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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Wonderful images of the lions but that honey badger in clear daylight is just WOW :big_eyes: BRILLIANT few episodes :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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what a pity that the lions moved behind the bush, PF and DD, but it is a great pic anyway :clap: :clap:

and a honey badger :dance: :dance: :dance:

I like your nightlife, especially the first one, but unfortunately I cannot help with the id. :(

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Wow!!! Honey Badger sequence :cam: are to die for...absolutely wonderful. :thumbs_up:

Sure was obliging to give you such great photo opportunities. :hmz:

Love the nightlife critters :cam: :clap: :dance: :clap:

:popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Hi SurfCindy,gatita and Trrp-trrrrrrr ,thanks for your kind comments and yes the Honey Badger was amazing.You hear and read about these things happening and never expect to see them.Just shows you how wrong you can be.

More trip report on the way tonight.

PF & DD.

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4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:20 pm 
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TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
We had heard a lion roaring in the early hours so went over to the bird hide but no sign of them.

We decided to go for a quick drive at 6.56am (22°).
We drove south – Wildebeest. Springbok. Pygmy Falcon.
Common (Greater) ScimitarbillImage
COMMON (GREATER) SCIMITARBILL by cstevens0559, on Flickr
Gemsbok and Red HartebeestImage
2013_10_29_IMG_3103 by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Marie se Draai: nothing at the waterhole. So we turned around and headed back.
Rooikop waterhole: WildebeestImage
WILDEBEEST by cstevens0559, on Flickr
View of Nossob bird hide from roadImage
NOSSOB BIRD HIDE FROM THE ROAD by cstevens0559, on Flickr

We were back in camp at 8.00am and walked straight over to bird hide as Wildebeest were arriving. Quite a herd and they were keen to drink.
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WILDEBEEST AT NOSSOB WATERHOLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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WILDEBEEST AT NOSSOB WATERHOLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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WILDEBEEST AT NOSSOB WATERHOLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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WILDEBEEST AT NOSSOB WATERHOLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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WILDEBEEST by cstevens0559, on Flickr
The Wildebeest moved off.
That Crimson-breasted Shrike came to look in again - 'no, we do not have any breakfast for you!'
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CRIMSON-BREASTED SHRIKE by cstevens0559, on Flickr

We filled up with fuel, had breakfast and packed the car again.
We left camp at 9.30am (31°). Today we were heading north for our first stay at Grootkolk Wilderness Camp for three nights with high expectations of good sightings.Image
2013_10_29_IMG_3124 by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Cubitji Quap waterhole: No animals but plenty of birds. Cape SparrowImage
CAPE SPARROWS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
Red-eyed Bulbul. Grey-headed Sparrow.
Further on a Honey Badger running fast across the riverbed.Image
HONEY BADGER by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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HONEY BADGER by cstevens0559, on Flickr
Wildebeest.
Kwang waterhole: Lots of Wildebeest, Springbok, White-backed Vultures and a lizardImage
2013_10_29_IMG_3133 by cstevens0559, on Flickr

More to follow.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Caught up again, Penegrine falcon :clap: :clap: :clap:

besides many many incredible pictures of birdies, honey badger, insects and nearly everything - My favourites are the male Lion with the wind from the back and the Kudu together with the bbj. Simply stunning everything :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Awesome pictures of the Blue Wildebeest Peregrine Falcon! There are people who think they are ugly, but I think they are beautiful! :clap: :clap:

Lovely bird sightings, but the Honey Badger sighting is awesome, as is that fat Lizard! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Not sure how I missed this TR until now, but here I am!!!

It has given me happy memories of our trip there, where we met you, and reminds me why we must return!! :dance:

Some wonderful photos of some amazing sightings. :clap: :clap: :clap:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Hi Val, so glad you're on board for this our first trip report.DD has finally mastered the art of loading the pictures and posting the TR.We have very fond memories of meeting you two at 2R and sitting outside your chalet chatting as if we had known each other for years.Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip, we're only slightly :mrgreen: .
Hilda, we totally agree with you about the under estimated Wildebeest.
Pumbaa, thanks for your kind comments and we must agree that lion is a handsome fellow, even with his windswept hair.

All for now and hopefully DD will upload the next part of our TR.

PF & DD.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Awesome :cam: of the Wildebeest. :clap: :clap: ..Wonderful to see the zoomed in animals...bringing the water hole so much closer. :dance: :dance:
I sometimes :think: when there are Cats on the cam would it not be awesome if one could zoom in..how exciting would that not be. :wink: :dance: :lol:

Another great Honey Badger sighting and pics. :thumbs_up:

:popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Thanks again Trrp-trrrrrrr.

It would be good if we could zoom in on the webcams :lol:

DD & PF

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Bedinkt waterhole. Lots of Springbok and 1 Gemsbok. Image
2013_10_29_IMG_3140 by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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SPRINGBOK by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Polentswa waterhole. Wildebeest under a tree. Tawny Eagle. 2 Secretary Birds.
The road was very corrugated here.
12.24 comfort stop at Lijersdraai picnic site. Glossy StarlingImage
CAPE GLOSSY STARLING by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Lijersdraai waterhole. Tawny EagleImage
TAWNY EAGLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr
AgamaImage
AGAMA by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Kannaguass waterhole: WildebeestImage
KANNAGUASS WATERHOLE - WILDEBEEST by cstevens0559, on Flickr

We arrived at Grootkolk Wilderness Camp at 1.50pmImage
GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
and we were welcomed by Andries, the camp attendant. Image
GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
We checked in to cabin no. 3Image
GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
The cabins are all on ground level with the kitchen outside. A wall and wire fence surround the cabin. This is an 'unfenced' camp so we were wary whenever we walked to the car. Image
GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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GROOTKOLK CAMP by cstevens0559, on Flickr
There was a good view of the waterhole from this cabin.Image
GROOTKOLK CAMP - THE WATERHOLE by cstevens0559, on Flickr

It was so nice we decided to stay in camp for the rest of the day.

DD & PF

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Great pics, all of them :clap:
But extremely :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: of the HB sighting....
Awesome 8) 8)

Looking forward to more :dance:

*sigh* your GK pics are making me "homesick"...

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Hi katydownunder

Many thanks.

The GK pics are making us 'homesick' too!! :( but also make us work towards the next trip.

Regards
DD & PF

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We have no time to stand and stare.
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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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how nice to see the wildebeests at the waterhole, PF and DD :dance: :dance:

and honey badger again :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I love Grootkolk :thumbs_up:

What did you say about quality before? I think I do not have to mention that we stayed in unit 3 as well? :lol:

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