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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Grantmissy wrote:..........for seeing animals and for photography?

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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by johanrebel » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:29 pm

But Sunsset is hardly one of the larger dams though, is it now?. It is tiny! On the other hand, large is not beautiful in this instance. Smaller dams are much better, as the game will be concentrated in a smaller area, and more likely to be within camera range.

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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:18 am

I guess Sunset Dam is not a large dam as you said Johan but I guess it is the preferred Dam in the Park by many to see animals and do photography. I was also thinking about Pionier Dam but although it is big and very scenic it is probably not always so productive in terms of animals. But I guess it is a matter of personal opinion what is considered as “productive” in terms of seeing animals. Thanks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:25 am

Nsemani Dam is my fave dam.
Can be a bit far for photography, but i have had some good sightings there.

Sunset Dam is good too.

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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by garrow » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:34 am

I would say Nsemani dam on the Orpen tar road. Have seen nice prides of lion drinking water at the dam on regular ocassions. Large herds of elephant coming down to drink and swim in the dam, large herds of buffalo, zebra widebeest,waterbuck,etc. Have never seen lion drink at Sunset Dam or seen Elephant swimming in that dam and have probably spent a lot more time at Sunset than any other dam. Sunset is very good for Hippos,crocs and water birds.

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Re: Dams in Kruger

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:40 pm

For birding and beauty - Lake Panic

For big 5 sightings and animal traffic - Nsemani, the one with the long name North of Croc Bridge, Sable Dam

For solitude - Engelhard, Kannidood

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Re: Dams and Waterholes

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:03 am

After all the good rain that Kruger has received recently the dams must be quite full. I cannot wait to visit Kruger in May. April holidays visitors will most probably find a lush and green Kruger with plenty of water in the veldt for the animals.
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Re: Dams and Waterholes

Unread post by Gunner » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:56 am

@ Nsemani Dam...March 2014
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Waterholes and Dams in the Kruger

Unread post by KarenLu » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:31 am

We in the Kruger next week :D - can anyone recommend good viewing dams or waterholes besides Sunset and Nsemani as in the past we go to some and get there and they have dried up or not working!. In the Lower Sabie and Satara areas
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Re: Waterholes and Dams in the Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:49 am

Welcome to the Forum :thumbs_up:
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Sunset and Nsemani!
They are both excellent dams with lots of activity!

In the LS area, Mlondozi is always worth a visit.

Between Tshokwane and Satara there is Nkaya, Mazithi and Kumana

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Re: Waterholes and Dams in the Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:52 am

Karen, 8/10 visits we have made to the Sweni Bird hide have been productive and we can sit there for hours.
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Re: Waterholes and Dams in the Kruger

Unread post by Afriphile » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Karen,
We were in Kruger recently(August) and Girivana ,,waterhole,north of the Satara/Orpen road was red hot.
We saw lions kill a buffalo,huge male leopard,60 plus elephants and 600 plus buff herd drinking.
In fact the whole Satara/Orpen road was productive,but as we all know luck plays a major part but if you put in the time then Kruger will deliver.
Have a great trip.
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Re: Waterholes and Dams in the Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:20 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Karen! :clap:

Here is a topic for you to have a read through where I am sure you will find lots of great info and advice.

Dams in Kruger

Waterholes in Kruger
Kruger - 22nd May to 8th June 2017 8)

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Water Holes

Unread post by Lawrence » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:32 pm

Hi All

Can anyone let me know where I can find a list of the water holes that are still open in Kruger.

I am aware that a number of them have been closed. It would be helpful to tourists to know in advance which ones are still operational, to avoid the disappointment of driving for hours, only to find that the waterhole marked on your map (sold by national parks) no longer exists.

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Re: Water Holes

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:40 pm

Here is a list of Waterholes that will help.
Kruger - 22nd May to 8th June 2017 8)


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