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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:59 pm 
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LP actually opened on Sunday 30th and I was there (BB and others.)
It looks fantastic from the outside, new Thatch and all.
Not much changed on the inside though, except that the benches received a new coating of varnish and it was still wet in places (yep-where I sat) so ended up with a sticky backside :lol:
They have also installed hinged windows with wire mesh, presumably to close it at night.
Other than that, it remains the same old fantastic place to be!
This Goliath Heron reacted to the news that is was open again.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
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Great heron pics :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic Birdhide
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Noel ...snap, I was there 2 days ago, also got the same heron :dance:

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 Post subject: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Hi Forum,
Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:51 am 
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The story I heard was ,It was built because there was fear that the Skukuza camp was concerned about its water supply. Hence Lake Panic, but I would like to "really " know myself. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Hi Redgannet,

Warm welcome to the forum! :D

You can read about the building of Lake Panic here: LEST WE FORGET - Tertius Minnie
That is a wonderful thread, well worth a read from beginning to end. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how Lake Panic got its name?
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Redgannet, a very warm welcome to you :D

I must say that the first time I saw a signpost to Lake Panic, I thought that I had misread the board. It has since become a "must visit". I am really looking forward to seeing the upgraded hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Was at Lake Panic on November 3.
Managed to spend about 30 minutes there (one day trip from Kruger gate to Tamboti).
Was great as per usual.
Got some nice :cam: Grey Heron (nesting), Goliath Heron, Black Crake, Village Weavers, Jacana, 3 species of Kingfisher, Red-breasted cuckoo (and quite a few others not posing for photographs).
The only drawback was the large gentlemen with the even larger lenses who were crowding the hide with no apparent intention of leaving (ever). Maybe it's a weekend thing. Previous visits to LP were not that crowded!

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