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PostSubject: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:46 am

Pleasent suprise, my sons just paid for a ticket to fly to Durban. So will be spending the weekend trudging around Isandlawana.
Ill be in touch next week guys.

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PostSubject: springbok in Natal   Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:37 pm

hi all.
What we wouldnt give to trudge around Isandlwana for a weekend . :lol!: . Hope he doesnt forget the camera.
Looking forward to springbok"s photos. :lol: .
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:01 pm

Some guys have all the luck. Make you right with the camera.. Shocked
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PostSubject: Springboks Weekend trip to Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift   Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 pm

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1) Springbok and Son at the site of Younghusband’s last stand Isandlwana.
2) Flood plain near Rorkes drift
3) Springbok struggling up the route Melvill and Coghill took during their attempt to save the colours.


Photo's supplied by Springbok on location.
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PostSubject: springbok in Natal   Sun May 02, 2010 1:27 pm

hi springbok9.
Good pic"s , thanks pete for posting them. That flood plain looks like prime Mamba Country Suspect .
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 1:33 pm

Mamba Country scratch Help Please
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PostSubject: springbok9   Sun May 02, 2010 1:37 pm

hi Dave .
Mamba country , As in the deadly snake the Black Mamba , can be dangerous if stirred up and also Damn dangerous
if they aren"t . Idea .
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 1:38 pm

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PostSubject: sprinbok9   Sun May 02, 2010 1:45 pm

hi pete ,
Thats all you would need , the right horn and a few of them ,
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 2:52 pm

I wonder if during the Zulu attack at Isandlwana if any Zulu were bitten. I don't think i would be standing where Springbok's son is. Unless there was a rasied platform, lets say about 20 foot high. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 2:59 pm

November to March April is snake season, particularly after the first summer rains. Black Mambas are lethal and one of the world’ most poisonous snakes.

But we are in May now so Springbok and co. Should be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 3:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Sun May 02, 2010 5:18 pm

The Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around 2.5m (8 ft), and sometimes growing up to 4.3m (14 ft). Its potent venom, relatively large size, and overall ferocity of its attacks makes it popularly the most feared snake in Africa. Its name is due to the black inside of its mouth; the actual color of the skin varies, from dull yellowish-green to a gun-metal grey. It is one of the fastest snakes in the world, capable of moving at 4.5 to 5.4 meters per second (16–20 km/hr, 10–12 mph).

Despite its name, the Black mamba's skin color is actually olive, brownish, gray, or sometimes khaki in color. The younger Black mambas are lighter, appearing gray or olive green. The Black mamba’s belly is cream-colored, sometimes blended with green or yellow. The Black mamba also appears to have lateral bars running down its body. This effect is from dark spots or blotches that speckle the back half of the body and alternating dark and light scales near the posterior. Their smooth scales are at mid-body, in 23 to 25 rows. The eyes are dark brown to black, with a silvery-white to yellow edge on the pupils. The adult Black mamba's length ranges from 2.0 to 3.0 meters, with an average length of 2.2 to 2.7 meters long (8 ft).[3] There have been rare cases of Black Mambas reaching lengths of 4.3 and even 4.5 meters long (14.7 ft). They weigh on average about 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs).

The Black Mamba lives in Africa. Its distribution ranges from Eritrea in the north-east, through to South Africa, and as far west as Namibia. This includes Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, and the Congo Basin.

The Black mamba thrives in the hot and humid environment of the region. The Black mamba returns to a permanent home after its daily behaviors (i. e. when it is not hunting, mating, or seeking quick refuge). The Black mamba is noted as playing a vital role in controlling rodent populations.It lives on rocky hills, riverine forest with downed trees providing shelter, and wooded-savannah. They have also been known to live in termite mounds and hollow trees. The Black mamba is not arboreal, but they can sometimes be found in trees.
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PostSubject: Live from Springbok.   Mon May 03, 2010 5:03 pm

1. Is the valley of the Tugela river, the troops climbed these hills on the way to Rorkes Drift, and Isandlwana

2. We Christened him Chelmsford. Its that a Donkey or an Ass. :lol!:

3. Of course there were no bush shops for the invading cols

4. This is the actual battlefield at Rorkes Drift, the stones mark the line of the front barricades

5. This is the rebuilt hospital at RD its set back from the original but gives a good idea of the feel.

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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon May 03, 2010 8:59 pm

Nice photo's Springbok.

And a nice swipe at Chelmsford again. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon May 03, 2010 9:05 pm

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And a nice swipe at Chelmsford again.

CTSG. That was down to me. Not Springbok.
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon May 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Poor Old Chelmsford. Getting from all ways. Idea
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PostSubject: sprinbok in natal   Tue May 04, 2010 7:23 am

hi springbok9.
Great photo"s ,

ctsg.
As for the good Lord copping it all ways , One would think he would have been used to it . :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:16 am

Took these from Franks folder off photobucket. Frank may want to name some of the locations. It would take to long to find original topics and post. But there are some good and informative photos. Some photos have locations on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:23 am

Trips from 2010 through to 2015. Fun times.
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 am

You were younger then. No more trips for you.
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PostSubject: Sprinbok in Natal    Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:54 am

Hi Pete , I think it's about time you took up the Cudgels and got out there , time my friend is running out ! hahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:58 am

To busy restoring these bloody photo's Just got back all the photo's in CELEBRITIES REMEMBERED
Time consuming. I wish I was like you, and didn't know anything about computers Very Happy

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PostSubject: Sprinbok in Natal    Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:01 am

hahahahaha So true Pete , see.... being a dummy has it's advantages ! .
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:09 am

Not a chance Pete, I spent three days there last week. Interesting on this thread is a comment by 90th:

hi all.
What we wouldnt give to trudge around Isandlwana for a weekend . :lol!: . Hope he doesnt forget the camera.
Looking forward to springbok"s photos. :lol: .
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Now we cant keep the bugger away.
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:14 am

I think it was his first trip, he sent me a disc with photos on. I Keep saying i'll post them. I will down load and post soon. Then he will see how much older he looks now. Shocked Shocked Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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PostSubject: Sprinbok in Natal    Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am

Hi Frank
HAHAHAHAHAHA Yes I read my post from 2010 , did bring a smile to my face ! . And yes , I find it hard to stop going there , as you did tell me that would happen before my first sojourn in 2014 ! . agree agree agree agree agree
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PostSubject: Sprinbok in Natal    Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:17 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA Thanks Pete , I think ???? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:18 am

Strange old world Gary.
I spent 3 days there last week on horseback.
You should try it, give you a new view of things. And a bloody sore backside, had to stand up at the bar.
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PostSubject: Springbok in Natal    Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:29 am

Frank unfortunately for me I have a massive fear of horses , I'll bet on them , but get on one .....NO HOPE my friend , got bitten once when I was a youngster , plus the fact my sister and her cavalry brigade used to ride horses at every chance they got , they all owned them , and if I was seen on the street.... I was fair game ! . I know how a zulu warrior felt as he was being ridden down by mounted troops . No No No No No . I did become an expert on terrain and horse speeds !! .
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:37 am

Sorry Mate, Ive really laughing, that's just to bloody funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: Springbok in Natal from 2010 through to 2015   Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Go get em Frank!
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