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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:38 am 
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Some of our favorite places to sit for a longer time in Kruger are 1) Any of the Witsand or Coetzer waterholes on the Mahonie drive outside of Punda Maria Camp 2) Pafuri picnic spot on one of those green benches next to the river bank and 3) on one of the river edge benches at the Letaba Rest Camp. The view over the Letaba River is impressive and represents for us a very distinctive Kruger scene. But to sit anywhere in Kruger for a while is great.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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I would have to say that Thijongonyeni, not so sure about my spelling :redface: , is one of the best places in the north.

The open plains and the water hole is always a good place to see animals. And one of the best spots to see Eland if you wait.....

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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If you like birds, the Shingwedzi cause way, near the back gate of the camp is awesome!! :thumbs_up:

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Lots of favourite places , but always visit these when in the vicinity , and usually spend time there :Welverdiend WH on the S126 , Sweni hide , Girivana , Lamont , Klopperfontein , Pafuri picnic site , Crooks corner .

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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The bird hide at Talamati Camp is also high on our list as we usually see a variety of life from this hide. It is also very quiet and the scenery is great.

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Hi Grantmissy
The bird hide at Talamati, the hide at the waterhole even the dirt between cottages at Talamati, they are all my favourite place to be.
Also, as said before, just looking over the Letaba River from Letaba. Time just does not matter.


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TIMBAVATI ROAD (R39) near any water hole.
ORPEN DAM near Tshokwane
LAKE PANIC (for birds)


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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer time
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I would give anything to sit anywhere in the park right now!!! But for me the first little camp site on the Olifants back pack trail. Night time firefly show is better than anything else in the world !!

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer
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Recently we have "discovered" the Matjula waterhole near Berg-en-dal which could be quite rewarding provided you linger for a while. Some even mentioned that leopard are sometimes seen as well at thsi waterhole.

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 Post subject: Re: You best places in Kruger to sit and watch for a longer
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Definitely Vutomi Dam. Unfortunately the road has been closed for some time now since the January floods
and I believe the dam is to be drained as well. A sad day for me when that happens. :(

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Stapelkop Dam and Mestel Dam :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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I like Sweni hide as if there aren't many birds around, there are always hippos and crocodiles and sometimes animals drinking..

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We love the Letaba causeway on the H14. :dance:

Also Lake Panic if we're in the south. :thumbs_up:

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One of the bungalows on the perimater at Olifants
I can spend hours watching the animals coming down to drink.


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In Northern Kruger the Tihongonyeni Water Hole is another firm favourite :thumbs_up: In May we saw a variety of animals there including two Jackals and Eland.

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