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 Post subject: Masorini Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:25 pm 
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Does anybody know if they still offer the guided walks at Masorini? We did it in 1987. It was the first place where I saw dassies in Kruger. I recall the guide walking with a portable tape recorder which he switched on and off while showing you the various points of interest. I also recall that he mentioned about a leopard visiting the Masorini hill from time to time.

Masorini was normally our breakfast spot when we still lived in Tzaneen and visited the park on day visits.

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Yes they still do. There are guides stationed there. Also a small museum, telling the history of the community and containing artifacts.

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And a place to have lunch. Don't think they have skottles for brunch though - maybe someone else knows if they do.


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I think they do. I remember seeing skottels there, but have never lunched there.

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 Post subject: Masorini picnic site
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Of all the picnic sites in Kruger we have never stopped at Masorini, not sure why although it looks like a great place. We have seen Klipspringer a few times in the vicinity though. Would you recommend this site for a picnic or for staying a while?

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini picnic site
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That whole area (Masorini and Erfplaas waterholes) is excellent for dassies and klippies!! :clap:

We spent 2 months last year in Phalaborwa, so travelled that area almost every day. :thumbs_up:

On the first day, while watching elephants at the waterhole near Masorini, we saw a magnificent leopard heading towards the picnic area, and saw a young leopard there a day or so later, so we have never had the courage to actually get out of the car. :big_eyes:

Thats just us though....I'm sure other people will give you their ideas on the subject. :thumbs_up:

Can't wait to get back there, and this time we will be in Phala for 4 months!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini picnic site
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I have had several breakfast braais there, it is never too busy. You can also take a guided tour of the ancient iron workings. Have seen sable there and lots of animals at sable dam. well worth a stop.


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 Post subject: Re: Masorini picnic site
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Hi Anabel1 - does one have to book for the tour? and about how long does it take?
Would really appreciate you feedback as I dont know this area well and we will be overnghting at Sable in July :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini picnic site
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As far as I know and I stand to be corrected but I think one just speaks to the attendants there and they take you on the tour.
I remember them asking us if we wanted to do the tour the one time we stopped there but we unfortunately didn't have the spare time on that visit.

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini Picnic Site
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Yes the tour is taken by the attendants there. They take you part way up the koppie, When I went it took about 30 minutes and you don,t have to book. Very interesting


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 Post subject: Re: Masorini Picnic Site
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And some very interesting facts on the area Here :D

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini Picnic Site
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We always stop there, saw lions there and once a cheetah. Sometimes you can just hear the lions, and that makes for a very fast retreat to the car, as Scipio was once a long time ago trapped inside the ablutions :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini Picnic Site
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The arcaelogical display and structures appears rather tatty , the protective roofs covering some structures from rain & sun have collapsed
When visiting in January the attendant guide informed that money has been budgeted for its upkeep and refurbishment .

Can this be confirmed ?

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 Post subject: Re: Masorini Picnic Site
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I do know that a survey of all sites in Kruger is being planned with a view to a comprehensive Interpretation policy on displays, signage, etc. Any improvements may have to wait for this, unless already on budgets.

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 Post subject: Advice needed: Phalaborwa Gate to Masorini
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Hallo Mites,
I might soon have the opportunity to tag along with a friend who has to go to Phalaborwa for business.

She invited me along for the ride and a stay over in KNP for a night or hopefully two!

I was hoping to go to Masorini and wait there for her while she is busy in town (CCMA!). I was hoping that she could drop me off and go back and join me when she is done.

Would it be allowed? I thought that I might take a tour of the site, because I never have enough time to spend there because we are either on our way in or on our way back home.

I don’t want to get in trouble and be ‘aborted’ before I could even begin to enjoy a day or two in KNP!

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