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 Post subject: The gathering of the clan: A journey of discovering by BGS:
Unread postPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:25 pm 
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Good evening to my fellow forumites!

My journey begins in nine days....a journey that i've started planning just over eleven months ago...and now after all the time that has gone by, i can't wait for this last days to pass by. Everything that is needed for this is been bought and the most been packed. All that still must be done is to clean all the equipment, make sure that everything that is been thought of is there! 23 days in Kruger is dream come true for me, BUT as time slowly pass by it seems too short.

Many thanks to everyone that have helped me plan and for their advice in the past...i hope to bring back some great memories to all aswell as details of a journey that everyone has undertaken in the past!!

I very much like to thank DinkyBird for taken the resposibility to update you on me (and moms) progress via sms updates and quarantee a report back to you in this thread....

My journey starts on the 8th June with our first stop at Satara for the night moving to Shingwedzi on the 9th where it really begins....

Take care and keep an eye on our progress.....

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G'afternoon all..

only five more days to wait, boy.......

Went this morning for last minute shopping.....and eventually found my yellow ribbon at last :dance: .....

Must add, looking at all my STUFF that must go in my Ford Fiesta :shock: , i don't know if theres going to be place for a mouse and with mom arriving on wednesday with more..... :roll: .

ALSO to look forward to is our mini-meet with oumie at satara on the 17th June, our last night at satara before moving on to orpen.

Thanks to all the good wishes...

Greetings from Bloemfontein


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G'evening to all,

Eventually the day arrive, i'll be leaving for the journey in one day!! This is the last time i'll spend some time on the forum the next time will be after 23 days :wink: . you'll be updated by DinkBird via sms's LIVE from Kruger each day for the next 23 days. (leaving tommorrow at 14H00 from Bloemfontein for Vereeninging) So, if you want to follow me on my journey, keep an eye on this thread :wink:

Bye for now....

NEXT update from Vereeniging :D


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G'evening, arrived safely in Vereeninging. Loot to deparet at 2 tomorrow morning.

Greetings.
boorgatspook.


And we all know just how excited BGS must be right now!

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borrgatspook, 07:31:37 wrote:
Morning! Arrived safe at malelane Gate. Got our enter pass in no time. And as gate open we are home at last!

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I asked him to hug a leopard for me :D

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Evening!

Unfortunately no leopard yet to hug! But we had a great start to our journey with 4 of the big 5. Ellies, rhino, impies, kudu and common duiker on H3. To Satara on tar, 2 lions, buff, giraffe, ellies, steenbok, zebra, spotted eagle owl and normal game.

Chill now with some marula and braai fire. Tomorrow morning to Shingwedzi.

Satara greetings
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Great sightings, so happy for them :D
Perhaps he can hug a tree for me?


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Perhaps he can hug a tree for me?

I have asked him too :D

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Will do so!! Better option than a leopard!!!


:lol: :lol:

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BGS wrote:
Lovely sighting of lioness with cubs at Olifants River bridge getout. Some hippo and crocs. General game.

Bgs.


Will pass on your message Katy and Haupie!

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Hope you are enjoying Shingwedzi!

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Very much, thanks. Busy with yet another braai! Will update a bit later...saw afternoon nyala at Kanniedood Road.


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Firstly, thanks for the regards!

Left Satara at 7. Saw kori bustard, secretary bird, and of course lots 'dinkybirds'!

Usual game and again lion and this time with cubs. Between Letaba and Shingwedwzi about no game except impies and ellies.

At Kanniedoood ellies with baby and nyala. Had a stunning sunset back to camp!

Yet to see Yellow Ribbon, though I might have seen Oumie at nualas in bmwx3.

Greetings from a warm Shing.


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Also send my regards to Katy and Freda and Haupie!

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Sms just received from boorgatspook:

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Went at 6 for our own sunrise drive. Must admit, did not see much but really relaxing.

Did see, ostrich, buff, elllie, nyala, steenbok, saddlebilled stork, whitebacked vulture and fish eagel. On top of a magnificent sunrise!!

Greetings.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Is there much water in the river?

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No, tiny puddle at lower causeway. More water towards dam. Rest bone dry.


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Our sunset drive by ourselves was again to Kanniedood. Found ourselves agmoungst 50+ ellies with babies. Exciting yet nerve wracking! Spent time at dam to recover, relax and listening to the snorting of hippo and enjoying a sundowner while a croc was on his own mission.

The return was less dramatic.

Other sightings: resident baboons, nyala, great whie egret, marabou stork, and again a sunset Shingwedzi!

Kruger greetings.

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Late morning sms from boorgatspook:
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Left camp this morning in overcst cnditions. Route: S56 to Balbalala. Just turn onto and saw buff and ellies with babies. Later nyala, more ellies, dwarf and banded mongoose and kudu. Our late planned brunch at Babalala did not take place due to the fact that there was no gas! Returned via H1-7 with more ellies.

Till later - sun out now and warm.

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Our sunset drive brought the following: Buff, ellies, wterbuck, nyala, resident saddle billed stork, pied kingfisher, water tortoise, and our first giraffe at Shingwedzi.

Tonight, our last night, we are leaving with mixed feelings. Shing was good to us but looking forward to Olifants.

G'night for the last time from the one and only Shing!

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