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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread postby African Storm » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:06 am

I really enjoy Shimuwini bushveld camp. If you are lucky and have a view of the river from your hut, you can watch game coming to drink without having to walk there. Just sitting on your veranda is it's own reward.

When I was there in Dec last year, we saw elephants drinking and impala came too, and a huge herd at that. We were also lucky enough to see lions enjoying themselves sunbaking and for the photographers-the hippos love to yawn at dusk and make lots of noise.
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Unread postby daffodil » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:58 pm

Our favourite spot is Nkumbe viewsite on the Tshokwane/Lower Sabie H10 :lol:

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Unread postby Wildman » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:55 pm

I also really enjoy Nwanetsi picnic spot if it is not too busy.
The bird hides at Bateleur and Shimuwini are quite something!;very quiet and excellent views.

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Unread postby acekam » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:21 pm

If you start the Salitje Rd from the Skukuza side, the second or third side loop to the right brings you to a little piece of heaven, with the magnificent shade of "leopard trees" overlooking the Sabie River. Forget about spreading my ashes, I would be happy to be buried alive here.

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Unread postby Stoffel » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:06 pm

Hey Wildman, what a difficult question to react to. Years ago it would have been Rabelais Dam without any doubt. Unfortunately this dam was destroyed by flood water and for very valid reasons it was decided not to repair it. But this used to be my favourite of all favourite places in Kruger.

Nowadays I find it rather difficult to exempt one single place in the park, but the following is some of my favourites:

Gezantfombi Dam (near Crocodile Bridge)
Bobbejaankrans (my preferred lookout point)
Mooiplaas (nicest picnic spot)
Nyawutsi (my most-liked hide)
Thulamila (S98) - surely one of the most tranquil places on earth.
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Unread postby RayD123 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:24 pm

Tamboti. Loved it from the first moment I saw it and although the whole park is magical, this little camp will always have a special place in my heart. :D
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Unread postby bucky » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:34 am

Sunset dam at lower sabie is good .

Gudzani and msemani dams at Satara are good .

But my favourite areas (In summer)are shingwedzi camp , and then the bridge going across the shingwedzi river at the end of the red rocks road .

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Unread postby Vonnie » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:18 pm

christo wrote:Almost impossible to say, as the worst spot in Kruger is better than the best spot outside Kruger.

Couldn't have said it better meself!!! :thumbs_up:

My favourite spot is the Kruger! :wink:
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:23 pm

S56 from Shingwedzi to Babalala one of my favourites, Pafuri Picnic spot but my favourite is also Tshanga lookout in Woodlands Section... miles of bloody Africa forever....brilliant

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Unread postby Muhammad » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:00 pm

my special place in Kruger,
Shingwedzi,the S134 loop and down to Kanniedood dam.the peaceful view along the river.
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Unread postby naomirsa » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:42 pm

Skukuza camping site. This is where my dad took us every year from 'those early' days. There were no fences and if you were not in your tent by 9pm, you could be sure to see hyaena around the dustbins or around the tents and caravans. Ok, this is my favourite 'spot', but now that i am all grown up and have to choose a 'spot' for viewing game, I would have to say, the two bridges crossing over Lower Sabi River from Skukuza and the bridge crossing over from Lower Sabi towards H10. Oh, and I must just mention a visit to the reception area at Skukuza where you can smell the 'potato bush' is also my favourite 'spot'. Oh, gosh, no wait, what about in front of the restaurant at Skukuza by the big tree, sigh. Before Skukuza modernised, that area was just grass and after dinner, us youngsters used to play games on the lawn there. Those were the days!
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Unread postby Oumie » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:10 am

My favourite spot is Girivane :D We have seen so many animals at that place...herds of Buffs....herds of Ellies.......Lions trying to catch prey at the water troff....Rhino...Cheetah....Leopard...I can carry on and on :)
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:52 am

In no specific order:

Lake Panic Birdhide
Engelhardt Dam
Olifants Gorge Lookout on the S44


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Unread postby mmmg » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:24 pm

This is difficult. :doh:

It is not holiday if we didn't had breakfast at Nkhulu. :lotsocoffee:

Mlondozi dam because it is quiet, high with good sightings. Our whole family ashes will be scattered there. Sister-in-law's 18 month old little girl ashes already scattered there and in a weeks time both my in-law's ashes will be scattered there. :angel:

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Unread postby arks » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:16 pm

Fizzpop, Girivana is on the S12 just before it meets the S40. HTH
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