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 Post subject: The nicest camp in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:46 pm 
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When thinking about where to stay in Kruger and my subsequent bookings,
I often wonder how other folks feel about the camps they have stayed in
and how this knowledge might have influenced my choice of camp.

Perhaps we can get a thread going that may be of value to someone out there in the near future.

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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Agree, all are good, but if I had to choose it would be something like this:

1. Mopanie
2. Skukuza
3. Talamati
4. Letaba
5. Punda Maria

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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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I prefer to stay from Satara southwards and haven't visited the northern region recently. My choice would be Satara, Tamboti, Lower Sabie.

We have stayed in Pretorius Kop and we were not impressed at all. We were booked in a rondavel close to the restaurant without a veranda. I would rather stay in Skukuza than Pretorius Kop....we all have our personal preferences. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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My fave is Olifants.
Can't beat that view. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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:D Sirheni is wonderful, so quiet and with a great view. Second best is Biyamiti. Talamati in a great game viewing area but your verandah faces the next hut's bathroom, the huts were built the wrong way around - so wierd


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:15 am 
If you are camping, undoubtedly Tzendze.

Riverside bungalows in Lower Sabie are great.


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Punda is special, camping then Tzendze, but I will take any spot in Kruger if I have it offered :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Personnal favourite for camping is Croc Bridge and then Lower Sabie. Trying to avoid for camping - Skukuza.
Tents - definitely Tamboti


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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My personal favourites (only done camping so far) are Berg-en-Dal and Punda Maria (mainly for not being overcrowded..)

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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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I have not been to all camps in KNP but,

Tsendze is my favourite, you have that out in the wild bush feeling.

Of the big camps I really liked Mopane, it is fairly quiet and the view over the Pioneer Dam is awesome. It has just a fantastic atmosphere, especially when the mopane trees have their autumn colours.

I also really like Punda, its got that olden days, old school feel to it.

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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Go Pretoriuskop! I still love it there - and it would have to be my favourite of the 'big' camps.

Closely followed by Shingwedzi (big and often quiet, like Pretoriuskop).

Love little Tsendze.

Shimuwini recently emerged as my favourite bushveld camp.
Shimuwini may be my all time favourite place in southern Africa these days.

But here's a wild card - Malelane Camp.
Yes, you get the noise from the N4 and the railway, and the sugar cane harvesting, but you'll often have it almost all to yourself, and it's an excellent jumping-off point for the south-central part of the park.


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Just love Sirheni for the peace and tranquility.
Also elephants visit most days and birding very good. :D
Glad to see that Tsendze is favourite camping place.


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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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Out of the big camps, Satara is the best. Tsendze is the most relaxing and closest to nature but for a quick week-end getaway Berg-en-Dal is great. It al depends on what your buget allowes. :D That is what I love about the Park. It has something for every taste and buget. 11 Days and counting till my next visit.

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 Post subject: Re: The nicest camp in Kruger
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The Safari Tents at Punda Maria are incredible, and very reasonably priced considering what you get.
Have stayed in private camps all over Southern Africa and those tents are right up there with the best of them.

But anywhere you go is tops for its own reason.
Tamboti was fantastic as well,
When we arrived at our tent it had just finished raining and the river bed was dry.
A few minutes later the river came down, like a mini tsunami.
Was truly an unforgettable sight and sound.


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