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Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:25 pm Unread post
Does anybody know if they still offer the guided walks at Masorini? We did it in 1987. It was the first place where I saw dassies in Kruger. I recall the guide walking with a portable tape recorder which he switched on and off while showing you the various points of interest. I also recall that he mentioned about a leopard visiting the Masorini hill from time to time.

Masorini was normally our breakfast spot when we still lived in Tzaneen and visited the park on day visits.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:55 pm Unread post
Yes they still do. There are guides stationed there. Also a small museum, telling the history of the community and containing artifacts.



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Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:11 pm Unread post
And a place to have lunch. Don't think they have skottles for brunch though - maybe someone else knows if they do.



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Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:16 pm Unread post
I think they do. I remember seeing skottels there, but have never lunched there.


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Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:21 pm Unread post
Of all the picnic sites in Kruger we have never stopped at Masorini, not sure why although it looks like a great place. We have seen Klipspringer a few times in the vicinity though. Would you recommend this site for a picnic or for staying a while?


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Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:38 pm Unread post
That whole area (Masorini and Erfplaas waterholes) is excellent for dassies and klippies!! :clap:

We spent 2 months last year in Phalaborwa, so travelled that area almost every day. :thumbs_up:

On the first day, while watching elephants at the waterhole near Masorini, we saw a magnificent leopard heading towards the picnic area, and saw a young leopard there a day or so later, so we have never had the courage to actually get out of the car. :big_eyes:

Thats just us though....I'm sure other people will give you their ideas on the subject. :thumbs_up:

Can't wait to get back there, and this time we will be in Phala for 4 months!!! :dance:


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Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:38 pm Unread post
I have had several breakfast braais there, it is never too busy. You can also take a guided tour of the ancient iron workings. Have seen sable there and lots of animals at sable dam. well worth a stop.


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Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:47 pm Unread post
Hi Anabel1 - does one have to book for the tour? and about how long does it take?
Would really appreciate you feedback as I dont know this area well and we will be overnghting at Sable in July :dance:

Thanks!
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:16 am Unread post
Crested Val and Anabel1 I will put Masorini on the Kruger to do list for next time that we are in that area :thumbs_up:. I guess we usulaly drive past because it is close to the gate and a person has just entered the Kruger and would like to move on. Terri-Lee I am not sure about the tour, but it sounds very interesting. Perhaps someone who knows have some more information regarding the tour that is offered.


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Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:43 pm Unread post
As far as I know and I stand to be corrected but I think one just speaks to the attendants there and they take you on the tour.
I remember them asking us if we wanted to do the tour the one time we stopped there but we unfortunately didn't have the spare time on that visit.


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Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:00 pm Unread post
Thanks for the feedback! I have not been there in years- just been put back on my 'must do' list!
thanks again.... :thumbs_up:


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Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:24 am Unread post
We will be doing a skottel brekkie there next week Friday. :dance:


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Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:27 am Unread post
Yes the tour is taken by the attendants there. They take you part way up the koppie, When I went it took about 30 minutes and you don,t have to book. Very interesting


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Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:58 am Unread post
And some very interesting facts on the area Here :D


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Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:02 pm Unread post
We always stop there, saw lions there and once a cheetah. Sometimes you can just hear the lions, and that makes for a very fast retreat to the car, as Scipio was once a long time ago trapped inside the ablutions :twisted:
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