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Biyamiti Weir

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:54 am

Biyamiti Weir.
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The first photo was taken several years ago, might have been about 1998. It was a big pride and it was amazing to see all these lions on the rocks.

The photo of the hippo was taken in January 2005. These hippos really gave us a fright. Driving next to the weir you cannot really see what awaits you ahead because of the reeds, and suddenly there was this clearing and the hippos splashed in the water because they also got a fright. We switched of the car (closed the window) and sat there for a while. At one stage their curiosity got the better of them and they came up to right next to the car, was definitely the closest we have been to a hippo and a remarkable sighting.

The last photo I think was taken in 2001. Was on the S114, just after you get the first turnoff for the loop before the weir. I think it would be safe to say that this big pride was the same as those we saw in 1998. This was also a great sighting. We sat with the pride for a very long time before another vehicle approached.
Here is a photo of one of the males that was in this pride.

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Except for these two lion sightings, we had several more in the area around the weir.

Some other interesting sightings at the weir:
3 different types of raptors fighting over a very long snake that was caught by one.
After some heavy rains, we saw how the Biyamiti river came down in flood. The water was actually making a huge bow as is went over the weir.

When in this area, we always give the weir a visit.

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Biyamiti weir

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:42 pm

Biyamiti weir
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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:20 am

Stephen posted this one a little while ago:
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The first photo was taken from the place where the wave comes up again. Amazing what a little water can do to change a view.
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Biyamiti weir on the S114

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Unread postby Deville » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:28 am

Same croc at Biyamiti weir. :lol:

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Unread postby Freda » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:22 pm

Same croc 23/7/2006 :)
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Unread postby peterpiper » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:42 pm

Wow Freda , that's an awesome shot! Looks like he's almost in your car or you were leopard crawling on your belly to get him so close :)

When I was there, he was hiding in the reeds not letting me get a shot :(
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Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby davegrohl » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:23 pm

Hi,

I've read many good things about the Biyamiti Weir but am not certain exactly where it is? is it on the Biyamiti PVT road? If so, where?

Thanks

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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby DavenJan » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:37 pm

It's on the S114 just north on the 18km pvt road to Byamiti. It can also be accessed via the S26.
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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby Bekke » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:59 pm

Beautifull scenery, but I have not seen much activity in the area (even on nightdrive).

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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby madach » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:15 pm

Biyamiti Weir: S25.27907, E31.62344

Check this map and select "Biyamiti Wier" on the right of the map to see the location on a Google map.

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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:34 am

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Close up on the road below the Biyamiti weir wall - I coasted along with the engine turned off - the elepphant was happy with my presence about 5 metres away , then I had to move as an impatient tourist driving a clattering diesel engined Isuzu LDV arrived behind my car at the single lane roadway and would not wait a while longer for me to enjoy the wonderful experience ... of course the elephant left when I started the car - I actually doubt if it would have stayed around with the racket - I would not have .
Why are some people so inconsiderate in idling noisy vehicles at a great sighting like this ... ?
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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby Sawubona » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:18 am

May 2009

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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby Sawubona » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:57 pm

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And a monitor through the window, about 1,5m away!!

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Re: Biyamtii Weir

Unread postby BushFairy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:56 pm

I pnm :) We have been to Biyamiti in December and even though we have an SUV I think a sedan would do just fine... But then again, it obviously depends how much rain they have - the big rains hadn't come when we were there. Holding thumbs that it'll be ok for you!! :thumbs_up: Have an amazing time!!

Here are some pics taken at the Biyamiti weir - one of my favourite spots in kruger! :D

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