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Elsie Clarke is cottage No.217,comfortable,spacious,river front, four sleeper unit.this cottage is next to Nyathi Guest House.


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Any idea what numbers 217 - 222 on the Skukuza map are? I guess they are some sort of Guesthouses - but what codes?


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Hi there,
we stayed last week in 221 code GV4C. It was 2 bedrooms (4 single beds)with own bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen/sitting area and a loveley outside siiting area with river view. For 3 this would be great. Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Regarding 3 bed bungalows:
Anyone stayed in the ones behind the luxury riverside bungalows? (BE3's behind 'Lion'?). Is it possible that some of these (no.77, 78, 79) have a view towards the river? Would one hear the restaurant and services from the bungalows right next to the parking on the left of shop (when looking towards river)?
Which 3-bed bungalows are the best to book?

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Rooikat,

cannot comment on the 3 bed bungalows but we stayed last year in the "lion" and from there we indeed did not hear any activities from the restaurant nor anything from the parking area. I guess the numbers you are mentioned have got their verandah with a view to the river but the luxury riverside bungalows are blocking a bit the view but a part view is possible.

Just enjoy your stay :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Alf, welcome to the forum.

As long as you understand the issues they have with mass catering in the middle of the bush and don't expect haute cuisine, you'll be fine. SO is a very fussy eater (vegetarian) and he gets by.

We've always found the restaurant/cafe staff at Skukuza to be friendly, cheerful and helpful.

We found the main difference to the catering between June 2008 and Dec 2008 was the move to a set price for 3 courses (choice of about 3-4 for each courses) rather than a buffet. We found this was too much for us each evening. It was towards the end of the trip that we discovered that you could order just 1 or 2 courses for a set price.

At Skukuza you will be able to choose between the main restaurant overlooking the river, the Selati restaurant in the old station or the cafe that stays open until 21:00. In June we were disappointed at Selati in that they didn't do the wood-oven pizzas that were advertised all over the park. They are still being advertised so I don't know if they are doing them again.

Also Skukuza has a larger range of food in the shop (when compared to other camps). Most accommodation has utensils which includes pots, pans, plates, glasses and cutlery. If not then you can hire utensil boxes from reception. So you can cook your own food if you need to.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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We have stayed at Elsie Clarke Guest House twice.The furnishings are rudimentary but adequate.(you are not there to view the furniture).It is ideal for 2 couples.Great unobstructed view of the Sabie River and the old railway bridge. Close walking distance to Selati restaurant if you don/t wish to self cater .

Elsie Clarke is however ideally suited to an evening braai( barbecue).There is a lovely verandha and the braai is right in front of it. The Camp Shop is adequatly stocked with meat, snacks , drinks and curios.

I would recomend you staying at EC but book early it is difficult to get in.
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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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We will be staying in one of the GC4V cottages in Kruger. Does anyone know one cottage is better than the other in relation to view, bbq etc?
Thank you


I agree with maddie2312, there are 5 of them and the one is as good as the other. Its opposite the pool and very close to Selati restaurant. The view of all is onto the river and all have a bbq in front of each cottage. They have quite big fridge/freezers, a nice stove with oven, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (showers only), a little sitting room and a nice verandah. :D

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 Post subject: Five nights at Skukuza
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I have been to Kruger on numerous occasions during the last 50 odd years, and have spend nights in all the major camps from north to south but never at Shukuza. I always argued that if I wanted to stay in a town I would rather stay at home. How wrong I was. Yes it is big and busy by day but it has all one’s heart desires and by nine at night I could, hear all the night sounds with my one good ear

My reassessment started at reception, with the queue out the door and only two operators accepting bookings I thought we were in for a long wait, but within 5 minutes two more arrived and with four operating we were soon registered. The second pleasant surprise was that, with a caravan, camping for the five nights would cost me a mere R450.00. I have a wild card, but apparently because of my age I was regarded as a pensioner and got a discount. Heaven forbid, but I gladly accepted without a word.

In hind sight I could have chosen a better camping site, but being strange and a bit apprehensive with towing a caravan in confined spaces I took the first available site. I will in future turn left towards the swimming pool area when entering the camping area. It has more shade, more grass, nearer the pool and other amenities, but we turned right and stopped. I had hardly unhooked the caravan when two black gentlemen in Parks Board uniforms approached and started helping without being asked. They assisted with everything and only left after a beer and with the braai fire burning. They refused any compensation and merely accepted out thanks with a smile. They were named Joseph and George and I still cannot think what motivated them to assist us in this way. It was much appreciated and duly reported to management. What a start we had.

During our stay we had a few meals at the restaurant; the food was good, we visited most of the attractions and were most impressed with the friendly advice received from tour operators, both parks and private, as to sightings in the area.

That area is very rich in wildlife and we saw the big five on three occasions, but that’s another subject. I just thought I would let you know that Skukuza exceeded all my expectations and is well worth visiting. I will certainly return.


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 Post subject: Choice of LR2W or LR2E or GC6 at Skukuza?
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Could someone please advise which type of unit at Skukuza has the best view, if you had a choice between #209 (GC6) or the LR2E units (I think they are #206-208) or LR2W units (looks like #85-96 on the map I think)? The main thing to us is the view, not the furnishings or spaciousness etc.

The GC4V and GC4VB are not available.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of LR2W or LR2E or GC6 at Skukuza?
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Hi lisa,

we stayed on the Easern side in 208 and twice on the Western side in 95 and the "Lion". The view from all three units were just breathtaking but I would slightly prefer those on the Western side 95, 96 and lions.

Enjoy you stay :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Gunner, I think I know which one you mean. When I used the tents a couple of years ago, the boundary tents were taken up by tour groups. I did look at them and felt rather :mrgreen:

This is one of my last minute trips so I was probably allocated the "hind titty". It does give an indication of a "little bit" of what to expect.

I would not hesitate to book there again, even if I have to settle for the "hind titty". :wink:

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The fridge was on the inside and I found it very comfortable.

I always claim that Skukuza gets a bad wrap. I think that their tented accomodation is wonderful. It was fairly close to the ablutions and the kitchen area. The tents are all fairly close together, so you should experience the same.

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Hi blackswift.
Welcome to the SANPARKS forum :) .
Despite many of the remarks often made about it being big and having many visitors I can recommend SKUKUZA.
It still one of the better maintained restcamps in our Park, there is accomodation to suit most budgets and tastes, it is well placed for good game viewing, the Stevenson Hamilton library is worth a visit and the restaurant is quite good.
Have a look at the SKUKUZA camp details on the SANPARKS website, it will give you details of the types of accomodation with photographs thereof.
A camp map is also available on the web.
Enjoy your visit. :)

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 Post subject: Pictures in Skukuza Reception
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Hi

Someone told me my photos have been framed in the Skukuza reeception.
It's photos of a lion on a buffalo and a leopard on a rock.
Has anyone seen these photos.
If so , where in the reception area?
How do they look?
Dying to see it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Safari tents: Best ones
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Hi Riaann

Perhaps this would help you

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