The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Nhlanganini Dam, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Nhlanganinidam

Nhlanganini Dam wall

Nhlanganini Dam in Kruger National Park

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Nhlanganini Dam is located on the Nhlanganini River in Kruger National Park. It is about a third of the way between Letaba Camp and Phalaborwa Gate. To reach it take the H9 tar road from Letaba Camp and look for the turnoff.

The dominant vegetation in the region of the dam is Mopane and Bushwillow woodlands. As you can see in the photos there are not many taller trees.

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The area around the dam is not the greatest for game viewing but herds of Elephant and Buffalo are often seen. Elephant and Buffalo most commonly visit the dam on hot afternoons. Leopards are recorded from time to time. Other mammals that might be seen are Giraffe, Sable, Zebra, Impala and Spotted Hyena. Hippo and Crocodiles, as well as a variety of birdlife, are normally present.

There is a short gravel road leading to the dam from the tar road. This road takes you to the waters edge so if there are any animals at the dam you will get great views of them.

Bushveld surrounds the Nhlanganini dam

The dam is surrounded by bushveld

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Aproaching the dam

Approaching Nhlanganini Dam

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