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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Excellent sightings koppycat :D

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Hi James, I've attached two maps of the areas we travelled in with what we saw and where. I couldn't upload to a PM unfortunately..:|

Our best leopard sightings were on the S110 road (Matjulu loop) and on the H3, and the lion were near Afsaal and Renoster Pan. There is a hyena den about 3km south of Afsaal right next to the road which offered good sightings as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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wow Koppycat, superb Serval :clap:
thank you for posting :dance:
we... I can't see the others... maybe try to do like for the first one :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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that's awesome.. :thumbs_up:

now i miss berg en dal

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Awesome sightings. I hope that the serval sticks around for a few weeks until I get to B&D. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Hi Raymond

During a stay at the camp over Easter this year, there was a photo of the african pygmy kingfisher posted in reception under birds of B&D. We enquired, but noone could tell us when and where the picture was taken.

I will once again be visiting B&D for Christmas and would like to find out whereabouts these little guys hang out?

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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And with a major golf tournament, the Dunhill Championship, on the go at a golf course close by, Raymond took some famous golfers on a drive a few evenings ago 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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thank you DinkyBird to post these pictures... :D
I can't... even open :evil:

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Last night we had a lovely drive, 2 leopards were spotted by Oupa from Malelane, I also had 2 lions sightings on the berg en dal tar, Oupa also had herd of buffaloes, hippos , white rhinos, elephants and impalas, I also had honey badger.

To all forumites have a lovely Christmas and prosperous 2013.

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I did a morning drive, I had 2 lionesses after Biyamiti Weir, I also had wild dogs, water bucks, giraffes, impalas, hyena, white rhino, breeding herd of elephants and herd of buffaloes.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Koppycat wrote:
Hi James, I've attached two maps of the areas we travelled in with what we saw and where. I couldn't upload to a PM unfortunately..:|


Hi Koppycat,
Would you mind posting the maps again?

We are off to B & D next weekend and it would be fantastic to see which areas are "hot"


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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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What are current conditions like in the B & D Area?
Very tall grass?
Thick bush?

What are the best roads to take in the area?

I will be staying at B & D for 5 days from Sunday. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Hope those come out?

The conditions are really good after lots of rain, grass is tall and the bush is quite thick. All the roads around BeD offered good sightings while we were there!


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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Koppy Cat,
No, it didn't come out again.

Please to hear you had some good sightings in the area?
What were the best roads to take?


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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Right, I see the maps are now loaded! I had the size too big!

We had great luck in the evenings taking the Matjulu road back to camp, had two lepoard sightings and the badger on that road. From Afsaal we also had great viewing returning on the H2-2 and then onto the S118 that runs next to the Mlambane river...


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