S83 Marula Loop

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ndloti
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

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Usually a refuge from the madding crowds .

I crossed the dry river bed and driving very slowly looked in the mirror , a very young lion cub and mother crossed behind me , I slowly reversed back in an attempt not to intrude on their moment , but they were no longer visible .
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Drove the road on 29th November last year and saw 2 large Male lions right next to the road - very relxed they were!
Having worked and driven for a couple of years on the private property about 1km away, it was nice to be back near my home terf.

A little tip for you all and at the risk of increasing traffic on this road:
As the Sabi Sands is renowned for its relaxed animals especially Lion & Leopard (due to them being followed off road a lot) driving on this road gives you a chance of seeing some of the animals when they cross out into the KNP. Thats why when I have seen predators on this road its almost always been a good sighting as they have always been relaxed!
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Marula Loop (S83) Special treat

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Heading North from Skukuza last November, we turned down the Marula loop for the first time - and wasn't that a great decision!

A few km in and we had a terrific Verreaux's Eagle Owl sighting - that was enough to make us happy - but only a km or so on we were entertained by a family of Dwarf Mongooses (no pics)

Then the triple treat!

Not a single other car was around - we then told about 10 about it once back on the H1-2
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Wow - a double Leopard sighting!
Wow - a double Leopard sighting!
Is something up there?
Is something up there?
What's that up the tree?
What's that up the tree?
Number 3, with kill
Number 3, with kill
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Re: Marula Loop (S83) Special treat

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Love the Marula Loop but have never had such an exciting sighting! 8)
Thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up:
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That is some very impressive sightings :clap: :clap: 3 leopards at once :D :D and a very nice Eagle owl to .
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Re: Marula Loop (S83) Special treat

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Wow!!
What a great decision and what great sightings :clap: :clap: :clap:
How lucky were you?? :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Really wonderful sightings! You were very fortunate indeed!
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Fabulous sightings on the Marula Loop. We have never seen 3 leopards together.
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

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Super sightings and photographs :clap:
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