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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
Unread postPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Rooster , the smaller and most tranquill picnic spot near to Satara is Munzandzeni , pictured above .
Hlangulene (about half way up the S36) is another good one .

The other two (Nwanetzi & Timbavati) are likely to be rather busy in season and weekends .

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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I can also recommend Muzandzeni - it is lovely and quiet there.
N´wanetsi can be busy but the view up there is nice and the nearby Sweni hide is also very nice and quiet.
And if Tshokwane is an option why not visit Orpen Dam next time? It is not much further than Tshkowane but much more quiet and peaceful with a nice view as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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There is a historical site just off the H1-6 on the northern side of S48 called, Old Shawu Picnic Site. Is that not what you are perhaps referring to Gilbertr14?

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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Shawu picnic spot aka Shewani was still operational in the late 70's once the H1-6 tar road was compete but in 1980 Mooiplaas opened up and Shawu closed. It was one of the vey oldest. The other erswhile picnic spots to close afaik are Gorge and Ngonyamene (next to Mkuhlu for non-whites only) . Pafuri has changed position a few times .


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This is very interesting expecialy for me wich is from a younger generation

Wildkyker, you might enjoy having a look at these two topics Old pictures of Camps and Picnic sites and
Old Photos of Kruger and some others here at History, Archeology and Culture
Some great old pictures and stories kindly shared by forum members :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Picnic Spots
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After reading 100's of topics on the message board over the last several months, I have a question on the picnic spots. It seems that some picnic spots have food and drinks for purchase and some do not. Is this correct? Is there a way to easily determine ahead of time which picnic spots sell food and drinks?


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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I stand to be corrected but the only Picnic spots that sell food are Afsaal, Nkulu and Tshokwane. From memory all other picnic areas have a refrigerator from which the attendant sells a small selection of soft drinks and maybe the occasional ice cream.

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I am also "speaking under correction" but with the exception of Afsaal, Nkulu and Tshokwane the other picnic spots sell drinks and maybe ice creams but if you would like food you should visit the 3 mentioned above. Babalala picnic spot also sell wood and charcoal.

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Skukuza day area also sells a limited amount of cold drinks, sweets and chips.

Tshokwane has a good venison roll and sauce available.

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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We were in KP in July and there was no food at Nkulu. I don't know about the others, but I was very surprised that there was nothing at Nkulu. They used to sell very good food.


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We asked about that and got the following answer.........

"it's a picnic spot, you're supposed to bring your own food!"

I thought I could bring my own money and buy some of their food..... :tongue:

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We asked about that and got the following answer.........

"it's a picnic spot, you're supposed to bring your own food!"

I thought I could bring my own money and buy some of their food..... :tongue:



Maybe they had eaten all their food , and therefore expected that you could eat your money :whistle:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

We've just before that witnessed a lion kill, so food was not very high on our wishlist! :wink:

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When we were at Nkulu in June this year, there was a notice on the wall outside the shop saying that the kitchen had been closed from Feb 4th for renovations.
I asked the attendant when it was going to be reopened and he said he didn't know.
From what I could see there didn't seem to be any work being undertaken that particular day!

So no cooked food available there for the time being other than the usual cold drinks and basic snack type foods, like crisps, peanuts, sweets, biscuits, ice-creams etc
but certainly cooked food available at Afsaal, & Tshokwane. :thumbs_up:

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Can't wait to have a Kudu Boerie Roll when we pass by Tshokwane at the end of November!!! :whistle: :whistle:


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