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Grootvlei Dam on the S50

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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:32 pm

Wow, that is certainly a big contrast Okie! :shock:
Can you recall what time of the year that was?
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby okie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:04 pm

Elsa - Taken on 17th May 2011 . You wanna see some more ? Here they come .

Mother and child

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Having a quiet drink together :)

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Man , those Tsessebe's can fly over the ground :big_eyes:

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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:15 am

Lovely sighting okie!

I have to wonder what it looks like now as that area seemed to miss out on much of the rains this year.
Even in Feb/Mar. the general bush/veld looked very dry.
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:25 pm

Those tsessebe are FAST!!
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi Elsa,
You mentioned that you wonder how Grootvlei dam is looking now. I also looked at those photos posted by Okie.

This was taken 27 July 2012 (Last weekend) when Mads and I visited the North of the Park. Photos taken from the Dam wall.
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby okie » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:42 pm

Great change - just shows you VVSV :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:53 pm

Thanks for the pics VVV, I really thought it would have less water by now but amazingly not.
Nice tusker pic as well. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:27 am

Grootvlei living up to it's name :D
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby granjan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:57 pm

okie wrote:
granjan wrote:This was taken after driving along the dam wall in April. I must confess I did wonder how well I would reverse if I met an ellie on the wall.
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Always something going on at that dam , although we've seldom seen it full of water .

Hmmm... wonder how much that ellie contributed to its fullness :hmz:


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This is why I was a bit worried about my reversing skills!
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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 pm

Hi Granjan,
I know exactly how you felt about reversing on that wall :D Lukily for us the Ellies did not really want to leave the water and I could go to the end and turn around. My daughters love to tell anybody willing to listen about their mother's reversing skills :D

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Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50

Unread postby rufie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:40 pm

Think that I must go make a turn there in December


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