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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:17 am 
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Where is your favourite spot in Kruger to enjoy your sundowners? Do you try and get back to camp to watch the sun set with your beverage in hand, or do you park somewhere, perhaps a waterhole, to toast sundown?

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4 me the best sundowners was those on hiking trails! Absolutely awesome!! No-one else around than u your 7 friends and 2 trails rangers.

The scenic beauty of those areas of the trails are unmatched by anywhere else in the Park.

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One of the reasons we enjoy Lower Sabie so much is Sunset Dam - it only takes 2 minutes to get back into the gates, so you can stay out until just about closing time.

Almost any camp overlooking a river is fantastic though, and for me that's the only thing Satara is missing (and probably the reason why we do more sunset drives from Satara than anywhere else).

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Totally agree Meg, I also love Sunset Dam. There is always something to watch. We do however, generally stay out the park but our accomodation looks over the Croc River and into the park so you will always find us sitting on the stoop with drink in hand while the sun sinks down into the park. Truly breathtaking.

One trip we always saw two buffalo around the river and one evening a pride of lions came and launched an attack on the poor things. Now that is special, having a braai and watching the comings and goings of mother nature. For the record, the buffalo won but I think he must have been a little sore the next day.

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We stay on the road as long as possible and eat dinner at camp on our return getting back to the tent when it's dark already.


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Definitely Lookout point at Olifantscamp
With a cold beer and a bag of Simba Tomato chips

Awsome landscape in front of u,
Sound of the river beneath,
Cry of the fish eagle
Hippos down below
With luck Ellies passing through the river
Baboons on the cliff
Sun sets and transforms the landscape
Trying to focus untill darkness creeps upon us

In the background u hear the sounds coming from the restaurant and the murmer of whispering voices from the other
people undergowing the same experience

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Bert - yours sounds hard to beat!
For me it is parked at Sunset Dam with a nice cold glass of champagne, watching the baboons heading home and the rest of the life around the dam as the sun sinks in the west. (As Meg said just 2 mins from the Lower Sabie gate)
Getting back to camp at Satara just before sunset and sitting outside our tent watching the sundown is also so special.

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Any waterhole close by ... back to camp and watch the remainder of the Sunset in the camp at the River ..(usually back at Skukuza) ... with either a Castle or Amarula on ICE...

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Definitely a water hole if there's one nearby with a beer for hubby and a glass of wine or amarula (with ice, of course) and some snacks.


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The deck outside Lower Sabie restaurant (I even have that view as wallpaper on my cellphone :oops: )

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Taken from LS deck.

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Here is another pic taken from the Lower Sabie deck - you can see the bridge in the distance.

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The best place for sundowners in Kruger according to me, is outside our perimeter hut in Letaba looking out on the river(bed) below! Heaven on earth. :D

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The best place I've ever had sundowners is Crooks Corner.

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Wow Madach - I can see why.

Enlighten me - how did you manage to be there at sunset?

We have spent a few days at Pafuri rivercamp outside the park before, but you will never get out the gate in time from Crooks.

This brings back memories, thanx. Took my son to Crooks a few years ago to show him the big crocks - only to find the river in full force.

Croks what croks? :)


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