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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:44 am 
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And in all the camps the pools are situated in such a way that you can comfortably avoid any direct exposure, should you prefer it. Yes, noise do travel, but hey, sometimes we also need to accept that we share this planet with others.

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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I don't have a problem with the pools - if the people want to use them, go ahead and enjoy.... less traffic jams on the roads :dance:

In the 30 odd years I've been going to Kruger I've never put a foot in any of the pools - I actually haven't even seen 80% of them :big_eyes:

We leave when the gates open and when we get back, they have to close the gates behind us.... there is NO TIME FOR A SWIM!!!!

We have 2 kids (3 and 5) and even they have never taken a swim in the pools.... if we want to cool down on a hot day we sit at a waterhole or picnicspot and listen to the birds and bugs - we can swim when we go on the beach holiday :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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Nungu wrote:
if we want to cool down on a hot day we sit at a waterhole or picnicspot and listen to the birds and bugs

This reminds me of someone who visited Kruger and it was extremely hot there. Chatting to them one evening, they told me they had been in the shower for two hours to try and get cool :shock:

So, perhaps pools actually help in saving water, if folk use them to cool off in, rather than take an unnecessary shower to cool toff.

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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I don't have any issues with the pools in camps! We were in KNP January 2009 and the temp was approximately 42 Degrees Celsius. The best place to be after our morning drive in an air conditioned car and just before our siesta in our air conditioned bungalow was in the pool in Skukuza!! :thumbs_up:

I agree with BB...Swim and let Swim! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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Nungu wrote:
- we can swim when we go on the beach holiday :hmz:


My youngsters prefer the bush above a beach holiday. They are 3, 5 and 5 years old and I let them swim. I let them dive. I let them have all the fun they want to in the pool.

The absolutely adore wildlife and I see in them future protectors of our heritage.

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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KNP is a holiday destination and Parks Board are trying to accommodate everybody.I don't have a problem with pools,would'nt want noise in the evening .

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pools in the camps
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I just came back from a short trip to KNP.
I have a little boy of nearly 2 years old and I promise you, it is impossible to drive the whole day (although I would not mind at all) with a small child in the vehicle - It is simply to hot (aircon or not!).
We stayed for a few days at P/Kop and the pool there, was a blessing!
My son enjoyed having fun in the pool and he enjoyed the drives just as much.
However, I must add, we also stayed over at Skukuza and my experience of the pool there, was not great.
The pool was swamped with day visitors and bigger kids (ages ±10 and up) were allowed to play in the small kiddies pool - care should be taken that the bigger kids don't swim in the kiddies pool - Or am I wrong?


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 Post subject: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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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
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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
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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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Pretoriuskop is the best

I also like Orpen and Berg-en-Dal


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 Post subject: Re: Best swimmingpool in Kruge
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Def Pretoriouskop :D


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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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