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Best views in Kruger

Unread postby jakoventer » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:08 pm

Where is the best view in Kruger?

For me as follows:

1. Nkumbe Viewpoint
2. Olifants Camp
3. Mlondozi Dam / Picnic Spot
4. Mopanie Camp overlooking Dam
Kruger rocks !!!

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Unread postby DuQues » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:56 am

1. Tshanga
2. Olifants lookout on the S44
3. Olifants deck
4. The view over Engelhardt Dam from the dam itself.
5. Klopperfontein

However this is based on personal experience, and influenced by the people I met, sightings, light (for photography), and ambiance. Could be quite a different list after my next visit...

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Unread postby Meg » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:42 am

In order of personal enjoyment really:

1.Nkumbe
2.Olifants camp lookout
4.The bridge over the Olifants River where one can get out of the car and watch all the animal goings on 8)
3.Bobbejaanskrans (preferably on the way into the Park, not the way home :wink: )
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Unread postby saraf » Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:26 pm

1. Nkumbe
2. N'wanetsi Picnic Site
3. Olifants Camp

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Unread postby Boulder » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:12 pm

1. Tshange

2. Shimuwini Hut No 7

3. Balcony hut 23 Punda Maria

4. Crooks Corner.

5 Stolznek Dam watching hippos

6 Mestel dam with Shabeni Koppie reflected in it

7. 05h15 on the S114 and seeing a young female leopard lying in the road staring at you as you stop 50-80 metres away and admire the sunlight on her dappled coat as she gains your confidence and gets up after 5 minutes and stalks closer for a better view....Lump in the throat stuff man.
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Unread postby bert » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:18 pm

Nkumbe
Olifants camp
Mathekenyane (granokop)
Lake Panic bird hide
S110 near Berg en Dal
Letaba river from camp

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Unread postby Richprins » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:54 pm

1. Olifants at sunset with a HUGE electric storm - very educational, being able to watch lightning at its best!

2. Kruger Rocks. (Don't know where it is, but sounds good, Jaco!)

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:38 pm

Nshawu Guest House in Olifants camp, cannot be described, simply too awesome. :D
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:16 pm

Verrrrrrry nice you lot! Now let's have views with animals.

Letaba restaurant is the only one above that consistently has game.

Try Matambeni hide,

Msemani dam

Grootvlei.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:04 pm

Mathekenyane at sunset.
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Unread postby hdene » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:55 am

Letaba @ dawn

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Unread postby Gunner » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:16 am

Nkumbe for sure :wink:

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Unread postby madach » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:51 am

The best view must be Lanner Gorge. Unfortunately it's located in the Makuleke Contract Park of the KNP so it's only accessible to guest of private lodges in the Makuleke.

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Unread postby Zypresse » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:08 am

View from Olifants deck!
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:04 pm

Olifants remains a favourite of mine!!! 8) The view is very rewarding! :wink:
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