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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Stark » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:12 pm

About how far off the H7 is Bobbejaankrans? Looks like a nice spot to stretch your legs.
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby oddesy » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:58 pm

Its a few 100 metres from the H7 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby p@m » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Stark -- there are 2 loops quite close together. From Orpen, Bobbejaanskrans is the first one and is, I think sign-posted (by the normal brick/stone table setup :lol:) The road actually goes up a hill (the riverbank) and the lookout is at the top where you can get out and sit quietly on a bench and enjoy the view.

The second loop is not to far along from that and is actually a road which leads along the top of the river bank for some way (maybe a km or 2). When we were last there, the undergrowth was very thick, so there were only a couple of places where the river bed was visible.

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Fanta » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:58 pm

We have been lucky at Bobbejaanskrans, watched some ellies grazing on the trees opposite the river bed and some bush buck with young just as you turn off. I think our best luck were the pack of wild dogs (who we saw earlier the morning tracking their meal) killed and eaten their breakfast right at the turn off!

It's such a nice place just to sit and have a cold one before heading off to Tamboti/Orpen or Satara...ahhh...wish I was there now after seeing the photos :)
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:15 am

To us this is one of the favorites of the many lookouts in Kruger (actually they are all our favorites :D ). This year in May we also saw elephants grazing on the other side of the river bed. The next morning when we went there again from Orpen we had a baboon troop tirelessly clowning around. It is nice to drink an early morning coffee :lotsocoffee: at Bobbejaankrans and smell the freshness of the veldt.
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:14 pm

Dupacc wrote:Bobbejaankrans ... aahhhh beautiful, peaceful, relaxing . Have not seen that many animals (or birds) from there though :roll:


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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:24 pm

I'm usually happily shooting squirrels or francolins there. Also saw a few black and yellowbilled storks there once.
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby rufie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:57 pm

Any dangeous animals seen there??

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Hitman » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:22 pm

:sniper: Last year Sept we've missed out on a Leopard sighting on Bobbejaanskrans...just too late !!

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Safari Gal » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:27 pm

My most favourite place in Kruger. Have seen loads of ellies in the riverbed below on several occasions. Wish I was there RIGHT NOW :wall: :mrgreen:
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:35 pm

Saw my first bunch of wild dog in Kruger on the little road to Bobbejaankrans, just after the turn off. :D

Also some Njala and an owl once.


Great place :thumbs_up:

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:17 am

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:20 am

MM that is something to long for..........sigh!!!
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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Viewfinder » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:22 pm

Meandering Mouse that photo will make me quit my job to go and sit on that bench permanently!! :mrgreen: Love the spot there as well, Saw a honey badger down in the river bed in June at about 11:00 in the morning! Did not expect that one at all :D Had some nice bird sightings as well with a little Cape Batis right next to me as well as a Bennett's woodpecker in the tree below.

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Re: Bobbejaankrans

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Yes, Bobbejaankrans is like a lucky packet - full of surprises :D

Saw a very big owl early one morning near the bench :thumbs_up:


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