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 Post subject: Re: Self catering in Skukuza bungalows
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:03 am 
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Hi VicRob,

Have a look here

This is a photo of one of those units taken by roaneric

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The oven thing is the build in braai........................ :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Self catering in Skukuza bungalows
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Welcome to the forums VicRob.

We stayed in one of the Semi Luxury riverside jobs last yea at Skukuzar, and as already said they definitely have hot plates and a braai.

I must just say that for the money you don't really get any more facilities than a standard bungalow, other than it was a bit bigger, and had a TV, which I DID NOT want!! That is not what Kruger is about in my opinion.

We also had no wardrobe!!! Not a huge problem, just weird, as the standard ones all have wardrobes.

Having said that, the river view with all the animals coming and going was amazing!!

Hope you have a wonderful time.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Does anyone know which is the better of the two categories - the GC6 or the GC6D or are they the same and anyone of the two is good for 5 people? Not sure what the D means. Thank you :thumbs_up: .
As far as I know the D stands for a double bed in one of the bedrooms whereas the other will only have single beds.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Hi all you avid campers... :tongue:

We will be camping at Skukuza from 1st - 9th June. This will be our first stay at Skukuza and reading all the threads re: Skuks it looks like it will be awesome :dance:

We have booked 3 campsites (just in case) as there will be 2 conqueror offroad trailers and 2 rather large tents. (8 peeps in total).

I am calling on all the experts to advise on the 3 most level & shadiest camp sites in a row. Preferably next to the fence but anywhere will do. (Will just be awesome to be back in KNP :lol:) The most important criteria is for the 3 sites to be next to each other. :rtm:

Are we able to request specific site number through reservations (like you can at Tsendze)?

I eagerly await your suggestions... :whistle: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Hi Pickled Pig

You cannot request specific camp sites for Skukuza ... it is a 'choose from what is available' camp. There are many level camping areas, under shade, but not really next to the fence. The sites next to the fence are on a bit of a slope, and we have a Conqueror Commander, and it was strained to get level :lol: Just back from the fence though there are level sites, on terraces, and you might be lucky to get three together. Early June is not yet school holidays, so I advise you to try get to the camp around 9am ... by then most who are moving out that day have left and there is the biggest selection of sites available.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Hi Dinky Bird,

Thanks for your words of wisdom... pity we cannot pre-select sites :( . Will take your advice and get to the camp for 9 am. Of course it does mean leaving Jo'burg before the birds awaken :shock:

Already counting down the nano seconds until our trip..... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza
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Just to support what C21111 has said - please do report incidences as they happen to the number provided. And then also do follow up with feedback. This way the complaints are recorded and monitored. See here.

I noted in the last Annual Report the number of complaints received was recorded there.

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 Post subject: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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Hi

I have been asked to book for 4 people including myself at cottage over looking the river in Skukuza camp.

There are the following options:
Absa Guest House (GAB)
Moni Guest House (GMS)
Guest Cottage (GC4V)
Nyathi Guest House (GNY)
Waterkant 1 Guest House (GW1)
Family Cottage (GW2)

From the map I see these are all the bigger cottages that fit 4 people and are on the river.

I want to know, which are the best in terms of game viewing?
What are your experiences?

Are all of the above mentioned on the river?

And in your opinion which guest house in the whole of Skukuza would you choose for best game viewing?

Photos would help a lot!

Thanks for all your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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We've stayed over the years in all of the GC4V. They are really super and on the river.

Two bedrooms, two bath rooms, inside kitchen and sittingroom. Table and chairs outside on the stoep.

It's in a very quiet part of Skukuza and we've seen some animals next to the fence and on the opposite bank of the river. Many evenings you can hear the leopards calling.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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Dear Bert,

Yes, the GC4V's are great for 4 persons, bedrooms in my view a little tight, but nice living area with open plan kitchen and verandah. Of the larger ones, Waterkant is nice and private, while Monis is more centrally located with rather superb view.

Best wishes!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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Hi Bert

I have been lucky over the years to stay in the following guest houses and cottages, so can advise you.
1) Monis Guest house, great view and centrally situated close to Restuarant and shops but still feel far from the crowds.great for 4 plus people
2) Elsie Clark, super view and the pick of the bunch, great for 4.
3) Waterkant 1 superb view, total privacy, better than Elsie Clark if more than 4
4) Waterkant 2 was ok, no real view, have to go onto Waterkant 1 lawn for view, would pick as my last choice of the above.

All are good units and you will not be dissapointed in any of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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I have stayed in the GC4V's, Ossendryver and loved the view and sightings from there. :D
Magnificent and humbling experience to have elephants so near that you could actually have touched them.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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Thanks!

I just took a look at the photos of the view from the Elsie Clark looks awesome!

So in the mean time it's between the Elsie Clark, Moni, Guest Cottages and Nyathi. AND availability!

Thanks for all the replies!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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go for the GC4V. Stayed in these several times. Excellent value, plenty of space for 4, well equipped, fab view, always something wonderful going on along the fence line which is right in front of you. All in all, lovely accommodation and a quiet area of the camp. We have had elephant and buffalo within touching distance plus hyena and various bok all putting on an amazing show for us - just for us!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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The best accommodation in Skukuza (in my view) is GC 6 and GW 2 (Waterkant 2). Both have excellent river views. GC6 has a very nice lapa outside. But for privacy nothing can beat GW2 - its a gem right in the corner of Skukuza, feels like you are part of the bush. Enjoy!


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