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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:10 pm 
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I had 3 lionesses on the sunset drive, I also had buffaloes, elephants, white rhinos, leopard, Giraffes, zebras, impalas, spotted eagle owl, Bush buck and scrub hares, Patrick also had 3 Male Lions on the crocodile river road, I also had reports of wild dogs but I haven’t find them.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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I went out on a morning walk with Patrick, we had 5 buffaloes, we also had lions roaring but we haven’t find it, we had a white rhino cow with a calf that was running in front of us with guests but nothing have happened , they only had the feeling of being charged but they were safe,

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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I was on my way back to the camp from Malelane town when I came across 3 cars on the sighting of a leopard after the big marula tree.

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This late this afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Hi forumites,

Attached a photo of a leopard sighting which our 5 year old daughter made (we're extremely proud of her :clap: ) on 12 June about 4km's from Berg-en-Dal on the S110 @ 14:15.

I had another leopard sighting the following morning at Matjulu waterhole @ 6:25 where I was lucky enough to be the only car around. :D Unfortunately, my photographic skills (while driving) dropped me on the day since I was alone in the car and the photos taken were bad. Luckily I managed to make a video clip or 2 to show the family what they missed out on.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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:clap: Lovely pic Polargiant! You have a photographer in the making there with your little one. Great sightings!


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I hope people will agree with me when I say berg en dal is one of the best areas to see the leopard in the park.

Last night I met kwagga 1, who updated me of a leopard kill at Matjulu Bridge, when I arrived there it was busy dragging the carcass into the thicket. We only stay for 10 minutes and left, when we came back the carcass was on the tree and the leopard was moving on the ground.

What a lovely sighting

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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:clap: Lovely pic Polargiant! You have a photographer in the making there with your little one. Great sightings!



Thanks :) I went and had a look again at what I wrote and I need to correct myself. She spotted the leopard at first annouching that she thinks she saw a cheetah, then requested me to reverse the vehicle for her to have a second look. And to our amazement: leopard sleeping. It only raised head when I started to take photos. Needless to say, she earned herself an ice cream of her choice for it...

Have to agree with Raymond, B&G is buzzing ito leopard sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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I did a sunset drive last night, I had white rhinos, herd of buffaloes, elephant bull, lions, white tailed mongoose, dwarf mongoose, large spotted genet, giraffes and a leopard with an impala Carcass at matjulu bridge. I also went out on a morning walk with Patrick, we had Lions at matjulu water hole on our way to the walking area and white rhino bull, on the walk we had a white rhino cow with a calf and 3 Buffaloes.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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I went out this morning for a morning walk with Elliot from Biyamiti bush camp, we had kudus, impalas, 4 Buffaloes and White rhinos.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Jolly amazing to spot a leopard at that age! They really blend in well and are not easy to see :clap:


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The leopard that caught an impala at Matjulu bridge it is still there enjoying its meal

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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Thanks Raymond for the updates and Deebs for posting them! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard sightings around Malelane & Berg en Dal areas
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Yesterday I was doing a morning drive at malelane gate, I was having a private drive, I have picked my guests at 04h50 in the morning, we had 3 Black rhinos, side striped jackal, Bateleur eagle, lappet faced vulture, Tawny eagle, giraffes, Zebras, Warthogs and blue wilde Beests, I also had 11 lions that were chasing each other with spotted hyenas after I have met one of the forumites at Afsaal witch craft who told me that he had a leopard at berg en dal tar, on my way back I had 4 lionesses with breeding herd of elephants at matjulu bridge , I also had saddle billed stork, grey heron, Hamerkop and pied King fisher. I also had hippos and buffaloes

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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The system was down but we had good sighting s for the past 3 days, Lions, Leopards, elephants, civets, genets, Giant eagle owl, spotted eagle owl, giraffes, warthogs, hyenas, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, scrub hares, white rhinos, grey duikers, steen bok, impalas, kudus, Zebras and wilde beest

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Thanks Raymond and AM :D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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I did a walk yesterday with Patrick, we had white Rhinos and elephants, I also went out on a bush braai where we had white rhinos, elephants, Buffaloes and we also had about 9 hyenas visiting the bush braai area,

This morning I did a morning drive, I had 2 lionesses on the berg en dal tar, white rhinos, Buffaloes , elephants, impalas, I also had black Rhinos, 4 Male lions that were feeding on a Carcass that I haven’t able to see what it was , I also had lots of hyenas, impalas and grey duiker.

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