Tshanga Lookout

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That is a very difficult one, but after tossing aside the spectacular views of Olifants viewing deck, Olifants lookout, Crooks Corner, Klopperfontein, Kanniedood, and many more I think I'll go for Tshanga lookout. (Near Bateleur.)
Simply gorgeous....

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Great lookout point. I have seen *** from there and some say you'll never see them in the North...
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Richprins wrote:The toilets are a good reminder of Africa! :P


Ain't that right :twisted: :lol:
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I experience something special , and I actually see something special too me each time I go there ... just the vista alone is special .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.
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Every time I visit Tshanga I spend time, there just looking deep into AFRICA .
Maybe you will see a Bateleur patrolling his area. Maybe you will see Elephant or Giraffe or a few Buffalo or some Impala or Waterbuck. I once saw a Sable and a Roan antelope at the Silwervis Dam from Tshanga. What you will see is peace and tranquility.
When you leave, you know that you have to return to spend more time for some more soul searching, and experiencing creation, as intended by the great Creator, who must have spent a bit more time here to make this place so special.
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Looks an amazing spot and one I am looking forward to visiting next month. :D
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Is Tshanga lookout open for all visitors or only for Bateleur residents?
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo
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Tshanga can be visited by everyone Alf. Been there 3 weeks ago. A beautiful place, but very dry at this moment.
Also take a look at Red Rocks. Thats ón the southend road leading to Tshanga.
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Bush Baptist wrote:Funny how people differ.

I have been to Tshanga 3 times now and it still has not grabbed me. I do not find it attractive, and have not seen much around there. Only a purple roller comes to mind.


Aha , BB , again how peoples perceptions and expectations differ .
At Tshanga I see plenty of wilderness , I hear plenty of near silence ...

I clamber down to a rock ledge with all my comforts and spend hours there drinking in the solitude and peace , most stop and go visitors see only the car - in fact I have been left alone there while my companion went driving listening to the sound of gravel under the cars wheels .
Tshanga is my "church" ....
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.
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And that's the way it is Ndloti.
Nature can be enjoyed in many ways and it can reach out to you in many ways.
A place of solitude makes you appreciate those things so much more.
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Tsanga indeed had a breathtaking view!
Here are a few pic's of the view and picnic spot
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We visited Tshanga a couple of weeks back, and thought it wasn't a get out point anymore....

The path up grown over, and really no sign of recent visits up on the rocks. The benches are gone (due to way too many request for new ones, and fights like "Why theirs and not ours?") so we were puzzled.
Was it still allowed to walk up, or not?

On coming back we found the manager in his car, preparing to send/receive messages, and he assured us that it was still perfectly legal to go up.
So if you are there, just follow the little trail, even if it's overgrown. Just be careful, it is leopard country!
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Graeme & Nicky wrote:But will enjoy eggs and juice on the 'tables' again this Christmas.
and such unique tables and chairs they are too!

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Stoffel wrote:but have to admit that I found it a bit scary. Anything - from horrible spiders or even snakes - can hide under those longdrop toilet seats
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I agree with you Stoffel. The one at Makhadezi is similar. The photo of Elsa is great and I cannot think of a better table to have Christmas eggs and juice. Tshanga is a very special place to many I think.
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Very nice place to have a nice breakfast and looking over the valley down below!
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