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Nthandanyathi bird hide

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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:42 pm

Moira, we love visiting this hide and usually do so each year when we are in the area.
but often in May it has, and I suspect it may very well be so this time with the limited rainfall, very little water or even be bone dry.

According to my book of Kruger names, its a Zulu word - Ntanda-nyathi - (the waterhole) preferred by Buffalo.

As you will read there have been some extremely interesting sightings there over the years.
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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by Moira de Swardt » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:48 pm

Thank you. The information is much appreciated as is the correction about the spelling of the name. I am glad others find it as charming as I do.
I don't get to the Parks nearly often enough, despite two trips to the KNP and one to Golden Gate this year.

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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by saraf » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:58 pm

We had a lovely sighting of an ellie there last week. He walked around the hide (and sent people in the car park running for cover) crossed the river a bit downstream, then proceeded to walk along the opposite bank giving everyone in the hide opportunities for photos. I'll post some photos when I sort them out.
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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:29 pm

These pics are from our trip in May/June this year and as can be seen, the water had a thick film of grass green algae covering the entire area.

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There were a few Hippos wallowing around but I don't think they were particularly happy with the conditions.

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Standing down to one side of the hide was this lovely tusker.

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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by Gerhardd » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:09 am

Any update on the current water levels at the hide?

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Re: Nthandanyathi bird hide

Unread post by bushguy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:01 am

We were there a month ago and it was completely dry. I wouldn't think anything has changed.
Spring is sprung, Der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is?
Der boids is on der wing,
Ain't dat absoid?
Der wings is on de boid!


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