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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:
I live in Somerset West, you live in Somerset West... so are you pulling my leg, or are you really in Kruger right now? If you are, lucky fish!

Yes, I am here right now - in Croc Bridge! :dance:

So you are welcome to ask me to do any research here for you. I have taken some pics, will try upload them now, and might need to email you the rest.

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Here is my take on the tent situation here, with help from SO ;)

1. Tents 8 & 7 do run the risk of campers camping right next to the tent. Tent 8 more so than 7.

2. Both tents are fairly removed from the traffic that runs next to the northern fence to and from the ranger station which is east of the camp. Because of this traffic, I think wildlife sightings can be limited. Of course Tent 7 faces along the boundary 45 degrees to the road.

3. Tent 7 looks as if it does have nice shade.

4. Tents 1 - 6 are situated in a lovely shady and green area of the camp but the noise of the pump/water works/sewerage at the river, and the weir, could disturb one a little. I can hear that noise here in the camping area now.

Summary - six of one, half a dozen of the other. It is personal preference.

Seven is the tent next to the patch of green grass/bungalow. I have tried to include the camping area in one pic. One pic is taken showing 8 in forefront, with the camp fence to the left of pic:
ImageP1080742 by dinkybird, on Flickr

ImageP1080743 by dinkybird, on Flickr

ImageP1080744 by dinkybird, on Flickr

ImageP1080745 by dinkybird, on Flickr

ImageP1080746 by dinkybird, on Flickr

The 'other' tents:
ImageP1080748 by dinkybird, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Hi Dinkybird,

Thank you SO MUCH for going to all that trouble. :D :D :D

I think we slept in no. 8 last time, with less shade, and caravans right against us.
There seems to be enough shade at no. 7 to keep the worst sun off... and if not available, one of the other tents should be fine too...
Will phone this week to check. Hope you have a wonderful time there!

May you be blessed,

Friedrich von Hörsten :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Hi Dinkybird,

Just to let you know no. 7, 6 & 5 were all pre-booked, so I avoided no 8 for the sun, and got no. 3, which looks lovey and shady from your pic -- the guy at reception also said it was a good shady spot.
Thank you SO MUCH for your help.
God bless and have a lovely Christmas,

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Fallen in love with Croc Bridge. My wife too. So many animals! Hundreds of baby impalas, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, everywhere, everyday! Wow!
The nicest part is that between 4:30 and 5:30 you have the roads to yourself! Very few cars. Spent 30 minutes alone 3 km from camp with 21 wild dogs in the road! And later another 30 min with only 3 other cars... Saw them the next morning on S25 again, only about 5 other cars! Evening again further on road, only about 4 other cars...
Safari tents -- I did NOT get what I asked for 1 month ago! lol!
Ended up in Tent no 5 -- fantastic shade, but that weir was very full and it sounded like Victoria Falls at night!
Tents no. 1, 2 & 3 were further away, and still had shade...
Still think tents no. 7&8 are quietest, IF campers don't crowd you out...
Thanks Dinkybird for going to so much trouble.
I will definitely be back at Croc Bridge, God willing!
God bless for 2015,
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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Only a pleasure Friedrich. I also have a very special place in my heart for that camp, despite the view of the farms over the river. It is such a charming camp.

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