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 Post subject: Re: Any advice please , dams , waterholes ?
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:41 am 
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I loved the river view tents at Lower Sabie. My daughter and I stayed in Number 20 once and the only regret I had was that I had to leave so soon.

The dams should all be very full that time of the year. The picture I took of Jones dam was in October, before the rains. It was probably at its lowest point for the year. Shortly after I took the picture we heard the sound of distant thunder and the arrival of the first rains of the season.

Mestel was taken in May. There is a resident Fish Eagle on the far side of the dam. I also always see Waterbuck. It is, in my mind, a very picturesque dam, very good on the eyes. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice please , dams , waterholes ?
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I like also have a look at dam's pics took by others forumites , as you know even when it's the same dam they are all differents :dance:
I have still to look after pics took at Manzimhlophe dam and vutomi dam posted on the forum :)


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 Post subject: Re: What are your favorite waterholes?
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 Post subject: Re: What are your favorite waterholes?
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DB is digging deep :lol: :lol: :lol:

believe me, this has a capacity to be serious.

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a place where the ellies eventually outnumbered the water.

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 Post subject: Re: What are your favorite waterholes?
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My favorites are the holes that actually have water in them after you drove miles on a teeth chipping, brain jarring corrugated road to get there…. :dance: The least favorite are the one’s that’s dry, especially if it has that nice sign next to them on the map that says “hide”… :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: What are your favorite waterholes?
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On our last trip to Kruger a couple of years ago, we spent a couple of hours at Mpondo, watching a large herd of ellies as they moved through the area, as they left a lone bull came over the dam and down to the water and proceeded to go swimming, diving completely under water multiple times. he would be completely submerged except the end of his trunk, then he would come to the surface with such force as to almost come out of the water. He played and played for wall over a half hour, then got back out and headed off into the trees. We also saw a large troop of Baboon, Rhino, Waterbuck, Kudu, Impala and lots of birds. Only two other vehicles appeared in the entire time we were there. It just goes to show that timing is everything.

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We also love Lake Panic, Sunset Dam, Leeupan and Silolweni

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 Post subject: Re: What are your favorite waterholes?
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There is something so enchanting and pleasant about Leeupan.
It is perhaps the lillys and pretty flowers that paint a picture of a little Eden not far off of a busy road!

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 Post subject: Dams in Kruger
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In your opinion which of the larger dams in Kruger provides the best opportunities for seeing animals and for photography?

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 Post subject: Re: Dams in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: Dams in Kruger
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Gerharddb I also thought Sunset Dam would probably be the best choice for a person who prefers to sit for some time at one of the Kruger dams and who enjoy doing photography. I guess it is a reliable dam in Kruger thoughout the different seasons for such activity. Thank you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Dams in Kruger
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..........for seeing animals and for photography?

:hmz: SUNSET :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Dams in Kruger
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But Sunsset is hardly one of the larger dams though, is it now?. It is tiny! On the other hand, large is not beautiful in this instance. Smaller dams are much better, as the game will be concentrated in a smaller area, and more likely to be within camera range.

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 Post subject: Re: Dams in Kruger
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I guess Sunset Dam is not a large dam as you said Johan but I guess it is the preferred Dam in the Park by many to see animals and do photography. I was also thinking about Pionier Dam but although it is big and very scenic it is probably not always so productive in terms of animals. But I guess it is a matter of personal opinion what is considered as “productive” in terms of seeing animals. Thanks :thumbs_up:

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