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 Post subject: Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:14 am 
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Hi All,
We have nights booked at Satara and Mopani in Bungalows BD2V and BD4.
They both have 'hotplate' listed as the cooking option.
I take it this is an electric element type cooker and it's not what you would class as a real BBQ or Braai.

My question is are there communal Braai facilities (wood or charcoal) available in these camps as we very much want to have a Braai each evening to truly appreciate the African experience?


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 Post subject: Re: Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:36 am 
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Hi Swifty :D and welcome.
There are braai's at each cottage/bungalow in addition to the stove/hot plate.
It is also possible to buy everything you need from the camp shops (charcoal/wood/firelighters) to have a first class braai experience.

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 Post subject: Braai facilities
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:18 pm 
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I've just managed to squeeze in a booking for the Easter weekend.
Will be staying at Lower Sabie in an EH2 hut and just wanted to find out if these huts have braai facilities or just the use of the communal kitchen.


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 Post subject: Re: Braai facilities
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All units have braai facilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Braai facilities
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Do braai facilities include tongs?

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 Post subject: Re: Braai facilities
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You may find tongs at accommodation units that supply utensils.
These are mostly the more expensive bungalows.
You have to bring your own if you are camping or staying in budget facilities like huts.

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 Post subject: Disposable propane bottles available in the camp stores?
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:17 am 
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I am returning with my family in October.
I'd like to bring my small backpacking stove, which uses green disposable propane bottles.
In the US they are marketed as 16.4 ounce and internet searching tells me that 465gram bottles are available in Europe (same size metric/imperial units).
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I seem to recall seeing these bottles in the camp stores, can anyone confirm this?


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 Post subject: Re: are disposable propane bottles available in the camp sto
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:29 am 
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When I returned to SA from the USA in 2003, I also brought with me my portable (Coleman) campring stove, hoping to find the same type of disposable gas (propane) bottles in SA.
My portable camping stove eventually became a disposable (disposed) camping stove, as I could not find these locally.
Of course, just after I got rid of the stove (it went back to the USA with a backpacker), these disposable bottles became available in SA :wall:
I seem to recall seeing these in some camps in the Park (I guess that was your question, the availability in the Kruger Park Rest Camp stores), but I cannot be sure.
I am off to the KNP in just under a week, so I could check while I am there.
I do know that these types of gas bottles are freely available outside of the park.....

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 Post subject: Re: are disposable propane bottles available in the camp sto
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Hi winnydpu - Disposable cartridges are in fact available .
There are two types - the one like in my pic has a fitment that screws into the stove/lamp , etc and can be unscrewed afterwards with any remaining gas still sealed in the bottle .

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With the other type, the bottle is punctured when screwed in and have to remain attached to the lamp/stove to prevent remaining gas to escape .

I have seen these cartridges in camp shops , but not sure which one it was .

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 Post subject: Coffee makers at main camps?
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15 sleeps to go plus a night on the plane and a night at JNB...

Thinking about my morning caffeine, husband is fine with Coke.
Shall I bring some instant or is there a coffee maker/percolator?
We will be at Lower Sabie tent, Satara and Talamati bushveld, all booked with kitchen facilities.
We were there 3 years ago and I don't recall any actual coffee maker, just a tea pot for hot water.

Would rather not have to bother getting something to go from the restaurant.

I'm a Yank, and like my nice black coffee in the morning. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee makers at main camps?
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Hi there,
no coffee maker I'm afraid, just a kettle/tea pot, so bring your own instant coffee of choice! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee makers at main camps?
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We took along those little Starbucks tubes and used them every morning. Not great coffee but better than none. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee makers at main camps?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:09 am 
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Coffee pots (the plunger type) are available at some of the park shops as is very good ground coffee! Well worth getting if you like a good morning coffee - that is what we did earlier this month and it worked very well.

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 Post subject: microwave oven
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hi dear forumites. does anyone know for sure if there are microwave oven in :
* Skukuza luxury units
* Biyamiti bungalows

Thanks to you all


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 Post subject: Re: microwave oven
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Yes, they are :thumbs_up:

In both camps as well as in Crocodile Bridge camp

In Skukuza in the luxury riverfront bungalows


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