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Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

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Re: Newbie at Pretoriuskop

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:42 pm

I was also a newbie to the Pretoriuskop area last year, and I was amazed at how many dirt roads there are.
Have a good look at the map, and you can plan some routes.
It is an area well worth visiting, though like anywhwere in any park, sightings cannot be guaranteed!! :thumbs_up:

You may be lucky enough to see Sable which are in that area. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:13 pm

Hi Yoda,

No better place in Kruger than the pool at Pretoriuskop -- your kids will spend hours there in the heat of the day. Go for an early morning breakfast drive to
* Afsaal... and return via transport dam.
* Mathekenyani granite hill to stretch legs and run around a bit.
* Lake Panic/Skukuza Nursery (kids can move around there a bit + lovely picnic table in the shade)
* Albasini ruins --perfect way to start the day.
Loaf in camp till 3:30 pm and enjoy an evening drive when its cooler...
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:58 pm

lemonbalm wrote:I see that a cattle grid has been put in at the entrance and was wondering if the resident Impala have sadly been 'hoofed' out? They were not around the night we stayed there :(

Last November I sa wild dogs getting as close as 10 meters towards the camp gate. They were definetely looking for prey. I have no idea what would have happened if they had seen some Impies insight the camp :big_eyes: I think it makes absolute sense to keep the Impalas outside the camp!
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:49 am

Hi NJVermaak :)

This might give you an idea Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
and some photo's of camping sites at Pretoriuskop
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby andrew1nesbitt » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:52 am

Hi

We are booked into a BG6 unit at Pretoriuskop, I would like to know if the bathroom facilities are directly accessible from the sleeping areas or are they only accessible via the veranda

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby Lepardfan » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:51 pm

Hi andrew1nesbitt.

We stayed in a BG6 before, and the bathroom was only accesable via the verandah.

Hope this helps.
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Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread postby Travelstory » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:39 pm

HI Helpful Formites:
Trying to book the best possible accommodation in Pretoriuskop (June 2015) but see the map and ID's are a bit confusing. I have booked BD2M thinking that is as near to the perimeter as you can get..., but now thinking I may be wrong. Can you tell me what is the best accommodation in this camp and what is the ID for that location and where on the map it is??

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Re: Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Hi Dana

We stayed in 133, and I would say 134 is even better as next to the fence. But any of those, 117 -134 are nicely situated.

I think the one D is for a double bed, and the V for a view.
133 etc

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Re: Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm

Travelstory have a look through some of the Accommodation pics
There are quite a few BDM's shown.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby K-4S » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:51 am

I was just browsing through this thread and I saw those photos of the fire. Can anyone tell me what caused it and how much of the camp was damaged? It seems as thought it was quite an inferno.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:37 pm

As far as I recall, it was lightning and pretty much that entire restaurant block was destroyed.
I know I have a book somewhere that describes it, will try and look it up.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby Ouma Biskuit » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:19 am

Pretoriuskop and surrounding area is steeped in massive history and a famous trading route to the east. My absolute best and favourite camp in the entire Kruger :wink:

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby norms » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:58 am

I have heard from some people who recently stayed in the ES2 huts in Pretoriouskop that these huts now have power points installed. Can anyone confirm this? - :thumbs_up:
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi Norms,

Very definitely YES -- we stayed over in July, and charged our camera batteries every day -- much easier than doing it at the camp kitchen where they can easily disappear...
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread postby shortcourse » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:38 am

The H1-1 is amazing!! Regularly see cheetah but have also seen the Big 5, sable and wild dog so a great road. Some of the other roads in the area are very quiet, especially the S3 where our only decent sighting was a side striped jackal and one cheetah, despite driving this road every time we stay there (always hoping our luck will change!) - on the H1-1 we once saw a honey badger and a caracal walking side by side - I was so shocked didn't know which one to take a pic of so ended up having blurry pics of both!!! Amazing sighting!!!


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