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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Martial Eagle » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:05 am

HI All,
We have just returned from Kruger (end of August). We saw very big heards, (5 times ) & definitely not the same ones, all in the south. Anything from 500 +.The biggest we saw was looking towards Mozambique from the sand road coming back from Mhlondozi picnic site. The long line went on & on.We filmed it with our :cam: video camera & viewing it 2 nights ago, the heard was a + - 1000. It was the biggest we have ever seen & I have seen some very big heards in KP. :D

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:11 pm

Saw a whopping herd of about 1200 in November, on the S36 at Shimangwaneni dam.
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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby gmlsmit » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:51 pm

My experience is there are now more Buffalo in KRUGER and also more large herds.
We have recently found very large herds at Jones Dam, Lugmag Dam, Gudzani area, Rhidondo Dam area as well as the Shimiriri area.
Maybe just our luck. :)
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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 pm

Also remember that big herds are not stable, they often split up and re-form. It depends a lot on the available grazing.
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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Jane » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:49 pm

There is a herd in excess of 1000 around Shipandane hide in the Mopani Camp area and another just north of the Nyalaland trail camp adjacent the Levubu River...In the old days when we used to stay in the quiet area of Lower sabie ...there was a Huge herd near the camp...lots of people were late every night!!...One day I stayed in Biyamiti Camp while my husband and boys went out. A herd came down to the river to drink in front of the hide and kept coming for 20 minutes...well over 1000
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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:17 pm

In Augus 2009 we came from Letaba and around 4.30 we came to the dam just outside Letaba and we came to a dead stop for more than half an hour just sitting there waiting for a big herd to cross. They went down to the dam to get a drink. :lol:

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Sprocky » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:29 am

Here is an example of a small part of a herd in this area.

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby TheunsH » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:36 am

Beautiful photo Sprocky! :clap: :clap:

During July 2009 we saw a huge herd on the SIOO...there could have been 1000+! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:57 pm

Between Letaba and Phalaborwa August 2009

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby normana53 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:51 am

We saw a herd of at least 400 near Orpen Rocks in September. All of the mooing reminded me of being on a dairy farm.

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:15 pm

There is a herd between 1200 & 1400 close to Letaba, seen it on Sunday. :thumbs_up: Also a few others in the Phalaborwa Gate, Mopani, Letaba triangle. :whistle:

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:30 pm

The Big herds has a definite impact on the predators in the area, we have a high concentration of Lions in the area, really high. :big_eyes:

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Re: Big buffalo herds

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:41 pm

At the moment if you want to see Lions, don't look for them. Stick to the Buff's, the Lions will soon appear. :thumbs_up:

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Big buffalo herds?

Unread postby Butterbee » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Hi all!

Anybody know if there are some huge herds of buffalo around in the south of the park at the moment?
Going into the park for the weekend!!!

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Re: Big buffalo herds?

Unread postby Dup » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:11 pm

Bbutterbee, hope this help,

big herd yesterday (Wednesday) at LUGMAGDAM ,late afternoon :dance:
med herd also yesterday just before 18h00 , 1km from krugergate :)

today , Thursday med herd in Crocriver JUST east of Malelane gate :)

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