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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:36 am

At the Sweni trail camp overlooking the hippo pool and watching the zebras and wildebeest on the opposite side.

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Favourite Lunch Place

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:05 pm

We generally head for Skukuza's Day visitor centre and try and get the spot right at the fence next to the river, it somehow seems more isolated and peaceful.
The other "regular" is Mlondozi Dam where the view is spectacular but unfortunately the last couple of times we were there the people were extremely noisy and spoilt the atmospere. People seemed to totally ignore the SILENCE sign.
I think I might just opt to grab a quick takeaway at Skukuza and head for Lake Panic, whcih for me is total bliss and very quiet. Sssh. Dont get me wrong I do enjoy talking to other visitors, but talking being the operative word, not yelling.
But really, every one of them has their own special feeling.

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Tshokwane Picnic Site

Unread post by bwana » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:39 pm

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Baobab near Timbavati picnic spot

Unread post by Herman » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:30 pm

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This photo was taken as we left Timbavati picnic spot - that tree is on the left just before you get to the intersection about a km from the picnic spot

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Best picnic site for breakfast

Unread post by Ollie » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:02 am

Let's see what the forumites think is the best place for a 'bush breakfast'? One of our favorites has to be Nhlanguleni, on the S36, not well known. It's hard to chose between the many options... 8)

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Unread post by lam » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:35 am

Pafuri
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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:51 am

LOve both Pafuri and Hlanguleni and also Muzandzweni and Babalala . I want one brekkie at each and don't play favourites.

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Unread post by bert » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:00 pm

Tshokwane
Cause you can buy food, which cant be done at most picnicspots.
And i always love the drive past Nkumbe and know that a great restplace awaits me with chirpy and cheery birds.

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Unread post by richardharris » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:15 pm

Tshokwane is too crowded nowadays.

Parfuri is the most peaceful spot in the Park so has to be number one.

Babalala is great - you are always desparate for the facilities when you get there!

And Nkuhulu with its river views is beautiful.

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Unread post by Richman » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:31 pm

Babalala is my favourite because I saw cheetah while cooking breakfast one morning... :D 8)

But Pafuri is stunning.... :D and though Tshokwane is great ...it is just way to busy ... :(

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Unread post by Penny » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:07 pm

Mlondozi gets my vote - every time you think that you have spotted all the game there is to be seen something else arrives. It makes concentrating on cooking very difficult when you have to keep stopping to grab the binos! On the negative side it can be miserable though when it is windy!
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Unread post by Oumie » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:43 am

Muzandzeni is our fav :D
Second is Mlondozi :wink:
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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:12 am

We usually end up at either Mlondozi, which has the great views, but, as Penny said can get very windy or we tend to gravitate towards Skukuza's Day visitors picnic area.
Our favourite spot is the one closest to the river, it is a lovely secluded spot and one gets the feeling that you have the area to yourself unless as happened to us this year, a bus load of over excited school children arrived for lunch. :roll:

We also enjoy Nkuhlu, but the last time we were there, it looked like the monkeys were once again becoming a nuisance.

For some reason Muzandzeni, off the S36, is nearly always deserted and if you are looking for peace and quiet, thats the one to head for.

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Unread post by Oumie » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:23 am

Also a nice one is Nhlanguleni on the S36 :wink:
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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:00 am

My favourites:

1) definitely Pafuri,
2) Muzandzeni,
3) Mooiplaas,
4) Nkuhlu (althoug a bit too busy i love the view & setting and they have the best pancakes :thumbs_up: )
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