Afsaal Picnic Site

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Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Bushcraft » Wed May 23, 2012 3:14 pm

Please post any information or pictures of Afsaal Picnic Site

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Toko » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:18 am

Afsaal is 22km/1hr north of Malelane Gate on the H3; 40km/2hr south of Skukuza on the H3, and 36km/2hr from Pretoriuskop along the H2-2 to where it meets the H3. Near the intersection of H3 and H2-2 on road from Skukuza to Malelane.

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Amoli » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:51 pm

Afsaal is a super stop-over from Malelane to Skukuza - Croc Bridge to Pretoriuskop - a round about drive of the south via S114-H3 \O

There is normally a busyness with tourists coming or going. ;-)

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Past the shop is the picnic area, and it lends itself to some relaxing... :-)

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If you are lucky (and if you promise not to use a flash) you might get to see the resident Scops Owlet. [O] (0)

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by mposthumus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:07 pm

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Afsaal was the last big Picnic spot built in Kruger, along with Nkhuhlu. It is not very scenic...just a central place where the Tar road (H3) links to the Voortrekker Road (H2-2), in response to tourist pressure, which makes sense!

It started small, like most picnic spots, with gas braais, ablutions etc. then got a bigger and bigger shop, then draught beer and take-aways, depending on the new franchise operator/s. Now a smaller shop, no booze.. ^0^

Animals are habituated to this unfenced spot, with some scares over the years! :-0
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Duke » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:41 pm

I remember the story about the leopard walking up to a braai and walking off with a steak :shock: O-/

Where are the wild dogs?

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:16 pm

\O \O \O

The site is along a stream, which has become steadier over the last decade, with our extended wet cycle.

So herbivores often seen there in the winter too, making their way up and down the stream bed, bypassing the spot, crossing the tar road etc.!

Afsaal's original little tourist attraction (before the owl) is a massive termite heap, with a very interesting explanation about it and its tree! \O

There was also a great pic of a hyena sheltering under the ablution walkway taken during the first flood rains in 2001, was it?
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Flutterby » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 am

Interesting...thanks RP & Duke! \O

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by nan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:46 pm

saw this one on the 6.10.2009... O-/

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need helicopter... 0*\
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:07 pm

Eek! :shock:

What did you do, nana? O-/
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