Kruger’s Rare Antelope: 21 September 2013

We were very fortunate to have encountered two of the rarer antelope species to be found in the Kruger National Park today: a roan antelope bull mixing with a herd of tsessebe, near Babalala picnic spot in the north of the Park

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16 thoughts on “Kruger’s Rare Antelope: 21 September 2013

  1. The Observer

    Great sighting. I am sure that it was a combination of patience, experience and luck. We still haven’t been lucky enough to see a roan or sable in the Kruger. I understand that they are further north and very, very rare.


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you Vince!

      Indeed, if you want to find the roan you’d have to head up to the north of the Park – our latest sighting was just 2km from Shingwedzi along the S50, at the end of April ’14. Sable however do occur further south, and there your best bet of finding them is along the S36 past Muzandzeni and Nhlanguleni picnic spots, and around Pretoriuskop. Hope you’ll find them next time you venture over the river into the Park, and then share your photos with us on your blog πŸ˜‰


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much Kathryn. Yes indeed, poaching is a sickening issue to put it mildly. There’s information on many organisations you could support with your time, skills and donations on the world rhino day website (clicking on the WRD poster on our blog should take you to their site). Thanks for caring!



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