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 Post subject: Mooiplaas
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Sign at Afsaal
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Way back in the lefthand corner when walking from the parking lot.
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Your next visit, meet Jaapie the shopmanager, nice guy.

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I was standing here when I took the first pic:
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Another view of Mooiplaas:
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Nice pic Gwen :lol:


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For the view, you can't beat Mlondozi.

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Love Afsaal. We always use Malelane Gate. Great to know Afsaal's waiting just a bit inside the Park. 8)

The big guy with the beard? If it's him you're talking about, he's indeed quite a character. :lol:


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Location: Gauties .
Mlondozi picnic site is called mlondozi dam lookout on the map .
Its actualy a lookout with a few picnic tables n so on .

On the sand road that goes around behind muntshi mountain .

My fave picnic spots
1 - Nhlanguleni , cant beat looking at lions n rhinos at the waterhole only like 300m away in clear view .
2 - Pafuri ,awesome serenity .
3 - Nkuhlu , big enough so it doesnt feel as busy as it is ,
pancakes and tea under the shade in the afternoon :)

Worst is afsaal , far to busy for its size , get put off when trying to find a parking allready .


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Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:43 pm 
My favourites.

1. Pafuri
2. Nhlanguleni
3. Timbavati

Never bought spinach at any picnic site though. :huh:


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 Post subject: Nhlanguleni Picnic Spot
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It is the Tsonga name meaning "at the Magic Guarri" (Euclea divinorum). This is a common plant in the KNP.

Source: "A Dictionary of K.N.P. Place Names". JJ Kloppers and H. Borman, ISBN 0-9584782-1-x, Published by SA Country Life.
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 Post subject: Re: Nhlanguleni picnic spot - meaning of the name?
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Does anybody know what the meaning of 'Nhlanguleni' is? My brother has a game farm with the same name and he was told that it is an African name for the Magic guarri tree (Euclea divinorum) - also know as the "Toothbrush Tree" - but I have been unable to confirm this? Also, what language is it?


A twig from the gwarrie bush can be easily be transformed into a toothbrush by knewing on the end of it and then peeling it open.

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I always enjoy looking at the Scops Owl at Afsaal and have seen Leopard and Lion on the rocks at the entrance. It is a very busy picnic spot though, but it is quite central to meet up with other friends visiting the same area. Nkuhlu is in a beautiful setting but also rather busy.


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1) Pafuri - always very peaceful and quiet. I once sat there in autumn watching a very gentle rain of autumn leaves around me. It was magical. I lay on my back on a blanket looking at nothing when a whole troop of vervets joined me. Some sat only a metre away under chairs and in the tree above me watching me. It felt very strange being so close, but I had to stay quiet because it gave my son an excellent opportunity to get close-up photographs. (Don't call me stupid please. They're the one's that approached me. I generally stay far away from the animals.)

2) Mooiplaas - always hoping to catch a glimpse of the resident leopard in the very early morning.


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Nobody has said Makhadzi, the new one on the h15 to Mozambique. The elephants in the area also don't like it, and trashed it ignoring such trivial protecton as electric fencing. I think it is rather nice with modern facilities, in a lovely area. Timbavati is the other favourite.

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Pafuri Pafuri Pafuri! Its so awesome there! Always many birds to be ID'd and its hardly ever busy. Mooiplaas is another fav. Having breakfast under the thatch thingy at the little view. (The path that leads to the view should always be checked for spoor, especially if ur group is one of the first there in the morning because i hav found lion spoor on it on two different occasions.

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Pafuri, usually quiet and great place for birds. Clinton, who was looking after the place in 2004, was one very clued up guy about birds. There was almost always animals on the other side of the river to watch.
But perhaps the part that attracked me most was the fact that I spent a month in a tent on the northern bank of the Luvuvhu river, and the nearest flush toilet was at Pafuri. :D


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