Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 2 of 4
 [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:59 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Thanks wbclodge, that is great news! :dance: :dance: :dance:
Would love to see Marakele green again!
:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:40 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:10 am
Posts: 327
Location: Pretoria
Hi All,

Just got back from a weekend in Bontle, it is DRY!!
Although there are signs of green coming through, it is eaten quickly.

According to the person at the reception, there were already about 50 Impala's dead, and several kudu's.

We have also seen some carcasses lying in the veld.

It is BAD

Regards

_________________
Done:
Elephants Back Pack Trail - 2009
Mphongolo Back Pack Trail - 2011


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 13
We had about 30mm last night (Monday night). Altough it is gettig better, we still need quite a lot more. Biggest problem currently is overgrazing in the lower parts of the park. Also experienced some warthog and especially kudu not in a good condition.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 13
Again 50mm Friday night (26th). Was quite a storm, but well needed rains.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:17 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
That is great news! :dance: :dance:

Thanx for keeping us updated! :thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:38 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Anyone with updates on the rainfall and condition of the veld in Marakele? :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 13
Only a few millimetres the past week, but huge thunderstorms. Another storm at the moment, altough it looks like we could have some rain. The veld in Marakele looks better and much greener than a few weeks ago. I think this weekend will be good for rain, had up to 43 degrees the past three days.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:15 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Thank you for the reply, wbclodge! :thumbs_up:
Good to hear there is some improvement and will keep on praying for lots more rain! :pray:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Germany
Hi there,

We have never been to Marakele and think about going there next year in October.
Having read the posts regarding the very dry conditions and animals starving to death I wondered if this is normal for October or if this was an exception at Marakele due to the extremely dry conditions.

Does anyone have any experiences regarding the conditions in Marakele in October in the last years?

Thank you.

Nina


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:47 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Unfortunately I cannot help you out Nina - it was our first visit to Marakele in October - we usually go during the first half of the year. :)

I sincerely hope that Marakele received a share of the wonderful rains we had over the weekend - we in Wierdapark in Centurion had 92mm!! :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 13
Very good news - we received nearly 100mm of rain. Was in the Park Saturday and looks totally different from a few weeks ago.

Nina, we normally receive our first rains from the 10th of October. It is still very dry that time of year until at least middle November. If you want to see animals, it will be the better time to go. If you want scenery, it is very green and beautiful during the rainy season, so suggest anything from end of November will be better.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:35 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Thank you wbclodge - that is GREAT news! :dance: :dance: :dance:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Germany
Thank you very much for your replies, wbclodge and naomic,
We will try our luck in October.
I am glad to hear about the rains :dance:

Nina


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 13
We had 30-50mm in different areas on Tuesday. Been up to the towers yesterday (Wednesday) and if you want to see a wet Marakele, now is the time - water all over.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rain in Marakele
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:05 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Centurion
Thanks for posting again wbclodge! :thumbs_up:

How wonderful - wish I could see this wet Marakele!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Stampajane at 15:17:19 Submitted by sarafl at 18:46:14 Submitted by pandl at 22:20:18 Submitted by ritad at 20:39:35