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Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time.

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Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby DrPhil » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:39 pm

I would have to say that Thijongonyeni, not so sure about my spelling :redface: , is one of the best places in the north.

The open plains and the water hole is always a good place to see animals. And one of the best spots to see Eland if you wait.....
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Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:42 pm

If you like birds, the Shingwedzi cause way, near the back gate of the camp is awesome!! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby okie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:16 pm

Lots of favourite places , but always visit these when in the vicinity , and usually spend time there :Welverdiend WH on the S126 , Sweni hide , Girivana , Lamont , Klopperfontein , Pafuri picnic site , Crooks corner .
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Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:52 am

The bird hide at Talamati Camp is also high on our list as we usually see a variety of life from this hide. It is also very quiet and the scenery is great.
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Unread postby LionWhisperer » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi Grantmissy
The bird hide at Talamati, the hide at the waterhole even the dirt between cottages at Talamati, they are all my favourite place to be.
Also, as said before, just looking over the Letaba River from Letaba. Time just does not matter.

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Unread postby Leanawel » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:10 pm

TIMBAVATI ROAD (R39) near any water hole.
ORPEN DAM near Tshokwane
LAKE PANIC (for birds)

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Unread postby Cape of Storms » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:05 pm

I would give anything to sit anywhere in the park right now!!! But for me the first little camp site on the Olifants back pack trail. Night time firefly show is better than anything else in the world !!

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:04 pm

Recently we have "discovered" the Matjula waterhole near Berg-en-dal which could be quite rewarding provided you linger for a while. Some even mentioned that leopard are sometimes seen as well at thsi waterhole.
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Unread postby adw » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:55 pm

Definitely Vutomi Dam. Unfortunately the road has been closed for some time now since the January floods
and I believe the dam is to be drained as well. A sad day for me when that happens. :(
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Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:51 pm

Stapelkop Dam and Mestel Dam :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
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SKUKUZA 04 -06 January 2016

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Unread postby Graham_5000 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:41 pm

I like Sweni hide as if there aren't many birds around, there are always hippos and crocodiles and sometimes animals drinking..
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Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:00 pm

We love the Letaba causeway on the H14. :dance:

Also Lake Panic if we're in the south. :thumbs_up:
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Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer

Unread postby yoda » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:46 pm

One of the bungalows on the perimater at Olifants
I can spend hours watching the animals coming down to drink.

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Re: Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:13 am

In Northern Kruger the Tihongonyeni Water Hole is another firm favourite :thumbs_up: In May we saw a variety of animals there including two Jackals and Eland.
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Re: Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:41 am

When staying in one of the safari tents along the fence in Letaba........the birdlife is awesome, especially at sunset and sunrise. We sat for hours and watched numerous species of birds flying over the fence to perch in the trees above the tents, also a very good spot to see a variety of birdlife is if staying in a bungalow in Berg en Dal, we were very blessed to be allocated number 21, the birdlife was amazing, so if one day you want a "camp day" as we call it, sitting in camp is a wonderful, learning experience
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
SKUKUZA 04 -06 January 2016


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