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 Post subject: Re: Skottels at Picnic Sites
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:19 am 
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Just be careful over long weekends or busy school holiday periods when the demand can often exceed the amount of skottels or how quickly they can be recycled/cleaned.

We saw this once at Mlondozi, it was chaos and the poor attendant was doing his best but people we leaving empty handed after waiting over half an hour for one.

But in the quieter times there is never a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Skottels at Picnic Sites
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 Post subject: Re: Skottels at Picnic Sites
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DavenJan wrote:
We don't use a skottel since we discovered the 'paella pan' for breakfasts. Its flat bottomed and wipes clean easily if you use your own non metal tools. great invention.


Have similar pan from volcano, is great and easy to clean for missus.


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 Post subject: Re: Skottels at Picnic Sites
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Question: When you rent a skottel do you get an egg lifter too or do we have to bring our own?


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 Post subject: Re: Skottels at Picnic Sites
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Dear Safarigal,

Nope, you need to bring your own egglifter.

Kind regards.

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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There is a historical site just off the H1-6 on the northern side of S48 called, Old Shawu Picnic Site. Is that not what you are perhaps referring to Gilbertr14?

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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Shawu picnic spot aka Shewani was still operational in the late 70's once the H1-6 tar road was compete but in 1980 Mooiplaas opened up and Shawu closed. It was one of the vey oldest. The other erswhile picnic spots to close afaik are Gorge and Ngonyamene (next to Mkuhlu for non-whites only) . Pafuri has changed position a few times .


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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This is very interesting expecialy for me wich is from a younger generation

Wildkyker, you might enjoy having a look at these two topics Old pictures of Camps and Picnic sites and
Old Photos of Kruger and some others here at History, Archeology and Culture
Some great old pictures and stories kindly shared by forum members :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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Skukuza day area also sells a limited amount of cold drinks, sweets and chips.

Tshokwane has a good venison roll and sauce available.

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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When we were at Nkulu in June this year, there was a notice on the wall outside the shop saying that the kitchen had been closed from Feb 4th for renovations.
I asked the attendant when it was going to be reopened and he said he didn't know.
From what I could see there didn't seem to be any work being undertaken that particular day!

So no cooked food available there for the time being other than the usual cold drinks and basic snack type foods, like crisps, peanuts, sweets, biscuits, ice-creams etc
but certainly cooked food available at Afsaal, & Tshokwane. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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You mean this, Val?

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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LeftyLynn wrote:
Is ice readily available at all of the camps? Is there a fee for it? That information will be helpful in our decision on how much food to buy at Spar. If it's going to be a hassle to keep the food cool, we won't bother getting too many meats and cold items.
All the big camps have ice available for sale in either a big bag or a smaller size.
If you buy a cold box and freeze the meat/cold items at the first camp, then transport frozen in the coolbox between camps it should not be a problem. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic sites : info / discussion
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Some updates for some of the picnic sites:

We stopped at Pafuri, Babalaba, Mooiplaas, Masorini, Letaba day visitors, Timbivati, Nwanetsi, Muzandzeni, Tshokwane and Afsaal during our July visit.

Gas skottles & hot water available at all sites,most also sell cold drinks. I saw wood/charcoal at Babalaba and Pafuri.
There is a shop at Letaba Day Visitors site but I am not sure if it is always open - may depend on season, but you can walk across the footbridge to Letaba camp shop if needed.

Tshokwane and Afsaal sell food. Both are now run by SANParks. Kuduwors rolls &steaks available at both sites. Also toasted sandwiches, breakfast, tea, coffee. There is a coffee stand at Afsaal where you can buy lattes etc. We had good food at both sites, and it was not overly expensive.

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 Post subject: Facilities at picnic sites
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Doing some planning and would like to know if the following picnic sites have skottle braai hire facilities?
- Pafuri
- Makhadzi
- Masorini
- Shawu? (about 4 kms south of Mopani

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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at picnic sites
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Warm welcome to the forum Mike! :clap:

Skottles available at
Pafuri
Makhadzi
Pretty sure at Masorini
and Mooiplaas, just south of Mopani. :thumbs_up:

Have a look through the picnic Topics Here

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