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

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

Unread postby PietSkiet » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:48 am

Gudzani dam is definately my favourite place to just sit and enjoy.
We usually get there after a successful S100 trip (which has a number of its own places to sit and watch) and eat up time before we dig in for breakfast at N'Wanetsi
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Re: Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby saraf » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:42 am

There's a little road off the Mahonie Loop that goes down to a dismantled waterhole. We often sit there for a while. Last time out there was a puddle that was attracting visitors. We sat there for about 45 minutes and saw 25 species of bird and 3 species of antelope.
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Re: Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby DASSIEDELIGHT » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:46 pm

Letaba waterfront - watching lines of elis cross the riverbed.

Lake Panic - anytime of day - always amazing!

Matambeni Hide - always productive.

Shimuwini - SO (Peregrine Falcon) and I love this camp. In particular the bird hide, SO's record for time spent in there 2 years ago was 9 hours (allowing for brief visits back to the room to take on more fluid or let some out!) We always try to stay 3 nights so that the middle full day can be a quick early drive round the loop and then back to camp to settle for the day. Bliss!

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

Unread postby yoda » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:58 pm

Sunset Dam is also a great spot.
As it is only seconds away from LS camp, you can sit there right up to gate closing time.

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

Unread postby Lepardfan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:13 pm

The options are endless in Kruger.

Sunset dam, Transport dam, mathekenyane, lake panic, Stevenson Hamilton outloo this is just to name a few of our favourites.

When me and my SO visit Balule without the kids :mrgreen: , we spend a lot of time at Olifants camp viewpoint as well as the outlook before you turn to camp.
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Re: Best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time

Unread postby impyim » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:38 am

What a great topic.
Our favourites are - any of the benches along the river front at Letaba.
Lake Panic (even if its full of people)
the verandah of the cottage closest to the waterhole at Orpen
at Malalene camp - the seat overlooking the river (down in the left hand corner) - as this is usually the first camp we stay in it puts us in Kruger mode.


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

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:36 am

We have always been rewarded at the Thongonyeni water hole on the Tropic of Capricorn loop when we sit there and watch for a while.
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