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Wolhuter Trail

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Re: Wolhuter Trail

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:21 pm

Prior to 1986 the camp was more basic , trailists were accommodated in tents .

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The camp was more basic , hot water had to be taken from the "donkey" in a bucket & carried up the ladder to add to the tapped cold water .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Wolhuter Trail

Unread post by Icebear » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:21 am

During the world cup last year, I fortunately got 3 places on the Wolhuter Trail, the last 3 on any trail.

Our guide was Andre Slabbert, an honorary ranger who temps quite a lot, and his 2de geweer, who's name I unfortunately can't remember.
What an experience! I learnt such a lot about the veld and animal behaviour from him :)

The highlight of the trip was when we were traversing a slope, and saw a white rhino with her baby on the other side of a dry river bed, about 50 m away.
Andre stopped us and explained that trouble normally came from the baby.
It's inquisitive and comes closer to have a better look.
Mother then thinks that the humans are to close and storms.
He asked us to step off the path.
If the Rhinos chose the path to run away, they are not interested in attacking you, but will run over you if you are in their way.
So he chose to turn left and walk up the river bed on our side.
This petered out after a while, and as we came to that spot, Andre looked around, and of course all of us also.
The rhinos had elected to run away up the other side of the river bed and coming at us at full speed.
We were on a collision course were our 2 paths merged!
Andre shouted and waved his arms.
The rhinos skimmed past us, about 2m away at full tilt.

What a sighting!

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Re: Berg en Dal sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:05 pm

Hello Friends
Receive the pictures of AARDVARK I SAW WHILE I WAS LEADING WOLHUTER TRAIL ON THE 14 JUNE 2013

REGARDS
RAYMOND


Juin 2013 – Aardvark

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Re: Berg en Dal sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:06 pm

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:shock: what a sighting :dance:
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Re: Berg en Dal sightings

Unread post by MarkusF » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:31 pm

Whoop-Whoop! Great sighting and great photos too!! Thank you, Raymond and anne-marie. :dance:
A memorable sighting that's going to last a lifetime. :mrgreen:

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Re: Berg en Dal sightings

Unread post by flying cheetah » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:28 pm

...and also a Caracal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Hello Forumites
France Koppie and Stolznek dam is what make wolhuter so special to our visitors, Rangani, Jacob, Moses and Raymond are there to make your wilderness experience a memorable one, not forgetting Johan our chef, on the last 2 trails, Black Rhinos, Honey Badger and clans of Hyenas chasing a leopard from a carcass of impala was witness by Trails Rangers, African Harrier hawk and African hawk eagle were spotted as well.

Enjoy reading and hopping to see you on our trails.

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Raymond Khosa

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WOLHUTER TRAIL
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS(SANPARKS)
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Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings

Unread post by ligt55 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:23 pm

Hi AnneMarie & forumites

We just returned home from another amazing SA trip, part of which was a wonderful Wolhuter 27-30nov together with hemant &so, fed and cared for by Johan, accompanied/instructed/taught and not in the least protected by Raymond and Moses whose dedication and passion for KNP and conservation are admirable.

Both days Wolhuter gave us amazing rhino encounters! Will post photos and a video shortly!

brgds Mona

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Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:48 pm

I met Raymond ont he S25 two weeks ago at a wild dogs sighting. While we were talking some of the dogs made a kill behind his vehicle :big_eyes: But Raymond seems to be very well and he enjoys being on the trail :wink:
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Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:47 am

Raymond wrote:Dear Friends

There is something so special about the African sunset, what I have noticed over the past 12 years of my Guiding, people like our sunset and sun rise, as conservationist it has lots of meanings of which it needs lots of time to explain what is all about, it sets your soul free from stress of all the traffic jams, noise from the city, all the lights and pollution etc. having dedicated my life as Trails ranger it makes my mind health daily when I'm being out door with guests sharing with them signs of the wild.

See you at Napi trail, home of Giant Eagle owl, Barred owl and Sable antelopes

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Re: Wolhuter Trail Sightings

Unread post by Awake » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:06 pm

Some years ago we saw a Lichtensteins Hartebeest on the Wolhuter Trail.
Kruger 2016: :D
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March: Olifants
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Re: Wolhuter Trail

Unread post by Scadoxus » Mon May 11, 2015 9:17 pm

The SANParks Honorary Rangers offer Wilderness Trails Camps in Wolhuter and Bushmans. You will find a list of dates available for these camps here. Scroll down to the bottom of our bush camp page for the Walking Safari Camp information.
http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/bush-camps


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