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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:53 am

22 December
Just took an unplanned route today, and then went back to camp.
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:54 am

23 December
Again only a short route.
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24 December - 26 December
Went out on short drives, but did not even take pictures. Doing Day visitor and swimming pool duty during the day.

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:57 am

27 December
It started raining during the night, and we decided to go and have a look at what the gravel roads will look like in the rain (without any dust on it when driving). Started off with the S100, then the S41 and then the S90. Found some very wet lions on the road, great sighting with only one car to share the sighting.
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Also some buffalo
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Geocor phoned me last night and decided she wants also to take a break, so I left camp at 10h00 to fetch her at Hazyview. Today was the day of lion sightings…. 5 sightings in total. It looked like every lion in the area wanted to be out in the rain. I (of course) enjoyed every minute of it, and took some evidence photo’s, but some lions were a bit far and not good photo quality. I got worried when I got stuck at the last sighting 5km before the Phabeni gate, and Geocor phoned me to tell me she arrived already and is now waiting for me. To top it all, again I saw Wild dog.
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Made it back to camp with one minute to spare ….

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by Janeli » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:52 am

Wow, so many lions!!!! Great sightings!! :clap: :clap:

The rhino are beautiful. Very special photos! :cam:

And a wilddog .........

Thanks for sharing. :D :D
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:54 pm

PetraJ, what a great day with all these great sightings. :thumbs_up:

Can just imagine rushing to be in time for the gate.... :D

I am enjoying your TR and thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by Sparrow » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:05 pm

What great sighting on an unplanned route, Think I must plan more unplanned route`s in the future.
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:24 am

Janeli wrote:Wow, so many lions!!!! Great sightings!! :clap: :clap:

The rhino are beautiful. Very special photos! :cam:

And a wilddog .........

Thanks for sharing. :D :D

Thank you Janeli, all Rhino sightings are special these days :|

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:24 am

Kaapsedraai wrote:PetraJ, what a great day with all these great sightings. :thumbs_up:

Can just imagine rushing to be in time for the gate.... :D

I am enjoying your TR and thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:
Will get feedback tomorrow on my HD...so... :hmz:


Good luck :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by PetraJ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:27 am

Sparrow wrote:What great sighting on an unplanned route, Think I must plan more unplanned route`s in the future.


Sparrow, it was just our luck that the Wild dog moved position as we were approaching, otherwise we wouldn't have seen it at all. They might have been out of sight when you passed there about 30 minutes earlier coming from Satara :wink:

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:35 pm

Absolutely amazing the wonderful sightings you had with super :cam: :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:27 am

Stunning sightings. :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by isinkwe » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:18 pm

:clap: super sightings :thumbs_up: :D :D unplanned :thumbs_up: then again all sightings are unplanned , that's what's makes Kruger so special and exciting- never a dull moment :D :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by GuyP » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:19 pm

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how are your golfing coming along :twisted: :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:20 am

I finally caught up with your trip report again PetraJ! Lots of awesome sightings, all of them! Too many to comment on individually, but the Ostrich family was very special! I just love those chicks! :clap: :clap:
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Re: 4 Weeks in Satara.

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 am

Just read your TR Petra :D
LOVE these Satara scenes :dance: :dance: :dance:
Makes me really miss that part of Kruger :(
I especially love the ostrich nursery! And really surprised at your hit rate with the wild dogs!! :o
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