well groomed for the tourists visiting Mahonie loop :D


The wartie was busy foraging
A big boy

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On his knees


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But always keeping an eye on us



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A little bit later,another antelope but still not a suni :roll:


The duiker seems "common" on Mahonie loop :lol:


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:28 pm 
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Pafuri line members :gflower: Carol g, Pumbaa, tent dweller, CoS, M.M, umtali1, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, Hilda,gatita, mosij :D

Yes we were on time for breakfast :thumbs_up: but it's true we could have stayed the whole day on Mahogany loop.
It's a beautiful drive and for birders you can stop and wait for birdies coming from everywhere !
As we were the first to leave early morning we did not meet a car on the loop except when we were approaching the camp.
But our program was ambitious for this last full day in Kruger, then we went back and :lotsocoffee: we stopped at Punda for a nice breakfast at the restaurant.
We were hungry after the morning sightings .
Back to the car ,we took the untarred road (S60) to reach H1-8.The place was quiet with no traffic as the access to the border post through Pafuri Port of Entry was still closed when we were there.
Just before Mashikhiri,we stoppped puzzled by a strange tree with very strange birds
:sup:

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Acrobatic dassies

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The tree was left almost without any leaf :big_eyes:

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Till the last one ...

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A little bit later, gorgeous twin brothers


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It was a Pumbaa day !

A whole family

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Always looking at you when you stop

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before running away antenna up...


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr, umtali1, tent dweller thanks for your comments :clap: :clap: :clap:
Yes it's not common to see dassies in tree (D.I.T) even if I read somewhere it exists a species of tree dassies. :hmz:

A few landscapes to tease some mites who never experience Kruger Far North !
I'm a real baobab and northern landscape addict :D



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Going north under the clouds, a poor lonesome driver ...

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Reaching fleecy clouds


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through a winter landscape

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Why shall we go to the North ? :hmz:


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To bite in a freshly plucked apple at the gates of Heaven :D


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(By the way what kind of fruit is it ?)


And " A River Runs Through It"


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:10 pm 
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I said this last day it was a Pumbaa day :thumbs_up:

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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Dear passengers,our bus is still in the North and thanks for being on board :D :D
umtali1, barryels, hilda, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, tent dweller, Mandinga :gflower:

A Pumbaa day :D
Let's thank this big boy who was a real model this day and let's dedicate the full post to the old wartie :thumbs_up:

:dance: Pumbaa festival :dance: :dance: :dance:


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On my knees


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BACK SOON

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Thanks for kind comments tent dweller, hilda :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

Around Levuvhu river, looking in each direction it's an everchanging show :D

Down to the river on the sundeck

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In front of you , a shy egyptian goose

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On the right side, two kingfishers in the distance

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A poor lonesome birdie on the left side

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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Five minutes later by the Levuvhu river side

A white-eyed cape couple

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A Nyala reflection

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And all of a sudden on the river a Pied Kingfisher so difficult to catch :cam:




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BACK SOON

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:51 pm 
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Back in one week to My Way to Pafuri


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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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Hello dear mites I'm back :D
Hope everything went well for you on Christmas day and that Santa Claus did not forget any of you :yaya:
And again thanks for your kind words and comments :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
mosij, hilda, Mandinga, barryels, isinkwe, umtali1, gatita, Pumbaa, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, MM

For some of you who enjoyed those cute little birds, my Christmas come back post will be a white- eyed cape festival

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:02 pm 
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:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Pumbaa, Nkulu (welcome), MM, hilda

We are still on Levuvhu river bridge
So quiet,no cars,nobody around ,only trees,river,birdies and mammals :dance:
I was not used before the flood to see so many animals on the road by Levuvhu bridge.


And if you're not in heaven, you're close to it! :wink:

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As I already said we could stay on this bridge for hours :cam: :cam:


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Even the B.B (Bridge Boss) knows where to go


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To enjoy the view

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And to make sure nothing will ever change in this peaceful little word :hmz:

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Ellies are also by the river

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Enjoying a nice dustbath :D

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So great ! :D

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Even the geese are relaxing by the river


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I don't remember if I tell you...


I love Pafuri

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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Thanks a lot :k

cheetahlady, MM, Hilda, gatita, umtali1


From Levuvhu bridge we wanted to go back for the last time this year to Pafuri picnic place.

A cup of coffe , a look around the place and some pictures of birdies

A Kurrichane thrush was digging just by my feet,not at all disturb by my presence :whistle:

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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The Kurrichane thrush was still busy, looking for ... ,looking for what in fact I don't know,with such a strange name :hmz:

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: On my way to Pafuri
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Another colorful little bird was trying to take off :D


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She was the Pafuri picnic place caretaker's daughter .


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You remember Frank was off at the end of july and replaced during his holidays by this nice family.


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It was time to go back to Punda Maria and take the key of our new tent for the last night.
The drive was quiet and we reached the camp without any particular sighting.
I went to the reception to get the key.
The young lady I met when we arrived was not there and I was warmly welcomed by a young guy who gave me with a big smile my new key ..... :hmz: Tent N° 7
"Sorry sir it must be a mistake, I left tent 7 this morning as we've been asked."
"No Sir, it's the unit you've been allocated for today"
"No Sir we should stay tonight in the unit for disabled people,tent n°1, I think!"
And the discussion went on..
I gave up and went back to the tent we left the same morning with our car full of luggage we had to pack for nothing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Later on I asked to see the manager to complain.

The manager in charge was very professionnal and apologized for the trouble explaining I was welcomed by a trainee the day I checked in and that she.....
Relating this episode a few months later, it seems so insignificant but at that moment we were rather angry.

It's now part of the events that layer by layer create the memories of a journey :D

It's a pity because the view from tent n°1 was rather nice ! (I had checked the same morning as the tent was empty :redface: )
Anyway...


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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