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Addo: Sightings 2012

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Touareg » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:40 pm

Thank you Friedrich and Lionspoon.!
[b] Another day in paradise.

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby RonnieL » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Great pics Touareg :thumbs_up:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Touareg » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm

Here are the last few images of what was a great weekend in Addo.

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Brown-hooded Kingfisher

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Thats all folks....bring on KTP :thumbs_up:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 pm

Stunning weekend!!! :dance:

Thanks for sharing and now enjoy KTP! 8)
Looking forward to seeing your pics from there.
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby RonnieL » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Thanks for sharing Touareg :thumbs_up:
Stunning pics :cam:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:28 pm

magnificent :clap: .... I'm looking forward to see all that by myself :D
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:47 am

Stunning, stunning, stunning :D
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:52 am

Really very impressive, Touareg, as always :thumbs_up:

Especially all the birdies, the hyaenas, the meerkat, the ellie and the mongoose are fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Addo 4x4 Trail

Unread postby andycapepoint » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:52 pm

Can't help you with the 4x4 trails but I really envy you having your first trip to South Africa and Addo specifically. Addo is a great place to have your first taste of South African game parks. It's large enough to keep your interest but small enough to get to know your way around quickly. I think some of the larger game reserves like Kruger can be a bit intimidating due to their size.

Are you driving to the park along the N2 from the direction of Port Elizabeth? If so, you have two options. You can take the first turning off the N2 sign-posted Addo NP which takes you through Motherwell and up the Western edge of the park outside the park boundary to get to the main reception area just past the village of Addo. Or you can stay on the N2 and exit at Colchester, entering the park at the southern gate and drive through the park to get to the main reception. There is a Spar supermarket at Colchester off the N2 a bit further along than the exit you need to take if you want to stock up on groceries.

Inside the park, it doesn't really matter where you go, you can hardly fail to have great elephant sightings. In the southern section, we've always been lucky with the Mbotyl and Nglube loops. We saw this handsome chap there.

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In the northern section, Hapoor dam is one of our favourite spots. We were lucky enough to see a gathering of several herds there last year. We counted over 200 elephants!

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I'm sure you'll love the park.

Best Wishes,

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Addo Lions kill Buffalo

Unread postby lilowen » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:02 am

Recently received a URL for Youtube showing a [2] buffalo kill by two male lions. The heading is Addo lions kill buffalo. On viewing the clip I notice that the horns of the buffalo are not of the usual kind with the large boss. These horns grow upwards and not down and round. What buffalo are these?
here is the URL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvxkiVYR ... detailpage

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Re: Addo Lions kill Buffalo

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi Lilowen

I couldn't get the video to play, but if it is the same one that appeared about 6 months ago, then I would guess that the kill was done just above Carol's Rest waterhole in Addo, and that these were normal Cape Buffalo as found in Addo.

Hope that helps,

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Re: Addo Lions kill Buffalo

Unread postby DrPhil » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:36 pm

I watched the video the one they caught is a young Buffalo, But the ones running ahead are all cows and do not have the large bosses like the bulls do. Same as elephants the horns change from region to region. Might be that the genes of wide horns have been hunted out. As far as i know the the elephants in Addo dont really have tusks as well.
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Re: Addo Lions kill Buffalo

Unread postby NickyG » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:50 pm

Yeah - was calves killed by the 2 male lions, who have since been relocated to Kuzuko.

Hence the horns pointing up. The rest, as stated, were female. And had much smaller "bosses"

All are the same species - Cape Buffalo .


Hope that helps ??

I had the experience of getting caught ina whole herd of cows and juveniles crossing the road up by Mbabala Loop....seemed like 15mins of running buffalo, dust, and grunting (was more like 2mins). Not much one can do ... just sit tight.....although, these weren't being chased by lions.
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