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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:50 pm 
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Tour de Tuli staff camp

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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:18 am 
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Thanks hilda for turning the page :gflower:

Here are some shots to give you an idea of this busy park preparing the arrival of hundreds of bikers in Tour de Tuli 2013 event

Heavy trucks going up the hill through the park

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Some noise(and pollution .... )with generators


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The big tent (restaurant and awards ceremony hall)


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The "small camp site"

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Another camp site on Zim side

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A few people

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I wonder why I did not see any elephants this time in the park :hmz:

But Nature is Nature and nothing will stop an African sky to burn every evening

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This sky will help to forget for a while all human activities in this part of the park

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And the baobabs will remind us we are only tolerated in their land


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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:50 am 
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:gflower: :gflower: :gflower: Thank you everybody for your kind comments, Philip1, umtali1, isinkwe, Pumbaa, Hilda, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, mosij

Indeed Tour de Tuli is a big event and must be a tremendous experience for all the bikers participating and moreover it brings money to local initiatives.
But frankly speaking, I will avoid this period next time I'll visit Map...

In 2007 we had time to go to the western part of the park and stayed a few days at Limpopo forest tented camp.
I will post some shots in the next instalment today

Have a nice week end dear 'mites :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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Back to 2007

To go from one part of the park to the other one you cross some farms.
I was happy to find one of my favourites :big_eyes: tomatoes




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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:12 pm 
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:D :D :D Thank you hilda, umtali1, gatita


Back to 2007


After this tomatoes sighting, we arrived at the Limpopo forest tented camp
Here are a few shots of this camp almost 7 years ago





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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:32 am 
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Thanks for your kind words :D :D :D MM, barryels

Back to 2007 in Limpopo Forest Tented Camp



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A nice place to braai

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Inside the tent


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Confortable bedroom with bathroom and shower behind the bed


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And not far from the camp a guard on duty

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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Thanks MM, hilda, mosij, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, NetEk :D :D :D

Don't remember exactly where it was NetEk (already 7 years ago :mrgreen: ) ,I think it could have been private farms around Rhodes Drift lodge
There was this gate to go in the western section of the park

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And some cattle on a tarred road

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Can't find more details.
I have to go back to find the place :whistle:


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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Thanks gatita to be on board :gflower:
No, we did not see cattle in the park except by the river where they were crossing the Limpopo from Zim.

Still some shots from 2007 taken from Maloutswa hide (washed by the flood last year)
I remembered we spent the whole afternoon in this hide with a lot of sightings of animals coming for a drink
All started by a warties festival...

First a big guy
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Water and mud, Heaven !
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A family

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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Thanks Trrp-trrrrrrrr, MM, umtali1, jatea, hilda :D :D :D


Warties are always making the buzz !
Let's them coming for a second show :dance: (Hot one :redface: )


She was quietly drinking

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And then this clumsy lout arrived :naughty:


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Insisting
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But all's well that ends well.

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Under staring eyes

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Maloutswa is indeed a very interesting place with a lot of stories to witness or to imagine :thumbs_up:

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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:16 pm 
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:D :D :D Thanks for you kind words Tuli bikers hilda, isinkwe, MM, gatita, umtali1

Maloutswa again (in 2007)

Meandering Mouse wrote:
The Maloutswa water hole can be like a train station at times.



Indeed a lot of thirsty animals coming to the bar

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Queueing


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Or running

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And queueing...

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Or participating to the One Photo - 3 or more species!! thread :lol:

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A very active waterhole and swimming pool

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With shy beauty

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A place to be and a place to stay :thumbs_up:

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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:23 pm 
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Thanks hilda, M.M, Trrp-trrrrrrrr :gflower: :gflower:


Before we close this 2007 chapter still a few shots from Maloutswa water hole

Elegant waterbuck with some guinea fowls in the backstage


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And then two

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Warties and waterbucks waterhole indeed !

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A never ending pleasure

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Ah Limpopo

"At last he came to the banks of the great grey-green greasy Limpopo river,all sets about with fever trees"
Rudyard Kipling : The Elephants child : just so stories : 1902

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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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am 
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Thank you all faithful Tuli Block bikers

M.M, jaytea, Hilda,Wild about cats (Welcome) , gatita, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, Scot (Welcome,no problem with my name and thanks to mosij ) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for your kind comments. :k It helps a lot when we wonder if our TR is really interesting somebody :hmz:

Today will be the last chapter of our 2013 South Africa trip started a few months ago in the South of Kruger (On my way to Pafuri viewtopic.php?f=27&t=74037 ) to Mapungubwe and Tuli Block on the other side of the Limpopo

Mapungubwe is special ,a place of history ,imposing landscapes,birds'paradise without borders and free animals roaming freely between 3 countries.

Open views, as far as the eye can see ...

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Low cloudy sky

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Eternal hill

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You can't forget this awe-inspiring nature

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A sign of hope to protect this wonderful place from greedy human activity ?

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I think it's obvious : I love this part of South Africa.It inspires me respect and a kind of fear.

But now it's time to take the road again to another country (beware of potholes)

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But I will stay in the Tuli Block :D

Where a Sleeping beauty is waiting

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But it's another story ....

Thank you everybody to be on board with me for Mapungubwe, Eternal hill

Bye :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: Mapungubwe, Eternal Hill
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:24 am 
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Thanks everybody for your kind words :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

But my next step being over the Limpopo in Mashatu,Botswana, not a Sanpark region, the Sleeping beauty story will not be told on our nice forum. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Good bye guys !

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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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