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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:40 am 
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Has anyone stayed in the luxury bungalows at pretoriuskop, we have booked for 3 nights in August 2007, and just wanted some feedback..


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I have always stayed at least 2 nights at PK during my visits to the Park, either huts or bungalows, depending on availability.
The proximaty of the camp to dams (Mestel, Vervoerdam) makes it the ideal place to either relax at the dam, take an early morning or late afternoon drive.
For me this area has always produced something special. In July 2006 we saw wilddog at Mestel dam, 20 min later we found 3 cheetah very close to the dam, we stayed with them for about 3 hrs (we were the only ppl). During the same holiday, I have seen rhino on the S14 and Lion on the H1-1. Elephants at Vervoerdam and inbetween and buffalo.
I think the above speaks for itself, it will always be my fav camp as far as opportunities go...

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I think the huts are great. I find them very cosy and comfortable.
I never had any basin noise, maybe there was a problem specific to that hut.

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Hi all you cheapskates

Have been staying in huts for years. Another alternative is booking a hut for the adults and a campsite for the children.
I hate camping but the children find it very adventurous to sleep in a 2 man tent. Make sure that you get a hut close to the camping area so that the children are within earshot and Bob's your uncle. This way you can do 5 nights in KNP for less than R2000.00

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Hi DDW !

We left Pretoriuskop , well, yesterday :wink:

The vegetation at the moment is really thick and the gras high. We have been driving an Nissan x-trail and in some places could hardly see over the gras. If you are travelling with a sedan it might be that in some places you will see literally nothing.
Small mammals like Steenbuks, Duiker, Mongoose you are just able to see if they are in the middle of the road. As soon as they step into the gras they disappear.
We had some lovely Rhino sightings, along the S7 and on the S1 on the way to Albasini Ruins. We saw nice huge groups of Kudus and Buffalos there as well.
In some places there have been bush fires, there you got the chance to see a bit more, nice green patches of gras are around these areas and you find lots of Zebras and Impalas there.
We saw Rhinos and Ellies as well on Voortrekker Road.
The Impies are in rutting season at the moment and it is really interesting to observe them.
We saw Sable right beside the main route to Numbi Gate yesterday morning, between the S1 and S10.
But we saw a lot, some very nice birds in an around the camp.
And it was a pleasure to just drive around.

So enjoy the landscape,the roads around P'kop and Kruger.

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Actualy they are arguably the best family units in the park especialy because the kitchen (and fridge) is indoors not on the patio so more safe against baboons etc . (compared to Orpen say for eg. ) .


Similar units (in terms of facilities) available at Pretoriuskop... three bedroom (one double, two rooms of two singles ea), two bathroom, kitchen, living area, patio, on the eastern edge of the camp. Comforters on the beds, well equipped, bla bla bla.

Lovely lawn between the unit and the internal fence, lots of warthog and impala between the two fences, guinea fowl all over the show.

Cost - R940/4, plus R190 per person taking up the remaining two beds.

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On www.news24.com

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Fire guts Kruger Park office

A fire has gutted one of the administrative offices at the Kruger National Park, SABC news reported on Saturday.

The park's administrative offices at the Pretoriusskop camp were burnt down.

Kruger National Park spokesperson William Mabasa said that the incident may be linked to the ongoing strike between management and the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA.

Mabasa said business has not been affected.

Police were investigating the cause of the fire


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I subscribe to an travel site which sends daily updates on all sorts of interesting articles.
Here is an article in todays update ...

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New info centre for KNP camp
A NEW information centre has been established by the Lowveld Honorary Rangers, at Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
The centre was an old post office, which had been used as a gun base until the Lowveld Honorary Rangers converted it into a small museum.
It now contains sighting boards as well as historical items including old flags, belt buckles and rifles. The centre is manned by park staff during the week and by the honorary rangers at weekends.
The facility is disabled-friendly


Sure to visit it next time we are in that area.


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Hi Gunner

The ES2 huts do not have a fridge, while the EB2's have fridges.

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Welcome to the forums Pieter!

Have a look at this page, the photos on it are clickable to larger versions.

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Walked round camp this year and each and every hut has a braai

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I visited pkop from the 25th aug to the 28th. I have been going to the park for almost 15 years and i can say for the first time this year i have finally seen cheetah. Not one but 4, i saw 3 cheetah walking down the road together,near the transport dam, i'm sure they are the 3 brothers everyone keep talking about. They were in great condition. Pkop is a very nice camp, we stayed in the luxury bungalow and i can say it was a very nice place to stay. The camp itself is very quiet, which i like. Overall we had a nice time, although i must admit we went to Chobe before the kruger, so i was spoilt with the animals in Chobe..


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Hi Senyetse,

The EB3 bungalos are not the round bungalos but are 2 groups of 4 attached bungalos in a row. # 63 on the one end and # 70 on the other are the best. # 63 is close to the ablutions. You do however have your neighbours close by.

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