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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:57 am

Wow I would love to see a striped pole cat!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

What time does the night drive leave??? And how long does it last???
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:03 am

Lion queen at 7 in the evenings and last up to 2 hours.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:50 am

:D AG, very nice. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:28 pm

Good afternoon all
Another sunday night which did deliver 02/09
Spotted eagle owl close to the low water bridge and 2 eland bulls in Kukurasiep dry river bed. A small herd of springbok close to the riverbed as well.
A Hartmann zebra with her foal in the area of Oranjekom waterhole at the exact area as the previous drive together with a small herd of gemsbok and more gemsbok in the area of the Black Ridges.
African wildcat at the bottom of the Black ridges and it give me the oppurtunity to took these:
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A porcupine on my way back also close to Kukurasiep dry river bed and in the area of Moonrock a even larger herd of Eland with a lot of youngsters together with a pair of klipspringers which was just next to the road. A genet and scrub hare at the end of the drive.

03/09
Eland running over the road a rather quick sighting, when we entered the Game area, followed by a lot of scrub hare on my way in. The same Hartmann zebra with her foal in the area of Oranjekom again.
Red rock rabbit at the Black ridges and gemsbok as well. A small herd of springbok together with gemsbok on the other side of the Black ridges with a few giraffes at the the point where I turn to the restcamp.
Aardwolf a first for my guest and a red rock rabbit on the road in the Moonrock area with another gemsbok at the end of the drive.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:17 pm

Stunning sightings as always!!!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:41 pm

:dance: Purcupine and AWC :D
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:44 am

Sightings of the 04/09
Herd of eland close to the restcamp, scrub hare and red rock rabbit at the Black Ridges.
A genet was just running for a short while in the road and then dodges on to the side and dissapear.

On the other side of the Black Ridges we found a Red Hartebees bull and on my way back another genet.
Lots of springbok at Oranjekom waterhole.

A aardwolf at the end, in the area of kukurasiep.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:44 am

Seems as if that Aardwolf loves to make an unexpected appearance at the end of each drive!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:58 am

Morning all
Found spotted eagle owl at the entrance:
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Two eland was feeding on the reeds at the low water bridge, and when they saw us the water was just splashing as they run away, more eland a bit further and a genet passing the road so quick.
Gemsbok in the area of Moonrock.
A Aardwolf was running in the road on the other side of kukurasiep and more gemsbok in front of the Black Ridges.
On my way back red Hartebees, Hartmann zebra's and springbok. Scrub hare at the end.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:13 am

Seems as if the notes to the Aardwolf worked!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

A quick question........is there more water on the low water bridge??? It seemed Sunday as if the normal cars struggled to get through the water????
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:47 am

There is more water than usual, I measured it myself and at the deepest end it is 300mm, I dont know if you know but this is all left over irrigation water which flow back in to the gorge.
Reception staff are making tourist aware that only vehicles with high clearance can go through, it is still unknown why there is more water as this is the first time that this happen.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:53 am

Thanks for the answer........and yes I do know it's excess irrigation water.

Maybe I could ask some of my Augrabies farmer clients???
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:56 am

Morning all
Last night eland was found again close to the restcamp, and all the way into the Game area they were scattered.
We found a small herd of gemsbok in the area of the Black Ridges and giraffes at the bottom, which make the guest which was students so excited.

On my way back we have Hartmann zebra's, springbok, scrub hare and spotted eagle owl.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:56 am

Morning all
Spotted eagle owl close to the restcamp and eland as well.
Gemsbok in Oranjekom area and Hartmann zebra's thundering hooves gives of a lovely night sound.
A family group of klipspringers at the bottom of the Black Ridges.
We spotted a genet close to fonteintjie, walking from a rock boulder and climbing a tree.

On my way back red rock rabbit in the Black Ridges as well and springbok at the bottom of the Black Ridges. Scrub hare as well
A quick sighting of stripe pole cat at the end of the drive.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:14 am

Quite a busy night!!!.......... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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