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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:58 pm 
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BB yes you would love it. I remember your excitement about the hartebeest birth in Addo. i tell you, the animals in MZNP are really very special

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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I really enjoyed the pics :thumbs_up: and we have never been to MZ, but the plan was to spend 2 days there on our way back from KNP end Sep'10. Unfortunately, it will not work out, hence will do a one night stop over at Karoo NP, which will be a first for us. We plan to do a circle route in 2011 via Wilderness NP (must do the canoe thing again on the beautiful river) and then ADDO for a few days, then MZ! The info and beautiful pics you all shared makes me even more exited to go to MZ, besides what I have read in the WEG mag. I will make sure that I plan for enogh time to b at MZ next year. Haupie - might see you in B'nD during your stay there - watch out for the YR. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Some pix from our recent visit:

3 Blackies!

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Cheetah mom with 3 oldish cubs(they had killed a springbok and were taking turns eating)

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And an Aardwolf!

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And not forgetting the springbok, who were feeling on top of the world! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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WoW!!! Stunning, I will have to get in my vehicle this weekend and go and have a look what I can see (I only live an hour away from both MZNP and AENP - right in the middle)!!

I'm so jealous, absolutely lovely sightings wanderw!


FC.... you ready to pack up and go there yet???

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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BushFairy wrote:
FC.... you ready to pack up and go there yet???

I absolutely would love to go. Unfortunately I live more than an hour away :wall: But maybe I can make it in one or two years!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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@FC - if you make it in a year or two, you won't regret it! :thumbs_up:

@BushFairy - thanx!
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I will have to get in my vehicle this weekend and go and have a look what I can see (I only live an hour away from both MZNP and AENP - right in the middle)!!


Now I am totally jealous! :mrgreen: Hope you have a great trip! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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wow wanderw, some great sightings and picks :dance:

just makes me wanna go back to that great place...

where did you see the cheetahs? :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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i'm sure those cheetahs were near the main road going towards the camp from the gate. and theh black rhinos on the same road? we were there a week apart, wanderw

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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@Bartman -Thanx! We first saw the cheetahs on the edge of the dam near the house halfway between the camp and the turnoff to the Ubejane loop. They disappeared into the bush and we went off to do the Ubejane loop. We returned 1,5 hours later and found that they were on the other side of the road, and had just killed a springbok.(no other vehicles present) :wall: It pays to be patient and hang around a bit! :roll:

@Haupie - You are right with the cheetah and blackie sightings! :thumbs_up: We were in MZ from the 11th to 14th June, so I think we overlapped with your visit!

@BB - I am always :mrgreen: about those forumites who stay close to MZ, Karoo, KTP and Kruger! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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why don't we plan a joinjt visit? imagine the fire and the braai???? sure db and hawk will join us. and maybe even chase will too?

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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wanderw,

fantastic sightings :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Blackies, cheetahs, aardwolf and the flying springbok :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Wonderful moments :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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@Haupie - wish we stayed nearer to MZ! :wall: If you hold a meet in MZ, I am sure you Eastern Capies will have a great time! :dance: :mrgreen:

@ Pumbaa - thanx! MZ is a special park! :thumbs_up:

I forgot to include this pic with the others. Found these cuties on the Ubejane loop!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Anything you didn't see during your last visit, wanderw?

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Wonderful sightings and very good pictures. The flying bok over the other ones with the landscape in the back is a winner.

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After seeing your "flying Springbok", wanderw, I thought I must show you this pic of a "drunk Springbok". And, no it's not Ricky January :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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I need sum anti-nausea tablets...Im sick with unrivalled envy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Man oh man.......Black Rhino, pronking springbok (or stotting?), Aardwolf, Bat eared Foxes.....

Next he will post a sei whale he saw in the picnic pool....lololololol....with that luck, its not beyonf the realms of possibility :whistle:

I can only comend you on the great sighhtings you have had, as well as the springbok in mid-air....really special, and a lovely sunset cast hue, with, as mentioned above, the backdrop of the hills in the distance, really really special.

Pics of black rhinos are always special, well done.Im wondering of I can cadge a lift in BF's trailer ??
:huh: :huh: :huh:

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