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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Hi,

I would like to say a big thank you to Raymond Khosa for telling us about the Leopard at Jame's Pan this morning.

It was worth ther detour.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Would you please be so kind to accept my apology for not reporting, I was away at olifants camp for big birding day, flying cheetah is around the camp I took him on a bush braai last night where we had a beautiful male Leopard, I also had 2 Leopards at James yesterday morning, wild dogs and lions have been on the area , Oupa from malelane gate had 2 Leopards on the sunset drive, Mas our guide also had a leopard with impala carcass on the timfenene area, Bird watchers I had sooty falcon and today I went out with group of birders looking for Madagascar cuckoo 7.7 kilometers away from Biyamiti Weir on the s114, I also had Black rhino this morning with white rhinos as well. Please take note of that Rastah have moved to Talamati bush camp.

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Black rhino was spotted today on a morning drive, I also had spotted hyenas, white rhino bull, breeding herd of elephants, kudus, giraffes, impalas, grey duiker, water bucks and a male lion.

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I missed the Malalane leopard in a tree by a minute yesterday :slap:
When you enter Malalane, keep your eyes in the trees 8)

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Thanks for the tip cheetah2111 :thumbs_up:

We hope to see them next year 8)

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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Leopards sightings is so interesting at the moment, I had 2 Leopards at steilberg, another one I have spotted it on the turn off of Timfenene loop, Lions were also been around, I also had Black rhino, elephants, white rhinos, impalas, giraffes, kudus, water Bucks and large spotted genet. Madagascar Cuckoo still around the s114, if forumites are around I can give the direction on where to look for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Just returned from six nights at Berg en Dal and had an incredible week. Seven, yes seven leopard sightings and then interesting sightings such as serval and honey badger. Two of the leopards were on the Matjulu loop (possibly the same one twice) as well as the badger.

Animals at our campsite included leopard tortoise, dwarf mongoose, cane rat, genet and a handful of scorpions during Friday nights storm - obviously they were looking for dry ground.

First time staying at Berg en Dal and thoroughly enjoyed it..!

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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
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:52 pm 
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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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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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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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