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:What is YOUR favourite spot in Kgalagadi

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:18 am Unread post
Daytime - Marie se gat

Night - Nossob hide
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Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:42 am Unread post
Just beeing "On the way" from any camp to any other camp , with my camera on my knees , with a binocular on the knees of my wife ," Surching , looking , spotting and enjoying " off any nature sighting that will be so kind to show itself !!

Looking forward as we will be there for our second time in Kgalagadi from 10 till 31 january !!!
with a yellow flag , ofcourse !!

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:47 am Unread post
- Nossob and surroundings

- the rollercoaster dune roads

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:55 am Unread post
That's a hard one... I've not seen enough of it yet, and I mean that purely as in where I've been. I don't think I'll ever see enough of it.

But so far... ehh...

I really liked the area around Urikaruus...

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:00 am Unread post
Summer- at home, in front of my aircon!(otherwise, around Grootkolk)
Spring- anywhere where the Rhizogum trichotomum and Tribulus zeyheri are in flower, as well as Marie's/Haagner's
Winter- Marie's, Haagner's, around Grootkolk, Dalkeith
Autumn- Anywhere, except the dune roads

And to add to the above- my absolute favourite year-round spot is Bayip...

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:26 am Unread post
The stretch between Leeudril and Kij Kij
The stretch between Nossob and Bedinkt
Criag Lockhart....
Bitterpan......oh I could go on forever.

Maybe after our trip in May 2008 I will add Grootkolk to the list!

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:18 pm Unread post
The BEST place is the gate at TR when I drive into the park
The worst place is the gate at TR when i drive out of the park.........

But........Kwang waterhole, have spent many an evening with a glass of wine and smoked muscles looking at NOTHING....the silence
Second would be Maries se Gat.........
Could spend the rest of the day going on and on about places I love there...
But now I pay homage to the 20km to go sign on the Auob....the first Leopard photographs

Michelle, have a great trip...........( as he throws up in his barf bag )
Go forth and hunt the hunt with the 40D


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Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:42 pm Unread post
I don't know KTP as intimately as those of you who are able to visit regularly but from my limited experience, my favourite places are Grootkolk and the drive from there to Union's End. I've done that drive early morning, late afternoon, and early afternoon and it was different every time. What makes it so special isn't particularly great sightings — altho I did see the leucistic PCG up close — but the colours, the light, the silence, and for the most part NO other cars.

I also did the much longer drive to Union's End from Nossob in 1992 and the memory stayed with me, so I think it was a favourite place even then. Grootkolk provides a much closer base and itself is the most amazing place — beautiful and peaceful and with almost nonstop activity at the waterhole. And of course nothing beats being roared awake by a lion just outside your tent!!

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:49 pm Unread post
Arks I am with you 100% of the way ...the Grootkolk Kannagaus Union end area of KTP is just the best and No Cars is my kinda place in a Game reserve and you cant beat the Savannah terrein up there

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:57 pm Unread post
for me too... Grootkolk... Union End... only me and suricates and desert and limits of big spaces... and... and...

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Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:10 am Unread post
1)Definitely Grootkolk - for the wide open spaces and the peace and quiet(when the lion is not roaring outside the tent) and the limitless possibilities of what you can see!

2)I have to also mention Urikariuus - you can expect to see anything at the waterhole.

3) My favourite drive - also Union's End and back to Grootkolk - for all the reasons mentioned before by other forumites.

I also believe that the drive from Samevloeing to Rooiputs and back is great - the great sightings we have had here pushes the 'Kgalagadi' traffic jams into the background.

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Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:22 am Unread post
I think I haven't been in KTP enough to decide my favourite spot, for the moment it is early morning Grootkolk

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Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:42 am Unread post
-Grootkoolk and the way to Unions End

-the sunset in Bitterpan

-the sunrise in Kieliekrankie

-Mabuasehube pan, campsite No. 4

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Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:36 pm Unread post
Nossob hide/waterhole...its treated me very very well... But then again I love each and every inch of the kgalagadi, so a close second would come Bitterpan, great place with awesome and rear sightings!!!

Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:50 am Unread post
The starkness and solitude of the Grootkolk area must surely take the cake. Marie se Gat loop for raptors and Dalkeith to 14th for most everything else.

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