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Kanniedood Dam Pictures

Unread postby Wildkyker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:16 am

During my last visit to Shingwedzi in Dec 2013 I saw the Kanniedood Damwall for the first time after the January 2013 floods. There were not many pictures of the dam after the flood so I gladly post mine for those who are interested :wink:

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Re: Kanniedood Dam Pictures

Unread postby yoda » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:02 am

Wildkyker,
Plenty of flood debris lying about

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Unread postby umtali1 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:08 pm

Thanks for posting the pictures. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kanniedood Dam Pictures

Unread postby hilda » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:08 pm

Never seen this before! Thanks for posting Wildkyker, and for the link umtali1! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:45 pm

Thanks Wildkyker for posting the photo’s and for the link Umtali.

The Kanniedood Dam is situated in a very special place in Kruger.
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Unread postby lion queen » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:30 pm

Thank you for posting these amazing photos! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kanniedood Dam Pictures

Unread postby estellem » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:51 am

We also took pictures but did not yet have time to post it. You can't really see the devastation on a picture. There is a lot of open space where previously you could only see trees.

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue May 05, 2015 7:34 am

Does anyone have photo's or sigthings to share from recent visits to the Kanniedood dam ?
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Re: Kanniedood Dam Pictures

Unread postby saraf » Tue May 05, 2015 9:56 am

I don't have any photos, it was too far away, but had an interesting sighting there in March.

We were in the hide about an hour before camp closing so maybe 5ish. I noticed one croc "swim" over to the bank, haul out and then walk over the shingle to some bushes about 50 metres back. Odd. Then I watched another haul out and begin to head that way. When I put the binoculars on the first one he had a leg of something long dead in this mouth.

I don't know if you have ever seen crocodiles on land? They'll walk a few metres and then stop for a couple of minutes and then carry on. So in this way about another 5 crocs headed over to where the first one was and started a game of tag. The first croc lost his prize pretty quickly to the second. Then the third came and this led to an almighty fight. But a fight croc-style. There's be a bit of a tug-of-war with the leg for around 30 seconds then both crocs would freeze and not move for a couple of minutes. Then it would all start again. We watched until we had to head for the camp and they were still fighting it out when we left.
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue May 05, 2015 10:06 am

That must have been an amazing sighting to see Sara, something quite unusual too which is nice. 8)
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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue May 05, 2015 1:07 pm

That is a very special sighting Saraf 8) . Sometimes there are very big elephants on the Kanniedood dam route and a person has to quickly reverse to get out of their way :doh: . There a quite a few impressive trees on that route too for those who like spotting trees :D :cam: .
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Unread postby saraf » Tue May 05, 2015 3:03 pm

Oh yes, rather large ones. Once we'd called into the hide on our way back to camp. As they we drove through East Gate in Shing they were closing the gate so we knew we were the last at the hide that day. Next day we were first out and, well we couldn't get into the hide. An elephant had decide he wanted it for himself and set up his own road block across the entrance.
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Unread postby saraf » Tue May 05, 2015 3:08 pm

Another little snippet. Earlier in the day of the crodile fight, we'd called in at the hide on our trip along the S50 river road earlier in the day. We watched while a hippo got out of the main river and crossed into one of the pools. What was of interest was the tiny hippo that she was nudging in front of her. It was so tiny, and so wobbly on its feet we thought it must have just been born and she was taking it to a smaller, safer pool. It was a lovely, special moment.
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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue May 05, 2015 3:23 pm

It is sightings like those Sara that makes some Kruger visitors to always Return. It is just how it is :thumbs_up: . One day we were not able to get to the gate before or at closing time as one of those Big Ones were obstructing the road not allowing anyone to pass. We were not the only visitors that were late :doh: . Some of those elephants there up North in the Kruger can be quite GRUMPY :)
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Unread postby hilda » Tue May 05, 2015 3:24 pm

saraf wrote:What was of interest was the tiny hippo that she was nudging in front of her. It was so tiny, and so wobbly on its feet we thought it must have just been born and she was taking it to a smaller, safer pool. It was a lovely, special moment.


That really must have been very special Sara! :clap: :clap:
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