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Re: waterkant1 guest house

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi Rubicon we stayed there about three years ago, perhaps someone can give a more recent update on the general condition and maintenance of the house itself. We stayed in November last year in the Waterkant 2 cottage next to it and from a distance it looked OK. I am sorry to hear that Keartland is neglected as it is such a nice house.
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Re: waterkant1 guest house

Unread postby Nkulu » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:02 am

Two years ago I wrote that Keartland was neglected and the housekeeping not up to scratch, however we stayed at Waterkant 1, September 2011, and the complete opposite could be said. Housekeeping was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay
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Re: waterkant1 guest house

Unread postby Rubicon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:39 pm

can we fit 10 people in this house?

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Re: waterkant1 guest house

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi Rubicon as far as I remember the house have four bedrooms with two single beds in each room = 8 people. Next to Waterkant 1 is the Waterkant 2 cottage in which 4 persons can sleep and I think the two units form a nice place for a larger group. Enjoy you stay :D
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Re: satara Rudy Frankel Guest House

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon May 21, 2012 10:29 am

ALFEL wrote:From the verandah we saw animals all day and night. A small spotted Genet came onto our lawn one evening.
It is a real treat to stay there.
I agree with that, it is a treat to stay there :thumbs_up:

After we have unpacked on a warm sunny day last week and settled on the veranda in front of the house we were very unexpectedly visited by a very large Mozambiquan Spitting Cobra (I am not exaggerating) that came around the corner uninvited :doh: as we were not ready to receive slithering guests at all :shock: :?.
I witnessed that afternoon two of our aunts who accompanied us on our Kruger visit, who told us in their own words that they are no longer as supple and flexible as they used to be, doing aerobics of olympic medal standards that afternoon to get of out of Ms Cobra’s way.
Although not recommended at all, one of our aunts got, in a flash, on the veranda table without any assistance or any problem at all.
Later that afternoon when we all settled for the usual evening braai we had a good laugh when our aunt told us that the view over the waterhole from a slightly raised point is not bad at all.
But I have never seen a (organised) group of people, myself included, getting in different directions all over the show within a split second at the mere sight of a Ms Cobra :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:
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Re: satara Rudy Frankel Guest House

Unread postby mattmillielibby » Mon May 28, 2012 6:03 am

If as you stated you are actually staying in Wells...then look at this quote about the satara webcam kill recently...

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Posts: 9 Great to see the pics posted of the lion kill at Satara on 15 May. My husband and I were staying in unit G167 right on the fence. I was making early morning coffee at 5.10am when I heard the sound of hooves - ran inside to get a torch only to find a buffalo surrounded by four lions. I had no sooner shone my torch when the largest of the four male lions jumped up onto the buffalo's back. Two of the lion did all the work, while the other two watched from a distance. The buffalo ran with the two lion jumping on it from behind. They ran the buffalo into the fence in front of the Wells Guesthouse a few times and then, the buffalo ran again, this time, in the direction of the webcam in front of the restaurant. The lions pulled the buffalo down in the waterhole and we thought this was the end, but the determined buffalo got up again and charged the lion. The next time they pulled the buffalo down was where it finally died. However, the buffalo was still alive when there was a distant roar from another lion. The buffalo eventually gave up and died about 5 minutes after the lion left. I think the buffalo died of shock and maybe blood loss. The lion all made off except for one, which was eventually driven away by hyenas who settled down to feast. Four of five hyena fed all day, until just after dark when the lion finally returned to take possession of their kill. We watched as they fed, and then a pack of 13 hyena returned at first dawn and the lion left once again. The vultures flocked in behind the hyenas having had a few scuffles with the hyenas over who was going to get the remains. The lions returned that night to what was merely a couple of shiny bones, but guarded them and chewed on them until early the next morning. Really was watching the whole thing come full circle.


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Re: satara Rudy Frankel Guest House

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon May 28, 2012 7:24 am

What an amazing experience MaryMattMillie :thumbs_up:
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Elsie Clarke Skukuza accomodation

Unread postby granny » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:10 am

Could anyone tell me if the Elsie Clark Guest house is worth booking.
It looks really nice, but would appreciate any feed back from people who have stayed there.
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Re: Elsie Clarke Skukuza accomodation

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:26 am

Granny I would say yes, it is worth booking - it is comfortable and has a good view of the river 8)
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Re: Elsie Clarke Skukuza accomodation

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:11 am

Bert agrees , Grantmissy :D
Had the Elsie Clarke cottage twice already
Really love it.
No other accommodation to your right, so its nearly free standing
Only setback is that the Selati is close and once had a noisy evening till 10.00

Good thing is that you can walk to the restaurant
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Re: Elsie Clarke Skukuza accomodation

Unread postby STORMA » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:50 pm

Great location and amazing views. Would book this unit any time again!

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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby ALFEL » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:53 pm

Waterkant 2 is in a wonderful position - stayed there in March 2012 - it has fence on 2 sides and animals are spotted from the lawn. A very sought after cottage

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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:12 pm

Frankel Guest House in Satara

This is happening as we speak!

18th September 2012

10:50pm
5 Lions on buffalo kill which hyenas killed
next to satara fence, can see them from camp opposite frankel guest house in cement dam
Tinged by Nelmari
Reported: 3

21:35pm
5 Lions on buffalo kill which hyenas killed
next to satara fence, can see them from camp opposite frankel guest house in cement dam
Tinged by Nelmari
Reported: 2

21:00 pm
Lions on buffalo kill which hyenas killed
next to satara fence, can see them from camp opposite frankel guest house in cement dam
Tinged by Nelmari

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Re: Satara Camping

Unread postby ossendryver » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:58 pm

A view of it in the Morning
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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby Rubicon » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:44 pm

We stayed at Rhino , waterkant1 and the one at LS. Best view was LS but best over all was waterkant. We booked olifants geust house Nshawu in April for 4 nights , then 4 nights at Frankel at Satara, 4 nights at Absa and 3 nights at Dohethy house. Cant wait.


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