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Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

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Unread post by gwendolen » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:36 am

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Unread post by kathy sa » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:47 am

We once drove into the parking area of Nkumbe and there was a huge Leopard!! Needless to say we didnt`t get out that day and we are very wary now when we are there!

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Unread post by Meg » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:34 am

I've told the story before and won't bore everyone again with the details, but we had a lioness walk behind us (passed the entrance to the car park) while we were out enjoying the view.
Naturally when we saw her our hearts nearly popped out of our throats and we're also exceptionally wary there now :lol: .
It's still one of my favourite views on earth though 8)
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Unread post by mountainview » Sun May 20, 2007 8:35 pm

Gunner wrote:Nkumbe lookout

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Unread post by oddesy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:41 am

last year when i visited nkumbe, my brother and i were sitting there watching a few lion in the distance and there was a guinea fowl at the edge of the steps, where my brother was about ten centimetres from, all of a sudden a massive black mumba struck at the guinea fowl and it was so close to my brother :shock: :shock: I will never forget that , needless to say we didint stick around for much longer, snakes are definately not my favourite animal :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:04 am

Yikes, :shock: I think that would have had me leaving in rather a hurry as well. :wink:
BTW, what happened to the guinea Fowl, was the mamba successful in its strike?
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Unread post by ndloti » Mon May 19, 2008 9:27 am

Nkumbe is not far south , about 5 km , of Orpen dam on the H10 Tsokwane / Lower Sabie road .
Lovely view , there is a lookout towards the east where one cannot alight from your vehicle which is not so frequently visited as the lookout to the west .
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Unread post by Scipio » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:25 pm

1998, before the thatch was there we were sitting on the bench & a Leopard came strolling past behind us. About 2 meters away. :whistle:

Wonder how many times he has done that without anyone noticing. :hmz:

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Unread post by Bennievis » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:52 am

December 2008.
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Unread post by Supernova » Wed May 06, 2009 3:20 pm

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread post by Donny » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:08 am

Hi Guys,

Just got news in from my brother who's currently in Kruger and he's had an experience that just makes me :mrgreen: . Can't really believe it.

This has happened this morning (18/07/09) about an hour ago. They had arrived at Nkumbe look-out point and were viewing the scene in front of them when they spotted a large herd of buffalo down below. Further scans around they " saw " what they thought were lion lying under a bush.

It turned out that they were actually looking at 4 cheetahs. The next thing the cheetahs burst out and launched a chase at the buffalo herd. (All this is unfolding in front of them like something out of " Animal Planet " scene). Wishful thinking :huh: or not ? Obviously they weren't succesful and the buff herd regrouped and advanced towards the cheetah who backed off.

Whether the cheetah really hunting in the hope of maybe getting a calf or just having a I don't know. What do you guys think ?

They have captured it on video. Can't wait to see it & hopefully put it on forum.
Need to get there soon !!!

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Unread post by spotter786 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:08 pm

Helo boyZ

bare with me as i try to upload the pictures. my 1st time using this sony slr camera with a 70-300mm lens so my shots might not be the greatest but it was a extraordinary sighting nonetheless. a liitle snippet of events:


the view of the plains - approx herd of 200 buffalo in centre
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close up of the herd
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unfortunately due to the images being downsized, you wil not get the full quality of the shots. I will in time crop some of the photos and upload the close ups i manage to get.

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Unread post by big5spotter » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:15 pm

Rhino bottom left!There were a few animals like ellies and ostriches and kudu but ja didnt have a great cam but got a DSLR now!
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Unread post by spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:08 pm

herd now almost finish passing cheetah- notice the lone cheetah behind the front 2
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lone cheetah moves to the front pack
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lone cheetah charges for the buffalo
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