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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:35 pm 
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Hi all,

Help time again..... :pray:

I have used the email addresses in the camp contact section to try and request my specific bungalows from each camp however they have all come back with an error message. :( Not sure if it's because they are old addresses or what? So doesa anyone have contacts for the following camps, please.

LS, Satara, Mopani, Letaba, Tambotie(Orpen) and Skuks.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Good morning fellow Forumites.
I've been an avid reader, now writing my first post.

This is such a helpful section/topic, but need some recent advice. Will be staying in Satara in a BD2V for the 1st time next year (yes only next year :roll: ,but I've already got the fever...) Where would the best place be to stay? Near the restaurant with a view of the waterhole or further down along the fence?

It will also be our first Balue stay... CAN NOT WAIT! Any tips?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Morning All,

With two weeks to go :dance: we are trying to find the "best" locations but I'm struggling with finding a couple of places on the camp maps, so hope some can help! :pray:

Looking for BD2N on the map at Satara and best location within.
Lower Sabie we have BD2U, i know it's perimeter but what numbers on map?
Mopani we have BD4, from reading here I believe either 49,51, 101 or 102 will give best dam view?

Any help gratefully appreciated.
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Lower Sabie BD2U is unit no 73-84, I called the camp as we are going there as well and have booked the same kind of unit.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Welcome Raasblaar!
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It will also be our first Balue stay... CAN NOT WAIT! Any tips?

Yep! Keep your eyes open there, wild dogs have been spotted around Balule lately.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi Raasblaar,
Welcome and congratulations on your first post. :clap:
For the BD2V at Satara number 173 is the closest to the fence and best in my opinion as when braiing you will be 1-2 metres from the fence. :shock: We stayed last year and while braiing had a couple of hyenas beside us for a smell,(no dinner from us :naughty: ) and one that just lay down to sleep at the fence. Also 2 honey badgers outside the fence although the resident ones also tour the camp. The numbers a couple either side are also great so when requesting give 173 as ideal but choice a couple either side. As 173 is a bit forther forward you can't directly see your neighbours when sitting on the stoep. :thumbs_up:
We have requested it for later this month but have yet to hear if we are successful. :pray:

Enjoy! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Thanks Maddie no 173 sounds great!! :) Will be sure to ask for it then. Already counting the days...
BTW: which camp is best to check-in at for Balule, Satara will be 'en route', read conflicting posts on this? Also when requesting a specific hut, should I contact Satara or Olifants :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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DuQues wrote:
Welcome Raasblaar!
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It will also be our first Balue stay... CAN NOT WAIT! Any tips?

Yep! Keep your eyes open there, wild dogs have been spotted around Balule lately.

Thanks DuQues!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi Forumites.

I have tried to email the contact for Satara rest camp specified on the link which is at the start of this topic, however I get a delivery failure which seems to suggest that gladstone has left.

I am trying to reserve a particular bungalow, does anyone know the email address of the camp contact I can request this to please?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Have a look Here

Hope you come right, otherwise send a fax through.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Thanks Elsa. This is a great help.

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 Post subject: Best accomodation recommendations
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Greetings,

Just planning my yearly end of year visit to the park! Was hoping for accomodation recommendations for the following camps:

-Pretoriuskop
-Satara
-Mopani
-Lower Sabie
-Berg-En-Dal

Feel free to name great actual units too!

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 Post subject: Re: Best accomodation recommendations
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In Lower Sabie, the BD3U and BD2U bungalows are very nice. Upgraded and with a very nice river view.

I don't know if any of the accommodation in Satara has been upgraded yet - haven't been there in 2 years, so they should all be in more or less the same condition. The BG2 bungalows in Satara are a bit cramped in my opinion. It's better to try for the BD2 units.

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 Post subject: Re: Best accomodation recommendations
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In Satara the perimetre bungalows only.

BND no 25. There is a resident leopard on the other side of the fence.

Lower Sabie the tents overlooking the river.


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 Post subject: Re: Best accomodation recommendations
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Thanks for tips!!!

SOunds Great!

Just stuck between choosing a BD3E,BD3B or a BD2N unit...any ideas? It is only two of us...

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 Post subject: Re: Best accomodation recommendations
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2 beds are fine but the third gives you a bit more space to spread out a bit.

If I'm staying in a camp for more than 2 days I find I like the extra space that the third bed gives. for one or 2 nights it doesn't really matter.

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