Myself and the rest of the students from the Southern African Wildlife College were on a road trip count exercise in the north of the park when we were treated to a sighting that in my opinion is worth a hundred leopards! I remember running up the bus trying to wake all my mates.
I literally went into shock when I saw these guys! It is after reflecting on moments like this that one can really appreciate this wildlife gem we call the Kruger National Park.
Only after speaking to Dr Cobus Raath, one of the lecturers on the game ranger course, did I realise just how special these antelope really are. This group of seven is probably one of the biggest groups of the 26 remaining free-ranging southern roan antelope in the park. These guys were sighted on June 19 near Babalala at about midday. Thanks Kruger Park Times.