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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2012, 01:29:01 PM »
March 4, 2012 Update: A blog from Jaco Wentzel (General Manager at DPGR) at:
http://www.djuma.com/2012/visit-from-a-friend/

1. Eugene Kotze (a Ranger fromKapama Private Game Reserve) visited. He was taken on a drive. Kapama web site at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kapama-Private-Game-Reserve/284004301643453?sk=app_249605948390196

2. Date announcd for re-opening of Vuyatela Lodge.

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 07:26:57 PM »
NOTE: As mentioned at the end of the first post in this topic the date at the top of posts from here to # 42 inclusive do not reflect the actual date the photos were taken. To keep events in order, I have typed in the actual date they were taken.   A long story for which I apologize   :ecrolleyes  :blush

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Friday August 11 and 12, 2011 ~ Early Morning Sights from the Djuma Waterhole cam. (DWC)

I thought I'd see what was going on at the dam.  Many helmeted guinea fowl (fleas) were out and about  :eclol and a pair of noisy egyptian geese were swimming around.

Aug. 11 CAT - a guest was seen on a pathway - but the poster did not identify who it was; but a lovely photo  :thumbup:

Aug. 11 taken by William Stouder from the waterhole cam. by BBE2009, on Flickr

Aug. 12 CAT

Aug. 12 at 6:18 am Vuyatela Lodge from the DWC by BBE2009, on Flickr  



Aug. 12 at 6:22 am from the DWC. by BBE2009, on Flickr


Aug. 12 at 6:23 am from the DWC by BBE2009, on Flickr


Aug. 12 at 6:36 am from the DWC by BBE2009, on Flickr

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2012, 07:27:20 PM »
Saturday November 27, 2011 (CAT) ~ Morning at the Waterhole

I thought to check out the Djuma Waterhole cam.

6:20 am - Burchell's Coucal

Nov. 27 at 6:20 am (CAT) ~ Burchell's Coucal by BBE2009, on Flickr

6:26 am - Misty morning and extremely still water at Gowrie Dam

Nov. 27 at 6:20 am (CAT) ~ Burchell's Coucal by BBE2009, on Flickr

Djuma Waterhole Cam.  Owned and operated by Djuma Private Game Reserve (DPGR); 24/7.
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2012, 07:58:27 PM »
Posted Jan. 18, 2012

Incredible and unbeliebeable.   But all safe.  Written by DPGR (Juri or Jaco ?)
 
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Hi all
 
Thanks for your concern, much appreciated! We are all OK, if somewhat shaken and wet. Hoedspruit has measured rainfall in excess of 450 mm in the last 36 hours nobody can recall when it has ever rained like that here, the devastation is incredible; the road infrastructure is extensively damaged and we are cut off from the rest of the world.
 
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.
 
Anyway, nobody has been hurt and tomorrow is another day, I hope it is not as wet as today.


Jan. 18, 2012 Gowrie Dam by BBE2009, on Flickr


Jan. 18, 2012 Gowrie Dam by BBE2009, on Flickr

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2012, 07:59:12 PM »
Posted Jan. 23, 2011

Sometime in past day or so someone  by the name of Japie van Niekerk, from Cheetah Plains sent Pippa Moolman an aerial shot of Gowrie Dam.  She has posted it and Brian Crane (a regular poster on Djuma Private Game Reserve has edited the photo and posted enhanced / closer photos.

Pippa posted that
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"Jurie and the guys at the lodge reckon that if the dam had not burst, we would have lost Chalet 8 and 1. The pool at No. 8 has pulled away from the decking".
 Jurie is Pippa's husband.


1. Gowrie Dam from Pippa M. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


2. Gowrie from Pippa M. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


3. Gowrie from Pippa M. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Thankfully there were no untoward events / injuries to staff.

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On January 24th, 2012  - Jaco posted a blog with 13 absolutely incredible clickable photos of the flooding at:
Some more photos of Jan. 2012 floods

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Hi all
 
Thank you for your concern, much appreciated! We are all fine and are relatively unscathed compared to many we know in our community; our sympathies and thoughts with those that have lost homes and property. Our thoughts are especially with those who have lost loved ones in these floods.
 
Here are some more pictures of Gowrie dam wall. If you are interested in more pictures, especially of the Hoedspruit area, please visit the Hoedspruit Facebook page.

Note: With a single click each photo enlarges to 4000 x 3000 pixels.  Needless to say I am not going to post them here.

I missed this blog so added it to this post to maintain chronological order.  :blush
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2012, 08:16:42 PM »
Posted Sunday Feb. 5, 2012 (CAT)

GOWRIE DAM CAM ~ BACK ON

Slowly catching up with goings on here, there, and everywhere.  I just found a post from Jan. 31st, 2012 on the FB page for DPGR at https://www.facebook.com/djuma.game.reserve?ref=ts&sk=wall where Peter Braat posted:
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Hi, the Djuma cam is streaming through an alternative set-up now. It looks good at the moment, but we'llhavee to watch it for a while to see how well this works. Control for zoomies has not been re-established yet so the cam is on autopan for now. --Peter

 :thumbup: and  :ty  to Peter.

From Sun. Feb. 5, 2012 at 5:18 a.m. and 5:19 a.m. CAT:

Feb 5 at 5:18 am CAT by BBE2009, on Flickr


Feb 5 at 5:19 am CAT by BBE2009, on Flickr
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2012, 08:24:29 PM »
Posted Feb. 5, 2012

5:53 am CAT

Feb 5 at 5:53 am CAT by BBE2009, on Flickr

6:14 am. an African Fish Eagle?

Feb 5 at 6:14 am CAT. ? Fish Eagle by BBE2009, on Flickr

In this 12 sec. video the eagle did move its head.  :nod2

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7K6YWCw-4I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7K6YWCw-4I</a>
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2012, 08:29:31 PM »
Posted Feb. 14, 2012

Brian Crane posted a photo of a leopard seen on Feb. 13  at the dam. Is there another one behind it - just in from the right hand side :question. I have left a post asking that question. I think the camera is still on auto -pan?

Feb. 13, 2012 captured by Brian Crane posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Brian has just answered my ? and yes there were two leopards.  This video of them is by Kitek Safari.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=331327303573351

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2012, 08:31:26 PM »
Posted Feb. 25, 2012

Life has returned to the Djuma Waterhole. Sightings include ellies, hippos, monitors, birds.

Try the WE cam at:
http://www.djuma.com/​djuma-waterhole/ www.djuma.com
 
OR the Ustream link at: http://www.ustream.tv/djumacam
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2012, 08:33:26 PM »
Posted March 4, 2012

Awesome sighting at Djuma. Cam Masters Millers fingers were snapping like crazy.

Two sets of photos on facebook:

Part 1 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150653091724643.413685.516624642&type=1

Part 2 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150653113399643.413690.516624642&type=1

AND a 49 minute video as well:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKzj9mlJpag" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKzj9mlJpag</a>

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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2012, 08:36:19 PM »
March 5, 2012:

A Marabou Stork appeared at Djuma. Gabi Hossain, Brian Crane and Mumo Wilmotte all took some great photos. They can be seen as posts on the DPGR's home page at:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/djuma.game.reserve?sk=wall

OR
On the DPGR photo page at:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/djuma.game.reserve?sk=photos  Go to the second section titled (in blod type) Photos and Videos of Djuma Private Game Reserve
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2012, 11:09:29 AM »
March 12, 2012 - Djuma Private Game Reserve (DPGR) posted these photos in past day or so.  Not dated as to when they were taken.

It is great to see Karula and Ximbalana again.  :eclove  :nod2   :eclove  

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.347140451995209.75399.150453928330530&type=1

A DPGR page member 'MJ Bradley' wrote that Xivindzi is being seen in the Chitwa and Arathusa area.
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Re: Djuma's Waterhole Cam Sights and News: Aug. 2011 -
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2012, 12:22:55 AM »
Mar. 14 Morn CAT - Cam appears to be down at present.

I just remembered I have some sightings from others in the past few days.

Mar. 11 - Zebras, including a youngster; by Linda McCaslin.  


Mar. 11 Taken by Linda McCaslin. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Mar. 12 CAT- Three photos by Cam Masters Miller.


Mar. 12 Taken by  by CMM Working on new fence by Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


Mar. 12 taken by CMM Heron with a frog snack Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


Mar. 12 Taken by CMM of YBHB *. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr
* 'YBHB' = Yellow-billed Hornbill

Mar. 13 CAT by Genie Bielawski.


Mar. 13  Heron taken by Genie Bielawski. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Ladies  :ty
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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2012, 01:10:29 AM »
I watched the waterhole Wed. eve PST (Thurs. morn CAT).  BUT my capture program glitched.  These photos were all taken by Brian Crane.  :ty

A Burchell's Coucal

Mar. 15 Burchell's Coucal by Brian Crane. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

A Kingfisher - I am 99.9% sure it is Woodland Kingfisher


Mar. 15 Kingfisher preening by Brian Crane. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


Mar. 15 - Kingfisher by Brian Crane. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

I also saw Nyalas, impalas, a Crested Barbet and a Grey Heron in a tree, knocking on the trunk.  :eclol

It is so great to see life has returned to the area.  :heart

Now I'm   :offtobed     :nod2
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