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Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby tent dweller » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:01 pm

9 LIONS !!!! :shock: :shock: wow,wow, lucky game drive guests
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Brilliant sightings :clap: :clap:
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:58 pm

Fantastic Bridgeman :D

Bridgeman, do you do mainly night drives and are you affiliated to a camp?
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby bridgeman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:16 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Fantastic Bridgeman :D

Bridgeman, do you do mainly night drives and are you affiliated to a camp?

I'm at Phabeni gate now; but before; yes I use to be based in a. Olifants(2years) Lower sabie(a year) and now Phabeni gate.

Not just game drives, but game walks and bush braai's too'

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby bridgeman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:06 am

Latest on Phabeni Route

The past few days has been very good; not just by the number of people but the sightings has been nothing but productive. Yes some of the nights were quiet but most of it were so worth it.

Some of the nights we go by 3leopard;some nights 1 or 2. Lions were a bit off line but got few outstanding sighting,few kills, lions sleeping on the road, the pride of 4lioness with 6cups(S1) came to our rescue few times were the night goes quiet' and when we about to give up; they remind us that its not over until the finishing line lol.

On the side of the dogs, there's been few reports from normal guest driving around S1 and S3 Numbi gate. We always missed them by few minutes, we had only two sightings of wild dogs the whole week(less than average).

Let's see what this weak bring for us.

Until then' don't drive over the francolins on the road. 50km/h on tar 40km/h on gravel.

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby saraf » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:29 pm

...we had only two sightings of wild dogs the whole week(less than average).


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So jealous, never seen wild dog.
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:07 pm

bridgeman wrote:Until then' don't drive over the francolins on the road. 50km/h on tar 40km/h on gravel.
Very good advice! :thumbs_up:
Thanks for all the updates Bridgeman, much appreciated. :clap:
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:19 am

Bridgeman, I remember one of your first posts. It was while you worked at Olifants. It was about listening to the silence. It was a post that stayed with me.
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby bridgeman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:24 pm

good day my lovely forums.

I know you have been looking forward for new updates on this page, I apologies for not updating regulary. I have moved to biyamiti bush camp now. that is the reoson I am not updating the phabeni sightings any more.

I will advice the guide at phabeni gate now #City to update you about the wild dogs and the leopards as you know that side of phabeni gate-skukuza road (S1) is the home for the dogs and the spoted cat.

until then, keep well and drive 50km/h on tar 40km/h on gravel, dont drive too close to elephants bulls on musth and females with small babies.

regards, much love.

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby saraf » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:32 pm

Enjoy Biyamiti, Bridgeman, its a wonderful place to be.
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:12 am

Enjoy Biyamiti Bridgeman. Are you going to do Biyamiti drive and walk related posts now? I'd love you too as have enjoyed reading your Phabeni updates!
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby bridgeman » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:46 pm

Are you going to do Biyamiti drive and walk related posts now? I'd love you too as have enjoyed reading your Phabeni updates![/quote]

i will consider doing soo, sightings are very good this side, lions, leopard, and home for the elis, not much dogs, but nice habitad for the big 5. soo surely there will always be something to share.

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby mad4wildlife » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Can anyone advise whether they offer night drives from either Phabeni or Kruger gate, as I only see sunset drives listed on the tariffs page?

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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:23 pm

I think they only offer sunset drives from the park gates. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Phabeni Gate Game Drive.

Unread postby bridgeman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:44 pm

we drove in at Phabeni gate today 25/08/2013 11:45am. the weather was on our side, good for cats to walk around. lions twice S1 S4 Junction and a mating pair just before the water-gaad point(S65). apparently someone saw a leopard crossing the road walking towards the Nyamudwa dam few minutes before us, search but could not find it. but we were kept busy by Elis and the other beest.

not bad at all.


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