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 Post subject: Re: Sable Dam & Bird Hide
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I was there yesterday, it really looks nice and I'm gonna try to book it for next year.
We stayed at Shipandani hide on Thursday night and it was great.
Shipandani has the river, but not a lot of animals.
I think the edge from the water level to where the animals stand to drink is too high.
Sable is open and my guess is you will see a lot more.


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 Post subject: Sable Dam Overnight Hide
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:41 am 
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S :dance: :dance: taying over at Sable Dam hide 25 Sept with our 2 kids ages 10 and 6 - not sure whether to be hugely excited or just plain terrified. any tips/ideas/pointers/stories???


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 Post subject: Re: Sable Dam Overnight Hide
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:33 am 
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Be excited!!!!!

If you are terrified, give me a call, I will come and protect you. :wink:

I could do with another night at the hide. :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Sable Dam Overnight Hide
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So what do I need to know? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sable Dam Overnight Hide
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You have the Sable pride, with a monster of a male(Lion that is) lotsa ellies and the resident leopard. :tongue: Now if we protect you and the family, then we only need 6 beers each. 8)

It is a brilliant place, and safe so just enjoy. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Overnight stay in bird hides
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Very interesting question!! I would say it's your accomodation, so...

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 Post subject: Re: Overnight Hides
Unread postPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:56 am 
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We have booked to spend one night of our 2 weeks in the park at Sable in December,
I will have my caravan with me.
Will I have to leave my van at Phalaborwa gate for the night or will I be able to park it at the hide?


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 Post subject: Re: Overnight Hides
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Sable hide has a huge area for parking. It should be fine there, and the access road should not really pose a problem either. The only problem is that it is a sandroad, so no caravans allowed. But I guess you can drop it off at Massorini?

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 Post subject: Sable Hide
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:10 pm 
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We are back to our favourite place in the world "KNP" in November.
This time we will be in a motorhome.
Our question is on our first night we are booked at the Sable hide.... is the entrance wide enough?
would be so sad to lose it.
Thank you in advance for any info.

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
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Depending a bit on how wide or high your motorhome is. It should be wide enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
But there is indeed a large parking area, and a gate.
That gate is for pedestrians only!
The 'tunnel' behind it is only a meter and a half wide at most, so please leave the motorhome on the parking lot?

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Thx so much,
Contacted Scipio, and yes the gate to Boma is wide enough for a Motorhome :clap:
Now its not too long until 3 glorious weeks South to North.
Cant wait...but suppose will have to be patient :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
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Hello JaniceE.
Here is a photo . not a very good one BUT you can see me closing the gate in the back ground The boma area and is large . Plenty room for a motorhome and a pony. .We were there the night of a full moon .. its was magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
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On the 28th of June I pulled up at Sable dam, where a lady called me over and said I just missed a leopard drinking and walking around :wall: :wall: She says she was watching it for a quite a while all to herself!
If I were to stay at Sable dam I would be alert 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Hide
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Apparently its one of the hottest spots at the moment to sleep at because the lions are lying right next to you roaring at night! The water in the bush is very little if at all so Sable dam is a great spot to be at!

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