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 Post subject: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:02 pm 
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I am quite sure that not that many forumites could immediately tell you where Tihongonyeni waterhole is.

Let me help you to get there, because it is worth the effort. Open your map on the page where Mopani Rest Camp in the north of the park is. Let your finger do the driving in a northern direction on the H1-6 tar road. Turn right after 12 km onto the S144, the Old Main Road Loop. Turn right again after 4 km on the S143. You are now in Mopani veldt, but they are small and you can see far. Drive slowly, not because the road is corrugated, but because you can see anything special at any time. After 8 km you will find the waterhole. Stop, switch everything off and take out your sandwiches and coffee or tea. You will definitely see something interesting if you are prepared to spend some time here.

Let other forumites help you with your sightings:

Jaco Pietersen

Pepperjuice

Skopsie

I saw these Kittliz Plovers building a nest in the middle of the road etc..
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As you can see, it is good, but not the best way. To go there and see for yourself is obviously the better option.

I guess I would like to say that it is a very good option to try out this area of Kruger, not so popular as the south, but very different in terms of atmosphere and possible sightings and definitely more quiet.

I am planning my next visit there.


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:19 pm 
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As Boorgatspook mention, check out Mgoddard's blog:

Mgoddard's Blog


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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I saw the postings on this waterhole and will be visiting it for the first time in July - hope to see some Rare antelopes as well. The Nshawu waterholes on the S50 also looks like its well worth a visit.


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Right!

We passed there in April/May and saw a herd of tsessebe.

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Will definitely make this a must see on our trip in July when we stay at Tsendze and Mopani :D :D
Sounds like a wonderful Waterhole :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Skopsie, you made my mind up with that one photo of yours some time ago already! It is definitely n “must see” place for us on our next trip in 10 days time!

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Keep going to the east end of that road Woesie, that is where the roan hang out, I am told.

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Will do that thanks BB!

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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I remember the days when van der Merwe was a joke . Not this chappie. He is starting to remind me of Eddie Barlow, a man who had sypreme confidence in his own ability, without arrogance, and it often turned things around.

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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BB are you not in the wrong thread? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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:redface: :redface:
I was posting on the sports chat thread as well and must have got foncused :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Skopsie is that the waterhole on your right when you go down with the S143? It's wide open all around the waterhole and you can see miles far. Going down to the t-junction just before you get Nshawu waterholes me and SO saw some red hartebeest there in jan. Very nice little road. Will do it again in aug.


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Yes Alf, it is that waterhole. The Nshawus are quite nice as well. I once saw Reedbuck there. During last year's Big Birding Weekend some of the people saw a Black Coucal there as well, which is a rare bird to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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Skopsie you were "on the money" :thumbs_up:

Check out todays BLOG by MGoddard !!!!!
Eland at Tihongonyeni on Living the Dream 17 June 09

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 Post subject: Re: Tihongonyeni Water Hole
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We were there about a week ago and it sure delivered its promises!

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