Unique Places in Kruger National Park

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    The Mohonie Loop

    by Waxbag Written Nov 29, 2004

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    The 25 km loop around Punda Maria is one of the most varied and interesting loops in the park. The landscape is most unusual with koppies dotting the already mountainous suroundings. Large baobabs are very common and white seringa and pod mahogany trees dominate. The region is mostly sandveld with sandstone hills and dense vegetation.

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    Klopperfontein Dam

    by Waxbag Written Nov 29, 2004

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    This dam is located in the very north of the park right of H1-8. It is one of the few water holes that actually has a good deal of water. It usually attracts elephants every day and is a great place to watch them frolic in it.

    Apparently there is also a group of four cheetah in and around this area.

    The nearest rest camp is Punda Maria about 25 kms south-west.

    Elephants at Klopperfontein
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    Pafuri Picnic Site

    by Waxbag Written Nov 29, 2004

    In the very north of the Kruger Park the landscape is very different. Pafuri picnic site along the banks of the Luvuvhu River is one of the most picturesque in the whole park. This area has mature riverine forest with ancient baobab trees along the higher koppies that dot the region. The region along the Luvuvhu river is very lush as the rain fall is much higher here than in the central part of the park. There are many vervet monkeys and huge troops of baboons along the river. This is the only place to see the rare Samango monkey in Kruger. There are few lions here but leopards are around although difficult to spot in the thick brush. Nyla is very common this far north and you may have a chance to see tsessebe and roan. There are an extraordinary amount of crocodiles here.
    This is a great place for birders. I saw bee eaters, king fishers, saddle billed storks, vultures, paradise fly catcher and a, redbilled woodhoopoe to name a few. The Pel's fishing owl is also here in large numbers.

    Although the game here is in smaller numbers, the wilderness feel, the beautiful landscape and lack of people are quite nice.

    There are abulutions here. Frank, the attendant, loves birds and is one of the nicest guys working in the park. He is very enthusiastic about the birds and trees in Pafuri and will share stories and help you find those ellusive birds.

    Luvuvhu River
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    PILANSBERG GAME FARM

    by Braveheart.southafrr Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    THEY HAVE AT LEAST 7 DIFFERENT CAMPS HERE `S A FEW MANYANE, MANKWEAND BAKGATLA ALL HAVE FULL FACILITIES POOL ,BARS RESTURANTS THE NORMAL, DEFINATELY VALUE FOR MONEY , THERE IS QUITE A LOT OF GAME, WE SAW A LOT OF ELEPHANT , RHINO ,WATERBUCK , GIRRAFE , JAKKEL , IMPALA, SPRINGBOK,ZEBRA , WILDEBEEST

    GAME TENT

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    Take the (unsealed) side roads

    by Myndo Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    Don't just stay on the sealed roads. They may be faster - but this isn't the goal here.
    If you want to watch more animals, go off these roads.
    Drive slowly, don't shy the animals away.

    The bird on the pic is a Yellowbilled Hornbill.
    He seemed to bow real low to us - but actually he was taking a sand bath.

    Nothing you would see on the main road.

    Also: don't just go for the "big five". Also look at the smaller ones.

    Hornbill
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    THE BUSHHOUSE

    by Braveheart.southafrr Written Aug 4, 2003

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    ITS GOT THE BIG FIVE THAT CAN BE SEEN ON ALMOST EVRY GAME DRIVE THE GUIDES ARE GREAT THEY REALLY KNOW THERE STUFF , EVEN THE WALKS ARE GOOD NOT TO LONG THEY ALSO HAVE OVER 400 BIRD SPIECES IN AND AROUND THE LODGES

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    Kruger I S of the beaten path

    by johanl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Make sure to take a good camera (digital) when visiting the wildlife parks in Africa. When digital you don't need filmrols, as they are harder to get.
    Beware of the dust and put you camera in a plastic bag. (to avoid the red dust from getting in). Make sure to bring a strong zoom.
    You will need at least 300 to 400 zoom and a tripot.

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    A porcupine

    by Gili_S Written Sep 6, 2008

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    Here is another surprise animal we saw for a brief of a moment, a porcupine. They are usually night animals but this young one I captured just before sun set.

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    BRIDAL VEIL

    by Braveheart.southafrr Written May 31, 2003

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    BRIDAL VEIL, AGAIN THE ROAD WAS`NT THE BEST BUT COULD GET THROUGH WITHOUT TO MUCH HASSLE BY CAR BUT WELL WORTH THE VIEW

    BRIDAL VIEL

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    HORSE SHOE FALLS

    by Braveheart.southafrr Written May 31, 2003

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    THE WATER HAS ERODED IN THE SHAPE OF A HORSE SHOE, AGAIN THE ROAD TO THE FALLS WAS`NT THE BEST BUT I COULD MAKE IT BY CAR

    HORSE SHOE SHAPE
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    LONE CREEK FALLS

    by Braveheart.southafrr Written May 24, 2003

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    ONE OF THE MANY WATER FALLS THAT SUROUND MAPUMALANGA HERE A SHORT WALK OF ABOUT 250M FROM WHERE YOU PARK BRINGS YOU TO THIS WONDERFULL WATER FALL

    BEAUTIFULL

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    MISTY MOUNTAIN

    by Braveheart.southafrr Written May 23, 2003

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    GREAT PLACE TO GO AND RELAX PUT YOUR FEET UP , GAME TRAILS, TROUT FISHING,HIKING TRAILS LOTS OF GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

    MISTY MOUNTAIN
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