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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:38 pm

A wide view with 1 giraffe....
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And the nonofficial picknickspot before it:
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Unread postby nunu » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:41 pm

Great lookout point. I have seen Rhino from there and some say you'll never see them in the North...

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Re: Tshange lookout / picnic spot

Unread postby bert » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:16 pm

andrewschaf wrote:I have not been to the Bateleur area for some 7 years , does Tshange still exist and is it still the rustic , quiet place as it was 7 years ago ,


2 yrs ago it was exactly as you left it

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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:24 pm

Richprins wrote:The toilets are a good reminder of Africa! :P


Ain't that right :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:51 am

I experience something special , and I actually see something special too me each time I go there ... just the vista alone is special .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby gmlsmit » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:10 am

Every time I visit Tshanga I spend time, there just looking deep into AFRICA .
Maybe you will see a Bateleur patrolling his area. Maybe you will see Elephant or Giraffe or a few Buffalo or some Impala or Waterbuck. I once saw a Sable and a Roan antelope at the Silwervis Dam from Tshanga. What you will see is peace and tranquility.
When you leave, you know that you have to return to spend more time for some more soul searching, and experiencing creation, as intended by the great Creator, who must have spent a bit more time here to make this place so special.
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Tsanga Lookout

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See the 'small' storm in the distance...Soo SA-like :D I only saw it later on the PC.....
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:57 am

Looks an amazing spot and one I am looking forward to visiting next month. :D
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby alf » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:56 am

Is Tshanga lookout open for all visitors or only for Bateleur residents?
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:42 am

Tshanga can be visited by everyone Alf. Been there 3 weeks ago. A beautiful place, but very dry at this moment.
Also take a look at Red Rocks. Thats ón the southend road leading to Tshanga.

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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:26 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Funny how people differ.

I have been to Tshanga 3 times now and it still has not grabbed me. I do not find it attractive, and have not seen much around there. Only a purple roller comes to mind.


Aha , BB , again how peoples perceptions and expectations differ .
At Tshanga I see plenty of wilderness , I hear plenty of near silence ...

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I clamber down to a rock ledge with all my comforts and spend hours there drinking in the solitude and peace , most stop and go visitors see only the car - in fact I have been left alone there while my companion went driving listening to the sound of gravel under the cars wheels .
Tshanga is my "church" ....
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:35 pm

And that's the way it is Ndloti.
Nature can be enjoyed in many ways and it can reach out to you in many ways.
A place of solitude makes you appreciate those things so much more.

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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:16 pm

We visited Tshanga a couple of weeks back, and thought it wasn't a get out point anymore....

The path up grown over, and really no sign of recent visits up on the rocks. The benches are gone (due to way too many request for new ones, and fights like "Why theirs and not ours?") so we were puzzled.
Was it still allowed to walk up, or not?

But we went up anyway, I'll upload the photos soon.

On coming back we found the manager in his car, preparing to send/receive messages, and he assured us that it was still perfectly legal to go up.
So if you are there, just follow the little trail, even if it's overgrown. Just be carefull, it is leopard country!
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:37 am

Has anyone recently been to Tshanga? Is it still as described below?

DuQues wrote:Just be carefull, it is leopard country!


ndloti wrote:The wilder the better !
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Re: Tshanga Lookout

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:50 am

It had changed very little when I was last there in Dec 2011 / Jan 2012 !

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There is now an additional sign ...

If you go there after 23 Sept the area will be devoid of litter .

While it is still as it is I will consider it as the best lookout of all - remember a new entrance gate is planned to the west which will threaten the sanctity ...
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