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Dams and Waterholes

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:21 pm

At Gudzani it is peaceful, with good bird sightings quite often, and a most unusual sighting of large ants migrating, You could have put a metre square blanket over the whole lot as they moved down the road towards Nwanetsi.

We usually mark our territory there also :twisted:
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Unread postby Sawubona » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:08 am

Sunset Dam ( Saw a young impala run into the water - chased by wilddog - became crocodile food, about 3 meter from us.)

Transport Dam. Can sit there for hours.
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Unread postby Pjw » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:48 am

Renosterkoppies dam as we always see a lot there, not just big 5 stuff but everything
Suset dam is great with lots of activity all day
Nsemani dam because we lioness with tiny cubs there and have seen leopard there
Those are my top 3 but there are plenty of other great ones
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:48 am

My top 3.

Lake Panic because of the setting.
Peaceful and the birdlife there is usually awesome.
Particularly kingfishers.
Sunset dam Just outside of Lower Sabie) due to the sightings I have seen there.
N'semani Dam (Close to Satara) also due to sightings seen.
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Unread postby Ar_shad » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:19 pm

I suppose Transport dam would be my fav, just becaus an emotional feeling when im there, iv seen quite a bit like lion sable and wilddog there but id say its not because of the sightings.... Just my favourite place in Africa let alone the park
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Unread postby gerharddb » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:32 pm

Sunset dam is definitely a favourite of mine but there are many others that ranks high up with Sunset!!!

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Unread postby Bush Andy » Thu May 15, 2008 1:47 pm

Hey skywalker2251!

Not including dams but actual waterholes...
I would have to say:

Matjulu S110 near Berg-en-Dal

Sweni S126

Nyamarhi Spring H1-4

Renosterkoppies S114

Renosterpan H3

Bangu S90... Superb KNP atmosphere and good photography in late afternoon... Quiet :D !

Nwaswitshaka S65

Muhlambamadvube S23

Boyela H1-7

Klein Nshawu H1-6

so many more...
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Unread postby Pjw » Thu May 15, 2008 6:05 pm

Have to say Renosterkoppies dam. For atmosphere and sightings, therfor for photography
For landscape Mlondozi
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Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri May 16, 2008 11:42 am

adw wrote:My two favourite waterholes are Duke's waterhole on the S137 and Leeubron waterhole on the S39. Both of these w/h are close enough for good photography and there are normally good sightings to be had.


Duke's waterhole had no water in when I was there in April. Maybe they had some more rain, but I dont think enough to fill it...

My fav must be Ratelpan (always had good sightings here and I think some of my best pictures during this trip came from here...(if you talking about waterholes and not dams) if dams then definately Sunset, Nsemani, Mestel, Silolweni and Transport Dams!! :D

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Unread postby skywalker2251 » Fri May 16, 2008 6:13 pm

A couple of my favorites include Biyamiti Weir, the Hippo pool just off the S25, and Nkaya pan.

My least favorite is the Mpondo Dam. It has been absolutely dead every time I've been there, and even if there was any activity, everything is very far away.

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Unread postby Richprins » Mon May 19, 2008 8:02 pm

Skywalker has named virtually all my favourites! :(

I would like to add Klopperfontein.

Would like to disagree about Mpondo dam, though, as I've seeen weird and wonderful things there, including rhino, sable, and osprey nesting! :shock:

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Unread postby Roller » Mon May 19, 2008 10:48 pm

The waterhole/hide at Talamati is always great, LOTS of animals, and you have a good chance of having it all for yourself.

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Unread postby skywalker2251 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:49 pm

Glad someone has had good sightings at Mpondo. Perhaps I won't give up hope on it quite yet.

What is interesting about Klopperfontein? Never have been there, but may have to make an effort to go north so I can. Any pics from Klopperfontein?

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Unread postby ggreensill » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:53 pm

My favourites have to be

*Dukes water hole on the S137 (When it has water)
*Nwaswitshaka on the S65
*Renosterkoppies on the S114
*Not sure of the name but small water hole on S21 (closer to the Lower Sabie side)
All are great in terms of game numbers in the area and are close enough for good photography.
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Re: Any advice please , dams , waterholes ?

Unread postby richardharris » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:58 am

I have also left comments if photo thread.

I see here that you mention Bateleur. Rooibosrant is a beautiful spot which has always got a very large variety of birds. It has never let us down. Personally never seen much game there but I know others have. Great area.

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