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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2012, 10:58:32 PM »
Thanks for all the updates, BBE - I heard about Gowrie Dam washing away  :eceek
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
Very worrisome about all the animals that can't climb trees!  

Penny may be the lady who teaches swimming and lives in Kwa Zulu Natal.  She and her husband like to spend time in Kruger National Park whenever possible (during vacation times when her swim school is closed).
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 03:02:18 PM »
Oh, my, what a tragedy for the area.  :eccry I am so worried about the fate of animals who could not outrun the water or get to high ground for safety.   :pray

I hope that the people and animals in the area will recover soon from the impacts of the flooding.  My heart is with them.  :heart
 
 
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 02:04:21 AM »
I hope the leopards, monkeys, and snakes were able to stay up in trees...but the lions, giraffes, elephants and other land mammals must be in real trouble.  Also their food supply and trees will be severely affected.  Even the hippos might have problems with deep, rushing water.  The insects and other small living things wouldn't stand a chance.   The whole food chain will be disrupted.  :ecnono    Hopefully, the birds flew away.

So sad...   :eccry
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2012, 12:47:36 AM »
Djuma Private Game Reserve (DPGR) re the 'Dam cam' - out of commission for now.

http://www.djuma.com/2012/camera-news/

If you wish to keep abreast of the latest news; I would suggest going to the DPGR Facebook page as folks are posting links there for events around the entire area affected and photos.  Lisa Osborne has also posted a couple of times about Dixie, the water pump may not be working?
https://www.facebook.com/#!/djuma.game.reserve  

Newspapers links I have found from DPGR and a few other places too:
http://mg.co.za/article/2012-01-19-guests-evacuated-at-kruger-park-after-moz-floods

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/limpopo/high-drama-in-flood-rescue-1.1216687

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/20/10200675-floodwaters-cover-farmland-and-destroy-roads-in-south-africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/201201191348.html  mentions Djuma Private Game Reserve and Sabi Sands.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-nasa-tropical-cyclone-funso-threaten.html  More rain threatens Mozambique in a day or so.

http://unsealedprophecy.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/tropical-storm-hits-in-south-africa/

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/tag/Mpumalanga

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2012, 06:03:04 PM »
Thank you for your posts/links and comments, BBE.  So much was harmed at Djuma! Thank goodness they are saying that the people "we know" there are okay!

Here is Tara's latest blog entry (Jan. 21, 2012):

http://tara-pirie.blogspot.com/2012/01/got-something-to-tell-you.html
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2012, 02:55:09 PM »
Thank you BBE, how interesting. I think it's crazy for anyone to try an live anywhere near where a dam could flood. I am glad everyone seems all right and it's nice to see what the area looks like from above.
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 06:31:44 PM »
I hope they'll be able to rebuild the Gowrie Dam wall so that the waterhole will be available to the many animals and birds that use it.  There were many turtles that lived there and trees that sheltered birds. The hippos gave birth and raised calves and the elephants, giraffes, leopards and many other species depended on the water.  Sad... :ecrolleyes

Even if the dam wall is rebuilt, it would need a great deal of rain to fill it enough for the dry season.  Maybe the Buffleshoek (sp?) foundation can help?
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 06:41:00 PM »
I was wondering how the water situation is in Dixie.... they just got clean water available recently.  :sigh
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 09:24:54 PM »
Good news from Dixie.

Lisa Osborne who posts on DPGR's FB page has replied to my query as to whether she had heard back from a friend who was on the way to Dixie.
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Yes Dixie had some flooding but the good news is the river is FILLED with Fish. Villagers are getting up early to head out and grab up some fresh fish!! Was told the pump is still working. :-)
 
That is great news indeed.  :ecsmile  :nod2

In recent hours (as the date is Jan. 24. 2012) Pippa or Jurie have posted more photos on DPGR's web blog at:
http://www.djuma.com/2012/some-more-photos-of-jan-2012-floods/

Time will tell as to what decisions everyone in the area decides to do about rebuilding cabins, other buildings, dams etc. There are many game reserves with lodges facing the major re-building.

In DPGR's first blog about the flood at:    
http://www.djuma.com/2012/floods/  Jurie wrote:
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The saddest loss of the day for me personally was Gowrie dam, the dam at Vuyatela, it simply could not release the deluge through its overflows and the water topped the wall; that wall has stood for more than half a century, but went in few minutes.
I see he has added two amazing photos to that first post.


P.S. Double click on the photos in the link to 'Some more photos - - -' and you will see just how extensive the damage / devastation is.  Given all the rain they receive every year it is truly remarkable the dam has lasted half a century.
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2012, 08:02:00 PM »
Thanks, BBE.  I'm happy to see that there still is some water at Gowrie for the animals and birds.   :ecsmile
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2012, 08:56:45 PM »
Thank you for the screen caps and links, BBE.  I'm so happy to see that some of the trees are still there for the birds to perch near the water!   :ecsmile
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 12:01:23 AM »
Hello, a report from Tara about the wild dogs.

http://www.djuma.com/2012/the-dogs-have-been-visiting/

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2012, 07:52:20 PM »
February 10, 2012  - Updates

1. New blog from Djuma Game Reserve.  Related to one of their other camps 'Galagos' and some super photos. I do miss the ellies.  I know Jaco is associated with Djuma, but not sure in what capacity.
http://www.djuma.com/2012/new-beginnings/


2. Update re Marc: Rosie St. Lam posted this from someone called 'Will', who was in touch with Marc:
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For those of you who have been asking about Marc Weiner, I have just been talking to Marc and can give you a quick update. He is living in an area where comms are very challenging, hence his not being able to get to facebook, but will hopefully be able to find an internet connection when he goes to town next. The exciting news is that Marc is doing research for a mainstream TV series that is currently in the proposal stage and would see Marc as part of a team looking at African conservation issues. I should add that this is not a WildEarth project, but is a result of him being talent spotted on the Djuma drives. Hopefully Marc will let you know more soon. I have no doubt it will take time to put together, but with your support he'll get there.

editorial note - I am guessing 'comms' means communication.

I sure hope all works out well for Marc.

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2012, 02:18:31 PM »
'A Work in Progress' - well chosen title by Juri.

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Preparations for the re-opening of Vuyatela and a fresh new start to the new Galago Camp are well underway. We are so excited with the developments that we could not hold back and just had to show you some sneak preview pics. Now, you may have to use a little (actually, more like a lot of) imagination, but bear with us, the final reveal will be worth it.

http://www.djuma.com/2012/work-in-progress/?awt_l=AQYuV&awt_m=3iCfF1EMwG24Hk.

Looking good. Good luck to all involved on the project.

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