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 Post subject: Re: Is Tsendze save for small children?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:48 am 
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I don't think you are being paranoid at all - just a caring, responsible mum! :D
I haven't stayed at Tsendze so can't speak of it specifically but I think that there may only be a slightly higher chance than normal of encountering snakes or spiders for example, due to the camp being more rustic and more intimate with the bush (if you get what I mean). My thinking is that normal close supervision of a young child will be sufficient - but don't let vigilance turn too much to worry which could spoil your enjoyment :wink:
Just my thoughts. Hopefully a seasoned Tsendze camper can set you straight :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Is Tsendze save for small children?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:00 am 
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Welcome to the forums Leoni :thumbs_up:

I have also not stayed at Tzenze, but it's my understanding, that snakes and spiders etc, are just as likely to be found in Skukuza as a rustic camp.............both are in Africa, and both are in the bush, even though Skuks is larger and more populated. A snake does not know the difference (other than one will be quieter I suppose)

I am very phobic with snakes and spiders, and each Kruger visit, I worry that I will be sharing my bungalow with one of them, but so far so good!!

Keep vigilant and watch where you step, but if you want to stay at Tzendze, then go for it!! :thumbs_up:

Hope you have a wonderful trip. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:42 am 
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LeoniM wrote:
We are regulars in Kruger : do you think that it is to dangerous to take a small child (21 Months) to such a rustic camp? Or are mommy beeing paranoid?? :redface:

We also have children here at the camp with 12 to 24 months now,
they are all well, you are very welcome with your 21 Months old baby, feel free to come to Tsendze Rustic Campsite LeoniM, even vervet Monkeys and baboons here at Tsendze nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:34 pm 
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thanks for giving me a yellow reborn, as from tomorrow I will be putting it on My car,to show all the forum mates on the road that,am also take part on the forum, thanks a lot TD.
Good for you Rodger! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Most of you who are active on this thread already love Tsendze and it's not hard to see why.
It really is the nicest campsite in the park, for so many reasons.
We had another really successful visit last month.
Watching Rodgers and Elina worry whenever people who are booked in to one of 'their' sites don't return to camp by closing time, it occurred to me to put out a request here.
If you get side-tracked, or decide to visit friends at Phalaborwa, or don't intend to return one night for whatever reason, PLEASE let Rodgers &Elina - or even Mopani reception - know.
You've no idea the worry you will save them.
Most camps won't know if you're back or not, but at Tsendze the staff check that all their chickens are back in the hok.
If they're not, they worry that you may be stranded somewhere.
That's something special and we should cherish it.

For 12 of the reasons I love Tsendze see http://roxannereid.weebly.com/1/post/20 ... -tops.html .
You can add your own reasons to the list too, if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:21 pm 
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A little story that left me redface at Tsendze.
My husband and I visited last year (in winter) , but to save costs we traveled with family but could not stay the whole week, to travel back to Pretoria by bus.
After a special request (with the section ranger) to leave the camp at 5h30 we would travel to Phalaborwa to take the bus.

Rodger said he would not be there as he would be on a morning walk, but that he would leave the gate open.

We were at the gate at 5h20 waiting for Rodger.
We waited and waited. I was already stressed about this bus trip.
No Rodger, we waited. eventually at 06h45 other cars arrived.
We told them our story.
Some guy walked to the gate and pushed it open.

Rodger just left it closed to fool the animals.
Needless to say we missed our bus.
We traveled behind the bus all the way to Gravelotte.
There we could show the bus driver that we needed him to stop.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Time always drags along when least needed,
yet when not, it flashes past, so nothing better
than a cuppa from the bonnet of the Kruger
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Just to be able to put hands to that chain is
an awesome feeling!!!

Hah Cannot wait!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Almost sure one of them owls winked at me
as I passed by!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Hey guys, a pic from Rodger for you all!

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double barred owlet by ForumAdmin, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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More pics from Rodger:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Dear Rodger and Elina

We had a most wonderful time at Tsendze last week. It was perfect and the elephants and lion roars kept us all awake. There is the most wonderful atmosphere in the camp, an intimacy with nature, which made us all sad to leave Tsendze.

We will visit again and it was great to chat to you Elina!

Regards

Freddie


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Hi everyone, great people out there,

The owls still at the camp,when you pay a visit here, meet me Rodgerh,
I will take you to the hidden place of the owls, yesterday after duty I went out the camp, I drove down towards Phalaborwa site, just 12 kilometers after the Letaba low water bridge, just next to the road, I found 4 lions killed a Kudu,
when I take my camera, pointing at the lions, my camera was not having a battery inside, I forgot the battery at the house,
I did have plan that time, it was lot of cars, I learned a lot to prepare my bush tools in time.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Hi everyone,
I need some information and would appreciate some help.
We will be camping on # 27 and 28 in January next year (5 nights) in an off road caravan and tent.
Anybody with some photos of the sites?
How level are they, is rain water a potential problem (> than normal) it will be hot so we need shade but the sun for fixed solar panel, this possible?

Any other relevant info will be HIGHLY appreciated :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:20 am 
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I think there was oodles of info some of which has been edited out of this thread ...

As far as I recall 27 & 28 do not offer much shade . They are quite level .

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:19 am 
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We have been to Tsendze twice - have camped on no 6 and no 26. Both are great and on the fence.
If I have to choose between the two I will go for no 6.
Has by far the best shade.
A bit far away from the ablutions - ablution block right opposite no 26.
Booked again for December :dance: :dance: on 26 as 6 was already taken!


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