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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by klotzof » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:47 am

Leopard at night at Satara
Leopard across the river at Skukuza at lunchtime from the Nyati cottage.
Lions at Biyamiti early morning
wild cat at Satara
Brown Hyena at Nossob

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by klotzof » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:35 pm

I forgot
Lions roaring at the fence at sirheni . We were the only people in the camp. The windows were rattling . It was unbelievable.
Leopard on far bank of sabie river at lower sabie . Middle of the day

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by ruud » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:11 pm

Leopard walking on the riverbanks from Skukuza and Sirheni and Biyamiti
Lions from Biyamiti

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Bomsevrou » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:20 am

African Rock Python in the guest toilet of Fish Eagle Guesthouse in Letaba a few years ago. :D
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by winnydpu » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:20 pm

One night at Satara I left my bungalow to throw away some things. As I returned from the bin I was thinking that it was kind of unwise to not bring a torch.

I swung around the edge of the porch wall and almost put my foot down on a honey badger! I hopped back on one foot and scrambled up onto the porch rail. The honey badger completely ignored me, finished his/her investigation of the kitchen and moved on to the next bungalow.

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Stampajane » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:33 pm

Some lions walking through the entrance gate to Satara. There was pandemonium. I remember all the kids who were playing, myself included, rushing towards the gate to see the excitement, hotly pursued by their parents yelling for them to come back, and the guards shouting and shooing the lions out and quickly shutting the gates. This was way back in the sixties!

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by ossendryver » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:42 am

This trip:
Satara - 4 Honey badgers, 1 civet, 1 small-spotted genet
Skukuza, waiting at the entrance gate with a spot light from 20:30-00:00 - 2 Leopards, 5 hyenas, 4 civets, 2 duikers and an AWC.

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Aardvark » Fri May 02, 2014 11:33 am

Satara : We found a honey badger just walking around the camp.
Satara : There is usually a spotted hyena walking the fences (i saw him the last time at about 9ish and the fence close the the shop)
Lower Sabie : Serval at the fence by the deck
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Hugh » Fri May 02, 2014 1:58 pm

LS Python on the lawn in front of the Chalets .. nice big fat long one.
Snake in the roof of the tented accommodation in LS
Black Mamba going slitheries over the steps at the entrance of the laundry at Punda ( only about half a metre away from me)
Snake real pretty thing at the Bushmans trail hut .
Oh and the usual hippos ellies hyenas etc etc just outside the camps and some of them in the camps ..
( By the way I love snakes )
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by barryels » Fri May 02, 2014 2:51 pm

During our visits to KNP we saw the following from our stoep:

Satara:
AWC on the steps of our bungalow
Honey Badger
Spotted Hyena
Rock Monitor about two meters from our stoep
Zebra
Buffalo
Blue wildebeest and impala.

Croc Bridge:
An elephant walking inside the camp and passing between our bungalow (No. 4) and the fence.
Spotted Hyena
Kudu
impala
Warthogs in the camp

Biyamiti :
A big male leopard at the fence in front of our bungalow (No. 4) while I was busy braaing.
Elephant and impala in the riverbed.

Olifants:
A herd of Elephant crossing the river.
Giraffe drinking
Hippo's.
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Nkulu » Mon May 05, 2014 1:48 pm

I can recall several stories about snakes (black mamba in basin) at Tent 40 Tamboti :doh: but cannot seem to find these.
Guess who has been allocated tent 40 :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Tue May 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Number 40 is amazing! Was there in August. Expect visitors... Baboons, Honey badgers etc. We put nothing in the bins - we disposed everything in the secure bin out the back - the visitors will still pop round the to check of course. We heard scampering at about 3am and then the bin was knocked over. It must have been a baboon.

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Whoaa Luiperd! » Sat May 24, 2014 8:45 am

Couple of years ago my wife and I camped next to the fence in Letaba next to the safari tents. I was braaiing one night around 8pm and suddenly heard chomping sounds in front of me. Grabbed the torch and about 10m away was a hippo mowing the veld. I think it was a bit miff when I shone the torch at it that it stopped eating and just stared at me. Suddenly it gave a small mock charge, I got such a big fright being 10m away from this gigantic animal that I fell backwards over the camping chair,all the while my delicious chicken and boerewors was sizzling on the braai. The hippo then just turned around and carried on chomping grass and slowly disappeared behind a bush. Luckily my wife was sleeping in the tent otherwise she would've insisted we leave Kruger that instant, she isn't much of a "brave a close encounter with a massive animal" type of person! ;-)
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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by Donny » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:38 am

Lower Sabie : Seen leopard & lion from LS fence along with usual buff, hippo,ellies.
Hyenas and hippo next to fence. Baboons in camp.
Very interesting sighting was a pair of mating monitor lizards outside reception.

Skukuza : (In camp)genet, bush babies , duiker, whole troop of banded mangooses, bats

Bergendal : lots of genets in camp including one at kitchen window catching insects
attracted to light.

Satara : (in camp) honey badger , awc , civet

But perhaps most dramatic and exciting experience happened at
Ngwenya lodge 2 years ago.
3 adult lions (2 males & 1 female) were IN CAMP !!!

Two escaped back into KNP but got to see 1 big male that was
darted and returned to park.

They were walking around camp n were seen by guards at reception area
Need to get there soon !!!

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Re: Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences

Unread post by davystam » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:43 pm

Next year June we will stay 3 nights in Berg-en-Dal and Lower Sabie and 4 nights in Satara.
Does anyone know which are the best places in those camps to see special wildlife from the camp? Last year in 8 nights we only saw some ellies and one hyena.


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