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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing all the lovely things you saw :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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Sounds exciting. I'm on board too!


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della, billy, tawny,
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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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H3

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Hippo
Impala
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Waterbuck
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Giant Kingfisher

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We drove the H3 twice, and the 2 times could have not been more different.

Entered at Melalane at lunchtime on the day we arrived, to drive up to Skukuza. A nice sunny day.
And the sightings were brilliant. What a great way to start the trip.

And we also drove down to Melalane Gate from Skukuza to exit and drive back to Jhb.
It was raining and miserable, and we hardly saw a thing. A few damp looking Waterbuck and a medium sized Buffalo herd not too near the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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yoda, I'm on board too.
What a cute little ellie crossing the road! :clap:
And a lovely the kingfisher. :thumbs_up:
More please ... :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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That baby is such a cutie. I am grinning from ear to ear.

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Lovely sightings. :thumbs_up:

Agree with Sable and MM baby is a real cutie pie. :dance: :dance:

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Thanks Guys,

Just the start......

We werer to see loads of new born elephants over the course of the trip.
Perhaps a sign of the exploding elephant population? :hmz:


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We have just returned from KNP for me to be in time to get into this bus as well Yoda! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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I love the Giant KF. I hear what you're saying about driving the road twice and it being different. I forget that game isn't static sometimes, and turning around and doing the same stretch again can yield such wonderful sightings :)

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 Post subject: Re: Is this the Place I've Been Dreaming Of.....
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yoda, I know what you mean with the rain as we had similar experience. :D

That Giant KF always a lovely sighting. :clap:

Look forward to more... :thumbs_up:

ps my external HD crashed before I could make copy of the Dec'13 trip and nothing could be recovered...so I lost 18 days of pics. SO is kind to say I must return, so now my mind working overtime - possible early Feb... :hmz:

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hilda wrote:
We have just returned from KNP for me to be in time to get into this bus as well Yoda! :dance: :dance:


Plenty of space on board :)

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I love the Giant KF. I hear what you're saying about driving the road twice and it being different. I forget that game isn't static sometimes, and turning around and doing the same stretch again can yield such wonderful sightings :)



Must say that the drive out, on the H3, was the only slow drive we had.

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yoda, I know what you mean with the rain as we had similar experience. :D



Fortunately it only rained on our last morning.
From what I hear, the next week or so was pretty wet and miserable.

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ps my external HD crashed before I could make copy of the Dec'13 trip and nothing could be recovered...so I lost 18 days of pics. SO is kind to say I must return, so now my mind working overtime - possible early Feb... :hmz:


I would have been gutted!
Did you not still have the photos on the memory cards??

At least you are lucky enough to be able to go in Feb again. :thumbs_up:


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H1-1

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The section of the H1-1 from the H3 to Skukuza proved slow on both times we did this road.
Sunny time and rain.


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Love the little baby elephant. Looking forward to more.


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