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Crooks' Corner - A Different Perspective

Unread post by johanrebel » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:01 pm

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Re: Crooks' Corner - A Different Perspective

Unread post by arks » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Thanks for the most interesting pix, Johan. Were you on a boat of some sort?
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Re: Crooks' Corner - A Different Perspective

Unread post by johanrebel » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:35 pm

No, on foot from the Makuleke side. The road to Crooks' on that side has not been completely fixed yet, you have to walk the last bit.

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Re: Crooks' Corner - A Different Perspective

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:17 am

So pretty johanrebel :clap: Thanks for showing us a different perspective of Crooks' Corner :wink:
Such a wonderful and beautiful part of Kruger :thumbs_up:
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Crooks Corner

Unread post by BushFundi » Tue May 27, 2014 8:26 pm

Can Any one tell me if it is still worth going to Crooks Corner? Last I heard was that it had washed away.

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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by Porridge » Tue May 27, 2014 8:51 pm

Not true, BushFundi. It was certainly affected by the floods, but it has most certainly not washed away. Still my favourite "hoekie" :)
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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue May 27, 2014 9:07 pm

We were there in Feb 2014...............still one of my favourite places as well Porridge. :dance:

There was a lot of alien weed along the drive from the junction of the tar road and the dirt road to Pafuri Picnic (I'm hopeless on road names) but many of the fever trees have survived the floods, and for me the magic is still there. Lots of large crocs, and many many birds!!!

Hope you give it a try BushFundi. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue May 27, 2014 9:20 pm

to me too, a nice place, near by I saw a Fish Eagle stolen a big fish in the mouth of a Crocodile :wink:

and Pafuri is wonderfull birding place :dance:
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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed May 28, 2014 4:09 pm

We were there last October (the day after they re-opened the roads after the floods) and again last week. It is well-worth visiting. You stand a good chance of seeing Crested Guineafowl and Trumpeter Hornbills there. Pel's Fishing Owl possible but not such a common sight.

I recommend taking the tar road S63 off the main H1-8 (signed to the Pafuri Border Post) then take the left turning at the end and go to Crooks' Corner. Then take the dirt road along the Luvuvhu River and stop at the Pafuri Picnic Site for a breather and/or snack (provided by yourselves). We hire one of their skottles and make a scrumptious brunch and enjoy the setting - right on the river.

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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by lemonbalm » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:44 pm

Crooks Corner definitely still there, and still worth a visit - went on the 24th May 2014 - sadly still many weeds along the road around the Pafuri picnic site. We are all sure the boundary fence of Crooks's get out site has moved a bit too. Missed the crested guinea fowls this time, but still loads of white fronted bee-eaters to keep one entertained.

And nice to see the resident Nyala are still at the picnic site!
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Re: Crooks Corner

Unread post by Delene D » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:02 pm

Crooks corner and Pafuri picnic site and Nyala drive S64 all magical places and well worth the visit.

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Re: Crooks Corner.

Unread post by Porridge » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:37 pm

We were there at the beginning of August, Wildkyker. It was very warm for that time of year, and the water was low but still gorgeous. No crested guineas or trumpeter hornbills for us, but we also went past the picnic site and had brekkie there as well as chatted to Frank. Just love it up there.
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Re: Crooks Corner.

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:44 am

One of our favourite spots in KNP! We were there last October, again in May and will be there in about 4 weeks' time. The area is gradually recovering from the floods.

We have seen trumpeter hornbills and crested guineafowl, but not on the last trip (in May). We have seen lots of nyala - beautiful animals.

The Pafuri picnic site is a "must" for a brunch cooked on the skottle!
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Re: Crooks Corner.

Unread post by Oryx » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:42 pm

I was at Crooks Corner day before yesterday. Dirt road along Levuvhu in good condition with lots of nyala, etc and 12 elephant having a bath which was really special. The enclosed area at Crooks Corner itself has been repaired but is slightly smaller than before because a slice of the riverbank, as well as the big fig tree at the Levuvhu/Limpopo confluence was damaged during the flood, including some of the lower level bush next to the plaque. Magical place, as always.

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Re: Crooks Corner.

Unread post by DASSIEDELIGHT » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:48 pm

We visited Crooks Corner on 14th September as a day trip from Shingwedzi Camp. The car park area is a little smaller than before but still worth a visit. We bumped into Frank here as he was showing some guests the birds.
This is our favourite part of KNP. When we stand on the bridge and look at the view we just sigh with contentment!! :D :D We were also lucky to see a Trumpeter Hornbill.

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