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Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby serv » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:57 am

Hello,

the most things my son (9) loves on a holiday is a swimmingpool. So what is the most beautifull swimmingpool in Kruger?

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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby DRIESV » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:12 am

Must be Pretoriuskop!!!
Then Berg & Dal, Mopanie, Punda Maria, Lower Sabie, Shingwedzi.

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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby pathfinder » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:27 am

They are all very good, but I am partial to Orpen! The pool is very deep and it has a lovely view of the waterhole in front of camp.
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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby forestgump » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:37 am

Pretoriuskop definately the best for kids.

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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby SPOTS! » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:01 pm

I would say Berg En Dal, Pretoriuskop, Mopani, Lower sabie ( heard of Shingwedzi,but havn't been there)..... All in that order.
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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby bert » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:19 pm

Pretoriuskop
Lower Sabie
Berg en Dal

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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:07 pm

Maybe a bit late, but my two favourites in order are- Pretouriuskop and then Mopani. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge

Unread postby twigga » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:41 pm

For 24 years it was Pkop, but got beaten by Shingwedzi :thumbs_up:
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:24 pm

It is summer time in Kruger and the swimming pools are popular in particular during the December holidays. Most of the camps have swimming pools but we like the following ones:

1) Pretoriuskop – Classic Kruger
2) Shingwedzi - Next to the perimeter
3) Orpen - The view over the Kruger veldt
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Skukuza day visitor's area also has a lovely big pool. It's worthwhile remembering it if you need to stop for a quick cool down.


So does Letaba's Day visitor's area. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby JeanniR » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:42 pm

My favourites... 8)

1 - Mopani
2 - Pretoriuskop
3 - Shingwedzi
4 - Orpen
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby tent dweller » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:46 pm

Just a tip to remember when visiting Skukuza Day Visitors area :wink: in December 2012 it was R10.00 per person to gain entry to the picnic area and pool 8)
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby wbevents » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:15 pm

Took only my 2 kids (6 and 4) to the park for a week earlier this month, we swam in 5 different pools, their favorites were...

- Pretorius Kop
- Orpen
- Letaba day visitors
- Satara
- Lower Sabie
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby mizzbee » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:16 pm

I had the pleasure of being in the Kruger in December 2011 and these are my preferences and why.

The Pretoriuskop pool is a beautiful feature but way too cold for my liking even in Summer.

The pool at Berg-en-Dal has access issues. I could not find a safe entry point but enjoyed my swim there nonetheless.

Satara’s pool is far too small for the number of visitors in December. The kids mulling around the access steps made entry into the pool dangerous.

The pool at Letaba is a firm second favourite. It is relatively spacious and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The day visitors pool looks even better.

One day I hope to use the day visitors pool at Skukuza.

I do like Lower Sabie’s swimming pool and it is my favourite. The water quality has always appeared good and I have never experienced any adverse side-affects from swimming in this pool. In August 2012 I gave an impromptu swimming lesson to some of the local kids whose water safety and swimming ability appeared a little suspect.
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:14 am

Mopani pool was a life saver for us last December. We were staying at Tzendze and the temperatures were averaging 44 degrees. I quick jump in the pool before retuning to camp made the evening that much more pleasant.

Even though the pool was somewhat crowded, it was always clean and well managed.
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