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From KPT Vol 2 Issue 21

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New Skukuza Boardwalk To Showcase Wetlands

A wetland boardwalk is due to be launched soon in the Kruger National Park, starting in the Skukuza nursery car park.
Over 260 metres long, the boardwalk will be more than two metres off the ground in some places, to allow hippo and buffalo to graze underneath, and will be wheelchair friendly.

The boardwalk was initially the idea of Ona Davies, in charge of the Skukuza nursery. After a long planning process, money to build the boardwalk was sourced from the department of environmental affairs’ poverty relief fund.
The boardwalk showcases the importance of wetlands using the wetland created by Lake Panic as an example.
Basically a long loop of decking, it will be two metres wide and have several lookout points, which command a great view of the wetland and the nearby golf course.

These points will be combined with information boards that explain the functions of a wetland, and their importance in maintaining the health of river systems.
Wetland rehabilitation processes will also be outlined on the boards.
Plants, animals and birds associated with wetlands will be explained at the interpretative points.
The main purpose of the wetland walk is to act as an educational tool, to raise awareness with the public of how they can help conserve these valuable areas.
Progress on the walk was halted by heavy rains in January, and so the boardwalk will not be opening as intended on World Wetlands Day on February 2, but is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

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 Post subject: Skukuza Gate
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Has anyone seen the guilty leopard in Skukuza museum? Take some time next time around and go look at it.

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Thanks for sharing your views on this statue with me Elaine! :D Your cam experience must have been quite sensational!

The statue standing in Skukuza, close to the shop and restaurant was nearly damaged in the 2000 floods. The water rised up to the statue, but fortunately did not do any damage to it.

Anyone with the history behind this? I know I know I should have taken a shot of the description at the foot of the statue as well. :lol: :redface:

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 Post subject: Where did I drink a castle whilst looking @ this view?
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Skukuza day visitors area.

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The plate says: Oorwone Oorwinaar - meaning that the bull who conquered the other didn't win at all because his horns are locked with the defeated bull's and both will most likely die of hunger. So, who did win?
Think it should translate to: Conquered Conqueror

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Have just returned home this morning from SA :( stayed in Elsie clarke guest house, really great with lovely view of the river, says in description 2 rooms both with single beds, but one room actually has a double bed. It has an indoor sitting and lounge area, gas cooker, even sherry glasses and gravy boat :o on last night hyena walked past the fence, excellent 8)

Also Vaatjiie asked about Waterkant 1 guest house, went and had a look at that and also Waterkant 2 and have to say they look :D fantastic. :D will possibly try and book that next year. Also good views of river, very quiet and relaxing.

Also must mention the Deli cafe at Skukuza, its run by Natures Cafe. The food was very good, exceptionally clean and well maintained. Must admit very good service from staff, keep up the good work :D


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Have visited Skukuza for the first time and wont be my last
Had the Elsie Clark Cottage. Big and the last one near the Selati and very quiet with the pool within easy walking distance. The cottage even had a gas oven/stove, which was a blessing to us europeans. We always manage to burn our food on electrical stoves :?

I was a bit afraid of the crowds etc. The only hectic periods were round lunchtime. And the view across the river was great . I found only when exiting and entering on the tar to and from the gate it got crowded.

Reception and shop were effecient and friendly.
And dont forget to search for the bats near the Deli
They are adorable.
And birding in the trees along the riverbed is very rewarding.

And if you can spare the money the Selati is a must.
For the cold months i would advice a jumper. We didnt need one but for us 18 degrees is already warm and T-shirt weather

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Had a few request for a pic of the Elsie Clark Cottage
Dont mind the washing
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All the cottages next to it are the same

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Pics of Nyathi Guesthouse,

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stayed at Nyathi on my last trip.very comfortable,excellent views from the viewing deck.the only problem...the noise from Selati restaurant.i was there while the world cup was on and the noise at times was unbearable.for us earlybirds this is a No,No.not again at Nyathi!


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Hi Lourenco,

There might be some info in this thread: Best Bungalow Locations

I stayed at one of the Riverside bungalows, they are all very nice.


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We are due to stay at the Skukuza family units in July. I can't find them marked on the Skukuza camp map. Does any one know where they are located in the Skukuza camp?


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