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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:13 pm 
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I stayed in Safari tents in Tamboti, Croc Bridge and Lowers Sabie a week ago and was only cold in CB. Take a hot water bottle and use the electric blanket and you will be fine.

They are awesome to stay in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:36 pm 
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I am pretty much sold that safari tents are better!
they make my life :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:15 pm 
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@ Joao. The electric blanket was for the SO's side of the bed :whistle: . I was quite happy with a good old fashioned hot water bottle.

@ Ndloti. I so agree. In an ideal scenario I would love there to one day be more bungalows then safari tents but I know they don't suit everyone.

@ Cheetah: and if the wind picks up. At one stage I thought I would wake up staring at the milky way instead of the tent ceiling. It howls through the gap between the tent and the second layer. I dug it though... was pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:55 am 
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I have a question regarding the safari tents - how hot are they in December? My son and I are going for 7 days in December at Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge - can't wait. It will be a totally new experience as we have never stayed in them before, but I do wonder about the heat.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:21 am 
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If the sun is not obscured by clouds it is very hot from about 9am till midnight or even later .
You may experience a few days of overcast weather to make it bearable , otherwise keep your t - shirts wet and at night cover yourself with a wet sheet .

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:31 pm 
Come rain or shine, hot or cold, the safari tents are great. :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:58 pm 
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The tents are great - there is a big fan inside the tent and I am sure you will enjoy every minute. The tents are really stylish and comfortable, especially when you are used to pitching your own tent.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Joao wrote:
There are two tents next to the fence at Croc Bridge and four tents next to the fence at Skukuza.


And 4 at Letaba. Nos 7 & 8 at Croc Bridge & 4-7 at Letaba.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:15 pm 
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The tent I stayed in at Skukuza had a fan inside it that was the size of a turboprop and had the noise and thrust to match, ....... so at least you will have a little bit of air circulation, albeit similar to an inflating jumping castle :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Good Afternoon

We stayed in No 4 in Letaba in December 2010. It was 42C during the day and it stayed like that during the
night in the tent, the fan just circulated the hot air. We sat outside on the veranda the whole night,
listening to the sounds and wishing for a breeze. The tents are a great experience :thumbs_up: but for this year December :D we booked aircon bungalows, the heat was just unbearable last year.

Remember lots of mozzie repelent.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:08 pm 
I have stayed in tents at Punda, Tamboti, Letaba, Skukuza and Croc Bridge but my best experience was the tents at Punda. They have a great elevated view and are far away from all the other accommodation.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents : info
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What is the best safari tent to stay in at Letaba when taking the view and shade into consideration?

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents : info
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Hi coisjvr
The best tents are Nos 4-5-6-7 and 8 which are along the fence which is patroled by animals day and night. The ablution block and kitchen are behind the tents. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents : info
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We stayed in a safari tent in July 2012 in Tamboti (tent number 3) for 7 nights ,cold but not unbearable, no creepy crawlies maybe because it was winter,we did hear something creeping around at night, might have been the honey badger or civet that are regular visitors, we are booked to stay in Letaba and Tamboti in Dec 2013, both in a safari tent again

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 Post subject: safari tent braais
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:27 pm 
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:cam: Do they have braai facilities next to the Safari Tent accommodation.


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