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 Post subject: Transport Dam
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:00 pm 
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i had a wonderful experiance at transport dam in march 2007. a whole pride of lions were sleeping when, suddenly, a lioness just got into a crouched position. looking into the trees i seen about 3 wildebeest..immediately the lioness charged but just missed by +-a metre. the adrenelin rush i encountered was..aye..too much!!
Has anyone else had a golden moment there be it with a predator or even the smallest of creatures?

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We love to sit at Transport dam waiting for something to happen. Had a number of golden moments there. Just a few of them.

Lions ambushing impalas. Patiently waiting for them to come closer to the dam. Just as the lioness was about to charge a fellow tourist stopped, opened his combi door, not taking anybody els in consideration, and climb on top of the car to take photo's. This after we waited for some time to see the out come. Needless to say that the impala's ran away. I felt as if I could brake his neck because he spoilt everything. This is one of the reasons why I don't stop when there's lions or a leopard when there are other vehicles.

At another visit we saw wild dogs chasing an Impala and heard when they caught up with the impala. However we could not see the kill.

Then again Wild dogs that chased a Water buck into the water. It looked as if it changed into a practise for the younger wild dogs as the older dogs laid at the side of the dam watching their young ones. The Water buck came out of the water and chased the younger dogs. The adults would then step in and the water buck would ran back into the water. I took a 17min. video recording of the animals taking turns of chasing each other. What an experience.

Later the same day we returned to the dam and the wild dogs laid on the side of the water. A young couple stopped there, opened the vehicle door and put their baby girl of about 18 months on the ground next to the vehicles and aloud her to play their. Needless to say water attracts people and she ran to the water in the same direction as were the wild dogs where laying. I immediately told the parents that there is wild dogs, the mother ran after her daughter screaming to the child to come back. I think the wild dogs were frightened by this ugly noise, froze and just watched the mother picking up her child and ran back to the car. She then had the guts to ask me why did I not tell them about the wild dogs when they stoped and said that I have endangered the life of her child. My reaction; blame me , because you are stupid, my shoulders are big.


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Our first ever cheetah sighting in Kruger was on the road to TD, circa 1980.
My first wild dog kill took place there in 1995. The doggies caught an impala on the far side. It was filmed and shown on 50/50 in the next year.
Since then it has been a bit slow for us.

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all i can say is that transport dam is one of my favourite spots in the knp!!!!

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I have had my best cheetah sighting here in July 2006, it was unbelievable! Wont miss this dam! You can check the photos under the topic cheetah...What an awesome place! If im correct there is not one occasion we have missed waterbucks here ( real close)... 8)

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Saw my first lions on the hunt there.

It was the first dam I've ever stopped at in Kruger.

I still have a soft spot for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Transport dam
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Each time that we have visited Transport Dam we saw some kind of wildlife. It may perhaps not be in the same league as the popular Sunset Dam or Lake Panic but has anyone had any sightings at Transport Dam recently?

(That incident told above of the mother, the little girl child and the wild dogs are :shock: :shock: :shock:)

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I have never seen much in the area.
It is quite scenic though.


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No cats, dogs or kills, for me at Transport, but I did see my first (and only) Pygmy Kingfisher. :dance:


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Monday night at Transport Dam. 11 dogs moving off on the hunt - I sat with several others watching them for about 40 minutes - magical!


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What an awesome sighting............ :clap: :clap:

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Great Wild Dog sighting and a very 8) photo. It seems that wild dogs are often seen at Transport Dam. We usually see Impala’s, Zebra's and Waterbuck at this dam.

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 Post subject: Re: Transport dam
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Hi,

These are my pictures of Transport Dam from our trip in April.

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 Post subject: Re: Transport dam
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ALways a game hotspot around Transport dam! :D
The area around Transport can chuck any preditor :thumbs_up:

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