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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe Accomodation - Spiders!?
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Hi Jen88,
We stayed in Leokwe for 7 nights in February 2010.
The only visitor in the bedroom was one teeny gheko.
When opening the sliding doors to the braai area at night, and the lights are on, you will invite moths etc, but no creepy crawlies as there is a surrounding wall. That wont stop certain snakes but at least no puffadders. :pray: So switch off the inside lights or burn some insect candles etc.
Go and enjoy, you will never forget the experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe Accomodation - Spiders!?
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:16 am 
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Thanks a lot for all your answers!!
Now I'm really looking forward to our trip to Mapungubwe!


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 Post subject: Leokwe cottages
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Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the CO2/4 and the CO2/4P cottages? The descriptions given are identical ... :wall: Does the P perhaps indicate a perimeter location?

Also, are there any camp maps of Leokwe and the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp?

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 Post subject: Re: Leokwe cottages
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Hi

Accommodation at Leokwe Camp varies from Family cottages and Single Cottages the description given to you is an indication of the choices you can make when making a booking, with regard to the Camp Maps, at this stage we don’t have the layout map of our camps in the park. We will take it upon ourselves to ensure that we make them available.

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 Post subject: Re: Leokwe cottages
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The features of two units are exactly the same, the only differences is that the C02/4p has better view than CO2/4 and has a television.

CO2/4P

has a better view and Television

CO2/4

Has a view but not better as CO2/4P It has none

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 Post subject: Re: mapungubwe visit
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Thanks, Imberbe.

Does anyone have any input about prefered CO2/4P cottages at Leokwe?

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 Post subject: Re: mapungubwe visit
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I have been twice to Leokwe, both times in a one bedroomed cottage capable of sleeping 4. The first time I stayed was with my elderly mother, so we were in a cottage suitable for the disabled. I think it was number 2. The second time I stayed, we stayed in cottage number 6.

I did walk through the camps looking to see if there were any cottages that had no view. As far as I could see, there was only one that seemed to look over another cottage. Sadly, I cannot remember exactly which number it was, but I think that it might have been number 4.

The lower number, number 1 and 2 have the least privacy. This is mainly due to its position close to the pool area. I would definately choose one of the highest numbers which are situated against the cliff area and the futhest away from the common area.

Having said that, Leokwe is a camp that invites solitude. The units are designed to take in the beauty.

The pool area. Lovely first thing in the morning.

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The patio from unit 2.

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Interior of a one bedroomed cottage.

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The bedroom.

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This was taken from the pool area. I was hoping that I would have a picture taking in the whole camp. Sadly not. The units I would recommend would be those nesstled against the "cliffs". They would be the higher numbers.

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 Post subject: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Hi All,

I have booked myself in at Leokwe Rest Camp for a week at the end of May. The plan is that I am looking for a quiet place to study for an exam that I am writing on the 1st of June.

I was basically looking for somewhere with the following characteristics:

Quiet
Aircon
Nice scenery and wildlife to help relax when I am not studying
Self-catering

For people that have stayed here before, can you please advise whether this camp will serve my needs and if so, which units would best suite this purpose?


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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Hi Octavian
Welcome to the forums :thumbs_up:

I have never visited Leokwe Camp :cry: I am sure those that have will respond to your post shortly :) In the meantime have a look here
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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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Hi Octavian and Welcome!

I stayed at Leokwe in April 2012 and found it to be very peaceful indeed. I had (I think) chalet #12, which was very private.

Good luck with your exams and enjoy your stay at Leokwe!

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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How does someone go about requesting a specific room? Can you only do it on arrival, or can I phone them now to do it?


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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on arrival is possible,but maybe a bit late
Best to phone
Reception numbers: (015) 534 7923/24

And yes, its a peacefull place
With great rock pool to refresh mind and soul

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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Hello Octavian :D
What everybody said. All the units at Leokwe are absolutely gorgeous, they all have aircon, are quiet, with beautiful surroundings and all the units are self catering.
You will also have a nice big dining room table to study at with a view onto the patio and beyond.
To take a break you might take a stroll for a dip in the beautiful blue rock pool, as Bert mentioned, or take a short drive to the treetop walk, or to the decks at the confluence for a brisk walk,
or even to the conference centre and a quick visit to the museum. Hope you have enough time to study :lol:
If it was me I wouldn't have time to open a book :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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Octavian I found some more pics and opinions on Leokwe Rest Camp for you.
It looks stunning. Enjoy :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe, place of solitude?
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I would never be able to study my head would be out the window/ door all the time to see the sites.....

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