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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby kellyee21 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Thanks Elsa. I did have a look at the page you give, it's hard to tell much about the BD4s. But it sounds like I can probably just put this on my not to do list, sounds like probably whatever one we get will be fine. Thanks !

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi everyone. I don't suppose any of you know how long the trail is at Mopani rest camp?
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Stephens.L » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:24 pm

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Please note that we do not have a trail which starts at Mopani. However, since Shingwedzi was closed after the floods we have decided to move Mphongolo Trails to Mopani until the situation is back to normal. If you are referring to Mphongolo Trails;The trail stretches over 4 days and three nights, with departures every Wednesday and Sunday between 1 February - 30 November. . See below link for more information on our trails http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/to ... efault.php
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks Stephens. I was referring to the little trail in the camp though - isn't there one along the perimeter?!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby arks » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:27 pm

I've no idea how long that little 'trail' is, but it likely won't take you more than an hour at most to walk it, depending of course on what you see. When I walked it (a few years ago), I saw a pair of ellies quite close and watched them for quite some time as they seemed indifferent to (tho aware of) my presence. I also saw quite a variety of birds, including giant kingfishers. I found the walk very enjoyable!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:04 am

Wow thanks arms - it sounds amazing. Can one get quite close to the water for hippo ans crocodile pics?
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby H. erectus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:01 pm

arks wrote:I found the walk very enjoyable!



Indeed it is. The best part of it is, trying to establish the
end of it. Ended up in the swimming pool area!!!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Cape of Storms » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi Guys I could only secure unit 52. FF6V - 12 and 43 already taken. Has anyone stayed here before and is the view on the dam a good one?

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elmar » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Anyone stayed in unit nr 45 (FF6V) before? Judging from the map it is slightly in front of nr 43, so I was wondering why 43 is preferred. Thanks!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:58 pm

We have only stayed in #43 and just recently # 11, I had requested 12 but that was being renovated.
but I should imagine all the perimeter ones will have a good view over the dam.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Porridge » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:31 pm

CoS, I've been there before. A really nice unit, view of the extreme right of the dam, and the best genet and legevuan sightings ever!!! (be ready though. The genets are damned fast) You definitely won't hate it.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby wheckroodt » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:05 pm

The trail inside the camp, does get close to the fence just below the restaurant, all depends on how close the animals will come and how full the dam is. Very pleasant walk, the Shipandani hide is great to view hippos from the causeway. Will be in Mopani in a few days time.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby H. erectus » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:24 pm

The beauty of this trail ending, leaves one staring at a
luxurious pool environment,. Had to clamber through the
fence though in order too soak the bod, in heavenly affair,
with that pool!!!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Porridge » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:18 pm

It's about 1.4 kilometers, but walking the actual trail is challenging as it's not obvious at times. It's still really fun though, and you'll love it.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby wheckroodt » Sat May 03, 2014 9:47 am

Best road to Phalaborwa from Gauteng is via Pietersburg. Mopani and Olifants don't have camp sites as they both have camping camps close by. Tsendze for Mopani which is a very rustic camp site and then Balule for Olifants, made a bit further due to low water bridge being damaged by floods. Both have no electricity but do have freezers where you can store your meat. Balule also has a few rondawels(no power). As camping sites both Balule and Tsendze are very popular.
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