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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread post by cougar » Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:23 pm

BB, Gudzani is in my top 5 as well. I had the pleasure of spending some time there all alone. No animals sighted, but it was very peaceful.

Transport and Sunset Dams are favorites of mine also.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:21 pm

At Gudzani it is peaceful, with good bird sightings quite often, and a most unusual sighting of large ants migrating, You could have put a metre square blanket over the whole lot as they moved down the road towards Nwanetsi.

We usually mark our territory there also :twisted:
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Unread post by Sawubona » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:08 am

Sunset Dam ( Saw a young impala run into the water - chased by wilddog - became crocodile food, about 3 meter from us.)

Transport Dam. Can sit there for hours.
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Unread post by Pjw » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:48 am

Renosterkoppies dam as we always see a lot there, not just big 5 stuff but everything
Suset dam is great with lots of activity all day
Nsemani dam because we lioness with tiny cubs there and have seen leopard there
Those are my top 3 but there are plenty of other great ones
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Unread post by BunnyHugger » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:48 am

My top 3.

Lake Panic because of the setting.
Peaceful and the birdlife there is usually awesome.
Particularly kingfishers.
Sunset dam Just outside of Lower Sabie) due to the sightings I have seen there.
N'semani Dam (Close to Satara) also due to sightings seen.
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Dams - water levels

Unread post by BunnyHugger » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:46 pm

Fellow forumites.

Let's put our collective skills together and put up information on dams that have water all year around.

I'll take the easy ine and kick off.

I have seen Sunset dam at Lower Sabie full in the middle of July as well as in August.
N'semani dam runs lowish during winter but I have not ever seen it empty.

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Unread post by christo » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:33 pm

Kanniedood dam has been empty in April, so anything is possible but it has water most of the time. (I've even seen the Limpopo and Olifants dry)

I would say dams that mostly have water (besides what has been mentioned):

Transport dam
Shitlhave dam
Nyamunda dam
Mingerhout dam
Pioneer dam
and although I suspect it could run dry, I'm yet to find Klopperfontein dry.
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Unread post by Pjw » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:01 pm

I have never seen Mpondo dam Mlodozi dam or Transport dam dry but anything is possible in a drought
Of course the Lower Sabie dam and lake Panic always have water
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Unread post by BunnyHugger » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:13 pm

PJW.

I have never seen Mlondozi dam near Lower Sabie with water in it. I have only ever seen it dry as a bone.

The wier / dam at Berg en Dal was just a small mud pool in July 2007.

I guess this is one of the drawbacks of visiting the park in the dry season.

Does Ngirivane Dam near Satara ever go dry?
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Unread post by christo » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:25 pm

It is currently very low, but still have some water. I've seen it dry once and this winter is another possibility.

I trust you will keep us posted as I'll be there just after you've left and would be curious to know.
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Transport Dam

Unread post by Ar_shad » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:19 pm

I suppose Transport dam would be my fav, just becaus an emotional feeling when im there, iv seen quite a bit like lion sable and wilddog there but id say its not because of the sightings.... Just my favourite place in Africa let alone the park
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Unread post by Maargat G » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:32 pm

Sunset dam is definitely a favourite of mine but there are many others that ranks high up with Sunset!!!

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Green dams / rivers

Unread post by lobotes » Wed May 14, 2008 11:18 am

I noticed when I was in Kruger last week, that many of the dams and some rivers have turned green with algae. This was particularly evident in the Central areas. It is disturbing to see green crocodiles and hippos.

What is causing this and what is being done about it. I have reda about the draining of the dam nead Tshokwane but it does not stop there.

How is this efecting the animal, fish and bird life because it must surely be causing fish to die and birds to move to other areas.

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Unread post by Jose » Wed May 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Don't you just love them tuskers? 8)

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Unread post by DuQues » Thu May 15, 2008 9:40 am

Muhammad wrote:and this is the reason

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(From the Silolweni Dam topic)
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