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Marakele: Rainfall Info

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Marakele: Rainfall Info

Unread post by Rikkelstikkel » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:27 pm

Can anyone please tell me whether it has rained in Marakele yet? We are visiting there soon! Can't wait! :D

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:14 am

Would also love to know! :D

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by wbclodge » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:21 pm

No rain yet

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am

Thanx for the reply! :thumbs_up:

Camping at Bontle the last weekend of September and was hoping for some rain before then! :D

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:38 am

Returned this morning from our camping weekend at Bontle. Spare a thought and a serious prayer for Marakele and its animals - it is REALLY dry! :shock:
Especially the warthogs and kudu are showing strain. The acasia trees have no leaves yet, very little to graze, especially in the Kwaggasvlakte section.
Have never seen Marakele so dry - may the rains come soon! :pray:

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by JenB » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:11 pm

Oi..... :(
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Marakele

Unread post by altanaturelover » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:53 am

We camped in the Bontle camp site this past week.
I was shocked to see the condition of the animals.
A Warthog and a Kudu came to the park and kneeled in front of us.
Both were on the verge of dying.
Is there nothing one can do to prevent this suffering?
There are no food for the animals, specially in this area.
We know about the fire,but in the area around the Bontle dam it is extremely dry and we saw many animals so thin and weak.
What can we do to help these suffering animals?
This is so URGENT!

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Re: Marakele

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:10 am

Welcome to the forums! :yaya:

Posting photos like that does not work. Well, you may have noticed that. ;)
Have a look in the Help forums about different ways of posting photos here.

SANParks has a policy of not interfering with the animals, unless it is caused by humans. So I do not think anything will be done, the animals will have to move to another area of the park.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: Marakele

Unread post by JenB » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:14 am

Warm welcome to the forum altanaturelover! :D

Sad news! :(
Let's hope it rains sooner rather than later. :pray:

Did the waterhole have water?
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Re: Marakele

Unread post by altanaturelover » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:27 am

The dam and waterholes did have water,I think the animals are hungry!But they can drink water.
Lets pray for rain soon.

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:15 pm

Here are a couple of pics to show how dry it is.....

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Re: Rain in Marakele

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:23 pm

And the terrible veldfires in the mountainous part of the Park only make it worse!

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by wbclodge » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:04 am

Had some good rain in the Park and area, from 20mm to 40mm in some places. The Park looks better already, but needs a lot more.

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Re: Rain in Marakele

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:11 am

Wbclodge :) Thanks for good news :thumbs_up: Welcome to the Forum :clap: :thumbs_up:

Now we might be able to call it "Wet and Muddy Marekele" :?
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