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 Post subject: Favourite Camps in the Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:25 pm 
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It is very difficult to choose a favourite camp, but on our next trip to Kruger next March we are taking our son's ozzie girlfriend's parents who are also coming out to watch their team play cricket. We have booked the Lower Sabie tents facing the river (this has to be our favourite!) Our next camp is Satara (a long time favourite) and we are hoping for lots of good sightings as its their first visit to a game reserve. I have booked bungalows that are on the perimeter fence in the hope of spotting a resident hyena or two. Our final camp is Olifants (for the view) and our bungalows are also overlooking the river. I think they are going to have such a great time - I know we are. PS. We had better beat them at the cricket too!!


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Very difficult this one as we've never had a bad stay at any camp but if I were to stick my neck out I'd say my top 5 camps
1. Croc Bridge - such a wonderful little camp we had a wonderful stay there in April with a wonderful view of the dam.
2. Letaba - Wonderful and peaceful camp my girls loved the animal visitors to our hut except the monkeys who stole my youngests cup!!
3. Satara - Athough I didn't like how busy and noisy it was as far as sightings go you can not beat this camp. We were very impressed with the new style huts with veranda they were superb.
4. Olifants - I can never put my finger on what it is but I just love this camp. The sound of the hippo's is just fantastic.
5. Pretoriuscop - An underestimated camp but we loved it and would definately stay again, very rustic and the pool is out of this world.
But in my opinion it doesn't matter where you stay in Kruger you will have the most wonderful experience of your life.
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 Post subject: Fav Camps!
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:13 pm 
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My favourite camps, in no particular order, are :

1. Mopani
2. Shimuwini
3. Letaba
4. Shingwedzi
5. Skukuza
6. Lower Sabie
7. Berg-en-Dal

Olifants use to be a big fav - but we were greatly disappointed during our Dec'07 holiday...
Words can't explain the stunning full moon over the Letaba river... or the sound of a hippo gazing just a few meters form your riverside bungalow at Lower Sabie. The stunning sunsets over the Pioneer Dam.

Magnificent!! :clap:


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My 5 favorite camps are in no particular order:

- Punda Maria
- Biyamiti
- Tambotie
- Balule
- Tsendze

2 North, 2 Central and 1 South

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My favourite camps are the ones with character or something special about them

No specific order :

Tamboti
Satara
Letaba
Punda
Lower Sabie
Croc Bridge
Pretoriuskop


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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:31 pm 
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My favorite camps in no particular order are:

Orpen
Biyamiti
Mopani
Punda Maria
Lower Sabi

Each has its own unique reason for being on the list, from game viewing to pools for the kids.

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Croc Bridge and Tamboti do it for me, but I am glad the rest of you like the inferior camps, so I should be able to get in when I want to :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: What's your favourite camp
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Difficult question to answer :hmz: , as all camps offer their own unique charm that makes them special.

These are my best -

1. Tamboti - Really feel a part of the bush, and those nights sounds, wow.
2. Letaba - Great atmosphere, and that sweeping bend of the Letaba River.
3. Punda Maria - Again, great atmosphere.

Love 'em all though!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camp
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Hi - Kruger Rocks :clap:
The North of the park as there are less people, more virgin sightings and less traffic jams around lion sighting. You can sit and watch the birds in peace without cars stopping to ask where the Lion are.

Balule
Tsendze
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Letaba

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 Post subject: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:53 pm 
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I plan on going to Kruger for 3 nights in November. :dance: I think we want to stay in Orpen or CB, but can't really decide which.
Have never stayed at either of them, but both get raving 'reviews' on the forum.
I'd appreciate your input in helping me decide. Both still have space available.

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:50 pm 
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Both of them are exceptional and are in very good game view areas!!! and from both there are great drives to take!!!
In my opinion I would say: what do you want to do? do you want to go to the south(CB) where you will find it a little busy or let me say more busy than more north or do you want to go to the north were there are less people?

I love the south. from CB there are to me more drives to take in comparison to Orpen.

But both camps are very nice and I'm sure no matter which one you choose your needs will be fulfilled.

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:26 pm 
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What's your opinion on the camps themselves?
Orpen looks like the better camp to stay in for me-I get the idea that in CB you pretty much have a view of the neighbouring farms?

I was in Kruger for 10 days in July, so had enough good sightings- I just want to go and really feel I'm in the bush.
And I plan on going before the schools close so it shouldn't be so hectic.

Also, this will be my first time in Kruger in summer, I'm really looking forward to see how different everything looks and feels. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:07 am 
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Hi Roller,

Roller wrote:
Whats your opinion on the camps themselves?

Both camps for me are really nice. CB is smaller.

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
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I think the newer accommodation in Orpen is rather lovely and there has been some great feedback.
Having said that, Croc Bridge is a great little camp with a homely atmosphere.
Don't be put off by the view over the river, it's not what the camp is about.

Orpen might be the better choice at the moment if you want lots and lots of game and an almost sure bet on great predator sightings.

I like Croc Bridge because of the particular roads in that area and some really great memories, but for the next couple of month's I might choose Orpen.

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:48 am 
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I have done CB and Tamboti recently.
CB always has water in the Croc. river!
That makes for a magnificent atmosphere and nice game viewing from the camp.
I personally love CB.
A more domestic camp, but with "old time" KNP character.
CB is a little easier to reach from Gauteng!

Both areas have great game viewing.

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