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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:53 pm 
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Thanks danie . I understand.. But i'm time it will be possible...? ..


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I am sure it will be possible - there are a few ways to address the problem provided there is sufficient bandwidth available! At the moment it is not possible mainly to the very slow response from the webcams at the various sites - as said the webcams are sharing the same datalinks as our 'normal' applications that we need for admin/e-mail/reservations/etc at the respective sites. and we can't use more bandwidth that will have a detrimental effect on our normal business needs via the network.

Now and then during the day, but especially after hours, I do change the webcams' angles, zoom in, etc. when it will have less impact on our applications that do need the bandwidth to run our camps, etc.

Thanks for your interest and enjoy the webcams!

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 Post subject: SATARA WEBCAM
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Hi 'mites.

I have noticed what appears to be a large pool of water in the background of the Satara webcam. (Saw it some time ago and figured it was just my eyes, but it looks like it is there again).

With all the rain that is falling I would not be surprised if it is water, but I would like some confirmation.

Can anyone help? (Danie, I think you are the cam controler. Is it a large pool of surface water?)

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Hi BunnyHugger

On the Satara webcam there is no large pool of water in the background. I think what you mistake for a pool of water is actually a dirty spot on the transparent perspex 'globe' that protects the cam against rain,etc. With the recent rains, a raindrop dried up with some dirt it on the perspex cover and that is out of focus about 5/6cm from the cam lens on the outside looking like a hazy pool of water in the distance. If you look carefully you'll notice that the grass is quite tall behind the waterhole and water (if any) will not be visible. i know the area behind the waterhole well and it is a flat area where it will be difficult for water to form a longlasting pool.

To the left of the waterhole (out of normal view) there is an area where water might form a natural pool but that is out of normal view and I have never seen an actual pool there.

Thanks for the question though!

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 Post subject: Location of Orpen Cam
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Hello fellow 'mites.

When I was at Satara in July, we asked the camp staff where the webcam was. The answers we got were not word related, they were withering looksas though we had just arrived from a far off planet in aother galaxy. Words like Eish and Angazi, were finally expressed in reply. We managed to find it easily enough just using deductive reasoning.

I wouldlike to know if anyone can tell me the whereabouts of the Orpen cam as we will be in the area in April andwould like to spend some time at the water hole (If possible. In Satara, you just sit on the bench at the fence).

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Easy. Enter Orpen gate and go onto the H7. It'll be just after camp, on your left.

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You can also enjoy the Orpen cam from the Orpen camp. It looks out over the waterhole.

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Better yet, in midsummer you can lounge in the Orpen pool and watch the waterhole. 8)

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 Post subject: Satara webcam / s
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hi, can someone please explain the cam situation at satara - is there just one cam being swung into different positions or are the several cams?
thanx,
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Hi Allan!

There is just the one cam, but it can rotate, swivel, zoom, pan and prepare a braai. Oh, one of those is not correct. :wink:
Have a look in this topic for photos of the cam and light.

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Guess where this is :wink:

The view..........
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The actual Camera...........
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The hide where the cam is............
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Nossob Camp..........
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 Post subject: Re: Latest on webcams?
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:25 pm 
Hi All,

We have added a new feature in response to the request, now clicking on the highlight opens up a bigger image. This feature is only available on the forums pages and not on the main webcam page. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Location of Orpen Webcam?
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Please could someone tell me where the Orpen webcam is? :doh: I was told that the Orpen dam is not actually situated at Orpen, but further towards Satara ? :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Location of Orpen Webcam?
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It is the dam on the left next to the road when you go out of Orphen on the H7. 100 meters from the camp. Camera is between the road and the dam.


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 Post subject: Re: Location of Orpen Webcam?
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Forgot to say that the Orpen dam is 3 km from Tshokwane on the S32


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