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where are tembe-nkorho-elephant plains lodges

Cam Info

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Where Is Nkorho Pan?


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Where Is Elephant Plains?

 

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Where Is Tembe Elephant Park

 

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IN STRAIGHT LINE

DISTANCE TO  TEMBE

FROM ALL 3 LODGES

 

130 MILES    209 KM  BY AIR

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N K O R H O

E L E P H A N T  - P L A I N S

TEMBE

IDUBE

P A N S

NKORHO  LODGE TO

ELEPHANT PLAINS

8 MILES     12.8  KM

IN STRAIGHT LINE

16 MILES    25.7 KM   TO  IDUBE

IN STRAIGHT LINE

DISTANCE TO  TEMBE

FROM ALL 3 LODGES

240 MILES    386 KM  BY AIR

The map below summarises all of the commercial operations within the Sabi Sand Reserve.

On each property's page, you will also find a map denotng the area owned by the property (dark orange) vs the area traversed by the property on game drives (light orange).

The blank areas are non-commercial concerns, or fall outside of the Sabi Sand Reserve.

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dec 05

from ernest  robbertse

The "Pan" is a natural waterhole ,, which fills most summers from rain and winters (our dry season) is pumped ,,, The "Pan" is about a mile from the road/South boundary of the park ,,, When the wind blows from the south is carries all the exotic noises with it . The lodge is about 3 miles west of the pan.,,,,,,,, We have just received 2 more solar panels and will fit these soonest so as to extend the night time viewing . Tech Support (Verne) is 200 miles away. This spring is the wettest in 15 years so hopefully our 10yr drought is broken

 

TEMBE - 300 SQ -KM - 115 SQ MILES
compare with

SABI SANDS 607 SQ - KM 234 SQ MILES

KRUGER - 18,989 SQ-KM - 7,332 SQ MILES

10 square miles is approximately 3.333 miles in width and length-

100 square miles is approximately 33.33 miles in width and length

115 square miles is approximately 49.995 miles in width and length

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--- if my math is correct ---of course tembe is not a square shape park -

'Manyeleti'  river   -    means "Place of Stars

ELEPHANT PLAINS AIR STRIP

lephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve ... The airstrip is 1200m  -    3937  FEET   -  long,

VIDEO OF PLANE TAKING OFF CLICK HERE

PLANE LANDING CLICK HERE


A -R - K- I- V -E click here

pictures and information on

MAMMAL-


BIRDS-

REPTILES-

 

A F R I C A M  --  B L O G,S

first members saw animals and birds

on the different cams at home

then they went to the lodges in sabi sand

CHECK OUT THE BLOGS POSTED BY MEMBERS

ON THEIR TRIPS TO  NK -E.P - TEMBE

AND KRUGER PARK

CLICK HERE

 

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IDUBE   LODGE

AND CAM INFORMATION

oct 31

IDUBE  INFARED LIGHT

Thank you to Ryan from Africam.com who came out to Scotia dam today to install

the third infrared light. Now we have a larger field of vision at night on the camera.

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oct 12  2012

SCOTIA DAM

 

IDUBE GAME RESERVE

  • Fish - catfish mainly, lots of terrapin and frog, nile monitors

  • but no crocodile.

  • it is probably 200m   - 650 FEET  - 218 YARDS  LONG

  • 128 metres (139 yards)  419 feet  across at its widest point!
  • long and is fed by rainfall into the Makubela donga system. We have an emergency pump for the dam but it has not been needed for many years.

more   DAM PICS  LARGE

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oct 09

map   click here

video,s

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The entire Ximhungwe prideof lions quench their thirst at Idube's Scotia Dam
Filmed at Idube Game Reserve in South Afric   click here

IDUBE
Idube is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park.

This camera is positioned at Scotia Dam and provides not only an abundance of african wildlife

but also a vast and tranquil viewing experience

with its panoramic vista and dynamic stereo sound.

to me   this is the same water hole ( pan)

note  small end of  dam and the road in the photos

Hi Barry, at the small end of the dam is Idube bushcamp, a breakfast and dinner site.

Idube lodge is the large lodge and the pan in front is Xidulu dam.


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IDUBE

IdubeScotia Dam

animal and bird  check list   click here

distance to elephant plains in straight line


There are no roads through the reserve between the two lodges, but it is probably about 15km-   9 miles in a straight line


power at idube is from the grid, not solar.

we use same lights as tembe.

we have 2 lights there with a 3rd on its way

www.africam.com

 

Idube Game Reserve

: Sabi Sand Reserve,

South Africa

video ->     click here

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video  click here

video highlights click  here

 

 

 

SCOTIA  DAM
The dam itself is 128 metres (139 yards)  419 feet  across at its widest point!

it is probably- ranger said - 200m   - 650 FEET  - 218 YARDS  LONG

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TO SEE LARGE PHOTO OF THE  DAM

 

 

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NKORHO  LODGE

video  click here

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IMAGES OF LODGE      CLICK HERE

THE NKORHO PAN IS    80  x  68  FT

the pan is  265 meters from the lodge

nkorho bush lodge click here

cam is  800mm zoom lens or  16 power

nkroho  map satelite photo  click  here

The Nkorho pan is in fact a natural waterhole. So of course its water level rises and falls depending on the rains and what animals are drinking from it. It also contains an underwater pump that is used to artificially supplement its water level in extreme situations. Sometimes you can even hear the pump through the Africam audio. A good example of a time to use this pump would be after a large herd of Buffalo stops by for a drink.

(true story )

 

DISTANCE FROM CAM TO WATERS EDGE 45 FT

TO THE MARULA TREE 260 FEET

 

 

Good day Barry.

From the bottom going up: the first small box above the ground is the power supply.

the big box is the audio and  video unit,

then the cam with a steel roof over.

on the left branch there is a IR light with housing and a mic.

On the right branch there is three IR lights with housing.

Hope this helps.

Jacques

cam is  800mm zoom lens or  16 power

 

thank you - JACQUES - for information

on the cam tree

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ELEPHANT PLAINS LODGE

intro -  video  click here

history of  elephant plains click here

CLICK HERE

IMAGES OF THE LODGE                  CLICK HERE

HOW ELEPHANT PLAINS LODGE

GOT ITS NAME

jan 17-   2011    recived this

i asked elephant plains lodge how did the lodge

get its name -

Hi Barry,
Marlet Swart commented on Elephant Plains Game Lodge's wall post.

Marlet wrote: "Hi Barry, my mother-in-law came up with the name.

In winter time, a lot of ellies come to drink water at the

waterhole in front of the camp,

so herd after herd literally stroll over the plains

to come and have a drink, hence the name."

Hi Barry.
Here are the dimensions of the waterhole:
Length: 18 meters                      ---   6O FEET
Width: 9 meters                          ---    30 FEET
Depth: 1.7 meters                       ---      5.FEET  6 INCH
Distance from river: 50 meters      ---    165 FEET
Distance from lodge: 140 meters   ---    460 FEET

 

 

Elephant Plains, like Nkorho, is a luxury lodge located in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The lodge is situated on the bank of the dry Manyeleti riverbed

THE NAME  MANYELETI   MEANS

Place of Stars

New Streaming Camera at Elephant Plains

After countless hours of work by the Africam Team and a massive amount of anticipation from the loyal members of Africam, we are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our second live streaming camera: Elephant Plains.

Elephant Plains, like Nkorho, is a luxury lodge located in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The lodge is situated on the bank of the dry Manyeleti riverbed. The area encompasses clay based plains, broad-leafed, hilly woodland interspersed with dolerite ridges and mature riverine habitats, creating a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna. A natural waterhole is the centrepiece of this region that provides a drinking spot for all the big five, as well as more rare predators such as cheetah and wild dog. Upon hearing the details of this location it didn’t take the Africam team long to see exactly where their new camera would have to be.

Roughly 20 metres from the waterhole is a large Jackalberry tree. Fortunately for us it houses a large branch extending completely parallel to the ground, with nothing between it and the bush. The camera has been mounted underneath this branch providing a perfect vantage point of the waterhole and the surrounding area. In addition, its ability to rotate 360 degrees will give our viewers the ability to observe wildlife in all directions, including from above. Just imagine the sight of the elephants, which this area is famous for, passing UNDERNEATH the camera.

 

Of course the location of this new camera made for an interesting installation process that took almost a week - the highlight of which was an encounter with a hyaena. The team had elected to stay at the waterhole after dark in order to properly adjust the infrared lights. It wasn’t long before a young hyaena came to investigate what this strange new group was up to. We kept an eye on him while we finished our work, and watched him observe us as he circled the entire area. He eventually lost interest and headed over to the waterhole for a quick drink before departing, and in doing so, provided us with our inaugural sighting on the new camera.

All of us at Africam know how long our members have been awaiting this new addition. The camera has been fully installed, and is currently undergoing active testing. At this point the remaining logistics are out of our immediate control. However, we have every confidence that the camera will be going live in the next few weeks.

ELEPHANT PLAINS LODGE SITE

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THE  TREE LODGES ARE ALL LOCATED

IN  SOUTH AFRICA- TO READ ABOUT  THIS

AMAZING COUNTRY

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South Africa is the 25th-largest

country in the world

World Heritage Sites

South Africa is home to

seven World Heritage sites

The Cradle of Humankind

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

ROBBEN ISLAND

Mapungubwe, LIMPOPO

CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM

A seventh World Heritage .The Vredefort Dome

The area of South Africa is 1,219,912 sq km (471,011 sq mi).

 

The nine provinces of South Africa

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    • The Eastern Cape

 

    • The Free State

 

    • Gauteng

 

    • KwaZulu-Natal

 

    • Limpopo

 

    • Mpumalanga

 

    • The Northern Cape

 

  • North West
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SABI SANDS

IMAGES  CLICK  HERE

 

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nkorho lodge and elephant plains lodge

are in  sabi sands reserve

Situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa, the Sabi Sand game reserve is a 65 000 hectare / 135 000 acre wildlife sanctuary which forms part of the great 2,3 million hectare Kruger National Park game reservation area. The Sabi Sand shares a common 50 km unfenced eastern boundary with the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. No fences exist within this area and animals are free to roam unhindered through the enormous conservancy with habitat types ranging from riverine thicket to open savannah.

history of  sabi sands   click here

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TEMBE  ELEPHANT PARK

MAP - TEMBE BOARDERS MOZAMBIQUE

global earth

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IMAGES OF THE PARK      CLICK HERE

MAP OF  KWA-ZULU NATAL PROVINCE

KwaZulu Natal facts in brief

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Mahlasela Pan Hide

The man-made water holes

of Mahlasela Pan and Vukazini Pan

the hide at  tembe where the cam  is

distance from  the camera to the  pan ( waterhole )
300 ft  -    100 yards

click here location on google

 

 

 

 

Mahlasela Pan Hide

cam power at tembe        35 optical zoom

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35x optical zoom lens, f = 3.4 ~ 119 mm, F1.4 (wide),

F4.2 (tele), auto-iris, focus range: 10 mm (wide), 1,000 mm (tele) to infinity

human eye is  50 mm -     1000mm is equal to   20 -power spotting scope

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