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Saw 2 juvenile crocs literally knocking fish out of the shallows with their tails ( malelane gate bridge ). They worked as a team with the one snapping up the fish after the other had knocked them sky high!


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There are some pretty impressive crocs at Sunset Dam and also on the islands in the river seen from Lower Sabie camp and restuarant. :D

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This lil guy was at Lower Sabie bridge

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 Post subject: croc spotting
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G'day all,
Heading over to Kruger in late June, and coming from the north of Australia I'm really keen to see some nile crocs to compare to our very own mud geckoes (aussie slang for crocs!)
Where are the best places to see them? Were spending 6 days in the park, from the south up to Olifants. Are some rivers better than others? Any info would be greatly appreciated. While we can't wait to see lions, ellies, rhinos, wild dogs etc, crocs are very underated! Their a true survivor from the dinosaur age and a big one will always give you goose bumps. :shock:
Can't wait to get there, the waiting for the next three months is going to kill me!
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Sunset dam just outside Lower-Sabie is a good place to start. Always some sunning themselves around the dam.
Have seen some from the hide at Lake Panic (Skukuza) as well. They are a bit shy though.
Olifants camp and anywhere you can get a look down onto the river in that area is good.

Some other places which I can't remember right at the moment. Sure somebody else will also come up with a few places.

Good luck and enjoy!

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You´ll find them all over the place, well, where there is water that is. Lowwater bridges are great for them, like this one at Balule (Just under Olifants):
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 Post subject: Re: croc spotting
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sharky74 wrote:
G'day all,
Heading over to Kruger in late June, and coming from the north of Australia I'm really keen to see some nile crocs to compare to our very own mud geckoes (aussie slang for crocs!)


The Nile crocs are not as big as the Salties. Sort of in between a freshie and a salty. Just as ugly though. :wink: :lol:


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 Post subject: crocs aren't ugly!
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hi gwendolen,
hah I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I love crocs, if you can get past the deadly to humans if you swim part their very cool. Good to know their up near Balule, thanks DuQues, as were heading there. Would love to have stayed at Sabie but nothing left! Must be a busy place the Kruger, but we'll drive the area round Sabie anyway so hopefully find a few crocs


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Its sadly been overlooked in Africa before - but the smallest of puddles can have a croc in it.

Seriously though, the highest concentration of crocs is on the Olifants near the confluence with the Letaba - its one of their breeding areas. You can see several hundred there! They used to do a 'confluence walk' from Olifants which was fabulous for the scenery alone - but they stopped doing this regularly for some reason. It might be worth asking if you are staying there.

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Hi and welcome, sharky74 :D
Biyamiti Wier is also a good place to see crocs, this one crossed the bridge and had no problem climbing up into the river :shock:
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Wow Freda, great pic, when we were there 2 weeks ago had 2 nice sized crocs eyeballing us from the weir/river side, first time I ever was on eye level with a croc before. :shock:
We had some great interaction with water monitors and a trapped barbel tho. :D
@ sharky74, welcome and do try the sandbanks, seen from the L Sabie restaurant deck, usually some pretty big specimens sunning themselves there as well. Enjoy.

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Like this, Elsa, also at Biyamiti Wier:
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That is close enough for me :wink: always something good to see at the Wier :D


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Eish! That is a monster, Freda! 8)

Elsa wrote:
<...> eyeballing us from the weir/river side <...>

Sort of like this...?
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Every river and dam has them , you will without a doubt see some big ones .

Olifants river low water bridge next to balule , lake panic , sunset dam outside lower sabie are all good places to see them nice and close .

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