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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:47 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:08 pm 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:22 am 
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Hi Super Mongoose

We've also stayed there for 10 days but in a caravan. Like Son Godin we also used a battery system - the one in the caravan powered the lights and the one in the car kept the off-road freezer going. We are fortunate in that our elderly caravan still has a 3-way fridge so that operated off gas. Last time we were there, our neighbours were running their fridge/freezer and lights from a solar panel/inverter and this seemed to work well.
Believe that Tsendze has had new freezers installed ( about May this year) and that they are more efficient than the old ones.
If you run out of supplies either go to Mopani or,better still, take a leisurely trip into Phalaborwa - it's a nice round trip for a morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Hey PNF, SG, H and DB!

Thanx for the great tips, never been to Tsendze and I'm so excited!

Seems the number one thing is power, we will have to get another battery for the trailer. Skillie was looking at solar panel things and maybe it is worth while investing, since we are planning to tour Namibia in 2014 and that will come in handy.

Thanx SG, did not think that squirrels will want to use our toothbrushes :hmz: :hmz: and that we might shower with an ellie if we don't shut the gate properly!

I know sightings will be less than our recent trip to Satara, but this time we want to relax and watch the birds!

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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We also have a new freezers for you now,we changed an old ones,the new freezers is working perfectly,you will love it,come and enjoy the nature with us,Tsendze is here for you,

am still on leave until the 15 Dec

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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DinkyBird wrote:
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Skillie was looking at solar panel things and maybe it is worth while investing,
We are going to look at that too so we are not restricted power wise.

When it is terribly hot, as March could still well be, we find, even with a dual battery system in our off road van the fridge/freezer just made it over a week - using lights very sparingly. One can swop batteries around as SG suggests too.


Thanx DB, agree it would be nice not to be restricted power wise. Yes, I'm sure we could still melt in March, but I want to see the migrating birds before they fly North for the winter.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:12 pm 
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A very good evening again great people, last night, lions was singing near the camp, each and everyone in the camp was enjoying the sound, the lions was just at Mopani camp on the last 4 days
and at the Shongololo road between Pioneer and Shipandani hide people saw Leopard with two cubs,

End of today's sightings,
Have a gr8 evening lovely people,

Rodgerh @ Tsendze Rustic Campsite in Kruger National Park,waiting for you to come and enjoy the bush,you are welcome this festive season.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Elsa wrote:
That sounds wonderful Rodger and I am sure all your visitors will be looking forward to seeing those great sightings! :thumbs_up:

They will be happy yes Elsa,but people who saw the lions at Mopani,I can say lot of them from the camp,but leopard,only 4 sites here at Tsendze.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:20 am 
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This is what makes Tsendze so special:

Good evening here and out there great people,as I did promise that 15 I will be at the camp Tsendze,am in now,not much Mopani warms this time here at Tsendze,please come and enjoy the bush with us here at Tsendze,sightings of today,two lions near Mopani camp,

Have a great night good people out there,I still love you all out there.


Roger may you and Elinah also experience a blessed festive season.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:05 am 
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Happy Christmas everyone out the,now is the time celebrate this time of the day,a very special one indeed,

@Meandering Mouse,you are very welcome on the 28 of Dec here at Tsendze,come and feel the bush with us MM,@H.erect,am great mate and how is you out there budy,I did ask her about your lens cap,she said she left the camp on the 29th going to Skukuza,she didn't find it as she left before you,but I will find out who was here after her H.erectus,so that I will that person mate,@ glmsmit,thanks alot glmsmit,and also have a special day with your family out there glmsmit,my God bless you in everything out there.

Feedback for yesterday,Leopard close to the camp inn the morning here at Tsendze campsite,also people from site 4an9 they saw a leopard same one,lions was bzy roaring last night and this morning,3scops owl in the day time yesterday,and one barred owlet in the evening,end of the sightings of yesterday,

Have very-very special day of the 25 December,Christ-Christmas day.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
To Roger and Elina,
Thank you, thank you, thank you :D
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
You are both a credit to Kruger.
I will be back, there is no doubt about that.

Thanks a lot meandering M, also to you, you so special to us, you always so special here at Tsendze, please call again soon MM and your family,

@ Ralph Vv thanks for visiting Tsendze and your family, I hope you arrived well at Balule today, enjoy your stay also there, it is always great to see you here at Tsendze, have a great evening there at Balule.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Rodger and Ellina, thank you so much for your kindness,friendliness and excellent attitude! You two are TRUE Kruger Champions!!! We have seen Leopard in Tree, Lionesses with cubs, 5 Cheetahs playing together.... But visiting Tsendze and meeting you were definately one of the highlights of our trip! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, and for adding your special blend of Kruger Magic to our experience.... Kindest regards, Ralph Mario and Juan.

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