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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:42 pm

Grantmissy wrote:Does anyone know which is the better of the two categories - the GC6 or the GC6D or are they the same and anyone of the two is good for 5 people? Not sure what the D means. Thank you :thumbs_up: .
As far as I know the D stands for a double bed in one of the bedrooms whereas the other will only have single beds.
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Re: Camping at Skukuza

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:26 pm

You cannot request specific camp sites for Skukuza ... it is a 'choose from what is available' camp.
There are many level camping areas, under shade, but not really next to the fence.
The sites next to the fence are on a bit of a slope, and we have a Conqueror Commander, and it was strained to get level :lol:
Just back from the fence though there are level sites, on terraces, and you might be lucky to get three together.
Early June is not yet school holidays, so I advise you to try get to the camp around 9am ... by then most who are moving out that day have left and there is the biggest selection of sites available.
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Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions

Unread postby ossendryver » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi

I have been asked to book for 4 people including myself at cottage over looking the river in Skukuza camp.

There are the following options:
Absa Guest House (GAB)
Moni Guest House (GMS)
Guest Cottage (GC4V)
Nyathi Guest House (GNY)
Waterkant 1 Guest House (GW1)
Family Cottage (GW2)

From the map I see these are all the bigger cottages that fit 4 people and are on the river.

I want to know, which are the best in terms of game viewing?
What are your experiences?

Are all of the above mentioned on the river?

And in your opinion which guest house in the whole of Skukuza would you choose for best game viewing?

Photos would help a lot!

Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions

Unread postby lion queen » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:42 pm

We've stayed over the years in all of the GC4V. They are really super and on the river.

Two bedrooms, two bath rooms, inside kitchen and sittingroom. Table and chairs outside on the stoep.

It's in a very quiet part of Skukuza and we've seen some animals next to the fence and on the opposite bank of the river. Many evenings you can hear the leopards calling.

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Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:24 pm

The GC4V's are great for 4 persons, bedrooms in my view a little tight, but nice living area with open plan kitchen and verandah.
Of the larger ones, Waterkant is nice and private, while Monis is more centrally located with rather superb view.

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Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions

Unread postby shrew » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:15 pm

I have been lucky over the years to stay in the following guest houses and cottages, so can advise you.
1) Monis Guest house, great view and centrally situated close to Restaurant and shops but still feel far from the crowds. great for 4 plus people
2) Elsie Clark, super view and the pick of the bunch, great for 4.
3) Waterkant 1 superb view, total privacy, better than Elsie Clark if more than 4
4) Waterkant 2 was ok, no real view, have to go onto Waterkant 1 lawn for view, would pick as my last choice of the above.

All are good units and you will not be disappointed in any of them.

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Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions

Unread postby Elmar » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:28 am

The best accommodation in Skukuza (in my view) is GC 6 and GW 2 (Waterkant 2). Both have excellent river views. GC6 has a very nice lapa outside. But for privacy nothing can beat GW2 - its a gem right in the corner of Skukuza, feels like you are part of the bush. Enjoy!

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby neilo » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi all,

KNP have done some work recently on the decks overlooking the sabie river. There's a walk way, and the decks extend out, under the trees. (also a great spot for viewing green pigeon, Purple crested lourie (touracco ?) Credit where it's due. It's an excellent addition, and a great spot for an afternoon break. Well done KNP :D

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Rooster » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:26 am

Hi All,

I am going to Skukuza next year april and staying in LR2W bungalow.
Is there a specific number that has the best view of the river maybe?
Any tips for the area would help as well because we have never been in this area of the Kruger before.

Thanks :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:16 am

Hi Rooster,
if you have a look at the Map you will see that they are all along the river front so any one of them would be great.
Most, if not all of the roads in the Skukuza area are good for a variety of animals and bird-life.
I like driving the S83 Marula Loop, great scenery and always a feeling something great is right around the corner.
Lake Panic is a wonderful place to spend some time relaxing at and seeing what unfolds before you.
Have a read through this Topic and I am sure you will pick up some great tips, info and advice.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:51 pm

klutzzn wrote:1. the pools are they both available to the guests or is it just the one by the conference centre ?

I don't know of 2 pools I'm afriad :) But there is one I know of at the border of the camping side there in Skuks which is available to all :thumbs_up:

klutzzn wrote:4. Braai facilities, our plan is to do a braai each nigh for supper. I have seen on some posts that not all have braais at the bungalows.

Every bungalow definitely has a braai :thumbs_up:

klutzzn wrote:Because we have such a short time in the park we were thinking of coming in via Malelane and getting to this gate by 10am as we can only check in at 2pm, so it will give us plenty of time to do a good trip around Asfal and up to Skukuza. I'm also worried about the road into Numbi and the other 2 gates there. As we are traveling up on the Sunday 16 Dec 2012 which is a public holiday.
Google maps is saying the distance from Fourways (Johannesburg) to Numbi is 408km at +- 4 hr 42 and to Malelane is 424km at 4h 40 so not to much difference.

I'm not sure why google maps is saying that :hmz: It is a shorter distance and time to Malalane than Numbi :thumbs_up: The road up from Nelspruit to Numbi is terrible with potholes and animals etc.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby fee » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:53 am

Hi
You can use either pool.
I always request unit 181 which is near the shops, and easy access to the river.
Its also not a far walk to the pool. 185 is a bit closer to the camping site and can get a little noisy at night

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby roo1a » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:58 pm

Hello Skukuza experts,
My parents and I will be visiting Skukuza for the first time in April. We are wondering which of the 3 person bungalows--BE3, BG3E, BD3--have the nicest/quietest/most beautiful location. I went a long way back through the forum to see if I could find a discussion but didn't find much! From looking at the map, I have trouble telling which would be nicer. All of the guest houses for 4 people along the river are booked our night (seems like it might have been worth it for the riverside locations). If the location is significantly nicer, we might also consider the "semi-luxury" LB3s, which I gather are also not on the river, but rather by the conference center.

Thoughts?

Thank you!

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Hi there roo1a,
I am not really a Skukuza expert but can if you have a look Here you will be able to have a look at some pics of the bungalows types you are wanting to book.
Hope you find the right one for you and your parents and have a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:04 pm

If you have a look at the Map
you will see a few BD2E's on the left bottom, #'s 3,4,5,6
The E just means that the verandas are enclosed with a wire mesh.
Can be useful to keep the monkeys and mozzies at bay!
As far as I can see those seem to be the only ones.

I don't think there is much to choose between them.

Look Here for views of #6.
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