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Re: Predator sightings at Shingwedzi?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:37 pm

Hi Eddie no doubt you will fall in love with the surroundings up north :wink:
Have a look here Punda and Shingwedzi sightings to give you an idea :thumbs_up:
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Re: Predator sightings at Shingwedzi?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:50 am

Hi Eddie, it is a super camp for many reasons. It seems to be a favorite camp for many mites.

I have never stayed there for a very long time, but I have had the pleasure of lion and hyena sightings. My favorite sightings in that area are the large tuskers that inhabit the region.

I do wish you a wonderful stay.
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:18 pm

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:13 am

Rodger,
A great sighting and photo :thumbs_up:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Stunning Ostriches rodgerh! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Predator sightings at Shingwedzi?

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:47 pm

Eddie Lubbe wrote:I am planning my KNP trip for next year - have done the South and central regions extensively but have little knowledge of the North. What is your experience with predator sightings in the Shingwedzi region?


We've had good lion and leopard sightings in the Shingwedzi area. As always it is a story of right place right time, but in my opinion, if predators are important to you, Shingwedzi is the camp in the North you should consider.
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:26 pm

Between Punda Maria and Shingwedzi camp
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:10 pm

Nice sighting Rodger! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks EIsa
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Stunning images of the Southern Ground Hornbill with its catch rodgerh! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:53 pm

I saw more done 20 lions between Shingwedzi and Panda Maria
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Mischief » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:14 pm

Lovely sighting Rodger :thumbs_up: !great photos :cam: Those Cubs are too precious.Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:30 pm

What a lovely sighting rodgerh! Hope we will also be able to see them in October! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Stickman360 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:49 am

Hey everyone, so I have found the perfect forum to discuss a few points for an upcoming trip in November.

Firstly I apologize if this post becomes long how ever if you take the time to read it I would appreciate any feedback.

I have two nights camping in Punda maria and two nights in Shingwedzi from which I am making my way south to letaba for a further 2 nights and then heading south.

The first leg:

arriving at Punda maria after driving from JHB it is my intention to erect camp and relax (Braai) during the midday/afternoon heat, after which I believe a short drive on the S99 loop will be the best course of action.

The full day I have there I am going to make a day trip up to crooks corner as I have never seen it before, I am looking at taking on the S60 then main road up to pafuri.

The morning we head for Shingwedzi we are taking the S56 dirt road down.

QUESTION:

What are some of you preferred stops and spots that we should look out for in order to get the most out of our time in the North?
Water holes?
Dams?
Must do Routes? (Best time of day)


The second leg:

Arriving at Shingwedzi we would have enjoyed a morning drive down S56. The afternoon would include the kanniedood drive

the following day would be a combination of the kanniedood / red rocks and S56

QUESTION:

What are some of you preferred stops and spots that we should look out for in order to get the most out of our time in the North?
Water holes?
Dams?
Must do Routes? (Best time of day)



Thanks for any response look forward to reading it. :thumbs_up:




Also is it worth it to drive down to letaba on the dirt road S50 or should we do go on the tar road?

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:03 pm

Stickman, I think what you have described sounds good to me and I think you have planned on covering a nice selection of areas and roads.
Certainly the Mahonie Loop, a must and of course Crooks corner/Pafuri goes without saying! 8)
Do allow a stop off at Klopperfontein dam which can often be very productive.
I love the S56 so fully agree with that and before starting it you can have a stop off at Babalala picnic site.
Of course it does also depend on whether the rains have begun or not which can make a difference to some roads/waterholes.
in particular the S50 down to Letaba a case in point, if still very dry it can be almost void of any sign of life.
but if there is/has been rain a stop off at the Grootvlei dam is wonderful and can give some amazing sightings.
Hope that has helped somewhat.


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