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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby iLoveMeerkats! » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:01 pm

On the web page which explains the various accommodations there is a listing for a FF6V which has 3 bedrooms and a VIEW. It seems to be the only one that (for certain) has a view. I can not find any FF6Vs on the map. Does anyone know where this is?????
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:54 am

I think the map has just not been updated of late which seems to be the norm for many of the maps.
I am sure that #'s 9 through to 12 plus 43 and 45 will all have good views.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:13 pm

We stayed in a BD4 twice before, first # 51 which was great and then this year # 49 which is awesome.
We are going back next Feb and this time will be in a FF6V and will be requesting one of the front ones for sure. :D
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Lanzerac » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:19 pm

Steve I got bitten by a Green Spotted Bush Snake at the Braai Unit of Hut 51 (could have happened anywhere so wear closed shoes at night)

Otherwise down the road from camp the August light is superb with the setting sun behind you gives lovely shots like this with beautiful autum colours of the Mopani trees..a unique feature of this hot game viewing area..taken in August

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Dotty » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:06 pm

Don't know the email address but copied this from the main page
Contact Mopani

* Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6535/6
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6547
Mobile: 082 802 1113
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Higgsie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 pm

Hi - 1wnature, I recently contacted Mopani Camp to request a bungalow with a view of the dam. I contacted Solly Shakwane (Duty Manager) at SollyS@sanparks.org who was most helpful in allocating us the bungalow of our choice.

Also - details of camp contacts can be fond at http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/camp-tel.php or by visiting the home page of sanparks website, clicking on contact us, then click on camps

Hope this helps

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Aquilla » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:17 pm

I will be staying at the Xanatseni Guest House later in the year and have heard only good things about it. Is there anyone who could pass some comment on the accomodation? I also heard that it has its own private boma ; Fancy! Where can i find some pics too....?? Thanks

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:09 am

Some pics from the site Here
Looks very nice. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mopani

Unread postby Rooster » Mon May 16, 2011 1:25 pm

At Mopani over the Easter Weekend as well.

Saw 2 x cheetahs at the T-Junction on you way to the camp, in
the middle of the road :dance: :dance:
Also on your way to Shingwedzi we saw Lions with 2 x cubs playing just
of the road.
Many Hyena's as well.
There is a small hide near Mopani ( think it is Shipandane?? help me if I am wrong)
We sat there for 30 min and saw Hippos ( 15 m away)
2 x Bushbucks
Crocodiles
Elephants
+ some nice bird life there

Mopani is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Mopani revisit

Unread postby Joao » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:49 am

Welcome

At Mopani definately Shipandani hide and the resty of the S142. The S106 up to Nshawu nr 5 also a good idea.

Then you must not forget the photo possibilities while doing the trail in the camp. :dance:

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Re: Mopani revisit

Unread postby saraf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:02 am

I haven't stayed at Mopani for years but I know the Tropic of Capricorn loop is very productive, especially along the Nshawu marshes. Also a trip down to Letaba, stopping on the bridge and doing all the little loops next to the river is good.

Shingwedzi and Punda vie for being my favourite camps. At Shingwedzi you have the S50 road down to Kanniedood hide and dam, and the Red Rocks loop, then further north the Mphongolo loop.

From Punda you have the S99 Mahonie Loop, Klopperfontein Dam and Crooks Corner, with some birding at Pafuri thrown in as well.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby arks » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:16 pm

wilmaw wrote:We have no. 99 or 100 (FF6), anyone stayed there?

I've stayed in #100 (which is not an FF6) and #99 is next door and also has a nice view over water (it's an inlet into the dam) and looking west so the sunsets are awesome! :dance: I'm sure that you'll enjoy it, have a great trip!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby salamanda » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:20 pm

iLoveMeerkats! wrote:Salamanda,
Sounds lovely, I am so glad you had such a grand time. Do you recall what was the number of the chalet that you stayed in?



It was #49. But I believe the view is lovely from all the chalets with a view. I see you will be there in October - a month in Kruger - wow! Bit early to say have a wonderful time, but I hope you will!

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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:59 pm

We will be there for 3 nights in Feb as its one of my favourite camps so I will check it out.
We had a great breakfast on the deck in May this year and it looked great from that aspect.
I love it for its lovely seclusion between units and the way they have kept the indigenous bush and vegetation and of course the wonderful view over the dam where there is always something to see.
Also have had great sightings around that area.
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:06 pm

Mopani IMHO is one of the best run camps in Kruger. :thumbs_up:


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