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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:32 pm 
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We camped on 28 - which is pretty open to 27 making a really big camping area if you looking for two (or 29 - will need to check the map at home to confirm) and is right on the western fence - and has a lovely huge tree on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
Just left Tsendze - I started on 27, but moved to 6 as there was more space and shade for the caravan.
I have taken photos of all sites and will post them in due course..... Some sites are really not caravan friendly!

One 'problem' was that an overland group (Intrepid) were there the first night and very noisy.
Fortunately I was far enough away that it was not too bad for me.
Next morning I talked to another camper and advised him to report the incident to Mopani manager.
He did so - and the duty manager immediately came down, spoke to the tour guide, and came to each site to apologise for the noise.
She said they take things like that seriously and if we had called the night before she would have come then! She would also be writing to the firm concerned.
So well done to Mopani duty manager :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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This is a pic of the "best" site at Tsendze where we always stay No 27...where you share (Far away) with Site 28.
Site 26 is also VERY good next door and on its own.
28,27 and 26 are far from the noisy tar road, are against the fence near the Tzendze river with its passing traffic at night..
not to mention the resident Side Striped jackal and far from noisy revelers, the entrance gate with all the in and out traffic and close to Mooiplaas Picnic spot where we always walk through the bush in the evenings for our sun downers long after the Letaba/Mopani mob have left...sublime

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:11 pm 
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There are 2 communal gas fridges , I hear that in season you may have a battle for fridge space , but that is probably common to all such camps .

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze
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We stayed at No 13 in July.
This site has lots of shade.
No 3 is a big site and isolated from the other sites, next to the fence.
Fair shade in the winter not sure about winter.
No 3 is a very popular site and you might fight to get it. :sniper: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze
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Tsendze is the dream camp.
What I love about the place is the way the stands are laid out, most of them have their own little entrance road and there you end up on a very clean, big stand, solitary yours, encircled with bush.
At night you see the other campers' flickering fires through the bush and their headlamps bobbing around.
A soft drone of voices from other sites drift through the air.
But it is very quiet, you hear the smallest rustling of grass...etc.
The ablutions are unbelievably clean, as well as the communal kitchens.
The caretakers, Rogers and Elinah, are the superb "host and hostess."
A high thumbs up for them.
The area itself has given us a fair amount of Big5 sightings, and a load of other animals.
The vegetation is also awesome.
One minute you feel you're driving through an apple orchard, the next wide open plains, then alluvial plains, a bit of forest...
I could go on forever. Tsendze is the Brigadoon of campsites.
I must mention the one evening when we went for a stroll around camp, coffee mugs in hand.
Along the road in the dusk the people greeted, we had a few short chats, came across a couple of kids riding their bikes, campfires were everywhere, the smell of meat roasting was permeating the air.
When we reached our campsite I said to SO: "If ever I saw the most perfect "neighbourhood", it was just now."


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Ja Ndloti we always book #26 when we are on our own but when we are with friends we always book #27 and #28 as they are in the same clearing...
These sites also are near the gate into the staff house which in turn has a gate into Mooiplaas Picnic spot.
SO hates having a fence around camps so he loves to light the braai after all the Letaba and Mopani people have left the picnic site and then grabs a beer and goes and chills looking out over the Tsendze river without a fence in front of him as he watches the day say goodbye all alone...its his best and he drifts back to our site as the last car arrives in Tsendze in the dark.
I went with once but wasn't happy as we had to tip toe past a feeding ellie to get back that had arrived in the car park behind our backs so I normally am "busy" at that time having a shower under the stars...(a Tsendze Specialty) or making a salad...don't worry he is always back just at official gate closing to meet Roger on his nightly rounds..
He loves this camp and I love it as SO unwinds totally at this rustic camp....naturally we are there again this August in true Kruger lion country

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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For some or other reason the pic disappeared from my post - here it is again - Rodgers and Elina.

Good for Rodgers - there is a lot to be learned from him!


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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A few pics from our visit to show how lush and green everything was.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Full moon over Tsendze on New Year's Eve

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Our campsite:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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And then there was the elephant........

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He made us wait for quite a while!


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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BushChicken wrote:
Hi, we would love to stay at Tsendze but our caravan fridge only works off electricity. Are there fridge/freezers in the camp?


BushChicken, there are gas freezers and they work well. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Gas fridge at far end of kitchen - on rhs of image .

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Some photos for you all from Rodgerh :dance:

This one was taken this morning at Mooiplaas - too cute!
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And some taken in Tsendze and of Rodger.
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The ablution block
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