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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:14 am

Lichtenstein's hartebeest

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22.10.09 around Shingwedzi :D
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:21 am

Mountain Reedbuck

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6.11.09 around Lower Sabie
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:26 am

Sable

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9.11.09 near Olifants dam (S36)
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by BushFairy » Sat May 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Hi all :)

Not sure if you guys consider the Sharpe's Grysbok to be a 'rare antelope sighting'? But here are two pics I took in Kruger in September 2009

On the S39
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On the S41
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Richprins » Sun May 16, 2010 6:09 pm

Very rare indeed so far South, BushFairy (Timbavati and Gudzani areas). Could you be more specific?

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by BushFairy » Sun May 16, 2010 6:30 pm

Thanks Richprins :)

The first sighting was on the s39 near Leeubron and the second was on the s41 about 50m after the N'wanetsi river crossing (in other words, where the road crosses the dry river bed) - that's the stretch of s41 between the s100 and H6.

Hope that helps! We have seen grysbok along the Timbavati road in previous years, not often though!
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by BushFairy » Mon May 17, 2010 11:18 am

Here are some pics of Southern/Common Reedbuck taken on the H10 near the turn off to the Mlondozi loop and picnic spot - taken in september :) For those of you who haven't seen Reedbuck in Kruger before, I would definately recommend the H10 - we have often seen them along this road - just look carefully during the day - they are usually lying down and are quite camouflaged :)

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Tue May 18, 2010 5:49 pm

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This sable we saw at the Transport dam

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On the Voortrekker road

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Tsessebe between Pretoriuskop and Phabeni gate

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Southern Reedbuck between Satara and Ngotso dam... These we see regularly!
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Richprins » Tue May 18, 2010 7:30 pm

Very lucky, Bushbaby! :dance:

Interesting the collar on the second sable! :hmz:

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:56 pm

During our visit to KNP in July 2010, we were blessed with great Sable sightings!

This beautiful bull was waiting for us on the S36 near the S125 turnoff.

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These two were standing in the distance on the S145 near Talamati camp

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:37 pm

In July 2010 we saw a total of 29 Eland!

We saw this herd on two consecutive days at Mooiplaas waterhole.

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These two bulls on the S144, 8km north of the S143 turnoff

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On the H1-9

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At Boyela waterhole near Babalala

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:26 pm

Hi MichaelWildtuin.

I did answer you on that Fred by here is a quick difference between the antelopes you can confuse it with. Basically there are 4 that people confuse the antelopes with
1. Grey Rhebok
2. Mountain Reedbuck
3. Southern Reedbuck
4. Oribi.

Oribi(with your picture shows, and can be seen by the black tip on the tail)
Oribi grow to around 92–110 cm (36 to 43 inches) in length, with a shoulder height of 50–66 cm (20 to 26 inches) and weigh an average of 12–22 kg (26 to 49 lb). They can run at speeds of up to 40–50 km/h (25–31 mph). In captivity they have a lifespan of up to 14 years.
The back and upper chest is yellow to orange-brown. The chin, throat, chest, belly and rump are white. The tail is short and bushy, the upper side black or dark brown,

Grey ReebokDESCRIPTION:
The thick coat is soft and wooly. The upperparts are greyish brown. The underparts, ring around eyes and white patches on chin & muzzle. A dark, narrow stripe runs down the front of the legs. The tail has a white tip. Grey Rhebok are fast runners, reaching speeds of up to 60km/h.
Horns:Only rams carry horns. they are straight, long, thin & pointed. The horns are partially ridged at the base, with smooth tips. Length: 15-29cm.

Mountain ReedbuckAppearance
A medium-sized, graceful and shy antelope. Rams attain a mass of about 32 Kg and measures 750mm at shoulder. Ewes are smaller at 30 Kg. Fur is predominantly grey, but the head and shoulders are a reddish-brown. It has a fluffy white tail and striking white underparts. Forward curved horns are only found on rams. This species has long narrow ears.

Southern(common) ReedbuckThe Southern Reedbuck, or Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) is an antelope, found in Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and northern South Africa.
Southern Reedbucks average 85 cm at the shoulder, and weigh around 70 kg. They have grey-brown coats with a white underbelly and black forelegs. Males have ridged horns of around 35 cm, which grow backwards and then curve forwards.Southern Reedbucks live in valley and upland areas, where they eat grasses and reeds. Old Southern Reedbuck males are territorial, living with a single female, which they follow at all times to prevent it having contact with rival males. Females and young males are usually solitary, except in the dry season, when they sometimes form herds of up to twenty individuals out of necessity. They are diurnal, but inactive during the heat of the day.

That was just n Quick description of them all. You can search each by name on Google and just ad image and you will find lot of photos of each. Hope this help you to confirm its Oribi :thumbs_up:
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Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by shortcourse » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:24 am

Hi all

There have been numerous posts about people wanting to see Roan and Sable and Eland etc. Most people know that the area around Mopani and to a lesser extent the Pretorioskop region are the hotspots but there must be other such places. Let's state what animal and where sighted so people can have an idea as to where they need to look for these hard to find animals!! For the purposes of this post, we will use the following animals:
Roan
Sable
Eland
Tsessebe
Reedbuck
Hartebeest
??? (anything else people are interested in)

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:10 am

Take the road to Giriyondo for reedbuck.
M'wamba pan is good for Tsessebe, and the S145 for Sable.
Red Hartebeest are not found in Kruger.
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by gmlsmit » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:14 am

Roan antelope almost guaranteed at Babalala.

Sable at Jones dam and also at the hill just south of the Kruger Tablets on H1-2, also at Grysbok waterhole on the H1-6 north of Mopani.

Tsessebe on the Fayi loop at Pretoriuskop and the Mooiplaas waterhole east of Mopani on the S50 and the Thihongonyeni waterhole on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop (S143).
Lichtensteins Hartebeest only if you are very lucky maybe on the Fayi loop and the plains along the Northern Plains 4X4 loop.

If you are Afrikaans speaking you will find Hartebeest in the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - Basterhartebees = Tsessebe and of course the Lichtensteins which were reintroduced from Malawi.

The Red Hartebeest are only found in the more westerly areas of the Transvaal and the Northern Cape areas.
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