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 Post subject: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:57 am 
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We are staying at these three camps over the first 10 days of September. I have booked a Safari Tent at Punda and BD3's at Letaba and Croc Bridge. Can anyone advise me as to which units I should specifically request? I don't really mind where they put me, but obviously if one does have a choice it makes sense to maximise the experience. Thanks for any suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Try and get any of Tent no 1 - 4 at Punda

Funny, I was going to say tents 5 or 6.......really makes little difference, some of the views are better, other feel more "private"...

In Letaba, if memory serves, the BD3 units have facilities (bathroom/kitchen) but are not on the perimeter? Those would be circles A, and G for sure? Then I would go for circle G, maybe 90 - 92? Just do not get a unit close to the shop. There is a fair amount of traffic in the evening, rather spoils the ambience.

No clue about Croc Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Just watch out for the naughty monkeys at the Punda tents!! :shock:

We stayed 2 nights in tent number one (which is a unit for the disabled) last November, and had a visit both nights!! :wall:
We are fairly "park wise", so had no problems, but despite our friendly warnings, the people in the tent next door lost all their braai meat for 3 days!!

That said, it was a wonderful stay!!
Your individual deck will overlook a lovely wooded area, and various birds come and perch in the nearby trees. They are so close you can almost touch them!! We spotted several species that we'd never seen before!!

Apart form the unwanted vervets, we also had visits from a steenbok, warthogs, a gennet, and a scrub hare.

Can't help with Letaba and Lower Sabie..............other than to say they are both very nice camps.

Hope you have a wonderful trip with awesome sightings. :thumbs_up:

Look forward to hearing all about it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:30 pm 
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For many years (30+) we always stayed at number 9 Croc.Bridge. This was when my late husband was doing the booking. However now that I go up on my own I have discovered that number 17 is the best, best unit. Right on the corner, can see so much in the evening. Have a wonderful time. Have only stayed once at Punda, but I think most of their tents are superb.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi all !!!

I am currently packing for kruger and will be arriving next weekend. Excited !!

May I ask if irons and ironing boards are available at Satara, Skukuza and Berg en Dal ?

Thank you !! This will help my packing.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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I've never seen any..............but I maybe didn't look hard enough. :shock:

If you are not camping your unit should have a patio table, so that can double up as an ironing board.

Having said all that.............it is the bush....do you need to be doing ironing? :hmz:
I promise you the animals won't mind!!! :thumbs_up:

Joking aside.....hope you have a wonderful stay. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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lavy81, welcome to the forum! :clap:
remember there are no foolish questions. :thumbs_up:

We were in the park for a month and I am fairly fastidious but found if you tumble dry your clothes and fold them immediately and while they are still warm they will generally be absolutely fine. :D
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 Post subject: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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We are first visiting south Africa in Marakele, Mapungubwe and Kruger. Can you tell me if there is towels in the bathroom of the rondavels or bungalows?
Frederie, from France. :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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Yep! There are, white ones usually.

You only need to bring your personal gear, like toothbrush and -paste, shampo, for the rest it is like a hotel.

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 Post subject: Re: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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Welcome to the forums Freddie :thumbs_up:

As Duco said, towels are provided for washing, but don't forget to pack your swimmimg towel if you are planning to use the pools that some of the camps have. :thumbs_up:

I do hope that you have a wonderful holiday. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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Thank you very much for your so speed answers. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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It's a pleasure. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Group camping, 2sites
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Our children are currently staying in Australia (4year work contract) but miss Kruger a lot. We have booked 2 camping sites in Pretoriuskop for 5 days in Jan 2013 when they will be back in SA. I believe you can not book specific sites but how can we assure that we will be able to camp together?? Any way of improving the "luck of the draw"? We will be in a small off road caravan and a 4 man tent.

Any suggestions will help :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Tobieo,
the only camp site that can be pre booked is Tsendze currently.
The only advice I can think of, not being a camper myself is to arrive as early as possible and check to see what is available or wait and see who is possibly moving out where there are 2 sites next to each other.
Sorry I can't be of more help.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Tobieo, I agree that the Pretorius Kop swimming pool is great. That includes the lovely shady grounds.

The other camp I would think of is Letaba. I know that it is not exactly known for the greatest sightings, but at that time of the year it would be mega rich in bird life.

I am not sure how far it would be from Pretoria, but I was pleasantly suprised at the drive. I was coming from J'burg, which is a bit futher away.

I find Letaba the camp with the most atmosphere. The trees and grounds are magnificent. The camping is well laid out and extensive. I am sure that it would not be a problem to find space next to each other. It is also clearly demarcated, so there is no over crowding.

I have camped in Letaba once, but stayed over in the permanent tents a few times. It is a camp to be enjoyed. Ancient trees, batouses, the elephant hall, shady walks and the snake like Letaba river... for you, Tobieo, it would be a place to make photographic magic.

Olifants is also not that far away and another scenic drive.

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