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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:27 am 
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I have seent that at Tshokwane that you can get Kudu Boerie roll and a plain boerie roll. What else is generally available? Toasted sandwiches, etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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According to me Tshokwane has the best venison pie served with salad!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

They have a great Bush Breakfast.........more than enough and not expensive!!

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Yes Schooms, they do toasted sandwiches as well. Plus scrambled egg on toast and other breakfasty things.

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You mean this, Val?

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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Spots
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You are all so awesome! Thanks so much for all the replies.

Those were the three that I thought had food, although it sounds like Nkulu may not have food when we get there in October. I was looking forward to the buffalo pie mentioned on so many previous posts, but it sounds like over the last several months that they were still serving food that it wasn't the same delicious buffalo pie everyone raved about.

I'm interested in the Kudu roll or venison pie mentioned by Crested Val, Meandering Mouse and Lion Queen. Also, the carrot cake that I've read about in previous posts!

I was hoping someone was going to tell me something I didn't know and say that there were picnic spots around Satara or in the north the had food too.

We're going from south to north and shopping at Spar before we enter the park. We'll stock up food there, but we're also looking forward to trying new stuff at the restaurants and picnic spots.

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.


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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.

It is although I've never bought any, I think it's a reasonable price.

We just keep our drink's bottles, fill them with water and freeze them. They act like freezer blocks.

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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.

It is although I've never bought any, I think it's a reasonable price.

We just keep our drink's bottles, fill them with water and freeze them. They act like freezer blocks.


Great idea! I think all of our accomodations have a freezer in the room/tent.


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Tip from the forum years ago, just passing it on :lol:

We buy the 5 litre bottles of water - it works out cheaper per litre - and decant to smaller bottles. Then when the water in the bottles melt, you have cold drinking water.

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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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Ice is between R8 and R10 a bag (prices varied between shops) in December 2013

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We wrap our frozen meat with newspaper, it stays frozen for much longer that way.

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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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