Marakele National Park

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Flutterby » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:13 am

Love the first pic. \O

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Peter Connan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:59 pm

Thanks Flutts

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Peter Connan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:46 pm

A few general photos:
Boom1ODP.jpg
DahggaBul1ODP.jpg
ModderODP-1.jpg
Playinginthe DustODP.jpg
MutiODP.jpg
RedbreastODP-2.jpg
Sunset1ODP.jpg

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Peter Connan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:58 pm

TrailODP-1.jpg
Wahlberg-1.jpg
Wildie1ODP.jpg
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WoodlandODP-2.jpg

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Richprins » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:21 pm

Wow, you can select good pics, Peter! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The place looks quite nice, actually! ^Q^

i like the 4 cross 4 trail, even a volcano there! X#X
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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by nan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:28 pm

wow love Baobab O/\
the portrait of Gnu
and the birds

love to the trail O\/ looks like very slippery

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Peter Connan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:27 am

Thanks RichPrins and Nan

It actually is a little gem of a park, and I really heve enjoyed every visit,

Nan, unfortunately, Baobabs are one thing it doesn't have. This is an old Marula. It was extremely slippery. In the Kruger, they would have closed all these little roads I love to explore.

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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by nan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:34 am

thank you for the ID of the tree
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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Mel » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:03 pm

A-mazing again!!!

How many nights did you spend in Marakele, Petre? And would you agree with my impression that the park is somehow a mixture of Kruger and Kgalagadi? (Roughly spoken...)
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Re: Marakele National Park

Post by Peter Connan » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:37 am

Thanks Mel
We spent 5 nights there this time.

The first picture i posted might have a little Kgalagadi magic, but this is probably the only little patch that might remind one of the Kgalagadi.

I would be more inclined to say it's like Pilanesberg with mountains. I did not take many pictures of the mountains, but th3re are some impressive kranses, and there is even a vulture colony (although i did not see a single vulture, but i did not go to the lookout point as one has to leave the park to get there).

I am not a Kruger expert, having only spent about three days there and those no further north than Olifants camp, but the flatter sections could easily be in Kruger, although the bird species are a bit different.

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