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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Thanks for the first photo's - it looks lovely, cannot wait to go. Are there gas options too?

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Thanks for posting JJ - I have similar photos taken on Friday but could only get to posting today. This might also be of interest to all at the pinic site - hope people will co-operate?
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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Cool pic thanks WB. Cute mouse :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Gas "skottels" for hire? Does anyone know?

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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carolynn wrote:
Gas "skottels" for hire? Does anyone know?


As far as I could see, It doesn't look like there are skottels for hire, but then I didn't need one and didn't ask either.


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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Thanks for the photos! :D

The "no bins" policy has been very successful in Kirstenbosch Gardens.

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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There are no gas facilites for hire at the new picnic site.

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Thanks

I'll just make myself a fire then. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:52 pm 
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wow thanx for the pics. Looks like a really cool picnic spot.
Actually looks like they designed it to be a new campsite if you ask me? :D

hehe I wonder if thats the plan for laters. @Megan can you shed some light on this or am I totally wrong.

No mater what it is I cant wait to picnic there next time I am in Addo. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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The gas idea isnt half bad, I wonder if the park would look at making it gas only. I mean thats much safer. Open fires in the hand of tourists are never a good idea.

Anyway South Africans love braai's so I doubt gas would ever happen anytime soon.

Btw the no bin policy rocks. Lets just hope everyone understands that this means clean up after yourself.

I man i cant wait to be back in Addo..

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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the new picnic site is fantastic. :clap: :clap: :clap:

i was there on 29/12/2008. was a scorcher of a day. the kids enjoyed the opportunity to stretch legs. bat and ball made the news.

until they saw the notice that the picnic area was not fenced in. :shock:

after entering the site over an animal trap and electric fencing, we were all of the view that no animals would enter.

but the thrill of doing what we do best in sunny sa (braaiing) knowing that we were in the true wild africa was fantastic :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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simonB wrote:
Actually looks like they designed it to be a new campsite if you ask me? :D

hehe I wonder if thats the plan for laters. @Megan can you shed some light on this or am I totally wrong.


Definitely no plans for this to be a campsite.

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after entering the site over an animal trap and electric fencing, we were all of the view that no animals would enter.


Animals can't get over the electrified grid at the entrance gate to the site and animals such as elephants, buffalo, rhino etc. can't get through the Amstrong fencing surrounding the botanical reserve. But the fencing itself is not electrified, so lions, leopards etc. can (and have done so in the past) squeeze through the poles of the fence (or jump over).

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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Been there on 21 Feb. Fantastic idea. :clap: Made a skottel breakfast. Park attendants also very friendly - and the toilet facilities sparkling clean. Some of the sites are very private (for the honeymooners). Thanks to Addo management for this spot - now we don't have to rush back to camp to have breakfast.
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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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My family and I had our first braai at the new site today!
Very quiet in one of the small private areas.....and easy to observe the visitors some from abroad as well as local. :shock: When they stroll along the site and suddenly read the signs...... :huh: ...it is as if the distance to their vehicle are measured with a unseen laser before a hasty return to safety! :pray:
In a way this will ensure that one always get a spot, :clap: but the idea was to create a place where you and your family can relax and have a braai before enjoying the rest of the Park. :(
I would like to encourage all to enjoy yourself after a quick scan for our carnivor friends. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: New picnic site in Addo Elephant National Park
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Katenda, was it your boys playing cricket in the ring at the the picnic site yesterday.

My wife and me also stretched our legs there and enjoyed a picnic.

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