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Unread post by Richprins » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:47 pm

Two nice bulls at Manzimhlope windmill/waterhole a few km south of Nhlanguleni Picnic Spot, around 2004.

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(Put them on the "Quizzes" thread as well, don't know if one is allowed to!?)

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Unread post by Muhammad » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:22 pm

cannot keep my secret anymore.seen at Talamati Hide.June 07
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Unread post by Muhammad » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:24 pm

and near Talamati on the S140.June 07
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Unread post by Gunner » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:19 pm

on the voortrekker road H2-2

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:02 am

One of a herd of 12 seen last week at Mondzweni waterhole on the S36. They took over the whol place and the Warthogs, Impala, Giraffe and about 100 Zebra had to stand back for this little group
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Re: antelope:sable

Unread post by Peter Betts » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:59 pm

Luren wrote:Hi all! been to KNP since 2002- 7 times.
Have seen sable once only.
Drove 40km in 43 degrees to Modzweni dam, and as I arrived, 7 sable crossed the road! Beautiful sight- well worth the drive!
One Bull and 6 females. I watched them as they went to the watering hole. They chased off the baboons, but were themselves chased off by giraffe! great to have seen them. Heres hoping to see them again- back to my park in May/June! Cheers


Luren..Modzweni dam and that whole road west of the tar road to Tsokwane...ie past Jones dam and the 2 picnic spots along the road to this dam...is IMO the best place to see Sable in Kruger havea look up the page of my pic of a Sable at this very dam..It stands to reason as the Boundary Area of Kruger and Sabi Sands is historically Sable country and Mala Mala for instance means sable Antelope and has one in its corporate badge..Its aweful to think but 50 yrs ago when I was tiny :shock: the owners of farms in sabi sands used to shoot Sable for the pot as Impala were rare and protected in the open Bush plains...since then Impala have bred up and caused gross bush encroachment in S Sands especially and so when Kruger fences were dropped all/most of the sable rushed in to Kruger to the better managed more open veld...but about 8 Black Rhino came the other way to enjoy the thick impala induced bush
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Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:54 pm

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:57 pm

Saw a herd of 7 Sable's July 2007 near Maroela camp. Awesome sight!!
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:02 pm

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Jo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:12 pm

Hi!

On 29 August we saw a male sable approaching the Shimangwaneni Dam on the S36. He was on his own, but there were lions at the dam. Fortunately the lions took no notice of him.....
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At the waterhole...
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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:10 pm

WOW........What A sight :) Only ever seen a heard of Sable once, At Shitlhave Dam.......One Day Again I hope :pray:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by joekin » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:05 pm

Had two sightings on S36, first was 3,
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then about halfway between P/kop and Numbi another herd of 10-13, no camera this time though

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by jb72 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:56 am

We stayed at Tambotie for the first time this weekend, and lucky for us the locals were out in full force. 3 Sightings in 18 hours - good ratio... :D

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The beautiful male was at the waterhole at camp, but could not come closer due to a lion spending the day 50m from camp. :dance:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:18 am

(Mods, please remove if necessary - hope it isn't... :whistle: )

Maybe illegal to post, I'm not sure, since these were not IN Kruger, just very close. At least I know that I can't say where then... :twisted:

But the sable is a majestic animal, and to see them like this is truly amazing! (And THAT'S the reason I'm posting them.

Nice bull
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I've read more than once that if you stand in front or to the side (obviously not behind where he can't really see you) and toss pebbles/sticks at a sable bull you'll never hit him. He parries them as they come, one by one, without missing a single one.
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:39 am

Richprins wrote:
onewithnature wrote:There is that argument about which is the most beautiful buck - sable, kudu, or gemsbok. It's a close-run thing, but for me the sable is the most majestic.


Ja, onewithnature, that was the argument when the SANPARKS' logo was decided upon years back! :)

The Wildlife Society at that stage had a Sable emblem, otherwise I think maybe we would have had a different kettle of fish! :twisted:


Interesting information, richprins; thanks! But, you mean we could have had a fish as an emblem? :huh: Anyway, the kudu is on the R2 coin, and the gemsbok on the Northern Cape numberplate.
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