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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:59 am 
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Meandering Mouse, we normally visit Kruger in July but last year we were very blessed and visited in Dec as well :D the lushness, greenery, abundance of game and bird life was very overwhelming, so overwhelming that we are going back this coming December :whistle: :whistle: LOVE your photograph :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Tent Dweller, I think that it was taken on the S64, one of my favorite roads.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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moobox wrote:

Some people have told me that due to vegetation, game viewing just isnt so good in mid Summer.


Hi moobox
You must maybe read my TR, I was only a day visitor and in 2 weeks 21 Dec-5 Jan I had 29 lion sightings, 9 leopard, 2 wild dog and 1 cheetah sightings :thumbs_up: To name the specials and everywhere ellies, buffs and lots and lot of baby antelope :dance:
This is a great time to go to the PArk :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Moobox I promise you, some of our best sightings have been in December, also you have the added advantage of seeing all the young impala and other babies that have been born in November and even early December, they are so cute.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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In December 2000 we were in Sirheni Bushveld Camp over the festive season until after the New Year of 2001 has started. If was great - the camp was quiet and peaceful, although fully booked, and we almost everyday saw the resident leopard that was there at that stage on to opposite river bank.

May December 2013 be very good to all visitors in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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And 4h30ish is when things are about....


It is tough having to sleep a bit though.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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PietSkiet wrote:
My best Kruger memories are in December, best time to visit the park for sure.
Added bonus is the extended game viewing times with gate opening and closing time. Camp gates open 4h30 as suppose to 5h30 for the entrance gates which gives you an hour head start on the day visitors.


:D :D :thumbs_up: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Hi all

Please help: :pray:

My SO and I will be in Kruger for Christmas this year - and never been in KNP on christmas day itself before. We are planning a north to south trip over 2-3 weeks. :dance: :dance: :dance: Accomodation is running out FAST so must book SOON! This is the question that would really help in planning:

Do you have any ideas/suggestions about which camp to be on Christmas day itself? Or any special activities? Or is it just 'business as usual' on Christmas day? Very happy to jsut treat it like any other day but would love to know if there is anything special?


Thank you in advance for your input! it would be greatly appreciated!!

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Probably it will be what you make it, but it is a bit early for enterprising staff to plan for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Terri-Lee, Christmas Day in the Kruger is just business as usual, we spent last Christmas in Tamboti, we went for our usual early morning drive, opened our presents when we came back, had breakfast, went for a swim, had a nap, went for another drive then we had our Christmas braai (with all the trimmings), sat and relaxed and then went to bed. This Christmas we will be in Letaba most probably doing something very similar.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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We have spent 2 consecutive Xmas's in Kruger.

As has been said above, it is business as usual.
But it does tend to be very busy over that period.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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yoda, have to agree with you there, the park is very busy BUT you have to be very selective about where you go and also what times you choose to do certain activities.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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Agree with tent dweller. The Phalaborwa locals come flying past you in long streams of cars at what looks and feels like 100km/h, music pumping, down the H9 at something to18H00.

Otherwise its one of the times that i enjoy, all the greenery, young aminals and of course.....the woodies (woodland kingfishers) singing their song.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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I have yet to have a Christmas in Kruger or a New Years. Something I hope to rectify soon. I have, however, been in KNP in both December and January. Hot is an understatement, but awesome doesn't describe it. I'd be back at that time in a heartbeat. Even if the bush is lush and overgrown, it's always right time, right place. Business as usual.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in December
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We've been on a Dad's 'n Boys trip to the Kruger for the last 7 years or so...

Some years have been seriously hot, and some just hot. And on one or two days it was freezing! Be prepared and always take a warm something.


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