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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Rodger asked us to post this pic that he took:

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This Elephant no more in the camp now, food for him is everywhere.


Thanks Rodger :thumbs_up:

We camped there when the ellie was coming into the camp. At night the rangers patrolled the fence.
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat May 12, 2012 9:53 am

Rodger send these pics for you guys:

Thats the track near the Gate, I was the first person to see that in the morning, after drive to a confluence lookout point to check out there I found nothing, after back to the camp.



Lion spoor just outside camp:
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This is like a joke,when I take the people of site in the afternoon,to show them a lion track we found the Elephant the at the same spot where it was a lion track

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat May 12, 2012 8:14 pm

Some more pics for you guys from Rodger:

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N31:
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N34:
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Son godin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:55 pm

tent dwellar,

Yes thats Mooiplaas. Not sure where Rodger were hiding, but the elies comes in often for a picnic. :twisted:

Here is another shot of an elie hinding behind the kitchen area

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:10 pm

More pics from Rodger:

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barred owl - tsendze by ForumAdmin, on Flickr

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:54 pm

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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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:19 am

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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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:17 pm

HI everyone,

Just a reminder for anyone looking to see what the various sites at Tsendze are like. :D

Also more wonderful pics and descriptions in here of the camp, sites, pros and cons, info and advice.
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:03 am

You will most probably be spared from noisy neighbours at site # 3 as it is probably the most private and in great demand from Tsendze fans .
When I was last at Tsendze I observed several campsites with unattended off road caravans & trailers parked apparently as if ready to be hooked to the tow vehicle .
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Tobieo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:39 pm

We are camping here in January, is mosquitoes a problem?
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Foxy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:50 pm

Always assume mosquitoes are a problem especially in the summer months. Take precautions against them.

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Re: Tsendze Recommended Campsites

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:50 pm

No 21 has got very nice shade. No's 27 and 28 are good for larger group (as well as 5 and 6)
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Re: Tsendze Recommended Campsites

Unread postby redwingstarling » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:42 pm

Here's the link to the Tsendze campsite (with numbers) to give you an idea.
The nice thing about Tsendze is that it's got a lot of bush, so practically every site is private.
Alternatively, try to get hold of the camp attendant Rodger Hobyane (I think he's on the forum) and I'm sure he'll be happy to make a recommendation.

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ca ... sendze.jpg

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:47 am

Hi there Super Mongoose! My first choice would be site no 6 - on the fence and lots of wonderful shade. Asked for it for our upcoming visit in December but it was already taken. So we settled for our second choice no 26.
I would not recommedn no 25 - almost no shade. :D

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread postby Son godin » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Super Mongoose wrote:Hey Foxy and Naomi, thanx for the info...

I confirmed #26 today - the only ones already taken were #3 and #6.....

Has anyone stayed at Tsendze for more than a week, if so, please give me some advise. :pray: :pray:


Hi Super Mongoose,

I've stayed there for 10 days and mainly used a battery system. The one is connected to the fridge and other one in the car for the smaller fridge. We have a battery charged system in the car and that ensure the battery gets charged regurlary. A battery will not last a week therefor we swapped around every 4th day.

Another tip is too keep your meat in the communal fridge, but check that its working. We found that some-one had closed the gas and the fridge started defrosting. Rodger is a great help so ask him if found that its not working.

Luckily Mopani is very close for stocking up on drinks or to get something to eat. You can also use the swimmimg pool there.

Although no monkeys in the camp you need to ensure your tent / trailer is closed. The tree-squirrels invaded our trailer chewing on the plastic holders and even toothbrushes that were in our toiletry bags. Luckily they could not get to the food.

Thje gate rule is very simple - open and close it yourself. After closing make sure the chain is around the post so that elephants won't be able to push it open. They often pass the camp and may try to enter.

Last I think is to ensure you pack in torches. The bathrooms do have lights running on solar power, but its possible that the batteries ran flat.

Hope you enjoy your time there.
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