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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Advise
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Hi Riaan,

I am sure you will have a wonderful time at P-Kop - it really does have a charm of its own.

For what it's worth from our experiences, I would be ready to leave at camp opening and head towards Numbi gate and then take the Albasini road (past Mestel) where we have seen cheetah and serval, turn eastwards along the Doispane road and stop off at Lake Panic. Retrace your route for a while and take the S65 southwards (have had wonderful lion and giraffe sightings along this road), then on to Transport Dam for an hour or so (just never know what will come to drink here, both birds and mammals) then slowly back towards camp calling at Shitlhave and a quick look around the Fayi Loop. That should give you some good sightings for day 1. Day 2 I would try the Fayi loop to start, thern amble along the Voortrekker road, have a break at Afsaal and then go north either on the tar H3 or the sand S114 to check out Biyamiti weir and back to camp via Transport, Shitlhave Dams. We have also been lucky with bird sightings actually in the camp itself. I am sure you will have a fabulous time whichever road you travel.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Advise
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Pretoriuskop is one of our favourite camps, it has the most fabulous pool and last year we saw 7 wild dog about 3km from camp and we were with them for about 20 mins on our own!! :D
we've had fab rhino sightings also
My girls love this area because of the history of 'Jock of the Bushveld'
It may be hard viewing in the summer time but we have had some fantastic sights there.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop rocks!!!!!!!
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KDJ, I am sure if you have a look Here you will be able to get a pretty good idea what the sites are like.
Enjoy your trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
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Can someone please tell me which bungalows have been assigned to the BD2Z range. Much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
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Hi Tollie,

I am not sure if you mean what type and the facilities of that particular bungalow?
but here are the details as per the website.

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Hope it helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
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Here is a link to the map, hopefully it will open in full.

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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Rooie wrote:
Good day all. We will be leaving for Pretoriuskop on 20 April 2012 and this actually came as a shock!!! We encountered lots off problems with Primates during our camping live and now I wonder if we should go??? :hmz:

You must go! Just do as advised and make sure you take all the necessary precautions. :wink:

We thought we had the whole thing of camping baboon proof totally waxed ... but they still beat us at it. You live and learn :P

A lesson that one needs to pack all food containers away, inside. (with windows/doors closed)
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They are not interested in tinned goods :whistle: (even organic, the fussy things!)
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They cannot open a strap around an ammo box ... but they will chuck the box around trying to.
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Haspin staple also beats them ... but again the box gets thrown around and the contents become .... very messy :evil:
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And welcome to the forums Rooie! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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We stayed in P/kop for 2 nights recently and did see a lot of monkeys and some Baboons in camp, even saw some young Monkeys playing and a little baboon joined in with them and played happily for ages. :wink:

The staff were trying to chase them with a catapult but as soon as his back was turned they were back again.

We made sure our doors and windows were closed at all times even when sitting outside on the little verandah, which was just as well as we had a big male Monkey come boldly up to the door several times and peer in, then jump up on the window sills trying each and every window in turn.
He wasn't at all scared of us altho we didn't do anything to aggravate him just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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The real problem primates are the 2-legged ones who visit the area for short periods of time.......

As others have said, until the visitors learn not to feed the animals the problem will recur.

Feeding animals includes being irresponsible about storage of food - leaving car doors and windows open, leaving food unattended, not securing food in lockable containers, etc

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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Surely there are large primate populations at every camp, what with all the easy pickings? In my experience they are incredibly resourceful animals and will go where there is easy food e.g. anywhere humans are!

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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I use the water pistol solution - and only have to appear with it for the monkeys to scatter.

Another solution was to get some 'dracula' teeth when they were on sale around Halloween and then aggressively show them to the nearby monkeys - following their aggression behaviour in other words. Instant response, and even the big guys run from me now!!!! The temporary embarassment was worth it..... I keep the teeth in my pocket, and use them from time to time to reinforce the memory!

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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
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All bedding including towels and soap are provided . . You will have a braai area but must bring your own utensils.

"1 bedroom with 2 single beds
Communal ablutions
Communal Kitchen
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No electric points or Fridge
No Smoking
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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
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ECV hello, we stayed in a hut last July, we found bedding and towels,a small cake of soap and two glasses and two extra blankets, we moved the table and chairs outside so we could sit around the braai and eat, we only stayed for one night but we had a good nights sleep as well as being very warm, hope you have a wonderful visit to the best place on earth

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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
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Hi Helsinki, the EB2 huts have electric points as well as a fridge. Although you have to unplug the fridge to use the electric point. Braai in front of you hut as well. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
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Not to worry Helsinki, the EB2 huts have a fridge and aircon - so there are plugpoints. And every hut has its own braai. :D

Enjoy your trip! :thumbs_up:

(We always take along a multiplug - very handy.)


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