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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:13 am 
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Here is a link to the map, hopefully it will open in full.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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In May I saw Sables in Voortrekker road... well camouflaged... but still Sables :wink:
I like Mestel waterhole and Shilthave... and got lost in Fayi loop :lol: even with an help :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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anne-marie wrote:
and got lost in Fayi loop :lol: even with an help :redface:
Not difficult to get lost in that area, I recall driving a couple of times around some of the loops unintentionally! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I always get lost on Fayi loop :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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Thanks lesego, we all await their feedback.
Ditto all said....DONT FEED THE ANIMALS!!!
Make sure litter is securely dispossed of.!
Educate everyone that you meet.

Although I dont know how often you have to shout, sing, make posters etc saying DONT FEED THE ANIMALS, yet people continue to do so!!! :slap: :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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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: Primate Problem @ Pretoriuskop
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Anyone tried a photo of a leopard? On a recent trip, I stuck a huge poster of a leopard to the tent door. We walked a distance from the tent to see what the reaction would be. The monkeys casually approached the tent but when they saw the 'leopard' the bolted for the nearest tree and screamed like mad. But I guess they are way too clever to be fooled forever by the poster and will eventually realize that the imposter holds no threat.

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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
No utensils"

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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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BUt the EB2 Huts does have electric Points and a fridge, right? I booked one of them after the discussion here in the forum about the charging problems.....
I'm staying there tomorrow... :big_eyes:

Braai facilities are avaiblable for EB2 as well, right? :hmz:

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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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