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INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby roaneric » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi Everyone :yaya:

I get this question a lot... Which unit is the best? So I thought it's easy to make an index list of the best located bungalows/tents/huts, especially for those people who want to request the best units and don't have time to read through all the different topics.

Now, this is just my opinion, and please feels free to give your opinion on which units you think is just as good or even better, and I will add them to the index list. :wink:

By requesting a unit, you can e-mail, fax or telephone the camps directly. Here you can find the addresses and numbers

Main Rest Camps
Berg-en-Dal ** PLEASE NOTICE CHANGES
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba ** PLEASE NOTICE CHANGES
Lower Sabie
Mopani ** PLEASE NOTICE CHANGES
Olifants ** PLEASE NOTICE CHANGES
Orpen
Pretoriuskop ** PLEASE NOTICE CHANGES
Punda Maria
Satara ** PLEASE NOTE CHANGES
Shingwedzi
Skukuza ** PLEASE NOTE CHANGES

Satellite camps
Malelane
Maroela
Tamboti
Balule
Tsendze

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur
Biyamiti
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati



BERG-EN-DAL


Bungalow (BA3) #89 (bit of fence view)
Bungalow (BA3U) #27, #28, #90
Bungalow (BA3UZ)
Family Cottage (FA6ZS)
Family Cottage (FA6) #26
Family Cottage (FA6ZB)


CROCODILE BRIDGE

Safari Tent (CTT2) #7 + 8 (next to the fence)
Safari Tent (CTT2Z)
Bungalow (BD2Z) #18
Bungalow (BD3) #9(view of river + bush), # 8(River view), #16(bush view)



LETABA

Safari Tent (CTT2Z) #20
Safari Tent (CTT2) #18
Safari Tent (CTT4Z) #8(next to the swimming pool)
Safari Tent (CTT4) #4, #7
Hut (EA3U) # 32 + 33(close to ablution)
Bungalow (BG2) #75(close to ablution and kitchen)
Bungalow (BD2) #65
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BG3U) #23
Bungalow (BG2U)#17
Bungalow (BD3U) #63 + #64, #29
Bungalow (BD2UZ)
Guest Cottage (FQ6) #101 + 110



LOWER SABIE

Hut (EH1) #43(closest to the ablution), #36(far from road and not so noisy)
Hut (EH2) #48(nice shady trees in front)
Hut (EH3) #59(close to ablution)
Hut (EH5) # 55 + 60
Safari Tent (LST2)
Safari Tent (LST2Z)
Safari Tent (LST2U) #16(most private), #27, #28, #20
Safari Tent (LST2UZ) #22
Bungalow (BG2) #25(some river view to the left)
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD2U) #81
Bungalow (BD3U) #20
Bungalow (BD3UZ) #16
Family Bungalow (FU5)
Family Cottage (FU4V)#93 + 94



MOPANI

Bungalow (BD4)
Bungalow (BD4Z)
Cottage (FB4) #84
Bungalow (BD4V) #49 + #51, #101 + #102
Guest Cottage (FF6) #9 + #99
Guest Cottage (FF6V) #12 , #43


OLIFANTS
Bungalow (BG2) #63 (close to lookout point)
Bungalow (BG2Z)
Bungalow (BG3)
Bungalow (NG2U) #92
Bungalow (NG2V) #87
Bungalow (BD3UZ)
Bungalow (BD3U) #106 + 108 and #109
Bungalow (BD2U) #28 (bit of view)
Bungalow (BD2V) #3 and# 8 (on the left), #116 (great view) #117(Also great view but Braai better located than 116)
Bungalow (BBD2V) #9
Nkambako Bungalow (FQ4)
Bungalow (FQ4U1) # 18 - Also a wonderfully positioned bungalow.
Bungalow (FQ4V2) # 14 - Absolutely fantastic bungalow with views forever



ORPEN
Bungalow (BD2) #12
Guest Cottage (GC6) #15



PRETORIUSKOP
Hut (ES2) #89 and #90, (ablutions right behind them)
Hut (EB2) #56 (close to kitchen and ablutions)
Hut (EB6) #48
Hut (EB5) #31
Hut (EB3) #63
Bungalow (BG2)
Bungalow (BG2D)
Bungalow (BG4) #105
Bungalow (BG6) #55
Bungalow (BD2) #126
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD2D) #134
Bungalow (BD2M) #14
Bungalow (BD2MZ)
Family Cottage (FF6D) #114
Family Cottage (FF6DB)
Bungalow (FU4D) #110



PUNDA MARIA
Bungalow (BG2) #9 (close to braai area and kitchen)
Safari Tent (ST2Z)
Safari Tent (ST2) #2(great view) #4(parking close by)
Bungalow (BD3) #19
Family Cottage (FU6)
Family Cottage (FU6Z)



SATARA
Bungalow (BG2HB)
Bungalow (BG2)
Bungalow (BD2V) #161, #167, #168 (closest to fence)
Bungalow (BD3E) #84
Bungalow (BD2NZ)
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD3B)
Bungalow (BD2)
Bungalow (BD2N) #14 and #15 (closest to fence)
Bungalow (BD3ZB)
Guest Cottage (GC6BD)
Guest Cottage (GC6B)
Guest Cottage (GC5) #86



SHINGWIDZI
Hut (EH3) #62 (close to ablutions)
Bungalow (BG2) #71
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD2D) #28
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD2)
Cottage (FF4) #29


SKUKUZA
Safari Tent (CTT4) #320
Safari Tent (CTT2) #312 -316 (next to fence)
Bungalow (BG3E) #191 (close to kitchen and river)
Bungalow (BG2ZE)
Bungalow (BE2) #17
Bungalow (BG2) #213 (private and spacious bungalow)
Bungalow (BG2E) #195
Bungalow (BE3)
Bungalow (BG2UT)
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD3) #185, #54
Bungalow (BD2)
Bungalow (BD2E) #6
Semi-luxury Bungalow (LB2D)
Semi Luxury Bungalow (LB2K)
Semi Luxury Bungalow (LB3)
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2E) #208
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2ZW)
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2W) #95
Guest Cottage (GC6D)
Family Cottage (GW2)
Guest Cottage (GC6Z)


TAMBOTI
Safari Tent (CTT4) #22
Safari Tent (CTT2) #9 (close to ablutions)
Safari Tent (CTT2Z) # 12
Safari Tent (CTT4Z) #10
Safari Tent (LST3) #40
Safari Tent (LST3Z)



BALULE
Hut (EH3) #6 (close to fence) #3,#4 (close to ablutions)



BATELEUR
Guest Cottage (GA4) #6
Guest Cottage (GA6) #7(best view) #1(close to hide)



BIYAMITI
Cottage (NCO2+2) #10 (close to fence)
Cottage (NCO2+2V) #3
Guest Cottage (NGC5) #15 (most private)
Guest Cottage (NGC5V) # 1, #7


SHIMUWINI
Cottage (GD4) #6
Guest Cottage (GC5) #7, #10 (close to pool)
Guest Cottage (GC6) #15 (close to fence)


SIRHENI
Cottage (CO4D) #15 (private in the corner)
Cottage (CO4) #11
Guest Cottage (GC6D) #1, #2, #7
Guest Cottage (GC6)

TALAMATI
Cottage (CO4)
Guest Cottage (GC6)
Guest Cottage (GC6D)
Guest Cottage (GC6E)

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Carol g » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:25 pm

Which unit has the best view at Orpen
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby spargish » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:38 pm

Any Unit from 7 upwards, they have a view of the Water hole, the lower numbers have a view of the pool
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby PietSkiet » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi guys,

This is why I love the forum because you get so much useful info.
In all the years going to Kruger I was not aware that one can request a specific unit number, but where do I do this. Do I contact central reservations or the specific camp?
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Carol g » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:37 pm

PietSkiet you must contact the camp about 2 or 3 weeks before you arrive, they will ask you for your reservation number, I've found the camps very helpful when requesting a specific unit
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Viewfinder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi Pietskiet,

I just booked specific unit numbers for the first time for our trip in November. I emailed the camps directly and they were very helpful with their replies that my request has been attended to. The camp email addresses are under the KNP Camps & Roads topics at the top. Hope this helps!

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Dabchick » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 am

:hmz:

I've never requested a specific unit before, but have just been advised by Tyron at Reservation House that if I want a LST2U Safari Tent at Lower Sabie that actually have a river view, I have to contact the camp and ask for one with a river view... :?

So, which e-mail should I use? The Duty Manager's e-mail or perhaps the Hospitality Services Manager's e-mail? Or is there another e-mail of someone that specifically deals with unit assignments?

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby hilda » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 am

Just phone Reception at Lower Sabie Dabchick:

Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6056/7
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6062
Mobile: 082 888 6562

I don't see there e-mail address, but they will ask you to send them an e-mail as well, then that person can just give you the correct e-mail address. :thumbs_up:

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:02 pm

Dabchick there is more info Here that will help. :thumbs_up:
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:14 pm

Anna-MarieSA do have a read through the Tamboti camp topic where you will find lots of great info and advice on the best #'s and more!
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby RhymeZA » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:03 pm

Hi

we recently stayed in BD3U units nrs 106 and 108 in Olifants. Unit 106 is definitely a better option at this time due to a tree blocking 108's view and nr 106 being at the end of the row.

Still amazing accommodation in any event! We had a visit by a honey badger at the fence whilst braaiing :dance:

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Bella85 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:35 pm

Hi all :)

Unfortunately BnD's BA3U perimeter units are fully booked (Dec), thus we are left with the BA3 unit.

I can't seem to find any recommendations for these? Any BA3 units that are worth booking in advance or shall any unit do? :hmz:

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby roaneric » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:17 pm

Hi there

Unfortunately the only BA3 unit I have a picture of is this one. Not with a great view, but no other units in front of it. SO I would say 'not to bad'
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Deeds » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:48 am

This has been so useful, thank you very much. However, I cannot find a recommendation for which GC6B (Guest Cottage) is the best option in Satara Rest Camp. We are due to spend the night there on 19 January so I need to make a reservation quickly if possible.
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:44 am

Hi Deeds,

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Have a look at the Satara Camp Map

By the looks of it, it does not seem to have a great view like the BD2V Units. So if I had to choose I would go for 80 or 85. But also having said that, you will be in a unit where your view is a circle view of all the other units. So none of the units have a "front door" view of the fence.
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