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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:52 pm

This was between Punda Maria and Shingwedzi Camp on the 13 October 2015http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13422http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13421http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13420http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13419http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13418http://www.sanparks.org/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13417
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:08 am

WOW!!
Thanks Rodger, what a special sighting :thumbs_up:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51 am

Very special sighting rodgerh! Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by bushguy » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:39 am

Punda and Shing - early Dec 2014 - wet cool and not much to see. Good biding
Punda and Shing - early Oct 2015 - dry, hot (very) and much better game viewing - Average birding.

Oct 2015 - Although very hot and no rain, it was obvious that there had been good rain a few weeks before , as there was a lovely flush of grass and some pans/wallows with water in. It looked decidedly "park like" Beautiful driving under the big trees (and low grass) on the red rocks roads and Mpongolo loop. (and mahoni and Pafuri) Lots of ellies and a pride of lion that moved from riverbed to riverbed (Shingwedzi to Mpongolo) . as always , nice buffs , kudu, Nyala etc. Lots of Zebs around klopperfontein.

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Sparrow » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:31 am

Just a few in one of my favourite places in the park.

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And after an overnight storm

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by manicwalker » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:15 am

Sparrow...
Your photos sure makes one long to get back to Kruger :thumbs_up:
Thanks for sharing and "stirring" the memory!! :clap:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:23 am

Beautiful pics! :thumbs_up:
And may it be as green and wet again very soon! :pray:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:30 pm

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing Sparrow! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Red Squirrel » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:29 am

thanks great pics really getting me in the mood for our visit in 4 weeks. :)

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:17 pm

I started this thread five years ago in 2011. Thank you to all that responded with incredible images and feedback.

What went wrong since then ? Lets fire up some smart experiences in this beautiful area of KNP. Beginning of May 2016 I shall be in Punda and thereafter in Shingwedzi (and I know a few other guys as well !) and it would be fantastic to learn the latest sightings around here.

Please assist !

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by K-4S » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:50 am

Agreed Lennie

I am at Shingwedzi at the end of April. I will definitely come and report back for you. :D

It's always nice to hear what is going on around Shingwedzi
January 2017
Orpen | Olifants

May 2017
Bateleur | Shingwedzi

July 2017
Punda Maria | Sirheni

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:01 pm

These little cuties were seen on The Mahonie Loop Feb 2016.

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:18 pm

They are adorable Val! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:18 pm

What a sighting Val - beautiful! :clap:
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by leervis » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:07 am

Crested Val, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
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