During the dry season the north, eastern section of Djuma's driving area offers up some interesting encounters.

Over the years the north eastern section covered by Djuma, has produced some interesting sightings. Two of them being birds one of which was a duck, whose photo I have sent to most of the top birders in the country and beyond and whose identity has still not been nailed down.

The other birds were collared Praticole and may well be the first ever record for the Sabi Sand
reserve. The most recent surprise was of a lone male Sable antelope picked up one morning. He spent two or three days in the area and moved off back into the KNP.
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It has been at least two years since we have seen Sable on the property and this was a welcome treat. The reason for their seasonal appearances I think lies in the lack of water with in the area of Kruger off our boundary, which leads the Sable over to our side.
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When they do appear they are either, usually skittish or thirsty but this male seemed fairly relaxed and typical to their previous visits, after his drink, he made his way back towards the KNP.
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