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Luvuvhu River Road S63, Fever Tree Forest.

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Unread post by Thorsten » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:06 am

Hello Schnooks,

In 2000 my son found a cheetah, in 2002 i found a couple of lions and in 2005 i found a group of 5 lions.

No doubt - they are there.

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Unread post by Johann » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:08 pm

Jakkalsbessie wrote:... Also had a stunning sighting of LITS there last year during Big birding weekend :D


O ja! Forgot about those. Also not too far from where we stopped the vehicle to start the walk to Lanner Gorge.

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Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by Richprins » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:24 pm

Sorry, mods, but there does not appear to be a topic like this in this forum!?

Just a question...is braai wood still sold at this picnic spot?... I can't remember. :hmz:

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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by gmlsmit » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:41 pm

We have been going there for decades.

Pafuri to us is just one of those places where you feel a part of Africa, it has mystery, it has history, it has myths.

If you have not yet been there, go there and be rewarded.

Stop in the Pafuri Forest, switch off your car and listen, you will hear nothing, no you will hear and experience the joys of nature, chorused by birdsong.

You will leave humbled and refreshed - and you will return.
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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by DuQues » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:48 pm

Actually, the pafuri forest is great for photography. Even in the middle of the day you have great light due to the fact that the leaves break the light.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:39 pm

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It was quite comfortable with my presence , I walked closer and passed within 4 metres without it appearing stressed .
Such is life at Pafuri .
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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:50 am

RP was very fortunate to see and photograph the lion , quite a scarce item up there , but then there is so much more up there to make up for the big cats scarcity .
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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:34 am

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Relaxing near Pafuri picnic spot .
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Re: Pafuri Picnic Spot

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:37 am

Pafuri still has much of the old time charm.

Driving up there seems long but it is always much in reward, Babalala, Dzundzwini Mashikiri, Elandskuil, Kloppersfontein, Baobab Hill, Nyala Loop the Fever Tree forest, Crooke's Corner much of this was part of the Ivory Trail travel drive slowly and enjoy the mystery. Stop in the Fever Tree forest and listen to Natures Melody, there I go again . . . . .

The only of the the big 5 we have not yet seen there was Rhino and of the 4 scarce antelope species were Tsessebe.

We never miss an opportunity going there, we are very often amazed at how the sightings differ from driving up there and then the return trip.
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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by G@mespotter » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:57 pm

The s63 looks beautiful, saw lots of nyala, impala, a herd of ellies, water monitor and other facinating stuff :) LOTS of birds, grass is very short and green, I heard there was a great storm last night, river is full and looks lovely.

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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by Phugwane » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:43 pm

I was there 4 weeks ago and its great at the moment. 2 x separate Thickbilled Cuckoos in the Fever Tree Forest and on 1 occasion with their only known host a small flock of Retz Helmut Shrikes.
I was working out of Pafuri camp Wilderness Safaris. S
Saw leopard 100 metres from the lookout on the main bridge over the river and near Pafuri Gate a pair of Bushpig were in the road early in the morning.
No Pels Owls this time but great lion roars at night

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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:08 pm

Hey, Gwen!

My favourite area!

My family and I and other animals have had good sightings over the last few years: Lion, leopard, Crowned Eagle, BBJ, Croc kill, Serval and Eland!

But it is just the general magic! :dance:

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Phugwane, have you got pics of those bushpig? Or would you put up that sighting under "mammals"?

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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by leachy » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:31 pm

Hey gwen

here is a small selection of pics from this stunning road.

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will post some more soon as i am heading off to Punda in the morning
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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 21, 2012 11:50 am

These are some of our pics taken on the S63 river Road, an area which I am just totally memorised by with its lushness, beauty and sheer tropical splendour like no other place int he park.

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Re: Luvuvhu River Road S63

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:02 pm

What stunning pics :dance: :dance: :dance:
What a beautiful part of paradise :D
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