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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Hi
We enjoyed an inforgettable Bush Braai at Satara!! Booked 5 days in advance.
They organized this great experience just for us..(family,4 adults).During the sunset-drive (5-7pm) we saw more than expected..from Lions to Genet, Civet ecc. Our Guides, Mas & Happy, showed us the African Bush in such an impressiv way.
The dinner and ambiance was better than a six-course meal in any six-star hotel! :)
The night-drive back to the camp (50 min.) showed us again more african spice..including a Leopard, but this one was really a beauty!!!
Thanks to Mas and Happy and to the whole kitchen and safety-crew!!!!!

A Bush Braai is not cheap, but it's worth a lot..and in Paradise you pay with your feeling, not with money! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Bush Braai
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:45 pm 
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After much searching I have a few questions - some for general interest and others specific for our stay - any assistance is much appreciated.

1. At the moment which camp is privileged to have enthusiastic and 'wiling to share their knowledge' guides (rangers) that go on their Bush Braai's ?
(I read that there are some truly amazing people :thumbs_up: that are guides e.g John, Gordon, Martie, Bridgeman, and of course Patrick (don't know if he is still at LS)

2. Which camp has an amazing location for their Bush Braai?
We will be staying at Lower Sabie for 3 nights,
Olifants for three nights and
Orpen for one night.
Need to decide which of these camps we should plan a Bush Braai at? Would like it to be all three but a little too pricey to do that.

3. Which camp has the best drive, for sightings and length of drive, to and from the Bush Braai?

4. Can we take our own bottle of wine or a few beers to the Bush Braai? :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Hi Warmsunshine! Welcome and thanks for posting here! :thumbs_up: I actually haven't heard too much abolut bush braais before - always thought it was this group activity that had to be booked for a specific larger group of people. But looking around - it seems individuals or couples can join others, as on any game drive activity, and enjoy a bush braai that is scheduled.

It sounds like a nice thing to do. But I have a few questions - maybe some of the fellow forumites can help out?

1. What time do you usually depart, and return to camp?
2. What are the costs involved?
3. How often and at which camps do they have this?

More specifically - we are possibly planning a short weekend trip next month to Berg en Dal. Anybody knows if they have it and how it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:39 pm 
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In this link is some info
I have been on one at Pretoriouskop..a party of 4...
The cost was approx R1300 If I remember rightly
pictures here
we left around 5pm and got back after 10pm delivered to the door :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai
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Bushbuddies wrote:
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More specifically - we are possibly planning a short weekend trip next month to Berg en Dal. Anybody knows if they have it and how it is?


Hi Bushbuddies

We did the bush braai at Berg en Dal in December 2010. You leave at normal game drive time Have a shortened game drive and then the bush braai . Ecojunkie did the drive for us, you can't ask for more . The food was lovely .
It is quite expensive but I can't really remenber the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai?
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I think about R450 per person We took our own refreshments
Call the camp and book with them. If I remeber correctly they gave me a number to call

Pm Ecojunkie I'm sure she will find out and give you all the info you need :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Warmsunshine, the best way to find out is to contact the camp regarding availability for the bush braai and also the price. As you see the price does vary from camp to camp. Don't know why though... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:56 pm 
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We contacted Skukuza camp and was able to obtain an email address from them. We are a party of 6 and had no problem booking the bush braai. The cost quoted to us is R420 per person.

Jhawktx, the best I can advise is to contact the camp as the person who we emailed gave a different address as the one on the website. It might just be that your email has not been received yet. Good luck! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai?
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Hi we have had about 3bush braais over the years and they were all wonderful with a great evening driver before hand. Most camps need at least 4 and sometimes 6 to prebook. If only 2 of you ask at reception when you arrive. Have a great time. We know we will
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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai?
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We did one a couple of years ago at Berg en dal which was most enjoyable. There was just the 3 of us and we were lucky enough to have ecojunkie as our guide for the evening, which made it even more memorable! If you have any questions about the Berg en dal bush braai's she may be able to help you out.


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Are drinks included in the R420 price per person, of the bush braai?


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Seems like the only drinks included is coffee and tea if I read this page correctly, Bush Braais, it does state on that page that a cash bar is available.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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We ordered the drinks we required (we were not great drinkers) a few beers and savanna's so that the guys knew our preferences and didn't have to cart to much out into the bush..

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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If you contact the camp manager directly it should be possible to arrange a 'special' bush braai. A week ago I drove just 2 guests, and the man had arranged beforehand it was to be only them. Weather did not cooperate......but they still had rose petals on the table etc as requested, courtesy of Stephen Nel and some inventive alternative arrangements in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai from Mopani - should we?
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I think everyone should at least do one bush braai during their lives.

It is a totally different experience and I have had a lovely one from Letaba a good number of years ago.

All food are supplied for you. Then there is a usually a small "cash bar" available. But I am pretty sure that you can take your own drinks and additional snacks. Enquire about that prior to your booking.

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