Which is your favourite three picnic spots in KNP, and why?

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Which is your favourite three picnic spots in KNP, and why?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:45 pm

1. Skukuza – down stream from the main camp, there is a swimming pool and small shop
1
2%
2. Afsaal – located on H3 between Skukuza and Malelane - has a small shop
2
4%
3. Nkuhlu– located on H4-1 between Skukuza and Lower Sabie on the banks of the Sabie River – has a small shop
0
No votes
4. Albasini Ruins –next to Phabeni Gate at the start of the S1 there is a rudimentary picnic site with no gas.
0
No votes
5. Mlondozi – located off S29 overlooking Mlondozi Dam, approximately 15 km from Lower Sabie
7
13%
6. Tshokwane– on the H1-3 approximately midway between Skukuza and Satara and between Lower Sabie and Satara – has a small shop.
3
6%
7. Nhlanguleni – on the S36 approximately midway between Skukuza and Orpen
5
10%
8. Muzandzeni – near the junction of the S36 and S126 about 30 km from Satara
4
8%
9. N’wanetsi – at the end of the H6 some 25km from Satara – hosts a spectacular lookout point
6
12%
10. Timbavati - near the junction of the S40 and S127, on the banks of the Timbavati River – a large baobab tree is nearby, as is the Ratel Pan Hide
4
8%
11. Masorini – about 10 km east of Phalaborwa Gate on theH-9. Also hosts an archaeological ruins and display
0
No votes
12. Makhadzi – this site is on the road running from Malopenyana waterhole. It continues to Giriyondo Gate on the border with Mozambique.
1
2%
13. Mooiplaas – a few km south of Mopani on the H1-6
5
10%
14. Babalala – on the H1-7 approximately midway between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria and some 14 km from Sirheni Bush Camp
4
8%
15. Pafuri – set in birder’s paradise on the banks of the Levuvhu River on the S63 a few km from Crook’s Corner where 3 countries meet.
10
19%
 
Total votes: 52

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Which is your favourite three picnic spots in KNP, and why?

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Dear forumites,

Choose your favourite three picnic spots in KNP, and tell us why they are preferred to the others. Here is the list:

1. Skukuza – down stream from the main camp, there is a swimming pool and small shop
2. Afsaal – located on H3 between Skukuza and Malelane - has a small shop
3. Nkuhlu– located on H4-1 between Skukuza and Lower Sabie on the banks of the Sabie River – has a small shop
4. Albasini Ruins –next to Phabeni Gate at the start of the S1 there is a rudimentary picnic site with no gas.
5. Mlondozi – located off S29 overlooking Mlondozi Dam, approximately 15 km from Lower Sabie
6. Tshokwane– on the H1-3 approximately midway between Skukuza and Satara and between Lower Sabie and Satara – has a small shop.
7. Nhlanguleni – on the S36 approximately midway between Skukuza and Orpen
8. Muzandzeni – near the junction of the S36 and S126 about 30 km from Satara
9. N’wanetsi – at the end of the H6 some 25km from Satara – hosts a spectacular lookout point
10. Timbavati - near the junction of the S40 and S127, on the banks of the Timbavati River – a large baobab tree is nearby, as is the Ratel Pan Hide
11. Masorini – about 10 km east of Phalaborwa Gate on theH-9. Also hosts an archaeological ruins and display
12. Makhadzi – this site is on the road running from Malopenyana waterhole. It continues to Giriyondo Gate on the border with Mozambique.
13. Mooiplaas – a few km south of Mopani on the H1-6
14. Babalala – on the H1-7 approximately midway between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria and some 14 km from Sirheni Bush Camp
15. Pafuri – set in birder’s paradise on the banks of the Levuvhu River on the S63 a few km from Crook’s Corner where 3 countries meet.

Thank you to Mischief for the initiative for this poll!

Looking forward to see the results! :dance: :dance:
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Wherever Isinkweville is :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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umtali1 wrote:Wherever Isinkweville is :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Imageunfortunately not having experienced isinkweville in person, just virtually, i couldn't vote for that.
ImageVirtually tho' it would be my bestest for food,
companionship, beer, and even some rabbit food courtesy of Morecat.

However my real votes are in.....
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Thank you. :D

This was great fun. :thumbs_up:
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Voted :thumbs_up:
For me, every picnic spot is great...
and each one has its "specials" :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Babalala! I voted :D
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Pafuri :lol: voted
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Pafuri because it has a nice view of the river, good birdwatching, wonderful trees and is quiet and peaceful.
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I love all the smaller picnic sites. However I voted for

Babalala because it is at the end of a lovely drive from Shingwedzi (the Mphongolo Loop). We have seen elephant close by.

Pafuri because of the drive to Crooks' Corner and along the Luvuvhu River. Great birds and interesting animals. Sad that Frank is no longer with us.

Mlondozi because there are often nice sightings at the dam. We once saw elephant, buffalo, lion and *** all at the same time!!
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I really enjoy Skukuza picnic site as its usually not very busy believe it or not, one has quite nice private areas and also never been harassed by monkeys there.
Also like Makhadzi, for the peace and quite and nice ablutions facilities plus the little stall selling unique items made of cold drink tins
Pafuri, for all the reasons already stated.
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I mentioned Pafuri because of its beauty and the stunning drives in the area. Frank was another attraction. I will miss him. :( RIP my friend.

Mooiplaas is a place where we go when we stay at Tzendze. It is fabulous for evening Sundowners.

I like the new Tshokwane, because the new owners really are trying to give a sense of history. It offers a welcome break with moerkoffie served in tin mugs. I am also usually very tired of driving by the time I arrive, so a good leg stretch is most welcome.
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Thank you all for voting! :clap: :clap:

It seems that Pafuri is the most favourite picnic spot in KNP, followed by Mlondozi in second place, and in third place, N'wanetsi picnic spot. :dance: :dance:

Thank you to those who gave their reasons why they chose those picnic spots! Very interesting! :clap: :clap:
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I wish I asked this question before my trip to KNP.. I'll be saving this info for my next visit! So much to do, so much to see :dance:
Thanks to all for the input on the favorite picnic spots :gflower:
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