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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby josey » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:51 pm

ahou@We were lucky enough to go on the sunset drive on 26 July 2009. Marty was our field ranger and boy did she give us our money's worth.
We saw the Big 4 (we would have possibly seen a leopard if not for a speeding driver who was late to get to the gate).
Marty showed us rhino, elephant, buffalo, BLACK RHINO (which she can call ;-)) and 3 beautiful male lions right next to the vehicle. We also were lucky enough to see a civet.
The male lions roared while lying right next to the vehicle and I must say it will be an experience never to be forgotten. Not only could I hear the roar but I could feel it right down to my stomache.
Here are some photos:

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby normana53 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:06 pm

MJ,

We were on the morning drive vehicle that you chased down to retrieve the missing camera. Boy am I glad that you tried to radio us later. We came upon the Cheetah and her cubs and watched as Will and Harry came up and intimidated her into giving up her catch, and watching how she made sure the cubs were ok while she led them off, and away from their breakfast. Until DinkyBird gets her shots up here are a few of the shots I was able to get from the road.
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Not the best shots, low light, big lens, tired arms! :)
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:47 pm

Hi to all Lower Sabie lovers!!

here are some of the Pics I took on some of the drives with Martie! Enjoy them!



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On a sunset drive:
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On a morning drive:
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I will add later a few more magic drives!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:49 pm

Martie wrote:
Well the last two days was just wow, yesterday morning started off great, I went with Mads to Leeupan close to Tshokwane for our own morning drive. Just after the northern turn-off of Munshe Mountain there were 10 baby lion cubs next to the road in the grass, it was so cute and you could only see ears. One even had “bak ore”, a term used for someone with abnormal big ears.


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This looks like Bakore… (the closest translation I have is Big Ears!!)
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Check my teeth!!
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I will post again!!......
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Jubs » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:18 pm

Seems we all feel a bit blue without Martie :cry:

I am posting these pictures of her and Irving, which I took during a morning walk with them. I trust it is in order to do so (mods, I will understand if you delete the post).

Martie on guard while Irving answers a question by one of the guests:
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Martie and Irving, a great team together!
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby bornfree » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:42 am

For everyone visiting Lower Sabie in the near future.
This beautiful baby seen on one of Martie's drives, we spent about half an hour surrounded by a very peaceful breeding herd, Martie aged this delight to be about a month old, he could still fit under his Mom's belly.

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Aint he just too cute!!

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:54 pm

Raymondk with a black rhino calf that was rescued after being stuck in the mud and the mother had run away. The calf was licking at my foot.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Scary Cat » Thu May 06, 2010 5:41 pm

Here's some pictures must say my respect to anyone posting pictures on the forum takes forever to upload choose 2 male and one female just to show how high she was when she jumped off then of the cheetah in tree and leopard also on saltjies gravel road and two playful elephants at the hide on the S28. Hope this works.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:20 pm

MaryMattMillie - I am sure you will have a really super wonderful time!

Raymondk sent in some pics for us all:

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby BushFairy » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:34 pm

Thanks MJ :D
Here is oldguy's other photo of how they saved the rhino calf!! (enjoy, it is adorable) and thank you to oldguy for sharing!!

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:04 pm

Hi Martie!!

Thank you very much for uor fantastic drive on Saturday night!! We enjoyed it thoroughly!! :clap: :clap: 3 Leopard :big_eyes: !!! on 1 drive!!! :mrgreen:
You are a guide that is dedicated and really know what you are talking about!! :clap: :clap: You really try to make your drives as interesting as possibly! Thank you for your effort and dedication... You are a star! :thumbs_up:

Then Saturday’s sunset drive was more how I know Lower Sabie’s sunset drives.


Here are some of the pics I took on the drive! That last pic of the leopard was so close, it was with the light of my small flash and and small lens... This was the best Leopard sighting I have ever had! :mrgreen:

went over the bridge just to get a fine picture of Lower Sabie with the sparkly warm summer sun over the camp and the sheen on the water.
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At the river a big elephant bull…the same one that have been for the last week, he stands in the water and eat the bushes on the edge of the river.

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At the place where you swim with once clothes (Lubye Lubye) the big herd of buffalos waited for the traffic jam to clear that they can cross and a herd of elephants cross right behind them.

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Robert informed me of a leopard up a head. This leopard was so close to the road I moved my truck further away from the tree when he got up. He was looking into the truck like a model posing for a fashion magazine. He eventually got down and walked away from four hyenas. I was driving parallel with this leopard on one stage I pulled my arm and light back into the vehicle…Robert even told me to be careful. Eventually the leopard disappeared and the hyenas chased us in. Two seconds later we found the leopard behind a tree hiding from these gangsters.

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Thanks for taking the time to tell us and make us :mrgreen: with all of your wonderful sightings!! Keep up the good work!!
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby freeclimb-64 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:59 am

Sightings & pics from last week, 08-10-2010:

S28 south of Lower Sabie:
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Just about 5 meters beside of pad.

More of them:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeclimb/ ... 184666640/

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3.-15.12. 09: Berg, Lower, Sat, 2x Oli, Mop, Let, Tam, Skuk, 2x Pretorius, Berg.
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Anja Barnard » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:40 pm

We stayed at Lower Sabie on Saturday night and although we did not have a lot of great sightings, the few that we had were great.

On Sunday morning (20 March 2011) we left Lower Sabie at 5:30 and decided to take the s128 and salitje road, but thought that we will first try our luck with the mativuhlungu leopard. We knew our chances were 0% but went there anyway. On our way there, several cars rushed pass us. When approaching the bridge (windows open) I heared the guinefowls "going mad" and as I looked down the river, I saw it walking and it disappeared within a few seconds. We couldn't believe our luck, but were disappointed as it was just a quick glimpse. We decided to wait a while to see if it wouldn't appear again...

Another car arrived, who turned out to be Collin W and family / friends. We waited and again we thought our chances of seeing it was zero... Wrong again. It suddenly appeared in the road. We couldn't believe our luck. He walked on the road and headed for the "predikant" at the s28 turn-off. He then jumped up and laid there for about 15-20mins. It was only the 2 cars for quite a while before other cars arrived. After a while, he jumped off, walked on the s28 and layed down in the grass next to the road.

Also found 2 male lions on the s128 close to the salitje (s30) turn-off. We were again just at the right time, right place. It appeared in the road, one laid down for a few seconds and dissapeared again in the long grass. Please excuse photo quality, but here they are.

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We also found this weird, strange looking giraffe. Does anybody know what could be possibly wrong with it?? :huh:

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby schraibz1 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:01 pm

Hi Peeps :):)

I was at lower sabie over the easter weekend. had the most amazing time, saw so much game.
Gabz i was at the same lion sighting at u on the gomodwane loop :) i had them twice there in 5 days, and in golden light :) will post some pics. :mrgreen:
i was also lucky enought to see a leopard with an impala kill cross the road infront of me (impala was still alive)
I was also at Lower Sabie in march i has saw the 4 males lions right outside the camp on a night drive!!!!!!

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Hope you peeps enjoy the pic :) will be posting some more later :)
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby schraibz1 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:12 pm

hi peeps :)

@lindah- The leopard kill was about 3.5km from lower sabie down the tar towards croc bridge :)
there is a leopard that is well known from just crossing the road it has happened to me 3 times :)

@Gabz- i have an i dea ill fetch u at 3am tom and we can for the weekend :mrgreen:
i am just gonna post a few pics of my last 2 trips all around lower Sabie area :)

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Taken on the s28

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Croc out the water by sun set dam
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I really hope you peeps enjoy the pics :)
would love some feed back on the pics

Will be posting more soon :)


Craig :mrgreen:
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