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 Post subject: Best/most Scenic drives in Kruger
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I would like to know what is your favorite drive in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Mine has of late become

Crook's Corner, & S63 Nyala Drive we just love the lushness, tropical jungle look and the peace and quiet with just the myriad of birds calls echoing through the bush.

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Crook's Corner itself with the Limpopo River very full.

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Down river.

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Up River

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And the signboard giving you the history of the area which is fascinating.

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Looking around us we discovered another visitor to the area.
A tree climbing Water Monitor

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Then just as we were leaving we heard this lovely duet and discovered a pair of Tropical Boubou jumping around in the bushes making photography very difficult.
A new tick for us. :D

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More general scenery showing the lushness and tropical atmosphere.

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Wonder what she is thinking? :wink:

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What a handsome fella!

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These are some of the Luvuvhu River seen as one winds along the beautiful Nyala Drive toward Pafuri Picnic Area.

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A little way further one of the numerous battle scarred Baobabs in this area.

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We stop on the bridge over the Luvuvhu River and just absorb the atmosphere.

The scene from either side of the bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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these are beautiful pictures thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Thank you for sharing - fantastic photos - I want to go NOW!!


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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Elsa, where exactly is Crook's corner?

I know Pafuri picnic spot, is it near there?

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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vgstephens wrote:
Elsa, where exactly is Crook's corner?
Val, Crook's corner is near Pafuri picnic site in fact along the same road, the S63 Nyala drive.
Its where the the 3 countries join so one can stand there and look across the Limpopo river into Zimbabwe to the left and Mozambique to the right, a wonderfully historic area.

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Elsa wrote:
vgstephens wrote:
Elsa, where exactly is Crook's corner?
Val, Crook's corner is near Pafuri picnic site in fact along the same road, the S63 Nyala drive.
Its where the the 3 countries join so one can stand there and look across the Limpopo river into Zimbabwe to the left and Mozambique to the right, a wonderfully historic area.



And if you see all the crocodiles basking in the sun , you may be forgiven to think that the name should actually be " Croc's Corner " :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Ha Ha okie :lol:
THanks Elsa. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Elsa, I have to agree with you that it is possibly the most scenic drive in Kruger. Your pictures really do it justice. I am going to add a spot that always makes me smile.

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Love the sign MM... Made me smile too!

Absolutely lovely photos Elsa. Thanks for sharing! We went there a few years ago (while they were working on the roads) and had to take a detour (that looked a bit dodgy) to Crook's corner. We still laugh at ourselves for winding up the windows and locking the doors! :redface: :redface: But the scenery was amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Hi Elsa

Without a doubt that has to be the most scenic drive in the park, who needs the bg five when you have that bush and the remoteness. It is a nice long way from Shingwedzi and is worthwhile a good few hours in the car. But to get to see Nyala's is an absolute treat.
Pafuri picnic spot has also a nice "out of the way feel to it"

love your pics now i must make that booking. :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :P :thumbs_up:


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love your pics now i must make that booking. :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :P :thumbs_up:
Go for it, the most beautiful and scenic part of the park without doubt. :thumbs_up:
I must add these pics were taken in Feb, we are going next year in May, will be interesting to see if there is any difference?

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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Elsa wrote:
I must add these pics were taken in Feb, we are going next year in May, will be interesting to see if there is any difference?


Elsa , we were there in May 2009 . Vegetation somewhat less dense , but the trees remain majestic :

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The animals , especially nyala are magnificent :

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Croc's Bar at Crooks Corner is crowded :

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And the view from the look-out is stunning :

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And of course , the picnic spot is the best in Kruger :

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We've done the route 5 times now and I think there has been a speed cop between Baobob Hill and Pafuri every time.

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 Post subject: Re: best drive in kruger
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i want to visit crooks corner next time i go


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