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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Mazithi Waterhole

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Nkaya Pan

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Lugmag Dam on the S36

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Girivana Waterhole

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Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:36 am

In some maps it is spelt Ngirivane - at the junction of s12 & s40. West of Satara.

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Welverdiend waterhole off the S126 along the Sweni river

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Lugmag Dam

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Renoster Pan

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Favorite dam or pan

Unread post by cougar » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what dam, pan, or water hole was your favorite and the reason it is your favorite. Is it the scenery? Sightings? A combination of both?

I thought about making this a poll question but I'd have to enter in the names of a LOT of water sources! :shock:

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Unread post by G@mespotter » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:46 pm

Hi Cougar friend,

Against most people expectations, my favorite waterhole is not a famous one.....not a beautiful one. Its named Sonop, along the H6 east of Satara. Maybe its mainly due to a 'nearly' kill made by lions a few years ago...but it not only that, its more the 'personal feeling' that it has a potential for good sightings.

I like the setting, the road is higher than the waterhole, its nice distant (not too far though) for video-ing and the surrounding area is savanna with here and there a marula tree and a few bushes.

Even though I haven't seen much else than 4 hyena's bathing in July 2007, its still my favorite...even though its not an outstanding waterhole :wink:
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Unread post by Freda » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:48 pm

Too many to mention so will just give my top 3 :D
Sunset Dam, Lake Panic and Mlondozi.
Sunset Dam is just so Kruger and always something to see.
Lake Panic is a birder's paradise.
Mlondozi is just so special, seen all sorts at the picnic spot and from it.

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:57 pm

I have a very soft spot for Shithave dam, and it's not because of the unfortunate name. On my last trip my daughter giggled for about 2 kilometres due to the name.


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This was taken at out final sunset before returning home in January.

I was up early on my way to Skukuza and watched the most delightful Waterbuck family coming for their early morning drink while the biggest croc started sunning himself on the opposite bank.

Incedentaly, the name does mean, "pain in the side". The dame was however named after Stevenson Hamiliton's first ranger, Jafuta Shitlhave.

Another dam that holds fond memories is Jones's dam.

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This was taken while having sundowners. There was a family of Rhino on the opposite bank and 2 most beautiful Saddlebill Stork within spitting distance from us.
On our way out a cheeky Moz Cobra tried to halt our journey.
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Favourite dam or pan

Unread post by ndloti » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:28 pm

Orpen dam is mine . I have walked on Metsi Metsi trail in the beautifull area below the wall and been surprised to see a hippo basking which fortunately fled as we were on higher ground and not between it and the water . On another occasion had sundowners on the rocks , out of sight of the lookout point at the lapa , with more than 20 hippos snorting their discontent at our presence not more than 50 metres from us .
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Unread post by bucky » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:11 pm

Sunset dam - Love the 1 min drive to camp and the sunsets there.
Ngirivana - Love the setting, its so Africa/Kruger.
Vutomi - Love the photo opportunities.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Leeupan
Sunset dam
Transport dam
Elephant waterhole
Silolweni
Girivana
Msemani
Gudzani come to mind for various reasons, but there could be a dozen more besides.
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