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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?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:00 am 
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I'm afraid that we are international travelers so we cannot pop a small heater in our luggage. I now will plan to pack some warm PJs and perhaps a silk mummy sack that would usually go inside a sleeping bag.

Does anyone usually pack a sleeping bag?

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Cold Nights in Bungalows?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:05 am 
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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?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:50 pm 
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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: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:32 pm 
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We normally visit Kruger in July, all you need is warm pyjamas and socks and to make use of the extra blankets that are provided and you will have a wonderful nights sleep, happy holiday :D

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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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:) I guess Kruger is also experiencing cool to cold weather at night during this winter. Usually the winter days are warm in Kruger even in winter. Those currently in the Park - enjoy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger in Winter.
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:38 pm 
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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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I only do all that because I want to :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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