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Lion Queen's how much rain can a Kalahari .... KNP, Mar '14

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:08 pm

Well we've been in the park now two days.....and we've pretty much seem more rain than what I've seen my entire life time in Upington!!

Not really but it feels like it!!!

It's been a very quiet start to this trip and unusual for me I haven't taken much photos up to now!!!

We've had some interesting sightings, but more of the human kind than the animal kind!!!

Will fill in as we go and then hopefully do a full TR with photos once we're home!!!
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:15 pm

:dance: :dance: Sooo, now I can share some of what I know already :wink:
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:11 pm

Saturday 5:18pm :
Booked in @LS and *unmentionably* HOT and humid ! I clutched out and the aircon enabled me to do have a bit of a Zzzzzz !
:shock: A Kalahari lioness clutching out from the heat ?

Today 12:21pm :
I am almost sure that KNP might be in for floods. We saw many tortoises today and all of them heading away from the rivers !
Would have loved being part of the 'build up' :mrgreen:

Today 5:35pm :
Been raining all day and will have to be an indoors potjie tonight 8) but.... our neighbours are braaing ! An umbrella tied to their braai and the fire just started.... have taken "before" pics ...... :wink:
:lol: ....... :popcorn: !

And the BEST news of ALL :D
Today 5:37pm :
Remember the Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie topic ? Saw this leopard 2km south from LS today :D Alive and well although the wound still appears raw, he seems to be in great condition :dance: and....also spotted an emerging tusker this morning !
Can't wait for your actual report and photos, LQ :D !
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:20 am

From LQ - 7:07 this morning :
Cheetah off S28 !


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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:28 am

LQ just let me know that they have just done the S26, onto the S114 and it is almost certain that the S26 as well as some other dirt roads, will be closed soon, Carol !
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:44 am

gatita wrote:Thank you for the updates, Matthys :gflower:


Sorry for the lack of updates :( , Gatita and all. My phone and 'apps' need some TLC and I will have that seen to later this morning.
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby hilda » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:09 pm

Picture sent by Lion Queen at 10:56 this morning. Lower Sabie low water bridge closed.

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Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 pm

And more sightings this morning :
Bestest ever hyena sighting 8) , a python in the road and a not so nice lion sighting !


:dance: LQ :mrgreen: ! I guess the python was seen on a tar road !
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:48 pm

A few minutes ago (near Malelane gate) :dance: !
2 wild dogs right next to the road !!
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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi all on the bus!!!

Boy it's been raining and raining and raining!!!

connection in BnD is not of the best, will try and quickly post some photos of early morning here in BnD!!

Camp Fence is down on a lot of places!! "River" came all the way up into camp infront of out chalet......

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I'm sorry photos are terrible but that was just after 5 this morning!!!
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Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Fence down in front of Rhino GH.....

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Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:36 pm

S110 river.........

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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:41 pm

I don't have time now to check spelling of all the river going north on the H3

First bridge.......

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Second bridge

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Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:43 pm

H12 across Sabie

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Re: Just how much rain can a Kalahari Lioness take??

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:49 pm

Lower Sabie bridge 10H27 just before we crossed........

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Lower Sabie bridge 11H03..........

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A very brave buffalo!!

He did make it if you wondered!!!

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