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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Camp , Restaurant info
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Thanks everyone for all the replies , really looking forward to our visit now :)


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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp
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I was also impressed with the range - & especially the fresh items - at the Punda Maria shop. I did not eat at the Punda restaurant, but I always stop at. Shingwedzi's restaurant & it was excellent: good food, nice selection & variey (lots better than M&B at both Letaba & Satara) & the best service by far!

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 Post subject: What do you need for punda maria
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:54 am 
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Hi, just wanted to know what utensils and crockery we need to take to Panda Maria Restcamp?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you need for punda maria
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Hi and warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

Can you tell me what type of accommodation you have booked or think of booking?

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 Post subject: Re: What do you need for punda maria
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We are staying in a one bedroom bungalow. It says on the website no cutlery provided but I read somewhere you can get a hamper with some things, am not sure if this is correct or what else to bring. We will be doing some of our own cooking.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you need for punda maria
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:32 am 
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Welcome.. there is a lovely barbeque area for you to cook your food over the coals . So you will probably need braai tongs and a few knives and forks and spoons and a small pot and frying pan ,, paper plates and mugs and you can buy charcoal firelighters or wood at the shop . or you can have a fairly pleasant meal at the restaurant next to the shop . Take a picnic with you to Pafuri picnic spot ( you can purchase cool drinks there .)There is usually boiling water in the communal camp kitchens so an inexpensive flask is a good idea too.
When are you going and for how long??

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 Post subject: Punda Maria
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:44 am 
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Hello all,

I read an article a while back that Punda Maria had been damaged by rains and repairs would only take place when the whole camp was renovated. Does anyone have any information regarding this or perhaps know of the current condition of the camp (especially the campsites)?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria
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I am not sure when you saw that Meerkitty but Dinkybird and Hawk have just camped there, last week in fact and no problems with that or the camp/restaurant itself.
Plus the fact that they are taking bookings means all is OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:10 am 
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Thank you, Elsa! I am much looking forward to my trip up to Kruger next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria
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Enjoy Meerkitty. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria
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Meerkitty, all is good there. We spent 6 nights there a week ago :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:31 pm 
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I've just returned from Punda Maria and I have to say the Camp is looking great. The campsite was clean with the bins being emptied every day. There are a few Monkeys around so make sure everything is locked. The pool was crystal clean and very refreshing.
The shop was very well stocked, very nice selection of meats with fresh veggies (carrots, potato's, tomato's and a selection of fruit) fresh bread and just generally well stocked.
I did not eat at the restaurant but the food smelled great.
There is definitely no flood damage, just in my opinion a nicely run clean camp.


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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp
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One of our favourite camps! Always neat and tidy, well-run and birds a-plenty.... Love it! And the hide provides hours of great entertainment. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp
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Thank you for the replies!

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