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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Will be staying at CB in October for a Week. I am curious as to what has happened to the Shop at CB. Has it been franchised as well and if not has it changed at all? Also curious to know how the refurbished Safari Tents & and 8 are?


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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:06 pm 
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Don't think the shop there is up for refurbishment yet as far as I know, was still pretty much the same in June this year.
The tents still seem to be getting good reviews.

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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I think the only change to the shop is the fact they can't sell the range of takeaways that they used to be able too. :(

I sooo miss the ostrich burgers. But the kitchen wasn't up to health regulations.

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Hi, Does anyone know if a late gate entry escort is required for Croc bridge? I'm not sure about this as the camp is just across the bridge, not like Skukuza where it's still a drive into camp from the gate.


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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Thank you for the input. I have been going to Croc Bridge every year for last 15 years. I Love the Camp. I remember paraffin lamps outside each hut... even though there was electrical power..sadly the Paraffin lamps are long since gone.

Do you remember the old shop ..it became the Reception area in the old layout. Even with the new Gate the Camp still has a Wonderful Old World feel to it....best Camp in Kruger in my opinion.

If you have stayed there recently I am curious to know how the refurbished tents 7 and 8 are. they were being refurbished late 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Butterbee. I am sure you will not need an Escort. In October 2013 I went on the Evening Drive and there were a few others on the Truck who came in from outside the Park and had to drive out after the Night Drive.

On the Drive that night we had Leopard x 3 / Lion/ Porcupine / Unmentionables as well as many of the Nocturnals ...was Magnificent!!


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Butterbee. I am sure you will not need an Escort. In October 2013 I went on the Evening Drive and there were a few others on the Truck who came in from outside the Park and had to drive out after the Night Drive.


But won't they need to check in and get a key?
Will there be any staff left on duty? :hmz:
I would double check if it was me. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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You definitely do need a late gate escort from Croc Bridge.
The outside gate is locked at gate closing and even tho its just across the river the same rules and fee will apply.
Booked drives/walks from outside are quite another thing as you pay extra for the activity and will be collected and dropped at the outside gate by the game vehicle and driver.

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Thanks for the advice everyone! So if we're running late then I'll phone and book an escort!
2 and a half more hours of work today and then it's time to leave for the park! Now just to decide which route option to take; nelspruit-malelane or skip those road works...

The game drives out of Croc bridge always sound amazing, everyone sees loads of great stuff...so I think a drive or a walk may be on the cards!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Butterbee wrote:
Hi, Does anyone know if a late gate entry escort is required for Croc bridge? I'm not sure about this as the camp is just across the bridge, not like Skukuza where it's still a drive into camp from the gate.

We entered late into crocodile bridge last year. You don't need an escort as such, but you still need to make an arrangement ahead of time, as someone needs to be available to open the gate for you and hand you the key as well as a form that you use to check in the next morning :)


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