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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:19 pm

Crested Val, what a fantastic pic of the two kitties ! Early next month I am going to search the Mahonie Loop over and over in search of these two (and/or their mom). Can you recall on which side of the loop did you see them ?

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:20 pm

We were with Val when we saw them Lennie and it was the end nearest the camp gate and within a few kms we found a huge male Leopard who crossed the road in front of us and then barely a km further on these 2 cuties sitting on a termite mound.
I will hopefully be starting a T report in the next few days when I will have some more pics of the male and the cubs. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:58 am

Crested Val,
Wow! your young leopards are so beautiful,
what a fantastic sighting and photo! :clap:
Thanks so much for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Cape Bulbul » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:42 pm

Can't wait to get to the North and see if we can't find those two cute kitties :mrgreen:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:57 pm

Elsa, thanks for responding to my question - I am surely going to search and find this family in 27 days' time !

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by GlenD » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:26 pm

Hi All

What have the sightings been like around Punda Maria lately?
We are headed there on the 27th April and I'm starting to get super excited. :D :D

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:53 pm

Hi GlenD

Very wet! Hopefully a bit drier in April...
We hardly saw any elephants there, and NO animals drinking at Klopperfontein because there was so much water in the veld.
But flowers and birds everywhere... lol
You should be a bit luckier by then!
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:01 pm

Crested Val

Incredible sighting :big_eyes: :sup:
Will explore Mahonie loop next month :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by davidhein » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:28 pm

Punda in July, I cannot wait. :D :D
My last visit to the north I was about 10 years old (so it was a good 14 years ago now!) and I hardly remember anything. These sightings have me really excited :D
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by K-4S » Mon May 16, 2016 7:26 am

We stayed at Shingwedzi over the period April 27 - May 2 this year and we had some great sightings.

Whilst we were there we had good lion sightings on the S55 with a mating pair and a second male hanging around waiting for an opportune moment to get involved.

We also were privileged to see a python eating an impala on the confluence loop at the camp turnoff. This was a once in a lifetime sighting. We came across it late one afternoon after advice from another tourist late in the afternoon. We left the snake there as it was closing time and the next morning we went straight back to see if the snake was still there but all we could find was a female lion finishing off an impala roughly 5 meters away from where we saw the snake thus we can only assume that the lion stole the impala from the python!!

Whilst we were there Wild dog were also seen twice at Babalala but we weren't able to see them. One of the mornings the wild dog came right through Babalala to disturb everybody's breakfast and we missed them by roughly an hour. It is great to hear that there are wild dogs in the area, I hope that they establish themselves in and around Shingwedzi

Already looking forward to the next trip to Shingwedzi what a great camp!! :thumbs_up: :dance:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by RayK » Mon May 16, 2016 4:51 pm

Hi K-4S,
Absolutely first class sightings. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by rodgerh » Sat May 28, 2016 6:12 am

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ThThese lions was very close to Babalala picnic spot,from Babalala going up north 10km
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by hilda » Sun May 29, 2016 10:01 am

What a stunning sighting rodgerh, beautifully captured too! :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Punda and shingwedzi sightings

Unread post by stefan9 » Sun May 29, 2016 12:44 pm

Lovely sighting. Thanx for sharing.
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Predator sightings at Shingwedzi?

Unread post by Eddie Lubbe » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:23 pm

I am planning my KNP trip for next year - have done the South and central regions extensively but have little knowledge of the North. What is your experience with predator sightings in the Shingwedzi region?


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