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 Post subject: Karoo national Park- No water holes ?
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Good Day

Can anybody please explain to me why there are no waterholes in Karoo National Park. I mean something similar as the Kgalagadi, where you can sit and watch animals drinking water and the interaction.
The closest 1 can get is about 300 meter away with the crip behind the dam.

Do they not want tourist to enjoy the park animals ?

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo national Park- No water holes ?
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Hi there Jumbo :D Exactly my thoughts for a long time now. There is a little hole opposite the restaurant (almost invisible from the patio) which they fill from time to time, resulting in some activity - which is really great :dance: . A nice big one will be nice, especially with the lions here :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Karoo national Park- No water holes ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:17 pm 
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Yah well , it does sound very nice to sit ( drink- in- hand ) and watch animals to come to the water :whistle: But remember , this is an arid park , and artificial waterholes certainly does not fit in with it :hmz: And even in Kruger , those artificial watering places are being stopped , and no pumping takes place anymore .
Besides , desert animals are quite adapted to go long periods without water . Springboks and Gemsbok hardly ever drink water at all , receiving moisture requirements from desert plants they eat :doh:

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