Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

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ossendryver
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Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by ossendryver » Mon May 21, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi All
I'm in the middle of booking a 2 night trip to Bakgatla.
My family and I want to see lions and leopards. We haven't seen both in the past few years!! where are the territories of them since I'm not that familiar with the Pilanesberg.
Will appreciate all the help!
Thanks so much!

Eland
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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by Eland » Mon May 21, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi Ossendryver,
We have seen lions frequently on the tar and dirt roads between Bakgatla and Manyane Camps as well as in the Mankwe way and Mankwe Dam areas. We were not that lucky with Leopards, but a friend of mine saw one last Friday in the Lenong area. Perhaps if Steamttrainfan read this, he can also advise. They are lucky with Leopards.

I also see on the public sightings thread on the Pilanesberg web site, that there were wild dogs near Bakgatla 2 days ago and near Manyane last week. We have seen Cheetah a few times between Mankwe Dam and Pilanesberg Centre and also between Mankewe Dam and Bakubung.

Eland and Black Rhino were also seen a few weeks ago. You can google Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust and get the Public sightings Maps. They are posted every day.

Looking forward to your feed back.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by Amoli » Mon May 21, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi Ossendryver,
Peeps saw Cheetah on the Thutlwa Road 3 days in a row after 3 in the afternoon.
We saw Lion-kill on the main road from Bakgatla 5.45am just after the turnoff to Rathogo Hide.
Rhino - I will PM you.
I confirm that sightings are recorded daily by peeps on computer - the only ones not visible to public are Rhino and you won't get any info either.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by ossendryver » Mon May 21, 2012 4:51 pm


Eland
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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by Eland » Mon May 21, 2012 4:52 pm

You will love the Park - just be careful for Marula...short tale elephant :evil:

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by ossendryver » Mon May 21, 2012 4:52 pm

I'm also just wondering if there's a viewing deck at that camp so I can stay up at the waterhole the whole night.
Thanks

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Amoli
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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by Amoli » Mon May 21, 2012 4:53 pm

Check with the camps - some rangers have done some 'great' favours....

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by ossendryver » Mon May 21, 2012 4:53 pm

Will do!!
I wonder what the "Favours" are? :wink:

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by Amoli » Mon May 21, 2012 4:55 pm

ossendryver wrote:Will do!!
I wonder what the "Favors" are?


I wish..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rangers are sent of 'favor missions' with three trackers,
and no ways do I ever need an audience.... :oops:

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Re: Pilanesberg - Where to find leopard and lion?

Post by ossendryver » Mon May 21, 2012 4:55 pm

How often do they update that sighting board?

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