Unique Places in Kruger National Park

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    TAKE IT SLOW & ENJOY IT MORE

    by lynnehamman Written Dec 13, 2008

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    Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. The Kruger National Park is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Slow travel and regular stopping produces much more action than covering a lot of ground.
    Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods.

    There are enclosed designated areas within the park that can be used as picnic & barbeque areas. Wood for barbeque & food can be bought from stores, which are situated at each entry gate.

    Barbeque-Louise & Sebastian
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    Water crossings.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 16, 2004

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    There are numerous water crossings withing the Kruger National Park. I found these crossings to be an excellent area to see water birds, crocs, hippos and warthogs.
    The Kruger National Park is, without doubt, the finest birding locality in southern Africa. It also provides a unique combination of wilderness areas, varied habitats, easy road access, and comfortable amenities, together with a wide variety and concentration of bird species and big game animals.

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    Check out the birdlife.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 16, 2004

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    The Kruger National Park is, without doubt, the finest birding locality in southern Africa. It provides a unique combination of wilderness areas, varied habitats, easy road access, and comfortable amenities, together with a wide variety and concentration of bird species and big game animals.
    Finding birds in the Kruger Park is a relatively simple matter. On arrival, one is immediately impressed by the sheer number of birds and variety of species. With a potential bird list of over 500 species, and depending on the season, a competent birder could expect to find between 150 and 250 species on a one to two week visit. In general, the denser vegetation and variety of habitats in the south and far north are the most productive birding areas.

    Abundant birdlife.
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    Stakeout the waterholes 3.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    Even after the sun has set, a steady stream of animals still make their way to the waterhole to put an end to their thirst. There are still several species of animals lurking near the water watching for the ever present crocodile that is waiting to put an end to them!

    Even drinking is hard work.
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    Stakeout the waterholes 5.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    It is incredible to see the amount of damage these huge elephants do to the environment. Love them or hate them they deserve their place in Africa but it is sad to see the barren wasteland left after the elephants have pushed over trees and destroyed waterholes through their rolling in the mud. Other animals can only stand by and watch knowing that they will not get a drink.

    Coming through
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    Stakeout the waterholes 6.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    A tentative Kudu waits patiently for nighfall at the edge of the scrub near the waterhole. He wanders out and has a look before nervously retreating to the sanctuary of the trees. I am not sure if it was the vehicle we were in that made him nervous or the large crocodile that was sunning itself 30 metres away.

    A tentative Kudu
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    Sweni Hide

    by diver-x Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    One thing we were going to pass by but decided, "what the heck, let's stretch our legs & go see it," is the Sweni Hide. Located on the Sweni River on the S37 road (east and south of Satara rest camp), the Sweni Hide is a blind that allows you to view hippos in the river very close up. We caught our very best views of hippos at the Sweni Hide. Any other time we saw hippos, they were quite far away.

    The Sweni Hide is definitely worth a look!

    Safe hippo viewing at Sweni Hide
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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

    THE BEDROOMS
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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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    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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    Find some strange animals.

    by Gili_S Written Sep 6, 2008

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    This image is not so good due to the late time of the day I took it, but we could spot on the tree a kind of lizard, not sure exactly what is it. With its camouflage it hard to tell where the lizard end’s and where the tree starts.

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    Stakeout the waterholes.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    Some of the best game viewing can be found around the waterholes at sunset. Most animals head toward these waterholes, that are scattered around Kruger National Park, for an evening drink after a long day in the scorching heat.

    Desperate times.
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    Stakeout the waterholes 2.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    It seems that zebra love to stand in the waterholes and fowl them up. This giraffe does not mind though and bows down to suck up as much water as possible in a short amount of time. I thought his neck looked like a straw.

    An uneasy drink.
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    Stakeout the waterholes 4.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 26, 2004

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    An amazing array of animals take their chances every evening when they aproach the waterholes for a refreshing drink. I can not understand why they then stand motionless as if they are waiting to be eaten!

    Are you lunch?
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