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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:32 am 
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Anne D, you make it sound quite delightful :D I often wonder about our expectations and how realistic we might be at times. This is the bush, it is not Southern Sun. While certain standards are important, such as service and cleanliness, there are often logistics that pose a real challenge.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:19 am 
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Boulders is my favourite camp in the park.
It is unique, IMO, and has a feel I have never found in other camps, especially the large camps.
There is a large lounge,as Anne D says, a little run down but fine and there is a chest freezer there.
The kitchen, again old but works fine, has a tall fridge.
The oven is gas and I did have a few problems lighting it but the couple who run the place are extremely helpful although they do leave at sundown so you're on your own after that.
Outside there is a large viewing deck looking over the waterhole, when we arrived and parked under the house a herd of maybe sixty elephant were drinking, a marvelous welcome.
The braai area is also superb with lots of seating and set out on the koppie with resident klipspringers!
The bedrooms are large although the bathrooms could do with some updating they are serviceable.
Each (I think except one) has it's own viewing balcony which is beautiful for star gazing or morning coffee. There are plugs but I did have difficulty getting the hairdryer to work, perhaps the voltage is different?
All in all it was one of the best weeks we have ever spent in the park over a period of fifty odd years) and I would go back tomorrow!
Enjoy! I can see you sitting on the deck with your sundowner watching the elephants!

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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
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Spent a couple of days there now in late Dec 2009. Never got the impression that it was falling apart. It is an old camp - about 20 or so years. Fridge and freezer worked very well, as did the gas stove. Tap water is borehole and has a high calcium content but they provide plenty of drinking water also.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:50 pm 
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Can I ask, if the accommodation is on stilts, how do visitors walk around. Is their a walkway above ground through the camp?

I see there is no fencing. :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
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ndloti wrote:
Boulders accomodation units are all connected by above the ground walkways .


I would love that. How do you get up there? Is it steps or a gradual slope.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
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At Boulders the vehicles are parked underneath the entertainment area. From there you walk up a few stairs 'into' the camp area (has a gate at the top of the stairs). The entertainment area and the bedrooms are all on the same level, connected via fenced walkways 6 feet + above the ground. The braai area is 'outside' on a koppie and not fenced in, the rest of the camp is elevated so no need for a fence.
All the hiking trail camps are fenced, except for the Olifants Back Pack Trail - for obvious reasons.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems in Boulders - Kruger
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I would love to stay there, rickety or not. Heaven to sit on the verandah and look at the stars at night and animals by day. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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We were there in early May this year and it was lovely, would definitely go there again. There was no problem charging batteries, cellphones etc, the only minor problem was a slight lack of warm water in the showers, which has since been attended to
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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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Thanks for the reply and info. Are the boardwalks between the units open or caged in? How safe is it to walk on the boardwalks at night?


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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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Good Morning allane, the boardwalks are enclosed and well lit and we walked them all night long :D
You are going to have a lovely time, the staff are excellent and the venue brilliant - enjoy!

Tom124 :thumbs_up:
Now that's a thought, do you think they would let me stay in KNP permanently :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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Hi everyone.
We r going to boulders in july
Really excited :D
We were wondering what roads are best to drive on to see animals around boulders???


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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:07 pm 
Hallo Chicken.Pie

Welcome to the Forums.

Surely one of the routes that you should drive would be the S106 past Nshawu nr1 to nr5. Then left on the S143. Right on the main H1-6. Left at the S142 towards Mopani and Pioneer dam and then the S136 back towards camp.

Remember to stop at the Shipandani Hide.

I hope you have a wonderful time. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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Some pics from our 4-day stay at Boulders in September 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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Have just come back from two nights at Boulders. The camp is magnificent :D - a very different type of experience in the KNP for me! Game scarcer in the area than many other areas in the park. However we had herds of Elephant regularly visiting the water hole, regular resident Genet visiting, Klipspringer. Within a 20 Km radius saw impala, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hartebees and a Sharps Grysbok!
Overall fantastic experience :dance: :D


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 Post subject: Re: Boulders Bush Lodge
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I am also :mrgreen: but I am glad that you had such good sightings Bush Fan :thumbs_up:.
Are the camp and the fridges still "lighted" by solar power?

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