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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:13 pm

What a fun topic STF :thumbs_up:

As a meanderer I like Delene D's idea, but were I to be tied down to a place... this is where it would be.

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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:09 pm

Delene, this was taken a few days ago on the Luvuvhu river, close to Crooks corner. I decided that this would be a good place for my ashes. Whether I reach the pearly gates or not would not matter.. I would be spending a loooong time in paradise. :wink:
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:05 pm

MM, looks like your house would be a houseboat.....
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by pathfinder » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:44 pm

No need to build one...I would take that house on the northern sector of the Timbavati road. I think it is the Woodlands Rangers house?
Perhaps I could nationalise it :twisted:
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 am

In a quiet spot outside Shingwedzi Camp overlooking the Shingwedzi river.
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 am

michel367 wrote:I would evict the head-ranger at Mopani and go and live in "his" house on the top of the hill. :thumbs_up:
I always look at that house as we pass by and think its got a :thumbs_up: view and position.

Another place I would love to have a house is on the S44 near Olifants camp overlooking the Letaba river. :D

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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Wild Dreamer » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:18 am

Between Pafuri picnic spot and Crooks Corner there are these massive trees with the coolest shade and paradise-like emerald green grass underneath, more than enough space for my little house with a buck or two grazing around it; a few meters away the rush of the Luvuvhu river being the background music to the song of many birds. Taking a walk to the fever tree forest...
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by michel367 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:56 pm

Junkie wrote:I have been a forum stalker for a few years now and decided I must comment now!
For me, definitely somewhere close to Olifants with the same gorgeous view :D


Welcome to the forum Junkie. :thumbs_up:

How about on the top of Nwamanzi lookout. :lol:

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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by NTIBANE » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:36 pm

Seems to me there arnt any golfnuts on the forum...i am one so id like a house next to the skukuza golf course, golf estate living at its very best!
Otherwise, probably an isolated area looking onto the crocodile or sabie river, far away from any tourists, not next to the river though...i saw what a flood does to houses next to a river, rather a bit farther away from the river with a huge deck to sit on and watch the river flow by.
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by twigga » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:05 pm

My house already has a roof...
Just need walls plus made elephant proof minus tourists = :dance:
Mlondozi picnic spot :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Weltenman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:09 pm

I would join RobertT and Michel in the Section Ranger house just north of Mopanie. But I am guessing there are many more wonderful houses that has been built by the Rangers in the unexplored areas of Kruger.
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by SandGrouse » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:19 pm

Chase everybody away from Hamiltons tented camp :twisted: and :clap: take it over for my Heaven
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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by michel367 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:24 pm

My second best location would be Shibavantsengele.
High up on the mountain top with a great view, but geez.
That would be a logistical nightmare. :tongue:

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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by Delene D » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Been in Kruger from North to south from 25 May to 16 June and I must say that Meandering Mouse's house is the best site in Kruger and sorry MM, I am going to be your neighbour. I promise to be very quiet so we can both enjoy this spot. I think we will have to build on high stilts as that river may flood from time to time. (See the flood line at Pafuri picnic spot). I will be keeping my caravan though so I can travel from camp to camp when the wanderlust gets to me.

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Re: Where would you build a house in Kruger?

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:09 pm

Here is a nice location for a house .

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