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Oumie - Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Back from a very HOT stay in Kruger...
Nice and cool in Cape Town :)
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:26 pm

Will do my trip report after end of Feb...retiring again :wink: :dance:
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Thank goodness the photos are all sorted :D

After a 3hour fligt from Cape Town we landed in Neslpruit....got the hired car and made a beeline for Skukuza.
Arrived at camp....boy was it HOT :roll: Thank goodness the aircon was on in our bungelow when we arrived. We unpacked quickly, went to the shop to stock up on food. Unpacked the goods and had our first cooldrink outside on the patio....aah we are home 8)
The river was flowing strong, everything was nice and green
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We did not feel like going out at all...just chilled at camp and enjoying being here :D

Had a "lekker' braai....sat out for a while but the mozzies were all coming out in full force, so off into the cool bungalow and sleep.
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:59 am

Woken up with this alarm "screaming'' :lol: Set it up for 7am as we did not want to rush out to Satara....while making coffee we hear this thundering sound on the roof....SO opened the curtains and saw it was Baboons chasing each other around on the roofs....one came onto the patio to see if there were something to eat...he/she got such a fright when SO upened the door that it took off and bit its mate :lol:
Had our first coffee, packed up and took a slow drive to Satara. On the low bridge we stopped for a while...this Thick Knee appeared and posed for us :D

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Further on we saw this female...she was very alert and staring into the bushes....

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Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Stopped to watch these little ones....while having our coffee and rusks they all started moving towards us :)
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Carried on.....
Geez more little ones....wow there were a lot of them along the road...
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While taking photos this little one came closer to see what this "'big thing'' is....
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Then he/she looked straight at me...ready to pose :)
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Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:28 pm

Spend quite a long time at the 'nursary' :lol:
We turned to see if there were anything at leewpan...just a few water birds.
carried on to the next waterhole....also just a few birds....dicided to carry on...saw these
Spurwinged goose wading and feeding along the little stream
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Stopped at Tshokwane for breakfast.
Carried on towards Satara, as we got to Mazithi dam we saw some movement in the stream pass the dam...we could see something floating in the water and crocs twirling around....took a photo but a bit to far for a clear image....
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The crocs were eating something but we could not see what animal it is :(
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:32 pm

Oh dear oumie was a big animal they were eating?
Im still In LOVE with my Kruger!


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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:41 pm

Sheenaugh-Lee wrote:Oh dear oumie was a big animal they were eating?

Yes we think it was a dead Hippo...
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:50 pm

Now it started to rain....but it was still hot :roll:
Just before Nkaya pan we saw these little ones milling around on the tar...
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Turned off onto the sand road towards Nkaya pan when we saw this snake on the road...
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Not much at the waterhole...a few Impala and some birds.
Got to Satara...had lunch...did some shopping for a few days.
We decided to stay in as it was now raining quite a bit. Just chilled, read our books and magazines :)
Will go out tomorrow 8)
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Do you know what snake that was that you saw oumie?
Im still In LOVE with my Kruger!


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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:02 pm

Sheenaugh-Lee wrote:Do you know what snake that was that you saw oumie?

We are not good with IDing snakes...but we think it is a Puff Adder..
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm

Love those impies.

Looks also like a puffy. These snakes are rare sightings. Although creepy, one will enjoy them anyhow. :big_eyes:

Thanks for sharing...(looking over your hood from the big green building) :hmz:
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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:13 am

Was going to leave very early this morning...but got too lazy so we only got up after 5:30 8)
Decided to take the S100 :hmz: lot of cars on the road....
These waterbuck were all males and they were testing each others strength
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This one stood on a little mound to see what is going on....
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the other 2 at it again...
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See I am stronger....
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Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 am

They pushed and shoved all the time...
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Tired yet?......
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This little one sooo wanted to play, but was a bit nervous...
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Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012

Unread postby Oumie » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:14 pm

This mom was watching out while the little one was resting...
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Got to the end of the S100 when somebody told us that there were Lion cubs lying on the rocks just past the T-junction going towards Nwanetzi...saw only 2 cars standing at the spot..the cubs were sleeping not moving at all..one could just see them lying on the rocks.
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Decided to leave them as they were not going to move...
By now we were getting hungry...geez never eat so early at home :lol:
Decided to carry on to the picnic site.
At one of the streams these little family were waddling on the edge...too cute!
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mom taking them for a swim...
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Got to the picnic spot for breakfast...geez it is getting really hot! After breakfast we went on the tar back to camp as it is now very hot...going for a swim :D
And for a snooze 8)
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)


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