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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:19 am 
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I haven't traversed the length and breadth of Kruger like most of you but N'semani and Mlondozi Picnic spot are the ones I could sit at for half a day.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Anywhere in park will suffice -

but after being forced I have to say I am quite partial to
Mlondozi Picnic Spot
Transport Dam
Lake Panic Hide

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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For me, my favourite spots would be:

The Safari room belcony at Mopani
Lower Sabie restraunt view
N'wamanzi Lookout
Olifants Lookout
Sunset Dam by Lower Sabie

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Anywhere where it is quiet. (as far as other vehicles is concerned)
My favourite places are Vutomi Dam, Bangu Waterhole, Gudzani waterhole, various river views on the Timbavati Road as well as Leeubron Waterhole and The Shimangwaneni dam on the S36.
In the north the Tshange Lookout is a firm favourite as well as the Red Rocks Lookout.
In the south Dukes Waterhole is my favourite coffee stop.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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I could sit all day at Lake Panic Hide. Always great bird life, love the never ending hippo show and have seen wonderful activity there ... my favourite a herd of elephants coming down to the edge to drink, splash and then walk across in single file to the other side. Useless at posting pics but would be happy to email them to you. Will pm you


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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Tshanga by far, it is quiet and you can sit without anyone else pitching up.
There is a lot to see if you sit long enough. There is no toilet paper either, as it is not visited by hordes of people .

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer
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Finally I think I am ready to place some of my pictures.
The picture was taken near Pafuri Picnic Site in the Luvhuvu River.

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And the other one was taken from the drift at Klopperfontein.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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pietert wrote:
Finally I think I am ready to place some of my pictures. Please consider this a test.

I must still trim the links so that it will be embedded here. Still trying to find out.

Just highlight the link then click the Img button, which will put the correct code for images around the links.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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To name a few;

Mathekenyana.
Not for the sightings, but the place itself does it for me. Being on top of the world/bush.

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The bridges.
You never know what you will encounter. Hlanganini for example.

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The sundowners on a wilderness trail.
See the sun set, while sipping from a glass of wine in the middle of the bush.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Could someone tell me where the Sweni hide is, and the Girivana Waterhole.
Many thanks. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Vgstephens they are both in the Satara area.
Do you have a map?
Under Satara you have the H6, almost at the end of the H6 (before you reach N'wanetsi Damn and picnic spot) you turn right, than a short ride on the S37, there you will find the Sweni hide.
For Girvana waterhole you have to take the H7 to Orpen. Take the first dirt road to the right (S40), than first left (S12) and you have reached Girvana. If you keep following the S12 you will come to the H7 again.


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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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For me it is Mpondo Dam. Great place for coffee, and always something happening there, though I should add not when the dam is full. Seen a beautiful pair of Tawny Eagles come to drink water, lions, buffs, elephants and bird life is terrific.

But then as mention any place is suitable-even on the N1 between Skuks and LS.

And Ngotso dams,-North and south are also great places to see animals. Little shade though, so it can get verrrrrrry hot.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Too many place to mention, but at the moment, Ngwenyeni Dam, good shade great sightings and only 10k's away. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer
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At the moment the low water bridge close to Sweni hide is a must.
There is a nice bit of water, and the birds are amazing.
I spent an hour there on Sunday, and had five different kingfishers around the same pool (Giant, Pied, Brown hooded, Striped & Malachite)
Had loads of other birds incl. a very successful yellow billed stork.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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Mlondozi Picnic spot
We sat there for 3 hours on Sunday 12 October, had lunch, saw the White Rhino come for a drink, Elephants, zebra, Wildebees (Gnu), Impala, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Warthogs and more birds than I can mention :D
I used to love Nkumbe, but it has gone downhill :x rapidly and just does not have that "special" feeling anymore :cry: :cry: :cry:

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