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N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Tue May 18, 2010 10:18 am

Hi There!
The mods can wipe this thread as soon as I have my answer.
Can someone please tell me the following:
N'wamanzi Lookout is very, very close to Olifants Camp turnoff on the H1-5.
1) More or less how many meters (50/100?) is the lookout turnoff from the Olifants turnoff?
2) If you come from Olifants, do you turn left or right to go the lookout?
3) The short road leading up to the lookout, is it tarred or gravel?
4) Is the lookout area where you can alight from your vehicle tarred or gravel?
I totally struck a blank here!
Thanks a million for a reply!

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby DuQues » Tue May 18, 2010 10:43 am

It's very, very close indeed! And up a hill a little bit.

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby norms » Tue May 18, 2010 10:50 am

Wild Dreamer -

The answers to your questions are -
a) N'wamanzi lookout point is no more than 150m from the H8/H1-4 junction.
b) Coming from Olifants you turn left onto the H1-4 and then right to get to the lookout point.
c) The road is tarred to the lookout point.
d) The whole lookout point is tarred. When you park your vehicle and stay within the demarcated area you do not walk on any gravel.

Hope this helps.
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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue May 18, 2010 11:38 am

Yep from Oilfants, you would turn left and then right to go up to Nwamanzi.

The road and parking area are both tarred.

Just beware of a gand of thieves and renegades that have taken up residence in the area. They jump into any open car windowsand take any food items they can get their tiny hands on.

I am referring to a group of vervets. They robbed not only my car, but several others as well when I was last there.
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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Tue May 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Really appreciating the replies. (The mods can wipe this now)!
DuQues: The map DOES say a thousand words! Thank you. It looks like about 200m on the H1-5 and about 210m to the top, according to the scale.)
Norms: Now I know about the site itself also being tarred! Much needed info.
Bunnyhugger: The "thieves and renegades" give me not only extra info I can and will use, but also an idea for another story!
Just for the record, I needed the stuff for the story I'm working on, trying to keep detail of places, roads etc. as true to life as possible.
Thanks again.

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue May 18, 2010 1:49 pm

:thumbs_up: WD.

I took a couple of pictures of the thieveing little beggars. In one of the pictures, you can clearly see the evidence being enjoyed. In another, I had a great pose from one before he jumped out of the tree to raid the next batch of cars that headed into the parking at the view site.

It seems they are smart enough to know that they must hit early and fast. Before we get wise to the raiding party tactics.

So this was just a little heads up to say beware. Close all your windows before you park your car and get out. They are lightning fast and highly effective at their trade.
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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:03 pm

You mean this beautiful lookout point WD? :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Tue May 18, 2010 2:15 pm

Perfect, Michel! That brings the whole "big picture" to a magnificent completion!
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I only realize now we haven't been there for some time, but when we are in Kruger there are so MANY places..!
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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby RobertT » Tue May 18, 2010 2:18 pm

Hey Michel

Is that 1st pic also from the same place as the bottom 2? :whistle:

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:21 pm

Rob. Made a mistake. :slap: :slap:
The first one is someplace else. :wall: :wall:
Was from the lookoutpoint just under Olifants. :lol:

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby RobertT » Tue May 18, 2010 2:25 pm

Thought the first one was wrong, :slap: first one looks like the viewpoint on the sandroad between olifants and Letaba.

The 2nd and 3rd one looked like the right place just off the Olifants intersection of the tar.

I could be wrong tho.

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:26 pm

Right on. :thumbs_up:

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby norms » Tue May 18, 2010 3:13 pm

RobertT - You are correct.

Michel's first pic was taken from the Olifants lookout on the S44 and the next two from the N'wamanzi lookout on the H1-4

Both lookout offer spectacular views over the Olifants River.

Great pic's Michel - :clap:
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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:15 pm

Whenever I'm in Kruger and I take a drive to Olifants, I take a drive on that dirtroad Norms. :lol:

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Re: N'wamanzi Lookout

Unread postby norms » Tue May 18, 2010 3:21 pm

Michel - I agree. :thumbs_up:

Olifants lookout is a special place. One feels totally surrounded by all things wonderful from there.

I have had some amazing bird and animal sightings from the lookout. In the late afternoons you are almost assured to see Elephants coming down to drink. Sheer bliss!!
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