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Your Favourite picnic spot?

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:28 am

Camps are vital, but a great picnic spot can really crown a good day and an essential part of my Kruger experience.

So, which floats (or sinks) your boat, and why? :wink:
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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:23 am

Pafuri for the birds and the tranquility.

Babalala for roan!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby PNF » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:37 am

Crested Val :thumbs_up: agree totally with you but would like to add Mooiplaas - early morning before the hordes arrive! Who knows if an Ellie isn't lurking behind a bush or tree???
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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Joao » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:00 am

Pafuri for tranquility and Nwanetsi for a splendid relaxing view.

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby okie » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:45 am

Pafuri is the best . Beautiful , tranquil , majestic trees , birds , on the Levubu river .
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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:10 pm

You mean,

this.

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or this

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or the real star.

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby WildThing » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:33 pm

Definitely Pafuri - a birders paradise.

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby picnic » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:12 pm

:hmz: Think I'll have a stop at Pafuri , :cam: looks great, very neat and inviting :thumbs_up:

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Joao » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:14 pm

It seems as if most people vote Pafuri as their favourite.

I am sure that a great deal of the attraction towards Pafuri is because of its tranquility and the lower number of visitors in relation to other picnic spots. This makes me wonder if the regular visitors to KNP have a general feeling that they would prefer a little less visitors to have a more relaxed environment even though we all know that the future existance of the park is directly coupled with visitor numbers.

I am definately one of those who would prefer it if there was less visitors that is the reason why I prefer to visit the northern parts more often.

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:38 pm

Well,

Pafuri has definitely moved to the top of the class, but what about further south, folks... :whistle:

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Penny » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:43 pm

Nhlanguleni is one of the best simply because its off the beaten track so invariably you find you have it to yourselves. The skottels there have also taken less of a bashing so not likely to malfunction and in Winter one has a view of the waterhole - nothing like breakfast with an elephant and a thin little railing demarcating the picnic site.
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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Joao » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:44 pm

I will make my list as follows

North - Pafuri
Central - Nwanetsi
South - Nkuhlu

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby Toddy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:48 pm

My best one has always been Mlondozi picnic spot. Great views and nornally quiet.

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby fee » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:45 pm

I also love Mlondozi - amazing view of the river and another firm favourite is Nkhulu.
Would be nice to upgrade the rickety tables and chairs though!

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Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??

Unread postby huntsman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:15 am

It's actually amazing how well we remember our picnic stops...

Perhaps it's the combination of food, rest and birding, but there's often a really good vibe there for some reason...

Clean toilets, shade, a chance to stretch....hmmmmm! :thumbs_up:
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