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 Post subject: Kruger in May
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 am 
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I loved early May in the park!
It has cooled off a little bit especially at night, and is still showing the effects of the rainy season.
The vegetation is not quite as lush and some trees are getting ready for winter but it still has a verdant look about it.
The migrant birds have flown home but there are many to see that are stayers!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Love Kruger in May,the gras is still fairly green and not to long, excellent for game viewing.What I like the most is the cool mornings and the fresh smell of the park in Mays early mornings

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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May in Kruger - I love not having to get up at 4:15am 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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May is perfect in terms of weather. It can be beautiful with the Autumn colours.

shimering simplicity.

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season of reflections.

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balmy, drowsy Autumn heat.

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a time for little critters to venture out.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Protected armour plated pangolin on the prowl!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Are you lucky enough to be in Kruger this May? Please share your experiences with us! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Leaving in a week's time Kite. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

I am going here.

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doing this 8)

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Could life be more perfect?

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5 star all the way 8)

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safe and secure.

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with top class ablutions, including a loo with a view.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Sand river Bush Camp? It looks awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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The first time I went to Sand River, it was in May.

It is a very special time for Autumn colours, balmy weather and a slower pace.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Got the big 5 0 coming up next May and was debating long and hard what to do to celebrate when I realised there is simply nowhere else in the world I would rather be than in Kruger.

I have booked a private camp for the actual occasion but will spend another week at my favourite camps Satara and Biyamiti :dance:

So not only do we get 3 weeks in Jan/Feb, I can leave without the usual heavy heart knowing I will be back soon :hands:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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What a great way to celebrate a special birthday AndreaB. :clap: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:37 am 
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We visited Biyamiti in May/June 2010. But I'm sad to say that this trip was our worst Kruger experience for a number of reasons.

1) We are northerners and Biyamiti was just too far south for us. I absolutely hate driving along the southern boundry fence of the Kruger and seeing agricultural land on the other side.

2) There were far too many people (day trippers) getting out of their cars and tramping around the bush and climbing the rocks near the river. Seriously upsetting for us and it made the area feel more like a safari-spa resort. I hope these were uninformed foreigners or world cup fans out on a day jaunt to the park. I cannot believe that South Africans would be so stupid. :evil:

3) The days are really SHORT! No long trips. No "morning trip, back to camp for lunch, and out for an afternoon trip". There was just no time! :(

4) The evening braai was another disapointment. In summer, we have our afternoon drive, then we get back to the camp, light the fire, crack open a frosty and a bottle of Chardonay for the SO and gather round the fire and mock each other about the days sightings. We have the "Eagle Award" for the sharpest spot of the day; the "Bat Award" for spotting the tree stump bird; and the "Spot-of-the-Day Award" for the best spot of the day.
But in May/June 2010 it was so cold and miserable when the sun went down (at what seemed like 4 pm) that the braai was unatended and we drank hot chocolate inside while shivering under blankets. Not pleasant. :wall:

So, I probably won't be planning a June trip any time soon :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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SA Gecko, I'm sure you were just unlucky in May, we always go to Kruger in May and normally have lovely weather . Yes the sun does go down by about 6 but you don't need the sun to have a nice braai, I hope when you go again the weather is kinder to you :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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We find we are out for longer in the winter than in summer. Summer means its too hot in the middle of the day so we head back for a siesta. Winter we can drive for the 11.5 hours we are allowed out.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in May
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Our favourite time in Kruger is end of April/beginning of May. It's not so hot, we don't have to get up at 4:00 in the morning, and you can come in when the gates close, have a leisurely braai, and still get to bed around 9:00. The autumn colours on the Mopanies are gorgeous. :)

The only downside is that the migratory birds have all left. :(


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