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Sundowners in Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:17 am

Where is your favourite spot in Kruger to enjoy your sundowners? Do you try and get back to camp to watch the sun set with your beverage in hand, or do you park somewhere, perhaps a waterhole, to toast sundown?
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:21 am

4 me the best sundowners was those on hiking trails! Absolutely awesome!! No-one else around than u your 7 friends and 2 trails rangers.

The scenic beauty of those areas of the trails are unmatched by anywhere else in the Park.
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Unread postby Meg » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:24 am

One of the reasons we enjoy Lower Sabie so much is Sunset Dam - it only takes 2 minutes to get back into the gates, so you can stay out until just about closing time.

Almost any camp overlooking a river is fantastic though, and for me that's the only thing Satara is missing (and probably the reason why we do more sunset drives from Satara than anywhere else).
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Unread postby Jock » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:30 am

Totally agree Meg, I also love Sunset Dam. There is always something to watch. We do however, generally stay out the park but our accomodation looks over the Croc River and into the park so you will always find us sitting on the stoop with drink in hand while the sun sinks down into the park. Truly breathtaking.

One trip we always saw two buffalo around the river and one evening a pride of lions came and launched an attack on the poor things. Now that is special, having a braai and watching the comings and goings of mother nature. For the record, the buffalo won but I think he must have been a little sore the next day.
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Unread postby bert » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:37 am

Definitely Lookout point at Olifantscamp
With a cold beer and a bag of Simba Tomato chips

Awsome landscape in front of u,
Sound of the river beneath,
Cry of the fish eagle
Hippos down below
With luck Ellies passing through the river
Baboons on the cliff
Sun sets and transforms the landscape
Trying to focus untill darkness creeps upon us

In the background u hear the sounds coming from the restaurant and the murmer of whispering voices from the other
people undergowing the same experience

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:54 am

Bert - yours sounds hard to beat!
For me it is parked at Sunset Dam with a nice cold glass of champagne, watching the baboons heading home and the rest of the life around the dam as the sun sinks in the west. (As Meg said just 2 mins from the Lower Sabie gate)
Getting back to camp at Satara just before sunset and sitting outside our tent watching the sundown is also so special.
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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:10 pm

Any waterhole close by ... back to camp and watch the remainder of the Sunset in the camp at the River ..(usually back at Skukuza) ... with either a Castle or Amarula on ICE...
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Unread postby LittleLeopard » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:59 pm

The best place for sundowners in Kruger according to me, is outside our perimeter hut in Letaba looking out on the river(bed) below! Heaven on earth. :D

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Unread postby madach » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:01 pm

The best place I've ever had sundowners is Crooks Corner.

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Unread postby madach » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:17 pm

avon vosloo wrote:Enlighten me - how did you manage to be there at sunset?

I was in the Makuleke concession (the area in KNP north of the Luvuvhu river) for a 28-day safari guide course. We had unrestricted access to that area so we could basically have sundowners anywhere :D

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Unread postby avon vosloo » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:28 pm

May I offer an early morning cuppa instead of rushing back to camp?

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Just outside Pretoriuskop early one misty morning.

Will dig out some sunsets.

Been to your site Madach - what an experiece it must have been.

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Unread postby Freda » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:53 pm

macho mouse wrote::shock: How did I miss this thread for so long?
My most magical moments in all of my life have been sundowners in Kruger. I have been blessed to have experienced them in many places.
I love Olifants... my wish is to experience many more there...
I like to have a sense of space.

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Unread postby Jen » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:02 pm

Best sunset has to be the High level bridge near Shingwedzi camp... if that's not possible then anywhere on a Wilderness Trail!

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Unread postby Anthony » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:44 pm

A good place to have sundowners is Letaba Bridge. Hmmmm nice Amstel!! Just as the sun goes down behind the tree line 1000's and 1000's of bats fly out from inside the bridge!! A real sight to see! And if you are lucky you can catch a glimpse of a Bat Hawk roosting in one of the trees on the rivers edge.

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Unread postby Nico » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:04 am

Sandra wrote:Shingwedzi high water bridge. Take you chairs and sun downers along, as a matter of fact take the whole camp along, such a lovely crowd.

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