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What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Zeeman » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:24 pm

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Sundowner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:48 pm

This is a difficult one. If I HAVE to pick it would be a late afternoon at Engelhard dam. Close second would Sunset dam early morning with minimal people around.
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby michel367 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:51 pm

Definately Mathakayane just before sundown when the sun sets the surroundings in an eary light. That's when kruger is at it's most beautiful. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby pathfinder » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:33 pm

ndloti wrote:Tshanga is one my favourites . 20 years ago I discovered that a person can clamber over the edge onto a ledge . I take my camping matress , pillows and provisions for an afternoon to enjoy the vista over the plain to the east , and with the Tshanga stream in the foreground I have enjoyed many afternoons without people being able to see me , and also hearing no noise from cars arriving & departing .

I too think that Tshanga is my favourite spot in KNP. Ndloti your camping mattress sounds wonderful but......many years ago we spent a few nights at Bateleur. Early one morning we went directly to the lookout as we wanted to have a cup of coffee and to watch the sunrise. On arrival, coffee in hand I bounded up the path to the the top.....and saw the backside of a very big leopard as it bounded down the other side towards the riverbed below......I don't know who got the biggest fright, me or the leopard :big_eyes: My SO knows that this is where I want my ashes scattered, and from reading the thread it sounds like it could get pretty "ashy" up there :tongue:
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby terryc » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:37 pm

Anywhere on the road alon the Luvuvhu river.....heaven on earth
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Sky » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:54 pm

Anywhere on the S100 is fine by me

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:17 am

Somewhere along the s56 Mphongolo loop..... *BIG SIGH* :D
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:16 pm

No matter where we are in Kruger my dad, now 87, says "Can we go to the hide?".

Mantambeni hide north of Letaba. I haven't let him down yet.
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Mauxie » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:14 pm

Some of my favourites are:

the Olifants lookout... I scattered my Mom and Dad's ashes there a few years back and that's where I hope my family will do the same with mine when the time comes.

Nsemani and Girivani dams are also high on my list of favourite places. I have had some really lovely sighting experiences at both of them.

Biyamiti Weir, just above the weir, looking up the mostly dry river bed. You just get a very special feeling while sitting there. Partly anticipation and the other pure serenity!

Having named them, I have to admit that anywhere in Kruger is wonderful for me..
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby suricati » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:59 pm

Renosterkoppies dam!
Nothing of particular, but when I think of KNP this is the first image that appear in my mind. :D

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby ecosse » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:12 pm

N'wamanzi lookout point near Olifants camp,have left instructions for my ashes to be thrown there.

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Here is a few of our favourites:

The lookout deck at Mooiplaas picnic site, first thing in the morning, when we are the only ones there.
Just outside Balule camp, the pontoon across the Olifants river, first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening.
Transport Dam first thing in the morning
Mestel Dam first thing in the morning
Lake Panic Bird Hide
Shipandane Hide
Mphongolo Loop north of Shingwedzi camp, this list can go on forever, evry place in the Kruger is special to us
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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:00 pm

Joao wrote:My first choice is Pafuri picnic spot early in the morning.

My second choice is Pafuri picnic spot at lunch time.

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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:30 pm

In fact Pafuri is sacred , there should be a system for Pafuri whereby one books one of 10 slots for the day .
In order to keep it sacred without a procession of cars arriving and departing after a perfunctory stop to scan for an exciting sighting or a toilet stop , each slot should entitle you access in one 4 seat passenger vehicle .
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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Re: What's YOUR favourite spot in Kruger?

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:03 pm

Pafuri is also my favourite spot, but there is a place which is so remote, that one can call it the forgotten corner of Kruger. Take your map and look where the western boundry of Kruger turns west, instead of north. (about 60km south east of Phalaborwa ) It is a cul de sac where the road to the private reserves end with Kruger on the other side. I have sat there many a time, just soaking in the quietness and tranquility of the place. No other vehicle, no other people, no noisy campers, just me and the sounds of the Nightjars, Scops Owls and the roar of lions in the distance.
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