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 Post subject: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:12 am 
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Must be Pretoriuskop!!!
Then Berg & Dal, Mopanie, Punda Maria, Lower Sabie, Shingwedzi.


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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:27 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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Pretoriuskop definately the best for kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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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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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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Pretoriuskop
Lower Sabie
Berg en Dal

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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Maybe a bit late, but my two favourites in order are- Pretouriuskop and then Mopani. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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Location: So close but yet so far...
For 24 years it was Pkop, but got beaten by Shingwedzi :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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My favourites... 8)

1 - Mopani
2 - Pretoriuskop
3 - Shingwedzi
4 - Orpen

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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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)

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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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.
Actually, I would quite happily provide swimming lessons and life guarding services during the school holiday months in exchange for accommodation. Now there’s a thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Camps With Swimming Pools
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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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