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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Must be honest, I have found the P'kop area not all that productive.
And not that keen on it.

Transport Dam is worth a visit.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Tnx tp All who responded. :thumbs_up: . Appreciate the input, agn tnx, but still no recent visitors.Anyone know if Mesteldam has water? where there is water there shld be birds Perhaps I shld phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Hi everyone,

Will be in P/Kop in a few weeks' time, God willing. But only for 5 days before heading on to Mozambique, Gorongoza and Zim.

Any news or advice from recent visitors would be appreciated, especially about the 2 cheetah brothers that hang out around Transport dam H1-1 and S65 road. Are there any lion cubs near the southern entrance to S65 on the rocky outcrops (were there last year this time)? Is the male leopard still seen often near S65 waterhole?
I love the S7 and S3 section to Phabeni intersection -- is the male cheetah still seen there regularly? And any lion cubs on Shabeni hill loop?
Lastly, hyena dens in the area?
I know. I WILL be spending most of the time just soaking up the scenery, birds and baby impalas... but any tips from you to enhance that enjoyment would be greatly appreciated.
I plan to go there again in July, but love it when the grass is shorter and green.
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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tent dweller wrote:
yoda, productive?? :doh: :doh:


Generally in the P'kop I have found game to be sparse.

I don't mind so much driving and just enjoying the sounds and smells of the bush.
But I have young kids. So they need to see game to keep them from getting bored :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Hi Yoda,

No better place in Kruger than the pool at Pretoriuskop -- your kids will spend hours there in the heat of the day. Go for an early morning breakfast drive to
* Afsaal... and return via transport dam.
* Mathekenyani granite hill to stretch legs and run around a bit.
* Lake Panic/Skukuza Nursery (kids can move around there a bit + lovely picnic table in the shade)
* Albasini ruins --perfect way to start the day.
Loaf in camp till 3:30 pm and enjoy an evening drive when its cooler...
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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The parking area at Mestel is a bit far from the water. I have not seen much there, but that does not mean the birdies are absent.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Tnx agn all,
We were in the North 2 mths ago but have spent some wonderful times in Pkop.
By the way, speaking of productive, my son was in Pretoriuskop in August, on their way one morning to Lake Panic, he picked up the big 5 within 15 km.
Remember Pretoriuskop is part of the South :twisted:
This by the way, was his first visit to Pretorius and in that distance also a cheetah.
All his photos were posted on SAN Parks facebook page.
Bye4now, hoping to do some postings from the camp. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi, Shebeni loop has a resident leopard. Wilddogs between Numbi Gate and Pretorius just abt every morning the last week. Cheetah doing its rounds from Pretoriuskop all the way to Transportdam and then moved into the brush. Everyday as from last Sunday. Hope to post TR soon under Travel Tales..Lake Panic as usual. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Wow!!!!! sounds fantastic :gflower: :gflower: johanclassen, please tell the wild dogs to hang around a little longer, we will be there in December :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I see that a cattle grid has been put in at the entrance and was wondering if the resident Impala have sadly been 'hoofed' out? They were not around the night we stayed there :(

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We saw plenty Impala "hanging around the entrance" in December but we didn't see them in the camp, rather sad :cry: lemonbalm

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I also wondered about the impala. They were always so much a part of my P'kop stay.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Do you think that the impala perhaps are a lure for leopards to enter the camp? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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lemonbalm wrote:
I see that a cattle grid has been put in at the entrance and was wondering if the resident Impala have sadly been 'hoofed' out? They were not around the night we stayed there :(

Last November I sa wild dogs getting as close as 10 meters towards the camp gate. They were definetely looking for prey. I have no idea what would have happened if they had seen some Impies insight the camp :big_eyes: I think it makes absolute sense to keep the Impalas outside the camp!

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We have three nights here in May - how are the camp sites along the fence(if there are any)? We are not so much concerned about shade.

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