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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:21 pm

Elsa,

please have look onto the map of Talamati - Same it the "lucky" No. 13 in which we stayed in February. Inside it is still relatively newly revamped compared to the other units. BTW where are the 4 bedded units gone? :huh:

Anyway it does have a verdandah but same is not covered but there is a table and 4 chairs outside close to the braai but you also have the possibility to eat inside. From the so called verandah you have a direct view into the bush as the fence is close by -We booked same again for our next year trip already. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:30 pm

No 13 burnt down in 2001 and was refurbished then.
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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:50 pm

Elsa, Unit 4 has a bedroom with a double bed plus 2 single beds in the lounge area. Loads of space and a big bathroom!!
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Re: Night Drive - Talamati Camp

Unread postby LionWhisperer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:00 pm

I don't think that Talamati offers Night Drives. However, I have done 3 Sunset Drives at Talamati and I would recomend them highly.

Its an awesome area, good guides and usually very good sigtings on Sunset Drive along with Great Views.

Between the 3 Sunset Drives we have seen, a pride of Lions on a kill, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, and some really special sightings like Side Striped Jackal, Serval, White taled Mongoose and 2 herds of Sable.

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Re: Best Unit in each Camp.

Unread postby Mohsin » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:47 pm

Hey.

My favorite cottage in number 1 at talamati. Its close to the hide and there are usually great animals by their hide.

But I would also go for biyamiti number 15.
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Re: Talamati camp baboons

Unread postby umtali1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:47 am

Jen wrote:We stayed there in June 2011 and had no problems with the Baboons. They slept in the trees just near our cottage (no 3) but moved off at dawn.
The monkeys were more of a problem !!!!


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Just back from two weeks in the Kruger.
Baboons appear not to be a problem at Talamati following the fitting of key locks to patio doors.
One family of monkeys not deterred by plastic snakes.
Catapult next time.

Baboons are most definitely a problem at Tshokwane.
Take one mouthful out box at a time and close box rapidly and hide it.
Staff there need catapults.

Brilliant holiday.
Five leopards, lots of lions, even two porcupines, roan antelope and a group of FIVE Lichtenstein's Hartebeest :dance: female boomslang in a tree and lots more.

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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby squirrel81 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:42 pm

Dear all :gflower:
TALAMATI - I wonder if one can help me with a certain unit.
There is only one unit with the code GC6E
Which Unit No. is that ??
Regarding SanPark it is with a "River View" (I know that the River which is there is normally dry).
It has a bit higher rate than GC6.
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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Caracal Queen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:24 pm

squirrel81

the unit you mean at Talamati is number 13 -I call it the posh house as it's so lovely!
It has a big open plan kitchen / living space in the middle that opens onto an uncovered stoep. There are 2 large double bedrooms, each with a bathroom, and as they are on opposite sides of the house they are very private from each other.
It is quite far from the camp waterhole, so not many people walk by outside.
The waterhole is also fabulous - have seen leopard there and have also had really good sunset drives from camp.
Only thing to watch out for is sometimes baboons in camp-keep your doors and windows closed if they are still visiting.
Will be there myself in October - can't wait!!

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Recommended Cottage in Talamati

Unread postby marionelspeth » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi, We are staying at Talamati for 3 x nights in May - I saw a previous message that indicated that Talamati cottage No 1 is really nice. I emailed the camp and they advised that cottage number 1 is type GC6. I have booked a smaller cottage CO4 which covers Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7. I would really appreciate advice on which is the best out of smaller Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7 - Thanks for your help - I love this forum - Happy Easter, Marion :P

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Re: Recommended Cottage in Talamati

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:03 pm

Welcome to the forum Marion.

The cottages are strung out in a long line, and for some strange reason, the entrance faces the back of the next one. The lower the number the closer to the waterhole and hide.
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Re: Talamati Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue May 20, 2014 3:45 pm

Welcome to the forums, Gerry.

Please also read PietSkiet's 8) Having a beer at Talamati for more info.

PietSkiet wrote:Talamati is absolutely amazing. We started the fire around 18h00 and shortly after the Scops owls started to provide music for the night.
When we initially booked, the two small boys would have gone along so we booked a CO4 cottage, which meant my brother and I had to share the bunkbed seeing that we are the youngest. He woke me up at 2h00 with terrifying snoring that I am not used to. Knowing that I was not going to fall asleep any time soon I went to sit in the hide. I was there for about an hour, and it was one of the most relaxing and soul soothing hours I ever experienced in my life.
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Re: Talamati Camp

Unread postby nightjar » Tue May 20, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi Gerry,

Spent a few days at Talamati earlier this month. It is a very restful camp and the accommodation is really nice. All the units are along the perimeter fence where it overlooks a dry river bed with many large shady trees. There are a wide variety of birds (and a lot of monkeys) in the camp. We did not see many animals at the waterhole this time, but a large herd of buffalo stayed in the area the whole time we were there. I think the waterhole will be better in November when it should have been drier for longer. On a previous visit in August, Lion and Rhino were drinking there and Sable were often visible from the hides.

I am sure you will have a great time.

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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu May 22, 2014 7:21 am

Gerry, the accommodation is really very comfortable. It reminds me of the holiday homes we would sometimes go to as children. It is also a camp where a lot of time could be spent at the bird hide, or watching the waterhole.

It is well known for its Sable sightings. I had a lovely wild dog sighting close to the camp.
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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby squirrel81 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:10 pm

I am curious over the unit number for GC6 E, too.

I understood GC6D to be Unit 13 ... so if D=13, which is E?


Dear Zivvy&Muffin,
in the meantime I stayed in GC6 E and can tell you that it is the No. 10. It is a newer unit with 2 sleeping rooms, 1 bath with tube and 1 bath with shower. In the middle you will find the kitchen and the living room. The terracce is a bit smaller than at the other accommodations. The view is not really a river view, there is a lot of green inbetween and the river is normally dry. But what makes it really special is the fact that only unit no. 11 and no. 9 have a bit of a look onto the terrace of no. 10. So it is more private than the other accommodations in Talamati. We enjoyed it.

We had again a booking for that unit in March 14 but had to move to Mopani because of the horrible rains at that time. What a pitty !

I hope I could be of help, greetings, Brigitte
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Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:20 pm

ilovenationalparks wrote:Can anyone tell me how long it will take to get to the camp from the kruger gate.


I would say close to five hours if you take the gravel turn off close to Tshokwane. That is a fairly conservative estimate, going at about 30km/hr.
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