My last posting of words was associated with the dams of the Southern region.
Here are some of the dams of the central region Lugmag
This dam and the surrounding area is well known for its large lion prides and many kills have been witnessed at this dam. The dam is situated on the relatively quiet S36 which is East of the main tar road leading to Satara and running parallel to it. It's name is Afrikaans for "air force dam" after the fact that the air force donated money for the dam when the Skukuza runway was built by them (c1957).
There are two Lugmag dams in Kruger, the well known one mentioned and a second much smaller dam near Punda Maria.Nsemani
Being a very popular dam in the central region, Nsemani is often buzzing with people and has good reason to be so. It is probably one of the best dams in the park to see animals, especially mid morning when large amounts of game come down to drink. The name Nsemani appears to have no real historical meaning and was probably the name of someone who lived in the area a long time ago.Ngotso
This large earthen dam's name is Tsonga in origin and means "small calabashes for storing fat or fetching water". It is situated on the main tar road leading towards Olifants from Satara and as a result is usually quite busy. Elephants can often be seen swimming in the dam during the summer months to cool down, as the dam is relatively deep near the dam wall.Piet Grobler
The large concrete dam is situated in the Timbavati river on the S39 gravel road. The Mbangari waterhole is covered by the dams water. Piet Grobler was the Minister of land and agriculture about a century ago and was instrumental in the formation and founding of the national parks board and in turn the KNP.
The original name for the dam, "Groblershoop", was changed to its present day form on request of the Grobler family. The dam was built in 1988 by Dawie Coetzee.
A bird in the hand should be in the Bush!!