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Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by René » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:18 am

Hello everybody, I am heading to Golden Gate from tomorrow and found myself wondering - has anybody ever seen an oribi in the park? Do they still exist? I have never seen such an antelope in my life and I am just curious if anybody else has, especially in the park. I understand that is the reason why the one loop in the park is called the Oribi loop? Does anybody have pics as evidence, or are they all gone?

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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:10 am

Hi, as far as I know, they are still around. I'm sure that someone that has been there recently, should be able to help.

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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by barryels » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:56 am

Hi René,

I think everybody is struggling to see this shy antelope, but if you have a look at the sixth picture in the trip report of Bushbuddies Here you will see proof of an oribi :thumbs_up: .

Enjoy the trip and hope you also come across this illusive animal :D .
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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by George_Brits » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:59 pm

Hello Rene,

First of all, a warm welcome to the Forums! I have seen an oribi a few times whilst staying at the Golden Gate Highlands Mountain retreat.

Enjoy your trip to GGHNP! :thumbs_up: and do take many :cam:

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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:47 am

George_Brits wrote:Enjoy your trip to GGHNP! and do take many


.... and please share them with us in a trip report under Travel Tales! We would love to see them! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:23 am

Renè, although not so recent, but in December 2012 we visited the Golden Gate National Park and stayed in Glen Reenen camp. We saw quite a few Oribi’s from our bungalow and more of them whilst walking around. I think you have a good chance seeing them in Golden Gate. May you see many Oribi's during your visit :thumbs_up: :cam:
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Re: Searching for the Oribi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:14 am

Hi Rene,

I do hope you have a great trip and that your wish to see Oribi's come true! :pray:

If you do have photos please post here, so other mites can see how great Northern Parks are! :thumbs_up:
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