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Unread postby pardus » Sun May 21, 2006 6:20 pm

For what it's worth (in the staff village) - hyena, elephant, giraffe, kudu, leguaan, hippo, .... any case, shall I go on...kudu, genet, serval... :twisted: :lol:

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Unread postby Freda » Sun May 21, 2006 6:32 pm

I forgot the leguuan at Berg-en-dal
Bushbuck at Letaba
Duiker at Shimuwini
African wildcat at Punda
Bushbabies at a few camps

Daren't mention the lion at Lower Sabie :wink:


Those fences really are to keep visitors in and not the animals out :shock:

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Unread postby bert » Sun May 21, 2006 6:43 pm

Expect for the numerous birds
Pretoriuskop: impala, mongoose, vervets
Lower Sabie: baboon
Letaba: bushbuck
shingwedzi: vervet

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Unread postby Freda » Sun May 21, 2006 6:52 pm

Jose wrote:
Freda wrote:... Duiker at Shimuwini ...

Aww... Rover!!! I miss her! :D

:lol: I forgot we named her Rover :lol:
and we tried to give her a much needed manicure :roll:

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Unread postby Jose » Sun May 21, 2006 7:36 pm

Freda wrote: :lol: I forgot we named her Rover :lol:
and we tried to give her a much needed manicure :roll:

Think it was your SO who started that? He would tap on his leg, saying 'Rover. Come!' And she followed him.
She followed me all the way to reception at one point, and stood outside waiting while I was inside, getting my phone off the charger. :D

Shame. Wonder how her feet are. :( And if she's still around.

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Unread postby Freda » Sun May 21, 2006 7:41 pm

Jose wrote: :( And if she's still around.

Arks saw her last week :D

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Unread postby Skydiver » Mon May 22, 2006 5:20 pm

Letaba - bushbuck, warthogs
Satara - wathogs, baboons, impala
Skukuza - impala, warthogs
Tambotie - honeybadger, 1 x lioness
Lower Sabie - baboons, heyena, leopard on stoep at night.
Balule - one mean male baboon
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Unread postby Skydiver » Tue May 23, 2006 7:35 am

Hi Luislang.
We were returning from a night drive and as we entered the camp we saw a lioness run over the road in the camp. We were all dropped off at our tents and told to stay inside till further notice. It turned out that a late arrival to the camp left the gate open and our kitty cat got in that way. The rangers managed to shoo her out of the camp quite quickly. Needless to say there were some very impressive sprints by the ladies for the toilets for the rest of the nigth and early morning......hehehehe.
I have this picture in my mind of you and your SO having a romantic stroll under the stars............uh honey, dont scream now, but i think i just saw a lion :shock: ............RUN FORREST RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 23, 2006 6:48 pm

I posted this somewhere before, but at my age I can't remember where.

In Kgalagadi the picnic spots used to have rondavel type toilets, providing some decent shade. I have seen photos in the Nossob ofice that showed lionesses exiting the loos. Enough to make anyone in a hurry not to have the need anymore.....
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Unread postby bucky » Fri May 26, 2006 9:05 am

From north to south

Punda maria - Hyena
Shingwedzi - monkeys,baboons,leguaan,
Letaba - Bushbuck , python
Satara - Hyena , genet , impala , bushbabys , baboons , warthog , monkeys , dwarf mongoose colony near camp sites.
Orpen - Elephant (B4 the electric fence , still the old easily stompable fence)
Tamboti - Honey badger , baboons , monkeys .
Skukuza - Bushbabys , baboons , impala, warthogs
Lower sabie - baboons .
Pretoriuskop - Impala ,warthog,baboons,monkeys
Croc bridge - civit
Mbiyamiti - ss genet .
Malelane - Baboons
Twee rivierin - Cape fox

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 26, 2006 6:48 pm

This is not quite on the topic I started, but has anybody seen animals in the picnic sites.

We saw photos of an ele stock between the ablution blocks at Afsaal, and a buff had left its calling card in the among the seating at Tshokwane.

There are mongooses and monkeys at most picnic sites, and of course the bushbuck at Timbavati. The day after I was there last July, one was killed by a leopard at lunch time.
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Unread postby Barbara » Fri May 26, 2006 7:26 pm

I have seen Bushbuck at Letaba and Honey Badger at Satara.

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri May 26, 2006 8:21 pm

With our last sleep over at Lower Sabie: mega noise, lots of sound.
I had 3 angels close to me, so I did not disturb the peace. Thing is, next morning there were deep imprints of hyena in the sand.
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Sightings in and around the camps

Unread postby Mars » Mon May 29, 2006 8:29 am

Lets hear what you have seen in and around the camps, I mean like directly next to the fence or river, without leaving the camp...

I have at Skukuza at the river seen a leopard, elephants, impala's, and at night close to the safari tents hyena's. Some people say that about 3 / 4 years ago there were hyena's inside of the camp, can anyone confirm this for me ?

Further in Skukuza camp there is is bats, have been one or two wardhogs and some monkeys, some birds. At Lower sabie, also some elephants. What unusual activities have you seen at what camps at what time, mine where all bout last year October .

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Unread postby matthew » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:33 am

I have to say that my favourite animal seen inside one of the camps is the honey badger i saw at Tamboti camp.
I was warned the previous year about this infamous bin raider but did not see him then.

We had arrived at camp and started the fire for dinner and were relaxing (beer in hand) around the fire, when our next door neighbor, shaking an anti-badger broom, sent a mini-train of destruction charging towards us, sounding like a grumpy car on a cold day. He marched straight to our bin, rugby tackled it and dived straight in, grabbed a prize and came and sat with us next to the fire. Turning the meat had become a bit of a mission- for those with nerves of steel- as any movement got him rumbling and bearing his teeth.

The following evening we attempted to badger proof our bin and secured it to a tree. He got so irritated with our bin that he was almost screaming at it- they make quite a scary sound when angry- while hurling his body at it. He gave up eventually and moved on, grumbling all the way.

He must have won eventually- as our bin was on its side again the next morning.
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