Photogrpaher: Aat Vuik
Mandhevhu was very close less then 20 meter away from ny car.
I met him2 times on 22-02-09
first in the morning and with the rain in the afternoon.
Location: close to Mooiplaas along the dirtroad S143 not far away from Mopani restcamp.
Photographer: Aat Vuik
During my last trip to Kruger I met Mandhevhu again as I saw him earlier this year in the same area near Mopani.
Location: Mooiplaas waterhole.
Photographed by Chris Shivati
Date: August 4th
Location: near Mooiplaas waterhole (right) and august 6th at Bowerkop waterhole (left).
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Photographed by Norman Lok
Location: Mopani (just north of restcamp)
Photographed by Wayne Calitz
Location: Mopani area (entrance Tsendze)
Date: March 11th 2010
Mandhevhu died March 27 or 28th. This is probably the last picture of him alive.
I met Mandhevhu 4 times in total so he became a bit special since I looked him in the eyes on one occasion. Rain, wind and Mandhevhu coming straight through some bush at about 20 meters or less distance from me.
Photographed by Richard Brett
Location: Mopani area
H I S T O R Y
died March 20th 2010 near Mooiplaas Windmill in the Mopani area
Named after Douw ‘Swannie’
Swanepoel who served in the Kruger NP as a ranger from 1982 – 2001
(Mandhevhu meaning ‘beard’ was given to Swannie due to the wild
red beard he always sported during his time in the Kruger National Park)
Big Tuskers of Yesterday
He roamed area between Letaba - Mopani - Shingwedzi
Right tusk showed signs of
Left Tusk Right Tusk
256 CM 198 CM
Photographed by Aat Vuik
Location: Mooiplaas near Mopani
Date: Febr 26 2008
Photographed by Michael R Paxton
Date: July 26th 2008
Photographed by: by Sander Hofman
Location: Old Main Road (S144) near N'wambu Pan
Date: January 2009