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 Post subject: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:10 pm 
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Forumites - having grown up visiting Kruger my whole life, and now taking my kiddies, one camp which I've never stayed at is Mopani.
Please let me know thoughts on a 5 night stay in Mopani, in and out of Kruger at Phalaborwa?
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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:19 pm 
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I have always loved Mopani 8)

We stayed there for a week about 2 years ago and it was great! The pool is lovely and will keep the children occupied :wink:

Definitely a camp worth staying at.

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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:26 pm 
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We love Mopani and actually stayed for 5 nights in Feb this year.
The views of the dam from the perimeter bungalows/cottages are lovely.
We have also had great sightings in the area.

You can read all about Mopani

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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:27 am 
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We love Mopani too! Just come back from 2 nights stay there. Here are couple of shots of the sunrise and sunset over the Pioneer Dam.
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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Thanks all for your replies ... 3 "yes's".
Please let me know if there are any "no's" - otherwise I will look to book ASAP!
Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
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I don't think there will be any "No's". Mopani is a great camp, I am sure you will enjoy staying there :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:09 am 
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Just returned from 5 nights at Mopani:
Camp is great. Quiet with great wildlife in the camp. Good shop, pool and awesome restaurant with magnificent sunsets of the dam.
I also entered at Phalaborwa. please do not drive the Hoedspruit - Phalaborwa road. it is in an extremely bad condition due to mining trucks. Try and get to Phalaborwa via Tzaneen. Otherwise, sleep over close to Orpen and enter there.

Sightings: it ranged from Dismal to Magnificent. Some roads around Mopani just kept on delivering and others where dead quiet. S134 and the Thlongonyeni Waterhole were magnificent with massive Zebra herds. S50 were also unrivaled with buffalo, lion, leopard, Zebra, tsessebe, eland and elephant. Drove one day to Tshanga and RedRocks. The H1-6 to RedRocks was very quite but came alive around the river on the S52.
The S142 (Shongololo Loop) and S 146 to Tafelkop dam were very quiet. the road to the Giriyondo border was alo pretty bad.
The Nshawu area really delivered time after time.

5 nights at Mopani was really great. You can reach Shingwedzi and Olifants easily in a day and be back for a afternoon


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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:11 pm 
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Wikusdutoit thanks for the feedback on Mopani Camp :thumbs_up: It is indeed a great camp. The Thongonyeni Waterhole on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop is one of our top three in the entire Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:24 pm 
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I'm getting excited now - we will have our first stay at Mopani 18th and 19th October. We have been to the camp on many occasions but never stayed there.

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