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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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Oh boy.

Just returned from staying on the cliff top at Olifants and now I just wish I was back there :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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morning all, im about to start booking my next trip and wondered if the pool has been put in at olifonts yet? when i was there in january there was a lot of building work going on, so fingers crossed its finished now :D
taking my grandson next time so the pool will be a bonus for him


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 Post subject: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:49 pm 
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I will be visiting the KRUGER National Park in January 2015 & would like the best roads/ areas / times to have the best chance of viewing cats ...... Lion, leopard etc ?

Please advise as I have not been very successful, especially concerning Leopard !! :(

Looking forward to your responses.

Yours in conservation, Lindsay


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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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Hello there . CATS well its the luck of the draw I am afraid . I have seen leopards in all places in the park ... just right place right time. Best is to look at the board when you arrive in camp to see where people have seen the animals and also ask around ..
anyway good luck.
You might see a yellow ribbon or two as we will be in the Park the end of January.

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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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Lindsay.desmond, Firstly a warm welcome to the Forum. :dance: :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:

It seems you will be at Olifants, hence might want to look for a leopard spot close by? If so, up the S94 and S46 towards Letaba next to he river, I had seen quite a number of sightings plotted on the Sightings boards, but never seen one myself in this area. :thumbs_up:

Hope it helps. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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Hi Lindsey,

well lions and leopards could be found in the park everywhere, however, luck is indeed as well.

Try the S39 Timbavati road for leopard or maybe also for lion - We had luck on that road with both.

Follow Kaapsedraai's hint as well as these road can offer quite a variety of animals on top.

Have fun :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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lindsay.desmond, a warm welcome :gflower:

I have had a lovely Leopard sighting close to the S39 turn off. It was on the main road. There are a number of where they have been spotted.

Like Pumbaa, I have been lucky with Lion on the S39.

Why not go on a night drive, that sometimes brings Leopard sightings. The rangers often know favorite hang outs.

Good luck and enjoy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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Kaapsedraai wrote:
Lindsay.desmond, Firstly a warm welcome to the Forum. :dance: :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:

It seems you will be at Olifants, hence might want to look for a leopard spot close by? If so, up the S94 and S46 towards Letaba next to he river, I had seen quite a number of sightings plotted on the Sightings boards, but never seen one myself in this area. :thumbs_up:

Hope it helps. :thumbs_up:


Thank you !


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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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Also a warm welcome to the forum from me Lindsay.desmond! :clap:

Keep an eye on the sighting boards at the camp altho this is often not all that accurate.
but Lions can also lie dormant for large parts of the day.
Try and chat to others staying in the camp, amazing what tips one can pick up from that.
Otherwise drive slowly keeping a careful lookout, Leopards often lie up trees during the day.
Maybe book a guided sunset/night drive.
But do remember the right place and time is really what counts! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: OLIFANTS ...... Viewing of Cats !!
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As the others have said above, seeing cats is a matter of luck.
Right place at the right time.

I have seen Lions are few times on the road down to Satara (H4-1)
This road is also very good for Hyenas


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Does anyone know how the renovations are going at Olifants. It was a nightmare when I was there in February - putting in drains (or something) in front of just about all the bungalows plus all the other things that were going on around the camp and restaurant area. I gave the camp a miss in June but am now wondering if it will be safe to go back in November??


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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We will ask Lesego to see if she can find out for you suebfly.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Thanks DB you are a star


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Thank you DB, hope Lesego get some feedback soon

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