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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:45 am 
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The best sundowner we ever had was near Bateleur Camp. This was a few years back.
We went on the sunset game drive with the ranger/ camp manager "Marc".

He stopped at a fire break after a while and we could get out to enjoy our drinks. After about five min he told us all to keep very still. All of a sudden we were surrounded by about 26 wilddogs (including pups). They came as close to about two meters from us. Some of them ran to the otherside of the vehicle and killed an impala. The one female stood infront of us and started growling.

After this Marc told us to slowly move backward and get on the truck, which we did. From there we watched them feed

I have this all on video - THIS WAS VERY SCARY & EXCITING!


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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:23 am 
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Wow, that was some Sundowner gabbisa! :clap:
Would love to see the video! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
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Must be the best sundowner ever, Gabbisa ! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
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Thank you! I must admit some of the video shows alot of hand movement and sounds of heavy breathing can be heard. I wish I could show you all.


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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
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gabbisa wrote:
The best sundowner we ever had was near Bateleur Camp. This was a few years back.
We went on the sunset game drive with the ranger/ camp manager "Marc".

He stopped at a fire break after a while and we could get out to enjoy our drinks. After about five min he told us all to keep very still. All of a sudden we were surrounded by about 26 wilddogs (including pups). They came as close to about two meters from us. Some of them ran to the otherside of the vehicle and killed an impala. The one female stood infront of us and started growling.

After this Marc told us to slowly move backward and get on the truck, which we did. From there we watched them feed

I have this all on video - THIS WAS VERY SCARY & EXCITING!

I do not think that sundowner story can ever be topped :shock: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Watching the sun set over the Olifants River from one of the river view rondawels is good, better with a sundowner and best to wait patiently for and watch the moon rises – especially when it is full moon. Unbeatable.

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 Post subject: Re: Sundowners in Kruger
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Well I suppose that I am really looking forward to the 17th December when a few of us will be at Sable Hide for a sleep over.
We can then have our sundowners with no problems in the bush and believe it or not it will be a FULL MOON on that night.
Anyway I also used to be the last one to leave Sunset Dam in the past.

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