Lake Panic is an earthen dam on the Mafunyana Creek (named after one of the nicknames of L B Steyn a Park Warden. Literally, the word means he who eats greedily. Lake Panic is close to Skukuza camp. Lake Panic is the name that was given shortly after construction was completed about 1975 when, during a major cloudburst, it was feared that the dam wall would give way. The hide is “L” shaped allowing a view east towards the bend in the dam and a view south across the short width of the dam close to the creek inlet. This section is heavily grown over with various aquatic plants including water lilies, reeds, and grasses of various sorts as well as trees. The far bank is heavily treed and slopes down to the dam edge. The hide is perfectly situated for close viewing of so many things with the Southern bank being about 100 meters from the hide itself.


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