Hey guys, if anyone is able to get the cam operational, there is a kill near the waterhole as far as it sounds on the latest sightings thread in fbook.
Hyenas took down a buff and now there are lions on the kill.
Hopefully someone can get it fixed
Thanks for the information! Much appreciated! The link to Satara is unfortunately a big headache for us and it is not easy to fix remotely and must be fixed by the telecom company!
Having given the bad news, something that might make you feel a bit better:
The kill you are referring to actually took place next to the fence opposite the Frankel Guest house (Satara) where there is also a small waterhole (not the one where our webcam is). This is on the north-western corner of Satara Rest Camp (close to the camping area as well). Our webcam is at the waterhole on the south-eastern side of the camp. So despite the fact that there is a kill and some lion activity at the moment next to the fence at Satara, even if the the link to Satara (webcam) was working, you would not have seen the kill as it took place roughly about 300/400 metres (following the fence) from the waterhole where our webcam is!
See the map (not to scale) of Satara Rest Camp here
. Note where Frankel Guest House (top right corner) is compared to the reception/shop/cafeteria almost on the other side of the camp (bottom of map). The webcam is around 100 metres south-east from this part of the fence (opposite the reception area/restaurant/cafeteria)
We might have been able to see some of the predators visiting the waterhole on webcam to quench their thirst but that is also very unlikely as the kill took place next to another waterhole a few metres away (not on cam
The telecom company have almost completed the upgrading of telecoms microwave infrastructure feeding Satara (and other sites in Kruger)....better data services and better bandwidth soon with increased reliability we hope as well!