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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:16 am

After receiving my brown bag and pamphlet I'm allowed to continue. Couldn't do this 20 years ago, could I? I continue with a sense of excitement.... Just as I cross the river I pass an historical sight. I continue on the main road, and at the crossing I spot a female wild dog with her pups... what a sight!!! I spend a wonderful 30mins just watching them play and run around in the early morning sun. With the sun still in my eyes I continue to the dam that's about 6kms ahead. Arriving there, I spot a pair of rhinos, crocs and the usual suspects - impala, zebra, warthog. I hear a fish eagle in the distance, but looking with my binoculars all I want, I can't spot him. I go back to the main road and turn right. 700m past the spruit I turn left onto a no access road. Another 1km on, I turn left again and this is where I meet Wacktazz :hmz:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Walloceros » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:39 am

Hi Nungu

Sorry, now I understand (difficult without maps). You started at the Hamilton memorial lookout point :redface: :redface:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Timepilot » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:35 pm

Well, unfortunately I cannot haul out of any my large maps at work, it would look a tad suspicious :lol: :twisted: so I have to work with the online one - I'll manage OK, just my names might be different :whistle:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:09 pm

TP :lol:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Johan N » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:09 pm

I think this one is easy - no other takers?

You started at Phabeni gate, went past Albasini ruins, stopped at Nyamundwa dam and ended at Camp D (don't know if there's another name for it). :hmz:

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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Timepilot » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:27 am

I turn left onto a no access road. Another 1km on, I turn left again and this is where I meet Wacktazz


You lost me here, being a law abiding citizen I've would have no clue what is down a "no access" road :whistle: :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:21 am

:lol: TP - I've never been down that road either...

But yes Johan is correct - It's Phabeni gate to Doispane - Harry Wolhuter's Camp.

Phabeni gate opened on 12 December 2002, the newest gate to Kruger. Passing the Albasini Ruins on my left, I spot the wild dogs at the S1/S3 crossing. Staying on the S1 I turn right at Nyamundwa Dam. Couldn't find the fish eagle and continued towards Skukuza on the S1. Turned left at the no access road just after crossing the Nyamundwa Spruit. Only Sanparks employees and people living in the Park have access to Doispane. That's why I'm meeting Wacktazz there - 700m down the road on my left.
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:54 am

I've been in the park for 2 weeks now, and driving past here every day, I have to admit that I didn't see one illegal immigrant....I continue a short distance before turning left and heading down south. A long stretch of road where I spot nothing spectacular but did get to see lots of Lilac-breasted Rollers, Southern Ground Horbills - 5 of them... apparently they're always found in uneven numbers - don't know why - but it seems to be true :hmz: Also saw Black Coucal on the plains. I quickly jump the tar road and continue on another gravel track. The grass is quite long here and I only spot an ellie, some zebras and giraffes. I keep straight but soon find the turnoff for breakfast. Tysie did about 16 and a quarter miles. I've loved this place from childhood - and probably my favorite spot in KNP :dance:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Johan N » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:45 pm

No takers on this one?

I am not sure about this one - did you start at the lookout opposite (to the North-East) the Nkumbe lookout and ended at Mlondozi picnic site? :hmz:

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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:26 am

Johan - half right half wrong :twisted:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:47 am

Ok...clue time: The only time I was on tar was when I crossed it from the one gravel road to the other...
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:03 am

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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:24 pm

Ouch!! OWN - that must heart!!! :twisted:

Remember the clue to the starting point is in the first line... :hmz:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Nungu » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:36 am

Ok, either my clues are getting too difficult... or you guys don't know how to convert miles into kms :hmz:

Next clue: When I said Johan was half right and half wrong - I meant one of his points are right.... but which one? :hmz:
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Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)

Unread postby Walloceros » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:44 am

Hi Nungu

Will have access to my maps in about 10 days time, your latest clues are a bit taxing for my (ageing) memory :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
Why are the animals always on the webcams when I'm not?


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