Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 4 of 21
 [ 305 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 21  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:20 pm
Posts: 1825
Location: 4 hours from KNP : South Africa
21 and 22 were our favourite tents with view onto river and not too far from the ablutions. Watched a leopard playing around in the river from those 2 tents one afternoon for over and hour.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:23 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:07 am
Posts: 590
Location: Melbourne, Australia
ndloti wrote:
Be brave and sleep on the deck at Tamboti ,


Are you kidding? I'll need a lot more than a couple of pegs for that sort of courage. :shock:

Okay, we have CTT4 No 22 (thanks G@mespotter) - right on the bend in the river and close enough to the ablutions - when a mans gotta go.........a mans gotta go :redface:

Questions:
do the tents have individual brais?
Is it a wood or coal brais?
Do I/can I pick up wood/coal for the brais at a supermarket?

_________________
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi
Rusky's Kruger Ramble Jun 08 - a 1st timers dream trip


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:00 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:45 pm
Posts: 4953
Location: southern gauteng
Rusky :
Tents have individual braais , they are wood and charcoal burning , I would recommend buying both at the shop at Orpen which is about 3 km away , as the wood supplied is very hard and difficult to light . Firelighters may not supply enough heat to get the wood burning , I have found charcoal to be a good woodfire starter .
You have made an excellent choice in Tambotie .

_________________
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti privacy /Braai facilities
Unread postPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:01 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 8:07 am
Posts: 1371
Location: Doha, Qatar
Well, further to my previous post I have to tell you that we stayed at Tamboti during April....and it was hot....the fan did not make much difference and although its my favorite camp we have now decided to change our celebrations from here to LSabie :( , huts with airconditioning.... :D but, for those interested in planning a celebration or family gathering at Tamboit here are a few pics of the boma ....(still wish we could do it here) :( but, SO must also be comfortable, not just me being in the bush :D its situated on the road as you come in through the gate on the right hand side...very quiet, out of the way and you feel like you are right in the bush :D

Image

Image

Image

_________________
My 264 Days in Kruger Daily Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:58 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Posts: 191
Location: My heart is truly in the bush
We stayed in tents 9 - 11 in February this year and had a nice view of the dry riverbed. Had the baboons walking past every morning and late afternoon. You can call Orpen camp with your reservation number.

The tents (9 -11) were also close the blocks but my brother (who stayed in no 9) said that people going to bathroom tend smack their car doors closed in the middle of the night. It very peaceful, heard lions and hyaenas. Pitty the "birdhide" view is overgrown with reeds with nothing walking or flying past even! :( Also look out for the bushbucks in the camp and I hear there is a honey badger that stays in the camp aera.

Over all it is great camp. Look out for the black-backed jackals that live on the roads leading to Orpen and Tamboti/Maroela. My brother saw Wilddogs the one morning so I geuss either it was a pack travelling through or that stays in the aera. I wasn't so lucky! 8)

_________________
"People who have nothing to say, speak the loudest." - John Rzeznik


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:32 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:07 am
Posts: 590
Location: Melbourne, Australia
p@m wrote:
Hi Stephan and Junita -- the Timbavati is dry.
Sure some-one will post a pic of the tent for you :D


Yep, the river is dry.....but we still had giraffe and impala on the far bank, plus animals at night. Because it is dry there are great sightings near the waterholes - Leeubron, Rabelais, N'semani - just plonk yourself near one with you brekkie, binocs, book and it unfolds for you.
We stayed in tent 22 which was great. These r the ones without ablutions but they r just a stroll away. 18-22 according to me have the best viewing (in the non luxury section which is 31-40)- the bend in the river. I have some good photos of the tent which will be posted in my trip report eventually - see Ruskys Kruger Ramble.
2 pax tents : 2, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14-17, 20, 24,25,27,29
4 pax tents: the rest
Luxury; 2-3 pax 31-40
BTW all this is on the map on the website - do to the map section

We thought Tamboti was the best - quieter. secluded and yet conveniently located.

_________________
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi
Rusky's Kruger Ramble Jun 08 - a 1st timers dream trip


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:53 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:07 am
Posts: 590
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just some pics of the CTT4 tents
Image Image

_________________
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi
Rusky's Kruger Ramble Jun 08 - a 1st timers dream trip


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:12 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:45 pm
Posts: 4953
Location: southern gauteng
Fantastic camp , more specially so for me , I was treated to my first night bush braai there before the camp was built (towards end of 1995). Where the borehole is now , that is behind the middle ablution block (somewhere around tent 20) was a fenced off pump house with a diesel engine . This was in 1991 , long before bush braais and night drives were offered , and even open safari vehicles were not allowed .
In 1993 I fished and picniced in the pools in the immediate vicinity of Tamboti .
One really felt you were very deep in the wilderness !

_________________
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:20 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Posts: 191
Location: My heart is truly in the bush
Hi Foxy,

27 and 28 is quite nice they are close to the luxury tents but the best view of the river bed. Well that will be my choice next time we go to Tamboti...

:dance:

_________________
"People who have nothing to say, speak the loudest." - John Rzeznik


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:52 pm 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:06 am
Posts: 2798
Location: Boons NW
FAC Member (2013)
Hi anne catherine, the luxury tents at Tamboti do accomodate 3 people. They have a double bed and a sleeper couch. :)

@Lyndal BB will be proud of you :D :D

_________________
Rose
*Travel Slowly *Stop Often *Learn as much as you can *Relax and Enjoy!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:41 pm 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:06 am
Posts: 2798
Location: Boons NW
FAC Member (2013)
They would be more suited for a couple and a child. :)

_________________
Rose
*Travel Slowly *Stop Often *Learn as much as you can *Relax and Enjoy!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:43 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:07 am
Posts: 590
Location: Melbourne, Australia
anne catherine wrote:
Thanks RosemaryH ,

So , i will reserve two of them when i will go there :)

a-c we stayed in a 4 person tent (CTT4) in Tam and they would be fine for the 3 of you (4 single beds). You would need to share ablutions and cooking facilities. But each tent has its own braai.

_________________
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi
Rusky's Kruger Ramble Jun 08 - a 1st timers dream trip


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti...should we stay there
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:44 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:45 pm
Posts: 4953
Location: southern gauteng
The LST 3 (luxury tents) are equipped with cooking & eating utensils .
The other tents aren't .
Cougar , I have seen most of the basic utensils in Orpen shop , so you should be able to buy them there or at Satara when you get there .

_________________
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti...should we stay there
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:40 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Posts: 6751
Location: Portsmouth, England
HI there HappyDaisy, welcome to the forum. We'll all do our best to ensure you have a great stay.

I suppose the comments re: Tamboti are sarcastic. It's such a great camp (some) people want to keep others away from it so its always available to book.

There are only tents at Tamboti and these are either communal or luxury.
However when I say tent its a kind of misnomer - they are permanent strutures with a wooden frame and canvas walls. Think colonial Africa.
Communal only have a room with beds and a deck area with braai. You share kitchens and ablutions. Luxury ones have a kitchen area (with pots, plates and cutlery) on the deck and private shower and WC. You can check with Orpen if they will rent out a utensils box if you are in the communal tents.

All tents look out onto the river bed, which is usually dry. However there are animals that use the river - we watched an elephant make his way down the bank for 2 hours and listened all day to mating lions on the far bank.

We find the roads around the area a little boring after a while so only stay one or two nights. However others have found the H7 to Satara very productive. If you are into history the Rabelais hut nearby is worth a visit.

So yes, you should stay there. :D

_________________
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tamboti...should we stay there
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:18 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:07 am
Posts: 590
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Equipment for cooking
If one sticks with braiing. Meat and salad diet All you really need
is
tongs
cutlery set (1 of each pp)
plate
cup
chopping board (thin roll up plastic one)

If you are keen on a pasta/curry etc
1 deep pan
1 fry/saute pan with spatula

That's not much to carry for even 1 pax . What say?
Oh yes a thermos (flask) and collapsable cool bag

_________________
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi
Rusky's Kruger Ramble Jun 08 - a 1st timers dream trip


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 305 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 21  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Jurie van Vuuren at 12:26:03 Submitted by Stampajane at 07:13:32 Submitted by Stampajane at 19:37:35 Submitted by ShapeShifter at 12:01:14