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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:59 pm 
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LP actually opened on Sunday 30th and I was there (BB and others.)
It looks fantastic from the outside, new Thatch and all.
Not much changed on the inside though, except that the benches received a new coating of varnish and it was still wet in places (yep-where I sat) so ended up with a sticky backside :lol:
They have also installed hinged windows with wire mesh, presumably to close it at night.
Other than that, it remains the same old fantastic place to be!
This Goliath Heron reacted to the news that is was open again.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
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Great heron pics :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
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Noel ...snap, I was there 2 days ago, also got the same heron :dance:

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 Post subject: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Hi Forum,
Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:51 am 
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The story I heard was ,It was built because there was fear that the Skukuza camp was concerned about its water supply. Hence Lake Panic, but I would like to "really " know myself. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Hi Redgannet,

Warm welcome to the forum! :D

You can read about the building of Lake Panic here: LEST WE FORGET - Tertius Minnie
That is a wonderful thread, well worth a read from beginning to end. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Redgannet, a very warm welcome to you :D

I must say that the first time I saw a signpost to Lake Panic, I thought that I had misread the board. It has since become a "must visit". I am really looking forward to seeing the upgraded hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Was at Lake Panic on November 3.
Managed to spend about 30 minutes there (one day trip from Kruger gate to Tamboti).
Was great as per usual.
Got some nice :cam: Grey Heron (nesting), Goliath Heron, Black Crake, Village Weavers, Jacana, 3 species of Kingfisher, Red-breasted cuckoo (and quite a few others not posing for photographs).
The only drawback was the large gentlemen with the even larger lenses who were crowding the hide with no apparent intention of leaving (ever). Maybe it's a weekend thing. Previous visits to LP were not that crowded!

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 Post subject: Silly Lake Panic question
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:14 am 
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Hello all

My other half and I are having a disagreement about Lake Panic.

Despite having spent so much time there, after seeing some of the photos taken there recently he is convinced there is a second place to view the lake from, as well as the main hide that we all hang out in.

Is it true, is there another road in?

Also we have been off the forums for various reasons for a while and have completely forgotten how to post photos. I know it been repeated many times but if anyone can post the instruction link again it would be very much appreciated. I have closed my Flickr account and need to find another way now.

Thanks in advance. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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Hello VicRob :D
You can view the lake from the road. See Zypresse's post/photo :
Zypresse wrote:
Going over to Lake Panic Hide we first enjoy the view from the road over Lake Panic Image


Find How to.. Host photos for use with Trip Reports here.

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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If you drive to the nursery you get a view of it too


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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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Doesnt the golf course play over part of Lake Panic?


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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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These were taken while on foot on the golf course - I believe this is part of Lake Panic


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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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Wow everyone thanks so much :D :D

So looks like next trip we will have to continue down the road to do more exploring. Just seeing some photos recently made us think there must be another view. It looks quite different from these angles, after being used to the 'intimacy' of the area we view from the hide.

Also thank you to Matthys for the link, will get back to uploading some photos again.

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 Post subject: Re: Silly Lake Panic question
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VicRob, I often took the drive to the nursery where one could also enjoy some great sightings and along the rod, one gets a view of Lake Panic, but again depending on the time of year as the bush could be lus, hence impact visibility. I have never been to the Golf course and is on my bucket list....anyone needing a ball spotter or caddy... :D

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