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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:50 pm 
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Location: The planning is on again.....
Caught up again and must still say WoW :mrgreen:

Lovely leopard and wild dog, rhinos and kudus although my favourite is the sleeping or maybe hiding lion at Renosterkoppies - Always a great and worth stop there :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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I enjoyed the :cam: of the wild dog and leopard, even if it was the wish list.

The new conference center does not look very busy. :hmz:

Looking forward to more.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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I am completely entranced by that last lion picture.

I can't stop staring at it.

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Can't wait to hear what Lower Sabie has in stall :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Once again, a big thank you to everyone looking and reading my Trip Report and especially thank you all for the very nice comments! :clap: :clap: :clap:

At last.....Lower Sabie! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Some of the various types of cottages. This is where we stayed once!

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Some of the river front bungalows

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Some more river front bungalows and my SO admiring the big tree!

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September must be one of the warmest months of the year in KNP and this is the reason for us 'checking' out all the swimming pools in the camps.

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….and a closer view!

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My SO with the L/Sabie restaurant deck in the back ground! (What a place for a 'cold one' and some to eat!)

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The deck with the shop on the left.

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This is where I want to be now!

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The view of the river with the hippo's grazing down below!

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A view of our Lower Sabie camp for the 5 nights we are here, under a tree right next to the 'kitchen' and the ablutions just over the road.

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….and from the other side!

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…....and something to eat before we take on the open spaces of the Park! Our travel companions on the right of the picture.

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This is enough for now, good night all!

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Fotomaljohan, lovey TR and enjoyed some of the views shared. :dance:

Look forward to your next episode and sightings around LS. :D

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Simply love the view from the restaurant deck always a more than worth stop for a break from driving :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Lovely stand you have at LS.. :thumbs_up: ..Such a great camp to be staying at. 8)

Such a lovely view from the river view bungalows. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Great shots from Lower Sabie. :dance: :dance: :dance: Some people complain about the small camp sites, but I am in favour for demarcation of campsites and will visit Lower Sabie again during the off season.

That pool is a plus point with us. :thumbs_up:

No where is that leopard. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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I had to catch up on a few pages Fotomaljohan, and wow! Awesome sightings! I love that little Klipspringer which I think is the same one we saw earlier this week with a similar picture! :clap: :clap:

Great pictures to show what the different camps look like. :thumbs_up:

Looking forward to all your Lower Sabie sightings! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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I do like your Imagesite, I really enjoyed camping there :thumbs_up: I wish I could hitch my caravan and go there right now :hmz:

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Very nice and I am looking forward to more of this top to bottom report! :clap:

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FMJ lyk heerlik, lekker kamp hoor. Hou van jou kamp, hoe lank neem om op en af te slaan?
(FMJ looks lovely, enjoy your camping. I like your camp, how long does it take to set up camp and take it down?)

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Lower Sabie is one of my favourite camps. I love that pool, and of course that river deck. Can't wat to hear how it went there :) :popcorn:

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Thank you one and all for your kind comments!

Tobieo: It takes roughly an hour to set up camp, (it used to take longer, but my SO and I have worked out a strategy that limits the fighting drastically), but we can sleep in a half hour if we have to! About the same time as my caravan colleagues takes to get settled in!

We took a slow drive down to Croc bridge when we saw this lion on the bank of the Sabie river right next to the water. In the back ground in the river a crocodile was slowly swimming down river behind the lion.

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He suddenly became interested in the lion and changed direction, now slowly approaching the lion!

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The 'croc' disappeared out of sight behind the sandbank and we did not see him again.

We crossed the Lower Sabie low water bridge and went for a short drive.

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View of the Lower Sabie camp restaurant from the low water bridge.

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Just before sunset we went to the Sunset dam.

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Every day toward the evening, a swarm of yellow billed storks gathered next to the dam.

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To our surprise we saw this African spoonbill on the water's edge and a first for us!

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This old guy was on the water's edge on our side of the dam, waiting for some action.

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….and a closer look at this monster!

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That's all for now!

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Sorry for the duplication, I will try and remove it!

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