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Klopperfontein Dam

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Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:19 pm

Klopperfontein is named after Hans Klopper, a hunter from Louis Trichardt (town) who often camped near this spring in the beginning of the last century.

There is also a concrete weir and two boreholes in this area. :wink:
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Unread post by Katja » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:22 pm

Another photo of the same dam

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Unread post by DuQues » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:02 pm

Yep! Follow the S60 to the S61 from Punda Maria. Just before it joins the H1-8.
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Unread post by Boorgatspook » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:02 pm

A paradise for birds - saw my first fish eagle there, lots of ellies , buff ect. OR just the right place to sit and relax with a sundowner, although you have to time it right to reach camp in time :lol:

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Unread post by Stoffel » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:41 pm

I recall many magical moments during visits to Kruger. Some of them can be attributed to really spectacular sightings or rare animals/birds being spotted. But the best ones have been those occasions where you were the only vehicle (windows winded down), parked at a place where no unnatural sounds interfere with the beauty of your surroundings - and just absorbing the tranquility of the African bush.

One such a moment was on 13 May 2006 when we visited Klopperfontein for the first time (and the only time up till now). There was no spectacular game around (as a matter of fact we have seen very little that morning since leaving Punda Maria) but an absolutely windless morning greeted us at Klopperfontein. The water looked like a mirror with all surrounding trees, shrubs and riverain birds reflecting inimitably - seeing a perfect dual image of everything around the water.

Klopperfontein made such an impression on me that when I think of Kruger ever since - this is the picture that comes to my mind.
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Unread post by BushCall » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:20 pm

Stoffel does this bring back memories?
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There's also another classic pic somewhere in this computer!!!

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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:23 am

amanzi wrote:will I be able to visit Klopperfontein if I stay at Shingwedzi?


Hi amanzi,

You should be able to ... it's about a 68km drive to Klopperfontein from Shingwedzi. Provided you stick to the main road and don't get to see a lot :lol: you should make.
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Unread post by Richprins » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:56 pm

As I stated on the "Where, with animals" thread, this must be the common watering point in the Park where one has the chance to see the graetest variety of mammals.

Really a great spot!

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Unread post by elpaco » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:48 am

lovely spot indeed

best in early morning IMHO to avoid the sun in the eyes

these shots were taken in august 2007 (with less water than Stoffel's :lol: ) :

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Unread post by Richprins » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:13 pm

My word!

Never seen it that dry!

Great photos!

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Re: Klopperfontein Dam

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Grantmissy wrote:Has anyone perhaps been to this area recently? An update regarding current or recent sightings and conditions of the Klopperfontein area would be nice :) . I think northern Northern Kruger is :thumbs_up:

I have heard from one of our ex-forumites that they saw Eland there not too long ago :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:46 pm

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Re: Klopperfontein Dam

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi Grantmissy,
Update on Klopperfontein area as requested :D

29 July 2012

It was quite dry and muddy and animals struggled to get out of the mud at times and they all had beautiful black socks on.

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Re: Klopperfontein Dam

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:44 pm

Wow! it does look very dry and its still a long time for the rains to come. :?
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Re: Klopperfontein Dam

Unread post by Scipio » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Went by there on Sunday, and although muddy, there is still water, and huge amounts of animals. :thumbs_up:


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