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Klopperfontein Dam

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:19 pm

Klopperfontein is named after Hans Klopper, a hunter from Louis Trichardt (town) who often camped near this spring in the beginning of the last century.

There is also a concrete weir and two boreholes in this area. :wink:
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Unread postby Katja » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:22 pm

Another photo of the same dam

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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:02 pm

Yep! Follow the S60 to the S61 from Punda Maria. Just before it joins the H1-8.
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Unread postby Boulder » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:43 pm

Jako its definitely one of my 3 top waterholes in Kruger...are you going North soon?
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:15 am

Said to be a spot to find Pygmy goose. Bruce Bryden once found an injured elephant here. It had tripped a landmine across the border somewhere and some parts of it was blown to shreds by shrapnel. Bruce had to destroy the suffering animal there and then.

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Unread postby Boorgatspook » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:02 pm

A paradise for birds - saw my first fish eagle there, lots of ellies , buff ect. OR just the right place to sit and relax with a sundowner, although you have to time it right to reach camp in time :lol:

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Unread postby Stoffel » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:41 pm

I recall many magical moments during visits to Kruger. Some of them can be attributed to really spectacular sightings or rare animals/birds being spotted. But the best ones have been those occasions where you were the only vehicle (windows winded down), parked at a place where no unnatural sounds interfere with the beauty of your surroundings - and just absorbing the tranquility of the African bush.

One such a moment was on 13 May 2006 when we visited Klopperfontein for the first time (and the only time up till now). There was no spectacular game around (as a matter of fact we have seen very little that morning since leaving Punda Maria) but an absolutely windless morning greeted us at Klopperfontein. The water looked like a mirror with all surrounding trees, shrubs and riverain birds reflecting inimitably - seeing a perfect dual image of everything around the water.

Klopperfontein made such an impression on me that when I think of Kruger ever since - this is the picture that comes to my mind.
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:56 pm

Sounds wonderful Stoffel. Sigh... :wink: :D
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Unread postby Skillie » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:12 pm

You paint a beautiful picture with your words, Stoffel :lol:
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Unread postby BushCall » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:20 pm

Stoffel does this bring back memories?
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There's also another classic pic somewhere in this computer!!!

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:23 am

amanzi wrote:will I be able to visit Klopperfontein if I stay at Shingwedzi?


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You should be able to ... it's about a 68km drive to Klopperfontein from Shingwedzi. Provided you stick to the main road and don't get to see a lot :lol: you should make.
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Unread postby david » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:48 pm

Kloppers can easily be reached from Shing, without any problem what so ever. we do it everytime we are there. We sit there for a while and then push through to Pafuri for lunch.

many magnificent sights from there..... eg
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Once we spent an hour or so with an ellie on the edge of the "cark park" whilst he wet his whistle.

definitely worth a few hours ...

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Unread postby Richprins » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:56 pm

As I stated on the "Where, with animals" thread, this must be the common watering point in the Park where one has the chance to see the graetest variety of mammals.

Really a great spot!

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Sept 2005 (Courtesy of Leachy)

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Unread postby elpaco » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:48 am

lovely spot indeed

best in early morning IMHO to avoid the sun in the eyes

these shots were taken in august 2007 (with less water than Stoffel's :lol: ) :

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:33 am

Lovely nyalas elpaco!
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