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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Can anyone tell me which chalets numbers at Orpen have the best view

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Carol

The Higher Numbered ones have a better view, from 7 up, the closer you are to the Guest cottages the better view you have.! the lower numbers have the Pool in front of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:09 am 
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Graham_5000 wrote:
We are staying in a Mopani FB4 for 2 nights. Do any of you think it is worth keeping an eye on the availability in case a BD4 or a BD4V become available? Thanks guys.


Hi Graham - My wife and I stayed in a BD4V at Mopani in April and believe me it is worth it. There are very few units with a view of the dam so if you can get one go for it. We stayed in number 51 - one of the best views in the camp.
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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:12 am 
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[Hi Graham - My wife and I stayed in a BD4V at Mopani in April and believe me it is worth it. There are very few units with a view of the dam so if you can get one go for it. We stayed in number 51 - one of the best views in the camp.
Enjoy!]
I am slightly confused by this, when I reserved a unit for Mopani by looking at its map I did not see such, and ended up having a BD4. http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ca ... ni_map.jpg
It never showed up such accommodation type (BD4V) except BD4, FF6, FB4 etc. And still the said bungalow (51) is not showing up as a BD4V on the map.
But BD4V shows up in the availability form, how would you know where a BD4V is located, if it is not shown on the map?
Thanks very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:58 am 
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Thanks Grasha - I will keep my eyes open on the availability.

@Elephantears - I think numbers 49 & 51 have been reclassified as BBD4V because of their stunning location, but the map is yet to be updated.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Elephantears

The map is not updated yet. I added a post Here

I contacted Mopani camp a few months ago and they told me that numbers 49 and 51 had been changed to BD4V because of their views. So if you got a BD4 that might be because that was the only ones availible.

If you try to get a nice view number that has not yet been changed, try for number 101 and 102 :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Hi all,

If I may, I would like to ask two questions:

1) Does anyone know which are the LST2UZ tents in Lower Sabie? According to the map there should be three, and no LST2Z tents. However, every day when the "Z" tents become available in the less than 1 month period (not being booked by disabled persons), there are two LST2UZ tents and one LST2Z tents. Has one of them (probably number 23) been downgraded to LST2Z (without view)? My reason for asking is that we have two of them booked, and I am not sure if I should ask for 22 and 21 closest to the river, or will we get them in any case?

2) We are thinking of booking at Talamati for a future trip. Does anyone know if the bench beds in the lounge of the CO4 units are suitable for two teenage boys, or should we rather book the GC6 units? With the new prices coming into effect from November there is a considerable price difference!

Many thanks for any advice!

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Hi Lizez

I have pictures of all 3 LST2UZ tents. Have a look Here

Look at the pictures and decide for yourself if this is what you were looking for. I love nr. 22 view.

Sorry, never been to Talamati, so maybe someone else can help you there.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Lower Sabie & perimeter view Pretoriuskop
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MufasaLen wrote:
Hello Frizzle.

I am aware that a perimeter tent was destroyed in a fire some time ago and replaced - not sure of the tent number though. I do not believe that the safari tents bordering the perimeter have been refurbished lately. April can still be hot in the bushveld, however, the ceiling fan should be adequate for cooling (depending on your heat tolerance :)


I believe the tent that was destroyed and replaced is #26. I have read the new tent has a different layout with the bathroom at the back, indoor kitchen and the braai is no longer on the deck. Also it may be slightly larger. We are staying in 2 different tents during our visit in August and we have been allocated 26 on one of visits, so will know more then.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Lower Sabie & perimeter view Pretoriuskop
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We were in no 26 during our last visit in january. The indoor kitchen in practical and it's a bit bigger. Also the deck is fine and the view excellent. The braai is "downstairs" and it makes you go down and up, but thats no problem to us. Although it was hot the fan did a proper job, even during the nights without a cooling down thunder storm. Very good value!

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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I'll be spending 3 nights at Lower Sabie (BD2U) and then 3 nights at Mopani (BD4) from 9-15 Dec.
I see that Mopani offers utensils, but Lower Sabie does not. Does 'utensils' include pots and pans? We will probably eat at the restuarant most evenings, but a good braai is always welcome :)


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Usually a couple of cast iron pots and a frying pan. Utensils are basic though.....You may want to bring your own sharp knife and a can opener.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Less than 3 weeks until we fly to SA :D and then 5 days till Kruger!
And i have yet another question that i hope you guys may be able to answer.
Do international visitors need to bring their passports for entry into the park? I'd rather we left such important documents at my parent's house if possible.
We've paid the conservation fees when we booked our accommodation, which includes the charges for international visitors. So i wasn't sure if we need proof that she is a foriegner (Norway doesn't have any sort of ID card).


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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You will need the passport that you used to book the accommodation, to prove you are who you say you are.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi all

We'll be staying at Letaba (BD2), Satara (BD2) and LS (LST2U), 4 nights each. I've always camped, and never stayed in bungalows, so this is a new adventure - SWAMBO needs aircon! :whistle:
I see here that many mites say the "utensils" are very basic. Would you recommend I take my own pot and pan? I will be taking cutlery anyway, for use at picnic spots.

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