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What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread postby mountainview » Sun May 06, 2007 12:08 am

Favourite Place: Pafuri S64

Nyala Drive S64 - Looking back at Matshitshindzudzi
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Nyala Drive S64 - Looking west
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Unread postby mountainview » Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 am

Favourite Place - Pafuri S63

Pafuri Picknick Spot
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Nyala Drive S63 - Luvuhu Riparian Forest
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Nyala Drive S63 - Luvuhu Riparian Forest
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Unread postby mountainview » Sun May 20, 2007 8:35 pm

Gunner wrote:Nkumbe lookout

Another favourite
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favourite spot in KNP

Unread postby cadac » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:01 pm

mine is mathekenyane lookout on the Hl 1 - you can sit there for hours and relax in the tranquility!
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Transport dam

Unread postby Nimrod » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:14 pm

I would have to say TRANSPORT DAM. Here i can sit for hours and relax knowing that at any moment anything could arrive. Becoz hey, where there's water, there's life...

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Unread postby G@mespotter » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:50 am

If I HAD to choose, I would be at 10 places @ the same time, I simply cant choose..... :?

1. Tambotie
2. Sweni birdhide
3. Sonop waterhole
4. Lake Panic
4. Satara campsite, most 'righthandsided' site at the fence
5. Sunset dam
6. Berg-en-dal, whatching the Matjulu dam
7. Olifants riverview
8. Letaba restaurant
9. Transportdam
10. EVERYWHERE IN THE WHOLE FRIKKIN PARK!
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Unread postby icurrie » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:57 pm

Would have to say Olifants View Point as I have very warm and fuzzy memories of a wonderfully romantic proposal there! :wink:
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Whats your favourite spot in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:12 pm

Difficult , but here are a few :
Tshanga - spent hours on rocks after climbing down below the edge with my lunch , camping matress , book and binoculars .
Tambotie - braaied there before the camp was built , subsequently stayed there at least 20 nights .
Nkumbi - spent most of the day there on more than 1 occasion .

Probably the best was seeing the sun rise from the top of Shirimatanga .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby christo » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:30 am

Isn't the best spot in the park the one where you've lately had your fondest memories?

Been to the park more times than I can remmember, but still return with a new favourite each time.
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Unread postby Naas » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:47 am

Sentimental: Lowers Sabie Camp - the elephant bench on the grass overlooking the river. That's where my wife & I met!
Relaxing: Letaba Camp - from the river to the animals in the camp
Beautiful: Nkulu

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Unread postby Ralph vV » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:30 am

:twisted: :lol: Agree with you, Saraf.....

My favourite is Tshange look-out (on the rocks), where the eagles soar past you, miles and miles of Paradise lay stretched out in front of you, and your spirit becomes totally free....

It is such a mystical, magical place!

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Unread postby mel123 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:23 pm

My favourite would be one of these:

* Olifants lookout deck
* Olifantsriver bridge
* Crook's Corner
* Pafuri picnic place
* Nkulu picnic spot
* Nkaya-dam near Satara

I don't know how to choose! :?

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Unread postby Shikaari » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:35 am

like everybody else,it is a tough call,but i would go for mlondozi
at early dawn,with a hot breakfast.

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Hides / Viewpoints sightings

Unread postby jakoventer » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:30 am

Responding to the question asked about what you have seen from Nkumbe, I would ask what is the best sightings you had from any viewpoint/hide.

My best would be :

1. Matambeni Hide. Leopard came to drink water, but frightened by crocodile, and then catches impala after chasing 3 dagga boys away.(August 2007)

2. Lion walking along the riverbed while I am having bfast at Lower Sabie. (August 2007)

3. Ele's having a drink and bath and interacting with Hippo at Sweni Hide. (August 2007)
Kruger rocks !!!

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best place

Unread postby davegrohl » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:35 am

Hi,

First post on the forum!

Been reading it for a while now though.

Best place would be Bobbejaanskraans (sp). Got engaged there...


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