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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Pretoriuskop Day visitors picnic site WELL DONE!!!!
We have just had the pleasure of being able to spend 5 nights at Pretoriuskop camp and we were also able to enjoy 3 breakfasts at the day visitors picnic site.
The 2 female assistants are on top of their game, I asked for hot water and a few minutes later 2 teapots arrived with steaming hot water and I also forgot to pack salt into our picnic basket and when I asked one of the lady assistants if she had some salt, she presented a whole container to me and said I was free to use it. The toilets were spotless.
I don't think many people know about the picnic site because on all 3 occasions we were the only visitors there (after 7.30am and a few days before Christmas :shock: ).
I thought the area would be total chaos with loads of visitors. We will definitely be visiting again!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
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Great news indeed! :thumbs_up:

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WELL DONE :gflower: Pretoriuskop Day visitors picnic site staff :clap: :clap:
I will pass this on tent dweller :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: new picnic spot near Pretoriuskop
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could anybody please give me more info on new picnicspot near Pretoriuskop camp in KNP. apparently developed by honory rangers. Am coming to park in April and as there are no close spots near Pretoriuskop think it will be fantastic! :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: new picnic spot near Pretoriuskop
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First im hearing about it sounds good :)

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 Post subject: Re: new picnic spot near Pretoriuskop
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We had lunch there in Feb and altho its new, its actually very nice.
They have securely cordoned off the seating or picnic area which is now situated under nice big shady trees.
We were the only ones there the entire time as well, including staff. :wink:
I have a few pics, will be posting them shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: new picnic spot near Pretoriuskop
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kollekat, we were at the new picnic site near Pretoriuskop in December 2012.
It is approximately 5 km from the Numbi gate on the right hand side.
It is very poorly marked BUT it is a gem.
The female staff are on top of their game, they are friendly,efficient and very helpful.
In December 2012 on the occasions that we were there we were one of 3 cars.
The tables and chairs are under wooden awnings and the spots are quite secluded from each other.
In Dec the picnic site was open but not yet completed.
We enjoyed our visits and will definitely be returning in December 2013.
I asked for some hot water and was served hot water in a teapot!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: new picnic spot near Pretoriuskop
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Thank you all we will definitely enjoy having a new place to have a cup of tea outside the camp. seems to taste better! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
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Trying to load photos of picnic site will try again later :doh: :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
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This seems to be a nice place :hmz:. So many good comments. We will definitely have breakfast there in July.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
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Hi All

We made lunch there in Dec 2012, it was very nice. We rented a gas cooker (no fires allowed), after we prepared the food the staff cleaned the frying pan. The parking lot has no shade but the picnic site is well shaded. We also did not see any animals and the bird live were quiet as well. The bathroom was neat and clean. We didnt use the tuck shop

Our table had a wooden roof structure.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
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we spent 4 days at Pretoriuskop in April and visited the new day visitors and picnic spot. Found it to be really lovely. very clean ablutions and comfortable picnic pots with lots of shade. The two people running it, Priscilla and her son Mbusi (not sure of name spelling) are very friendly and helpful and keep it spotless.They really need for everybody to visit and support them. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Day Visitors Centre/Picnic Spot
Unread postPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:07 pm 
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:lol: So glad to hear that people are enjoying the new picnic site!
Thanks for the pictures. Looks as if there is enough shade...

Not much birdlife? Is there any sign of a BIRDBATH near/under the taps?
No animals around? Still dreaming of a small pool for runoff tap water so that animals can drink there...

Thought I would be there in July, but NO bookings! So will got to Hwange instead, but MUST come and relax here in December!

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