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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:04 am

Wow thanks arms - it sounds amazing. Can one get quite close to the water for hippo ans crocodile pics?
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby H. erectus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:01 pm

arks wrote:I found the walk very enjoyable!



Indeed it is. The best part of it is, trying to establish the
end of it. Ended up in the swimming pool area!!!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Cape of Storms » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi Guys I could only secure unit 52. FF6V - 12 and 43 already taken. Has anyone stayed here before and is the view on the dam a good one?

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elmar » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Anyone stayed in unit nr 45 (FF6V) before? Judging from the map it is slightly in front of nr 43, so I was wondering why 43 is preferred. Thanks!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:58 pm

We have only stayed in #43 and just recently # 11, I had requested 12 but that was being renovated.
but I should imagine all the perimeter ones will have a good view over the dam.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Porridge » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:31 pm

CoS, I've been there before. A really nice unit, view of the extreme right of the dam, and the best genet and legevuan sightings ever!!! (be ready though. The genets are damned fast) You definitely won't hate it.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby wheckroodt » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:05 pm

The trail inside the camp, does get close to the fence just below the restaurant, all depends on how close the animals will come and how full the dam is. Very pleasant walk, the Shipandani hide is great to view hippos from the causeway. Will be in Mopani in a few days time.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby H. erectus » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:24 pm

The beauty of this trail ending, leaves one staring at a
luxurious pool environment,. Had to clamber through the
fence though in order too soak the bod, in heavenly affair,
with that pool!!!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Porridge » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:18 pm

It's about 1.4 kilometers, but walking the actual trail is challenging as it's not obvious at times. It's still really fun though, and you'll love it.
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Best BD4 in Mopani

Unread postby Wikusdutoit » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Hey all

I see that the section on best units are missing the best BD4 (not BD4V) in Mopani. Any help? Looking for quiet and secluded. Anybody stayed in the ones close to the pool? 94,95 96, and 98. What's your call?

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Re: Best BD4 in Mopani

Unread postby jilj » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi wikusdutoit Number 96 at Mopani is our favourite Secluded with a Genet loving rock and right next to the pool Enjoy!!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:28 pm

Reading back a few pages I see

arks wrote:I've no idea how long that little 'trail' is, but it likely won't take you more than an hour at most to walk it, depending of course on what you see. When I walked it (a few years ago), I saw a pair of ellies quite close and watched them for quite some time as they seemed indifferent to (tho aware of) my presence. I also saw quite a variety of birds, including giant kingfishers. I found the walk very enjoyable!


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Porridge wrote:It's about 1.4 kilometers, but walking the actual trail is challenging as it's not obvious at times. It's still really fun though, and you'll love it.


I would say the dotted line on the map is the trail.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby arks » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:57 pm

Elsa wrote:Reading back a few pages I see

arks wrote:I've no idea how long that little 'trail' is, but it likely won't take you more than an hour at most to walk it, depending of course on what you see. When I walked it (a few years ago), I saw a pair of ellies quite close and watched them for quite some time as they seemed indifferent to (tho aware of) my presence. I also saw quite a variety of birds, including giant kingfishers. I found the walk very enjoyable!


and

Porridge wrote:It's about 1.4 kilometers, but walking the actual trail is challenging as it's not obvious at times. It's still really fun though, and you'll love it.


I would say the dotted line on the map is the trail.

Map

Enjoy!

I can confirm that the dotted line on the map is the trail :wink: Well worth doing!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elephantears » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:46 pm

Thank you arks, I am certainly up for following the dotted trail and perhaps plunging in to the pool at the end!

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Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?

Unread postby Elephantears » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:27 am

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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