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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:12 am 
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Good day!
The footpath to the top of the hill resembles climbing stairs in some parts.

FYI The guides & vehicle leave from Punda at 7:00. If the guests want to meet the guides at Pafuri or adjust the departure time - it should be arranged at Punda Maria reception. The tour is approximately 5 hours in duration.

Hope it helps?

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Can you tell me what the cost currently is. Also how many persons minimum on the trip and if there are any refreshments included or should you bring your own.

Will be there early April and considering this experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Good day Christo

At present the cost is R220 per person; min. 2 persons. (Please note that prices might increase) There aren't refreshments included, you need to take own refreshments with. Pafuri picnic area stocks icy cold drinks that is for sale. I'd definitely take water!

Hopefully it won't be as hot in April! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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If I wanted to reserve for 2 x Adults for May 2009 - how far in advance should I make the booking?
You mention we could arrange to meet the guide at Pafuri Picnic site - is this easy to arrange?

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Good day Jen.

I don't know what the availability for May is like; it's difficult to forecast. There's a maximum of 8 persons allowed on the trail. If you're here for just one day, I suggest that you book it in advance. It's quite easy to arrange to be met at Pafuri - you can book at Punda Maria reception & just ask the receptionist to arrange it with the guides.

Please note that if you want to book the walk on a Sunday; it has to be arranged in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Thanks for the info Betelgeuse

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Who do I email my request to?

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Directly to Punda Maria Camp as far as I know. Rather let Betelgeuse answer you.

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Hi there!
You're correct Christo. You can PM me and I'll supply you with an email address to which you can forward your request.

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Good day!
Fortunately I helped out at Thulamela again last week & I could take some photographs of the pathway up to the hilltop. It is very lush at the moment.

There are loose rocks on the pathway which I didn't mention previously. The area is beautiful at the moment but visibility is hampered due to the dense vegetation cover. :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Photographs depicting the way up Thulamela hill. The vegetation is quite lush at the moment. Please note that there are loose rocks & pebbles on the pathway.

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Almost on top!
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Thulamela is in sight.
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On the southern cliff overlooking the valley from Thulamela's stronghold.
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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Thanks Su , I have been undecided whether to go to Bushmans on 15 th , or Nyalaland trail and then drive all the way outside the park to Skukuza for Metsi on 18 th , the lushness of the vegetation which contributes so much to the beauty of the scenery in your pictures has made my decision much easier .

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Hi - I have sent an email to Punda Maria with my request to have a tour but have not had a reply - any suggestions????

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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I would suggest phoning .
The electricity supply is often interrupted , perhaps emails go missing as a result thereof ?

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 Post subject: Re: Thulamela Historical Site
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Hi!
Sorry - had a blonde moment :redface: I wrote everything in Afrikaans! Let me try again:
The receptionist' email inbox is full at the moment. Jen; if you already have a reservation; you can email me your reservation number & date on which you want to go to Thulamela historical site. Between myself & our Duty Manager; Themba Mnisi, we'll make a reservation for you to go to the archeological site. PM me and I'll give you my email address.

Thanx Jen!

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