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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:49 am 
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Location: Back where I belong....in my Beloved Kruger
Been there middle July this year and is was flowing strong. Lowveld also getting good rain lately so maybe you will be lucky..

Pic of river running middle July 2010..

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Not the best pic but atleast you get the idea :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
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Wow, never seen it like that,thanks Dirk. :thumbs_up:
PS.nothing wrong with the pic btw.

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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
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Here are the pics i took in June of this year

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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
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Hi All,

Just a question. Would a trip to Crooks Corner be ok for a day from Mopani or is the distance too great? Sorry for the stupid question but I have never been that far up north.

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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
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In my opinion possible but a bit too far , 150 km = 4 hours each way at regulation speed .

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 Post subject: Re: CROOKS CORNER
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vanderw, In my opinion it is too far from mopani to have to do a return trip. I only go there if staying at punda maria otherwise I beleive you would be rushing, maybe possible from shingwedzi.

But it depends on how fast you travel, 50km/h is just too fast to spot (for me),and 30km/h makes the trip from and back to mopani not comfortable

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 Post subject: Crooks Corner
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Hey Guys, i know this is probably in the wrong place but i want to ask a question about Crooks Corner.

I have heard that you now need to book or something to visit Crooks Corner... Is this true?

It would be sad if this is the case....

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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No Timbo if it is open (floods) then you can plan the normal day trip and stop there .
Nice and interesting place and make use of the opportunity to visit the fevertree forest.
Have a good look for the Nyala ram or two while passing through this area.

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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Not true at all Timbo, just go and enjoy and remember to do the S63 Nyala drive and visit the Pafuri picnic site as well and say Hi to Frank.

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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Hi Timbo
I can also say that is not true We went there in December and saw the most exquisite birds that you will not see in the South of the Kruger, the Nyala Drive is breath-taking worth the drive! Enjoy and good luck!
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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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Location: On my stoep. Sell by date not expired yet!!
timbo, Pafuri, the best place on earth!!

And as Elsa mentioned ask Frank to show
you around, a birding specialist!

Will never forget, shortly after 2000 floods
in that area.
Could see flip flops and other
debris hanging high -up in the trees.

That made our trip more ominous and exiting!!

Huge leguaan lounging on fallen fever tree?

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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One could say that, in a literal sense, there are two Crooks' Corners, one on the southern bank of the Luvuvhu, one on the northern in the Makuleke CNP. Access to the latter is restricted to guests staying at Pafuri Camp or The Outpost, or students at EcoTraining.

Crooks' Corner sometimes still lives up to its name. The Mozambican border runs right behind the sign explaining the history of the place, which is very convenient for some. For instance, I once met a clapped-out car with a single occupant coming from the border. Instead of blazing down the tar road, this vehicle turned right towards Crooks', which was most unusual. Even stranger was that it then kept going straight towards the viewpoint, instead of turning left on the S63 (Nyala Drive is the S64, by the way) towards the picnic site and Luvuvhu Bridge. I did turn left, and some time later I was overtaken by the very same vehicle, which now carried three passengers!

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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Hallo there!

Any animals to lookout here for?


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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:01 pm 
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rufie wrote:
Any animals to lookout here for?
At Crooks'?

You can get anything and everything, just like elsewhere in Kruger. Good idea to keep your eyes peeled at all times.

The weirdest sighting I've ever had at Crook's was a goat. It was most confiding and apparently hungry, as it walked right up in the hope that we would share our sundowner snacks. I've also seen a pied feral cat, and I know somebody who saw a peacock. Other sightings in the general vicinity include cattle (lots!) and a donkey. I guess there are benefits to being so close to Moz and Zim! And oh, you can also spot illegal immigrants.

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 Post subject: Re: Crooks Corner
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CC is a bit of a let down in that respect .

I believe there are prettier places along the Limpopo , Johan ? :D

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