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 Post subject: Difference between Elsie Clarke and Semi Luxury Riverside?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Hi there,

I am wondering if anyone knows if there is much difference between the Elsie Clarke accommodation and that of the Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalows in Skukuza? Both seem to be nice lookouts.

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between Elsie Clarke and Semi Luxury Riverside?
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:20 am 
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Not sure there's much difference in the view (if you get a semi-luxury bungalow on the east side). The Elsie Clarke Cottage takes 4 people though, where the bungalow takes 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between Elsie Clarke and Semi Luxury Riverside?
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Hey Carole;

I have stayed in most of those front units.

The Elsie Clarke cottage has a slightly larger lounge when compared to the neighbouring 5 x GC4V units, but they are the same price. The one advantage of the Elsie Clark cottage is that you are semi private on the 1 side, just like the last GC4V unit (221). The GC6 unit is also fairly cool, but it’s right next to Moni House, which does seem to have a few party animals every now and then.


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

If privacy and a bit of comfort is a priority, the bushcamps are wonderful. The only downside for some is that there is no shop on site. The sites for the bushcamps are well chosed and you can be sure of a good location from almost every cottage/tent. Just to be aware that some bush camps only have fans, not air cons.

Bushcamps are as safe as any camp in Kruger. Some, like Tambotie keep their gates open until gate closing time, but there has been no serious incident due to this. I think that the bigest danger in Kruger might well be snakes and given the amount of tourists visiting, there have been suprisingly few incidents.

Biyamiti, Talamati and Tambotie are possibly the most popular bush camp in the areas you are visiting. All are firm favourites with our forum members.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Hi ossendryver,
the Wells GH is not on the fence and is most probably within easy walking distance to the web cam water hole.

Look here for the map of the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:05 am 
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Greetings all,
I would like a few questions answered:

Are there still guided tours at the Masorini Site?

The movies that are shown in camp, what are their times?

What time can a person arrive at a picnic site? (We have always gotten there
at about brunch time)

Is the Elephant Museum open over Christmas time?

Only 13 Sleeps before entering at Phalaborwa Gate :wall: :wall:

Thanx

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Graeme & Nicky and a very warm welcome to the forum. :clap:

I am pretty sure the guides there do still take guests on a walk around, certainly the case in Feb.
Scipio or Sprocky would know for sure.

The movies will be shown as soon as it gets dark enough, not sure exactly what time that is.

You can arrive at the picnic site as early/late as you like, as long as its within the time the camp/park gates are open and you allow time to get back in the afternoon.
The sites that have shops and or attendants will have certain hours, but if you are self catering without the need for a skottel then there is no problem.

I am sure the Elephant museum will be open over Christmas.

Wishing you a wonderful time in the park and many great sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation recommendations? Bergendal & Lower Sabi :o)
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Hi Blackswift,

I can't think of any reason why those 2 camps would not give you all you require, both excellent camps.

I would recommend you try and get one of the river facing units in Lower Sabie, BD3U or one of the safari tents with a great view over the fence onto the river. LST2U
They are all en suite with a kitchen and braai.

Berg & Dal, I would go for one of the dam facing or perimeter units. BA3U
Lots of great roads for sightings in both locations.

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 Post subject: Re: bungalows with enclosed kitchen?
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Hi Riaan,

We stayed in one of these in Jan. The one we stayed in had the code BG2E so I assume the E is Enclosed. But beware, although the bottom part is mesh, the top is glass and they can get very hot. Really nice in winter but a bit stifling in summer. And you lose a lot of the "night sounds".

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 Post subject: Re: bungalows with enclosed kitchen?
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Satara has them as well, not glass, just the mesh enclosing the veranda.

BD3E

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 Post subject: Mosquito Nets
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Hi, I travelling in Kruger the last 2 weeks in June, and wondered if it's worth taking mosquito nets.
We will be staying mainly in BG2 bungalows, except for a safari tent at Punda.
Reading else where it would appear that there is nowhere to hang the nets in the bungalows.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosquito Nets
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welcome trevorc2000.....in June there is really no need for Mosquito nets...its cold and you can, if you want just spray the bungalow or tent with a mosquito repellent...and if you still not sure, just spray yourself with peacefull sleep. Really no need to worry about it at this time of the year...rather worry about being warm enough sitting outside by your fire!!! Have a great time :D lucky u to go this time of year :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mosquito Nets
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Ralph and Lenny - I have never stayed in any accommodation in Kruger that didn't have mosquito screens on all the windows and doors, so we have never needed nets.
We always spray our skin regularly, and burn citronella candles, and mosquito coils out of doors, and use a plug in device inside.
I've never seen anywhere that you could hang a net from.
Hope that helps. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mosquito Nets
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Just to update with my experience during the last 3 weeks in June.

There are no suitable places to hang nets. Most accommodation have thatch roofs, with no internal ceiling, so the clearance abobe the be can be 7M or more. All windows do have mesh, but like every other mesh windows around the world, there are holes for the unwanted visitors, I suspect that everyone just closes the windows and uses the aircon.
In our case there simply were no mosquitos anywhere. My wife did get one bite, but the reaction did not look really like a mosquito bite.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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good evening
we are 2 adults and a child of 1 year old, internet booking can't add child in reservation. now I have a reservation only for two adults, what should I do?


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