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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp baboons
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Hi Umtali, I am sorry to say that the baboons are still a serious problem at Talamati and unfortunately managed to teach the monkeys the same tricks.
We spent some time there in mid-June and had more problems with the monkeys than the baboons.
The baboons however did move back in to 'their' tree the last day of our stay.
Remember to always close the door with the pin and leave the wooden pole in the window.
The personnel 'can not do anything' as apparently the 'tourists' like the animals in the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp baboons
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Thanks .

Vervet monkeys would attempt to steal fruit at Talamati but aren't as aggressive as baboons.

I have read elsewhere that a toy snake left visible behind the glass doors seemed to act as a deterrent. Has any one tried this?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Unit in each Camp.
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Hey.

My favorite cottage in number 1 at talamati. Its close to the hide and there are usually great animals by their hide.

But I would also go for biyamiti number 15.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp baboons
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Jen wrote:
We stayed there in June 2011 and had no problems with the Baboons. They slept in the trees just near our cottage (no 3) but moved off at dawn.
The monkeys were more of a problem !!!!


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Just back from two weeks in the Kruger.
Baboons appear not to be a problem at Talamati following the fitting of key locks to patio doors.
One family of monkeys not deterred by plastic snakes.
Catapult next time.

Baboons are most definitely a problem at Tshokwane.
Take one mouthful out box at a time and close box rapidly and hide it.
Staff there need catapults.

Brilliant holiday.
Five leopards, lots of lions, even two porcupines, roan antelope and a group of FIVE Lichtenstein's Hartebeest :dance: female boomslang in a tree and lots more.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Hi all, we booked Unit 13 (GC6D) for 3 people end of April 2012. My only concern is the missing verandah for this unit...if you've stayed in this unit before do you recommend changing to a unit with a verandah instead? :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Dear all :gflower:
TALAMATI - I wonder if one can help me with a certain unit.
There is only one unit with the code GC6E
Which Unit No. is that ??
Regarding SanPark it is with a "River View" (I know that the River which is there is normally dry).
It has a bit higher rate than GC6.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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the unit you mean at Talamati is number 13 -I call it the posh house as it's so lovely!
It has a big open plan kitchen / living space in the middle that opens onto an uncovered stoep. There are 2 large double bedrooms, each with a bathroom, and as they are on opposite sides of the house they are very private from each other.
It is quite far from the camp waterhole, so not many people walk by outside.
The waterhole is also fabulous - have seen leopard there and have also had really good sunset drives from camp.
Only thing to watch out for is sometimes baboons in camp-keep your doors and windows closed if they are still visiting.
Will be there myself in October - can't wait!!


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 Post subject: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Hi, We are staying at Talamati for 3 x nights in May - I saw a previous message that indicated that Talamati cottage No 1 is really nice. I emailed the camp and they advised that cottage number 1 is type GC6. I have booked a smaller cottage CO4 which covers Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7. I would really appreciate advice on which is the best out of smaller Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7 - Thanks for your help - I love this forum - Happy Easter, Marion :P


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Welcome to the forum Marion.

The cottages are strung out in a long line, and for some strange reason, the entrance faces the back of the next one. The lower the number the closer to the waterhole and hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Hi Marion, and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

Please do read through this topic, I am sure you will find all you need and if you have any further questions please do ask. :thumbs_up:

There is also Talamati sightings which you might find useful as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Hi Gerry we stayed at Talamati last year and it is now our very favourite camp :dance:
Although it seemed quite a drive in and out and there is no shop or restaurant the whole
layout is great. They have a floodlit waterhole that gets loads of elephants coming to it
we even seen out first ever sable there ... You could sit there all day and night if you wanted
to .. I am very :mrgreen: about your trip but I would say go for it you will not be disappointed ... :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Welcome to the forums, Gerry.

Please also read PietSkiet's 8) Having a beer at Talamati for more info.

PietSkiet wrote:
Talamati is absolutely amazing. We started the fire around 18h00 and shortly after the Scops owls started to provide music for the night.
When we initially booked, the two small boys would have gone along so we booked a CO4 cottage, which meant my brother and I had to share the bunkbed seeing that we are the youngest. He woke me up at 2h00 with terrifying snoring that I am not used to. Knowing that I was not going to fall asleep any time soon I went to sit in the hide. I was there for about an hour, and it was one of the most relaxing and soul soothing hours I ever experienced in my life.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Hi Gerry,

Spent a few days at Talamati earlier this month. It is a very restful camp and the accommodation is really nice. All the units are along the perimeter fence where it overlooks a dry river bed with many large shady trees. There are a wide variety of birds (and a lot of monkeys) in the camp. We did not see many animals at the waterhole this time, but a large herd of buffalo stayed in the area the whole time we were there. I think the waterhole will be better in November when it should have been drier for longer. On a previous visit in August, Lion and Rhino were drinking there and Sable were often visible from the hides.

I am sure you will have a great time.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Gerry, the accommodation is really very comfortable. It reminds me of the holiday homes we would sometimes go to as children. It is also a camp where a lot of time could be spent at the bird hide, or watching the waterhole.

It is well known for its Sable sightings. I had a lovely wild dog sighting close to the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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squirrel81 wrote:
Dear all :gflower:
TALAMATI - I wonder if one can help me with a certain unit.
There is only one unit with the code GC6E
Which Unit No. is that ??
Regarding SanPark it is with a "River View" (I know that the River which is there is normally dry).
It has a bit higher rate than GC6.


I am curious over the unit number for GC6 E, too.

I understood GC6D to be Unit 13 ... so if D=13, which is E?

Looking forward to a return visit, someday. Last time we got flooded out!


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