Muddy fun at Dries se Gat

“Dries se Gat” is one of our favourite waterholes in Mokala National Park, not only because I share a name with it but also because there always seem to be something interesting happening there.

During our latest visit to Mokala we arrived at the waterhole just as a big herd of 100+ buffaloes were making their way to the water, and could spend quite a bit of time watching the animals interact with each other while slaking their thirst and enjoying a mud bath.

If you’d like to learn more about Mokala National Park, why not have a read through the detailed post we did about the Park in 2016.


49 thoughts on “Muddy fun at Dries se Gat

  1. Pingback: A rich assortment of animals at Mokala | de Wets Wild

  2. Playamart - Zeebra Designs

    you’re amazing! a ‘normal’ person might get one good image and be forever grateful for that one image.. and you —- you give us every view possible, complete with personality of the animal/animals… thank you for this and many other posts that give us the opportunity to be with you via cyberspace!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks, Linda! African buffaloes are very aware of their surroundings, and distrusting and even downright hateful of anything that doesn’t belong there as far as they are concerned.

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  3. Beth

    There is a photo blog mostly about Chinese culture, which featured these massive animals during a wedding. I did not count, but the number might be close to the group you photographed. Just let me say they were hearded into an arena and slaughtered–I am not sure why unless it was to feed guests.


      1. de Wets Wild Post author

        Jip! Hy word 9 in Augustus, maar neem al fotos vandat hy 18 maande oud is. Sy Oom het vir sy 8ste verjaarsdag vir hom n ordentlike kamera gegee en nou is daar geen keer meer nie!

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