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Re: Addo: accommodation

Unread postby jad » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:50 pm

Len Loader wrote:Why tents only ? - I would hate to be excluded with my caravan from this proposed camp !


One reason is whenever a caravan sets up next to me then the inevitable satellite dish goes up, an hour is spent pointing it in the right direction and then on occasions we have to listen to whatever they are watching. I have yet met a camper (tent) who has a satellite dish. Then there is the size , large caravans with side tents grouped together in my mind look like a squatter camp (that was a nasty remark). Also I found fellow tenter’s are friendlier to each other and the caravaners are only friendly to other caravaners. But we all have different opinions, it is just I do not like caravans I prefer tents it is more basic and similar to years gone by that’s why I would like a camp site for tents only. Also I am just being selfish.

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Addo family chalet

Unread postby alf » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 pm

I see in the details of this accommodation they mention there is a double bed, sleeper couch and the next point says 2 single beds and a sleeper couch? But this is only for 4 people. I assume the 2 single bed s is wrong?
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Re: Addo family chalet

Unread postby Tiko » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:05 pm

They use 2 single beds to form a double bed.The sleeper couch is defenitely not fit for 2 adults.

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Re: Addo family chalet

Unread postby Leanawel » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:12 pm

Hi there Alf :thumbs_up:

Visiting Addo? :D

You will find the chalets very stylish and neat. Tiko is right, it is 2 single beds next to each other. Make a special request for 31 or 32. From the veranda you have a view on the waterhole down below on your right. The fence is right in front of you and many animals pass on their way to the waterhole. But take your binoculars.


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Power in Addo safari tents?

Unread postby mariek » Sun May 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you could confirm whether there are any power points in the safari tents at Addo tented camp? I am just wondering if we would be able to charge our camera gear.

Many thanks for your help


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Re: Power in Addo safari tents?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun May 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Marie, from the photo that HoepHoep posted here there must be power points.
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Re: Power in Addo safari tents?

Unread postby bosmadmark » Sun May 12, 2013 11:40 pm

I stayed there at the end of last year. There is power inside the tent! It is wonderful accomodation right on the dam!!

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Re: Power in Addo safari tents?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon May 13, 2013 2:44 pm

Normal 3 pronged point. Don't forget your multiplug.
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Addo rondavels question

Unread postby uminnaar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:03 pm

I'm going to be staying in one of the Addo Rondavels in a few weeks, and while I know each rondavel has a fridge, with a shared kitchen area, I was wondering what each rondavel is equipped with in tems of things like cutlery, pots/pans, kettle, etc?

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Re: Addo rondavels question

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Hi uminnaar :D
All accommodation is serviced and equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, bedding, towels and soap. Each accommodation unit has a braai- area outside.

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Re: Addo rondavels question

Unread postby enrico » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi uminnaar.
Each rondavel has a kettle and a toaster inside.
In the shared kitchen there is a cupboard with the number of your rondavel that contains all your crockery,cutlery,pots and pans,braaitongs,etc.
Athough there is a braai with a grid,if you want a separate grid for toasties or to turn your meat you need to bring your own.

We would keep cups,etc overnight in the rondavel for early morning coffee.

Enjoy your stay and hopefully the waterhole will be busy. :mrgreen:

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Re: Addo: accommodation

Unread postby Jen » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Why tent should I request?
I have my first visit to Addo in October and have reserved a furnished tent for 3 nights. Which unit should I request for the best view, I don't mind walking to ablutions or the kitchen.
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Addo True Bush Feel?

Unread postby bornman » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:33 pm

Planning a trip to Addo and hope to spend more than five days there as natural historians and lovers of the bush. Worried that one would be able to hear the road noise from the main camp, and that the main camp and roads may be very busy during the day with day visitors and tours visiting the park and facilities. Would one be able to enjoy a true peaceful bush experience/feeling? Would 6 night in the Park be too many?

Any information and advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: Addo True Bush Feel?

Unread postby dellac » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Hi Bornman ... We have just had 3 nights staying in the Addo rest camp
Safari Tents and I can assure you it was lovely and there was no road noise :thumbs_up:
The tent overlook a water hole and the only negative was the noise of birds & frogs etc at
night :wink: Oh and the occasional porcupine who shuffled past :P .. The camp was
supposed to be full when we there with day visitors in and out but you can easily get
away from it all :whistle: ... Enjoy :thumbs_up:

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Re: Addo True Bush Feel?

Unread postby PJL » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:14 am

Hi bornman, welcome to the forums

I've personally not noticed the road noise from the main camp accommodation, but I have heard the train line at times which runs just outside the park. It's a freight line, so it's not fast-moving... I think it sounds kind of 'frontier-ish' :wink:

Inside the park can sometimes feel busy at weekends when there are naturally more day visitors. Staying at the main camp you'll have the benefit of entering the park an hour before any day visitors (and most people these days enter via the Colchester side, so it'll seem very quiet in the northern side for a while). Hapoor is often a focal point mid-morning due to the number of ellies that can be seen there on a hot day. But as dellac says, you can easily find quieter spots if you want.

6 nights in the park might feel a bit long, but it's very subjective and depends on each individual, and also what sightings you have. Personally I could probably spend a few weeks in the park and not get bored :lol:

Hope you have a great trip whenever you're planning to go :thumbs_up:

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