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Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by shortcourse » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:15 pm

Agree with Pangolin2u - haven't heard of them as far up as Punda Maria but certainly are found on s143 near Mopani and a limited number around Pretorioskop. Good luck searching though!!

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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:37 pm

I'm kicking myself because in May this year I saw Hartebeeste on the S143, Tropic of Capricorn Loop, and did not stop and have a good look. I just thought "Red Hartebeest" and drove on.

On getting back to camp, I looked in my mammal book and saw that Red Hartebeest don't occur there!! Therefore, they must have been Lichtenstein's Hartebeest and I "missed" them!

I have read somewhere that they do occur in that area.
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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by Wild about cats » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:40 pm

I have seen them near Pkop, on Voortrekker Road. We were in a rush down the H1-8 a year ago and my mom swears she saw one but I'm not sure they are found so high up..? :? Maybe :hmz:
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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:10 am

I saw Lichtenstein's Hartebeest around Shingwedzi, on the 22.10.09 :D
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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by BDCF » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:35 am

I stopped at Babala 29 October and saw 3 of them right in the open field next to the picnic site.
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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by garrow » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:14 am

Excellent. So they definetely are in babalala area. Will keep my eyes wide open because i desperately want to see them. Thanks to all for info

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Richprins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:43 pm

This loner North of Mandadzidzi, end Sept.!

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:10 pm

I’ve never seen a Lichtenstein Hartebeest ever before (or not that I can remember). I am proud to post my first photos of this antelope, he managed to avoid us for some years now but this time around there was no place to hide for him!

We saw a “strange” herd of Tsessebe walking towards the waterhole… When we investigated this odd looking herd we saw that one of them was a wildebeest and the other a Lichtenstein!! Both of them were walking in the same line as the other Tsessebe’s. The Lichtenstein was very interested in the wildebeest…

It was at Tihongonyeni waterhole (The best place in KNP) - December 2010

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Rookie2009 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:41 pm

Take the S143 north of mopani :D
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Impisi08 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:14 pm

At two different mornings in January 2011 I saw two different Lichtenstein's Hartebeest (one had a broken horn) at Tihongonyeni on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop. As with the Lichtenstein's Hartebeest that SamoesaWoestyn saw one of the animals was interacting with Wildebeest but also with Tsessebe and Ostrich. It arrived with a Wildebeest and I had the impression they were very used to each other. They were running around and chasing each other.

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by bigal-sa » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:02 pm

Taken at Klopperfontein Dam. What was quite sad is that while I was taking the pics, two vehicles drove by with only a cursory glance at this guy :(

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by bigal-sa » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:05 pm

adw wrote:Bigal-sa, Magnificent sighting and equally magnificent photograph. :clap: :clap: :cam: I still have to see this rare antelope in the park. One can only shake ones head when people ride past and obviously not interested in non-predator sightings.


Thanks adw! This was the first time I had seen it after many, many visits to KNP over the last 30 years!

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by okie » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Beautiful Bigal-sa :thumbs_up: We saw some in the same area last year September . A rare sight indeed . Looked out for them again in May and also this past couple weeks , but no can do :cry:
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Petro Rossouw » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:45 pm

Saw these on the H1-8, on 8 September, close to the electricity pylons. There were 3 in total, including the one with the deformed horns.


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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Morkel777 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:03 am

I am so green about these sightings! And some stunning photos displayed too. Never seen one in over 27 years of annual Kruger visits! :big_eyes:
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