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Unread postby MARTINI BRAND » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:26 am

Masorini picnic spot use to be one of the best places to stop over for a coldrink and to eat breakfast when entering our National park,it has a very interesting archaeological site but lately one never seem to find the person in charge of the picnic site to take visitors on a tour of the site,furthermore the ablution facilities is not up to standard and is smelly on Sunday 26 Nov 2006 there were no water at the site and no park official as most of the time, we visit the park once or twice a week,us (Wildcard members) the same as a lot of foreign and local tourists using the Phalaborwa entrance gate +/- 15km from Masorini picnic spot and always stop at Masorini on route to and from Letaba Rest-camp love Masorini,somebody need to do something i don't think i am the only person experiencing this problem.I am a wild-card member and have been going to the park for the last 35 year ,during our school holidays our parents only took us on Kruger holidays every year.What a privilege ,Please help!!!!!!! :cry:

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Unread postby cathyb » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:08 pm

Love Nhlanguleni for its remoteness and waterhole - although it can get unbearably hot with very little shade
What can one say about Pafuri - as long as it isn't too busy it is one of the most magical places in the world
Mooiplaas - the first time we went there we had to make way for an elephant taking a stroll through; and twice have had a woderful time watching a dwarf mongoose family.
Both Mooiplaas and Nhlanguleni are great because they are about the only picnic spots where you can sometimes still hope to have them all to yourself!
Views from both Nwanetsi and Mlondozi great but often get too busy

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Unread postby Stoffel » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:10 pm

katja wrote:Tshanga is my favourite picnic spot
Not really an official picnic spot, but yes, it's a great place to stretch your legs, have something to drink (hot or cold) and unpack your picnic basket on one of the two rustic tables.
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:13 pm

Here are my favourites so far, but it is very likely to change :lol: :
1. Afsaal
2. Tshokwane
3. Nkuhlu & Orpen Dam

Please note I have only managed to visit Afsaal, Tshokwane, Nkuhlu & Orpen Dam. :lol:

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Unread postby Boulder » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:31 pm

My favorite Picnic Spot
- Muzandzene
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Unread postby Joao » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:29 pm

1. Pafuri
2. Nwanetsi
3. After long thought no specific nr 3 for me.

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Unread postby nunu » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:28 pm


Pafuri for the beauty of the area and its "frontier aura", Mhakadzi because its so beautifuuly laid out - the jazzes are something to behold and Nkulu because I loved it best when I was little.

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Unread postby christo » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:24 pm

Pafuri is still my all time favourite.
The view at Nwanetsi is super.
Muzandzene is really rustic and
Babalala has a special feel.

I cannot imagine myself missing out on any of the 4.
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Unread postby Josh. W » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:49 pm

Perfect Day: [although it's a lot of driving]

Early Morning Coffee and hommade rusks-Camp
Breakfast(eggs, bacon etc) on the skottel at Pafuri Picninc Spot.
Lunch: Orpen Dam


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Unread postby anne catherine » Tue May 01, 2007 5:04 pm

In february we enjoyed a lot the pafuri picnic spot and his beautiful area ; very quiet .
We had also very good lunch at the shingwedsi restaurant , out door , with an elephant grazing along the fence a long long time and a lot of beautiful birds .

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Unread postby mountainview » Thu May 03, 2007 1:12 pm

Before Mooiplaas was around their was another favourite picknick spot called Tsende
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Unread postby carolynn » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:58 am

I like Timbavati on a quiet day. The reasons being that the trip there on the gravel, coming down past Roodewal, along the river, past the birdhide and Piet Grobler Dam has always supplied us with wonderful sightings ( including a cheetah hunt, chase and kill in the middle of the day)- the picnic site is always neat and clean, the staff there are really pleasant and best of all, there are no monkeys or baboons to pester you ( not the last time we visited there anyway- hope it is still the case.) And then when you leave there, you have a nice selection of roads to choose from for the return trip. Pity they don't sell anything cold to drink there, though.
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Unread postby ldejager » Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:04 pm

My favourites are, Pafuri in the north, Tshokwane near Satara is also very nice but very busy and Nwanetsi. Babalala, also in the north is a favourite, because it is not very busy during the day. Mooiplaas is very beautiful with all the trees around and in the south my favourite is Nkuhlu, except for the monkeys and baboons.

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Unread postby bert » Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:06 pm

Nkuhlu for me.
But i dont picnic but always buy food.
Food and service is good.
The riverview is great and always animals and birds in the river.
Its in a prime game viewing area.
Monkeys are indeed very ambitious and if you are unlucky a baboon arrives to join the party, but normaly they get chased away.

Another great site, where you cant buy anything, is Mlondozi.
Awesome view and have always seen white rhino driving from or to the picnic spot.

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Unread postby Elsa » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:03 pm

The last time we were at Mlondozi, despite it being incredibly busy we still saw 4 of the big 5 from there, with only the Leopard missing. :D
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