PENNY - KRUGER in Sept/Oct 2007

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PENNY - KRUGER in Sept/Oct 2007

Sat, 15/9/2007 - 9.10 am - posted by Penny

For those of you who have expressed an interest as to where we are going - open this map :

Djuma map

Our first week is spent at Ngwenya lodge above the OO in Komatipoort where there is that big bend in the river.

Then we head up through Kruger Park (the green area) to the olive green area with a No. 9 in it - This is the Thornybush where Gareth works. We spend 2 days and nights there.

After this we head back in through the Phalarborwa Gate to a Camp called Shimuwini for 1 night - situated under the "G" of Game.

From there it is down to the Orpen Gate Road to Talamati which is situated above the "L" in Manyeleti for one more night.

Then it is right down through the park for another 5 days at the Ngwenya where we stayed first (on the Crocodile River).

Both of our journeys up and back from the Park are up the North Coast of KZN and through Swaziland before reaching the Southern end of Kruger National Park.

Don't want to bore you but so many folk have asked.

 

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For those of you who would like to read our trip report, Brenda has posted a beautifully worded and pictured report on the Sanparks web site.

Here is the link:

Brenda's trip report - Kruger

Penny in SA (not verified)
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For those of you who have expressed an interest - here is the link to some of my pics from our recent trip to Kruger:

Penny in SA (not verified)
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Thank you So much Dee for putting in so much trouble and effort for these postings.  You have been a star - as has Fabby posting on the Djuma thread.  It is great to be home but I am already hankering after the bush.  Roll on January 2008 when we will be back in our beloved Kruger again!

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We have had rain ALL day today and the cold weather and rain is predicted to continue until Thursday at the earliest.  By Tuesday and Wednesday a warning has been issued for heavy falls of rain over Mpumulanga and the Lowveld.  We even have snow in the Eastern Cape so just when we were all getting ready to embrace Summer then Winter has nudged us into remembering that October and November can still produce some pretty changeable weather patterns.  I reckon we got back from the Park just in time before all this miserably cold weather.  Sorry forgot my manners - Hi and Bye to everyone.  Dead tired here after first day back in the pool and the bad weather did not help things.  See you all another day.  Cheers!

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Thanks to Denise and Fabby for keeping us updated!

Penny, how about some pics? Eye-wink

 

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3 Oct 07 07:43 CET (received by sms)
“African Rock Python in pouring rain then Martial Eagle with a Monitor kill and two side-striped jackal plus seven rhino and thirty elephant today.
Very hot and we are heading up the H10” –  Penny.

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Hi Denise! Thanks for posting these here, I have been posting them in Djuma thread as most people there have become very fond of Penny Smiling

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1 Oct 07 19:16 CET (received by sms)  

“No signal for five days but Thornybush was stunning: two leopards with one of them on a kill, lion on a warthog kill and the most precious cheetah – two sightings both with cubs.

 Back in the park with torrential rain but the bush is so dry, it was desperately needed. 

Talamati Bushveld Camp: had no electricity for two days so we could not even take a bath.
Big five again today Wink  and sun out Cool love and hugs"  Penny.
 

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25 Sept 07 17:37 CET (received by sms)  “Yesterday we had twelve lion in front of the timeshare plus buffalo and over 30 elephant. Went into the park today and had our first bit of rain, much cooler and have not taken our jerseys off today. Got the big five today; leopard on S28 trying to hunt impala. Hopefully the weather will clear tomorrow. Take care and hugs to everyone”. 

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22 Sept 07 18:53 CET (received by sms) “Saw Duke this morning plus hundreds of buffalo and five rhino, no cats yet, but it was 40.7 at two o’clock today – love Penny”

Denise’s assumptions: 40.7 degrees Celsius after checking weather forecast and 'The Duke’ – an elephant boasting the largest tusks in the park, and probably in the world (source ) -

To read about Duke click here

More details to Ngwenya Lodge:
(in particular wildlife photographs taken … under link below)

Ngwenya Lodge

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