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GAME DRIVE DIARIES, OCTOBER 18-22, 2014

Kwalata - Sunset 1Temperature keeps rising, we managed a 36°C this week.
Clouds and thunder but still no rain.
The University of Pretoria and Rieks Towing accompanied us on game drives this week. An amazing sighting of rhino, slowly walking from Raymonds Dam while they were grazing, they carried on all the way to a Common hook thorn, (Acacia caffra) where they frequent as a scratching post. Here we spend more than half an hour with the rhinos and watched them enjoy rubbing themselves on the tree. We enjoyed sundowners while watching a Warthog boar (Phacochoerus africanus) enjoying his dinner, which was an amazing sight. What a great game drive experience.
The trail camera caught a honey badger on video, harassing an ostrich on eggs. It must have been a long night for the ostrich, for the jackal also came around during the night (view the video)
A few more migrant birds have returned, nice to see them in the area again.
Jacobin cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)
European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Bird calls around Main Camp:
Yellow fronted tinkered barbet (Pogoniulus chrysoconus)
Grey headed bush-shrike (Malaconotus blanchoti)
Orange breasted bush-shrike (Telophorus sulfureopectus)
Southern boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus)
Black backed puffback (Dryoscopus cubla)
Sighting of the week:
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Zebra (Equus quagga)
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Bushpig (Potamochoerus porcus)
Blesbuck (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica)
Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Black chested snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

Video gallery

Experience African wildlife on your doorstep. We offer a great game viewing experience. Only ½ hours drive from Pretoria. Dinokeng Game Reserve boasts with more than 18 000 ha of conservation area allows for plenty of game and bird life in the heart of the Bushveld. The videos are taken by Bushnell Trail Cameras,  used by Univ. of Pretoria

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