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 Post subject: Re: Are the bungalows cold in May?
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Here is a photo of me in bed in Crocodile Bridge on the middle of winter.
It is not the photo I wanted to put in but it'll do.
Note that I am under the comforter and blanket and that I removed the comforter before sleeping as otherwise I would be too hot.
I am wearing the fleecy top over my t shirt as I had just come in from outdoors.
Note the book to read to lull one to sleep.
What the picture doesn't show is the half toasted-sandwich (tomato, cheese and onion) I have on the bedside table for a late night snack, nor the torch which I find useful for going outside on the early hours to find whatever is roaring or snorting or trumpeting on the other side of the safety fence.

It was on this night about half an hour after this photo as taken I told my wife in a tremulous voice, "There is something in the bed.
It is touching my leg."
With a maidenly shriek I threw back the bedclothes and sprang onto the floor.
In the bed was an ant.
I still claim it was a large one but my wife, who was laughing so hard she could barely breathe, told me it was not so large.
Nonsense. It was a huge ant with slavering jaws etc.
I simply flicked it onto the floor and went back to bed.
In retrospect it was simply the normal Kruger ant that one gets occasionally.

Sleep well in Kruger - you'll be warm. Don't worry.
Pete

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 Post subject: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:33 am 
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Hello!

We are booked for various bungalows between July 8 - August 1 in Skukuza, Olifants, Satara, and Lower Sabie. It has just struck me that night-time temperatures are around 6 C. All the bungalows advertise as having air conditioning, but is there heat in the bungalows? Should we plan for cold weather sleeping?

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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:43 am 
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Extra blankets are available in the wardrobe. But I would put your pjs in as well. Enjoy your trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:55 am 
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I always take a hot water bottle ... After freezing a few years ago in Tamboti tents. But the days usually so lovely and warm. July can't come fast enough !!


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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
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The bugalows are very cosy.

I don't think you'll need anything more than winter PJ's.

Spooning also helps... :) :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
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The aircons supply enough heat to keep the accommodation cosy, and there are more than sufficient blankets. I find the aircons drown out the night sounds, so switch them off during the night, and first one up turns it on again just to defrost the room. I have only ever needed a small heater in the tents (for early morning dressing)
and have never taken any extra bedding. Rather have a warm jacket handy to don over pj's while the kettle boils :D During the day you may be pleasantly surprised to realise how warm the days can be. Enjoy your trip

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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I have taken a sleeping bag but have not needed in accommodation.
Used to keep warm in car early in morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
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Most bungalows have been updated with new bedding, which includes huge thick blankets and huge thick bedspreads!!! We go in summer, so always take them off!!!

Also as previously said, the air con units can be switched to blow out hot air, so you will not be cold in a bungalow.

Take warm PJs and that will be sufficient, I'm sure!!!

Hope you have a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:24 am 
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We found the bedding inconsistent from one camp to another. One would have blanket and bed spread which was nice and warm, while others just had a blanket and sheet on the bed. It was cold at night and I used an extra blanket and most nights slept in my track suit. The problem with air con/heaters is they drown out the animal noises which is always a great thing to hear. Most camps we heard bush baby, hyena and occasionally lion.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in Winter.
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Last year early October our first weekend in Olifants was one of the coldest few days the entire year, then we went to Letaba and Tamboti and experienced temperatures between 33 and 41 and then to top it all we went to Mopani and oh my it was the coldest weekend I felt in 2013 even the cold temperatures in Joburg the previous winter could not top that icy cold in Mopani :(

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in Winter.
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Winter in Kruger is the best, it does get Image in the caravan at night, so Morecat came up with a plan :wall:
It basically involves me cooking supper on the Image , and giving Morecat something toImage and then she goes off to have a nice hotImage and while she does that , I go and do the Image , when I get back from there , It is my job :wall: to put the dishes away--- activate the electric blanket :wall: and have an Amarula coffee prepared when Morecat returns. :D :D If I do my work well, I get to sleep next to Morecat in a nice warm bed :D :D
That's a bonus :D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in Winter.
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