Masorini Picnic Site

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Does anybody know if they still offer the guided walks at Masorini? We did it in 1987. It was the first place where I saw dassies in Kruger. I recall the guide walking with a portable tape recorder which he switched on and off while showing you the various points of interest. I also recall that he mentioned about a leopard visiting the Masorini hill from time to time.

Masorini was normally our breakfast spot when we still lived in Tzaneen and visited the park on day visits.
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Yes they still do. There are guides stationed there. Also a small museum, telling the history of the community and containing artifacts.
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I think they do. I remember seeing skottels there, but have never lunched there.
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Of all the picnic sites in Kruger we have never stopped at Masorini, not sure why although it looks like a great place. We have seen Klipspringer a few times in the vicinity though. Would you recommend this site for a picnic or for staying a while?
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That whole area (Masorini and Erfplaas waterholes) is excellent for dassies and klippies!! :clap:

We spent 2 months last year in Phalaborwa, so travelled that area almost every day. :thumbs_up:

On the first day, while watching elephants at the waterhole near Masorini, we saw a magnificent leopard heading towards the picnic area, and saw a young leopard there a day or so later, so we have never had the courage to actually get out of the car. :big_eyes:

Thats just us though....I'm sure other people will give you their ideas on the subject. :thumbs_up:

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I have had several breakfast braais there, it is never too busy. You can also take a guided tour of the ancient iron workings. Have seen sable there and lots of animals at sable dam. well worth a stop.
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Yes the tour is taken by the attendants there. They take you part way up the koppie, When I went it took about 30 minutes and you don,t have to book. Very interesting
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And some very interesting facts on the area Here :D
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We always stop there, saw lions there and once a cheetah. Sometimes you can just hear the lions, and that makes for a very fast retreat to the car, as Scipio was once a long time ago trapped inside the ablutions :twisted:
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I do know that a survey of all sites in Kruger is being planned with a view to a comprehensive Interpretation policy on displays, signage, etc. Any improvements may have to wait for this, unless already on budgets.
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Could anybody shed some light on whether they still offer the guided walks at Masorini?

Also, we intend on having a late morning brunch there. The traditional bacon, eggs, tomatoes, toast and coffee. Can one hire a ‘braai skottel’ there? Would they have boiling water.

It will be our first time visiting Masorini and Sable Dam and the excitment is mounting

Any advice would be appreciated

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Hi Remi, we visited in August last year and were taken on a guided tour. It's not very long but it is very interesting and the guides are knowledgable and informative.

We didn't cook breakfast but other people were and it looks like skottels are for hire. Boiling water was available.
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Thank you so much for the information Stampajane. I’ve been there as a youngster with my grandparents many moons, or is it decades :hmz: , ago.
Can hardly recall it……. this would be the first time me and my SO deliberately plan our vacation to include Masorini.
Especially looking forward to the guided tour and hopefully a traditional breakfast/brunch definitely going to take lots of :cam:
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