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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by Andreas_79 » Sun May 08, 2011 1:20 pm

Hi richprins,

thanks for the photo - but a few things keep me still confused:
- the horns seem to be too long for a steenbuck (usually the horns are shorter than the ears)
- the ears aren´t marked on the inside
- he is pale on the sides of face, above the eyes and on throat (like an oribi looks like according to the guidebook)

And he looks different to the one on the following photo:

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So are there any subspecies of steenbucks? Or is it really that difficult to distinguish between different species from time to time? Or is it obvious and it is just me who cannot see the differences? 8)

(maybe i should post in the mammal section now as here is only asked for location of rare species?)
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by G@mespotter » Mon May 09, 2011 8:33 am

EDIT: I have seen 7 Eland, a herd of Tsessebe and a single Lichtenstein Hartebees at Tihongonyeni waterhole along the S143 (Tropic of Capricorn Loop) near Mopanie all in one sighting!

Proof....

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My FIRST EVER sighting of Eland in Kruger :thumbs_up:
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by Andreas_79 » Mon May 09, 2011 11:30 am

Wow, excellent sighting, G@mespotter. Lucky you. :thumbs_up:

But.............don´t you mean the Tihongonyeni waterhole along the S143 (Tropic of Capricorn Loop)? The S114 is in the South.
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by Mama fariu » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm

My hubby and I saw a Suni way up north, looked very much like Richprins picture. Then we went on a night drive, and told the people we had Suni that day, a couple of them said Suni don't occur in the Kruger. I was definately not a Steenbok, of a Grysbok!!! It was being very secretive and as I was going to take a pic gone :naughty: :naughty:

Richprins we are going to the Kruger in September where would you suggest that we stay in order to see Eland, we have not seen them for like 20 years, last time was at Elandskuil :huh: ! Keep well, Mama Faru

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread post by Dabchick » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:14 am

@ Mama fariu

I've seen Eland (and Tsessebe) a couple of times on the tar road between Shingwedzi and the turnoff to Sirheni. Late afternoon drinking water at one of the waterholes on that road. So either of those two camps should be a good option.

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Petro Rossouw » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:34 pm

We saw these Lichtenstein's on our way to Pafuri from Shingwedzi on the 8th of September.

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And the one with the funny horns.

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Flyingsailor » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:26 pm

Saw this beauty on the northern portion of the S36 ... Part of a 7 strong herd ... Beautiful in the flesh

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Flyingsailor » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:32 pm

Saw these guys on the southern tip of the S50 ... They had a baby with them which must have been but a few weeks old!

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by vibo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:33 am

Just returned from a great trip to Punda Maria and Tsendze!! Our first time in the far north!

We saw Eland on 3 separate occasions!! Once at Klopperfontein dam and 2x on the S49/S50 near Tsendze. We found Tsessebe at the Mooiplaas waterhole on the S49/S50 junction every day. Also saw a beautiful Sharpe's grysbok near Punda. :dance:

Btw, are there always as many Ostrich and Kori bustard around the Tihongonyeni waterhole? Breeding ground?

Silly question perhaps...how do I upload pics? :redface:
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:41 pm

Seen on the H1-7 last November.
(Sorry they are rubbish photos!!)

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Unread post by vibo » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

The pics as promised...hope it works. :wink:

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by El-Bok » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:45 am

We Saw 2 Roan about a km from phalabora gate on our last trip has anyone else seen them this low? thought they were found further up? Was my favourite sighting of the trip even if no one else stopped they just kept on driving past :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by shortcourse » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:18 am

We recently saw a herd of sable (approximately 7 or 8) on the Voortrekker Road about 4kms from Pretoriuskop - have managed to see sable the last 3 times we have visited Pretoriuskop so have been very lucky!!!

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by Zapman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:32 am

On our last trip in March we saw the elusive Pretoriuskop Lichtenstein Hartbeest on the Voortrekker road, about halfway. He was grazing with a herd of Impala, so we almost missed him.... Also saw about 9 Sables at Kruger tablets (their home). 2 Sharpe's just before the H8 (Olifants) turnoff from Letaba, one of our most Southern sightings of them. 1 Reedbuck between Satara and Olifants.

The rare antelopes eluded us for a few trips, but looks like they are back again. :popcorn: :dance:
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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:55 pm

As per Zapman's post, herewith the photos of the Sables and Lichtenstein...

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