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Thanks for sharing your views on this statue with me Elaine! :D Your cam experience must have been quite sensational!

The statue standing in Skukuza, close to the shop and restaurant was nearly damaged in the 2000 floods. The water rised up to the statue, but fortunately did not do any damage to it.

Anyone with the history behind this? I know I know I should have taken a shot of the description at the foot of the statue as well. :lol: :redface:

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The plate says: Oorwone Oorwinaar - meaning that the bull who conquered the other didn't win at all because his horns are locked with the defeated bull's and both will most likely die of hunger. So, who did win?
Think it should translate to: Conquered Conqueror

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Have just returned home this morning from SA :( stayed in Elsie clarke guest house, really great with lovely view of the river, says in description 2 rooms both with single beds, but one room actually has a double bed. It has an indoor sitting and lounge area, gas cooker, even sherry glasses and gravy boat :o on last night hyena walked past the fence, excellent 8)

Also Vaatjiie asked about Waterkant 1 guest house, went and had a look at that and also Waterkant 2 and have to say they look :D fantastic. :D will possibly try and book that next year. Also good views of river, very quiet and relaxing.

Also must mention the Deli cafe at Skukuza, its run by Natures Cafe. The food was very good, exceptionally clean and well maintained. Must admit very good service from staff, keep up the good work :D


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Have visited Skukuza for the first time and wont be my last
Had the Elsie Clark Cottage. Big and the last one near the Selati and very quiet with the pool within easy walking distance. The cottage even had a gas oven/stove, which was a blessing to us europeans. We always manage to burn our food on electrical stoves :?

I was a bit afraid of the crowds etc. The only hectic periods were round lunchtime. And the view across the river was great . I found only when exiting and entering on the tar to and from the gate it got crowded.

Reception and shop were effecient and friendly.
And dont forget to search for the bats near the Deli
They are adorable.
And birding in the trees along the riverbed is very rewarding.

And if you can spare the money the Selati is a must.
For the cold months i would advice a jumper. We didnt need one but for us 18 degrees is already warm and T-shirt weather

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Had a few request for a pic of the Elsie Clark Cottage
Dont mind the washing
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All the cottages next to it are the same

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Hi Lourenco,

There might be some info in this thread: Best Bungalow Locations

I stayed at one of the Riverside bungalows, they are all very nice.


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We are due to stay at the Skukuza family units in July. I can't find them marked on the Skukuza camp map. Does any one know where they are located in the Skukuza camp?


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Between the camp sites , swimming pool and the selati train resturant .
They are very nice units with a indoor lounge and large patio , Its just a pity they cant move them to Satara :lol:


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Very nice units
You hardly notice the neighbours and have a riverview
I am booked into the Elsie Clark cottage again this year 8)

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 Post subject: Skukuza: Waterkant Guesthouse info needed
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Does anyone have some detail (and some inside photos) on the room layout (floor plan) of the Waterkant Guesthouse in Skukuza?

My sister will be going there in two weeks time with friends. She specifically wants to know whether the lounge is in a separate building or whether all the bedrooms lead onto the lounge. Will they be able to have a baby sleeping in a camping cot in the lounge or is it not next to or connected to the bedrooms?


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Hi krugie,

We stayed at Waterkant 1 a couple of years ago.
As far as I can remember the whole building is a horseshoe shape and split in two, with 2 bedrooms on the right(when facing the river), and 2 bedrooms and the lounge on the left. The one bedroom is connected to the lounge, but does not lead onto the lounge at all.
All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, and yes they are big enough to have a camping cot in there, as well as in the lounge.

IMHO this is one of the best guest houses in Kruger, because of its layout, location and privacy.

Hope she enjoys her stay!


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Maroela Man got it right..Waterkant is one of the best places we have stayed in. It is very big and I agree with you -you can easily get a cot in the bedroom.. it is very spacious.
Have a wonderful trip!


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