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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 pm 
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evening all, i realy enjoy Timbavati,its quiet very relaxed leaving Satara you get there at a nice time,over the years weve scene how its emproved from the toilets to the staff,thanx have a happy new year to all.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:00 am 
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One of my favourites, a bit off the normal beaten track I know, is Makhadzi, on the H15 towards the Giriyonda border.
Its beautifully kept, always spotless, including the ablutions, and we are usually the only ones there so have the whole place to ourselves.
The caretaker also makes the most innovative little things, flower arrangements, candle holders etc. out of empty cold drink and beer cans which can be bought for next to nothing.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Oh yes, Makhadzi is definitely our favourite. Also had the whole spot to ourselves during brunch and brought a lovely coldrink tin flower arrangement.


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I've just visited Pafuri (repeatedly), Babalala (twice) and Nwanetsi, all of which were very clean, fairly quiet, and beautifully relaxing...

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
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We have been to many picnic sites but our favourite is Mooiplaas, from the viewing deck, to the friendly staff to the clean toilets, we get a good "vibe" when visiting there. We don't go the Afsaal or Tshokwane any more, always full and chaotic. This year we will we going to Timbavati and Muzandzeni

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:56 am 
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I have three favourites:

In the south: Afsaal ( :naughty: yes I know it can get busy but I still love it) was the 1st picnic spot I ever visit in the Kruger :dance:

Central : Timbavati - watched a leopard in the riverbed (was brief but still very special) :dance:

North: Babalala - Was making breakfast and a cheetah hoped over the railing wandered through the picnic spot and hoped over the other side and disappeared into the bush, it was magical :D

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:45 am 
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North: Babalala - Was making breakfast and a cheetah hoped over the railing wandered through the picnic spot and hoped over the other side and disappeared into the bush, it was magical :D


Gee wizz that must have been sssoooo cooooooolllll!!


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
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Wow!

That would have been magical!

Yeah, Afsaal is loved by many despite being less than picturesque, but there does seem to be something special about it and I also make a point of visiting whenever I am nearby.

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:16 am 
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We have stopped at all the picnic sites at one time or another. We prefer the out of the way ones - where you feel like you are in the bush. Pafuri - Frank & the birds; Babalala - ellies, Mooiplaas - ellies & view; Makhadzi - lovely feel to the place, not too busy; Masorini - a chance to visit the historical site; Timbivati - have seen lion from the picnic site; Muzandzeni & Nhlanguleni - lovely area, usually clean, often see ellies, impies; Nwanetsi - nice look out; Mlondozi - one of our favourites - the view is wonderful and usually clean; Nkuhlu - buff pasties,

We have stopped at the separate day visitor facilities at Letaba, Skukuza and Lower Sabie. Of the three, Letaba has the nicest atmosphere with picnic sites fairly spread out. Lower Sabie does not have cooking gas.

We tend to avoid Afsaal and Tshokwane. Animals (birds & monkeys) are a real pest at Tshokwane and will take food out of your hand if you are not watching. Makes for a rushed breakfast. Nice food but will stop there only if no choice.

Difficult to pick just one.....

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At Timbavati, the bush buck stand alongside you at your picnic table. Take your eyes off them for one minute and they help themselves to Breakfast :big_eyes: We have also had bacon taken off our skottel at N'wanetsi, by a cheeky Yellow-Billed Kite :D and muffins taken by Monkeys at Tshokwane - all this despite having 6x teenagers keeping v-e-r-y close watch on the breakfast buffet :lol:


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My favs are Nkhulu and Afsaal! :D
Used to love Tshokwane, but I find that the baboons there are getting more and more aggressive..... :(


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Babalala for sure. Xmas morn 2011


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
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Which picnic site has the best landscape views in your opinions?

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite picnic spot and why...??
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Graham_5000 wrote:
Which picnic site has the best landscape views in your opinions?


Babalala
Nhlanguleni
Timbavati
N'wanetsi

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Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:14 pm 
Any :cam: Saraf? :hmz:


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