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Unread postby Muhammad » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:12 pm

View from Lebombo,overlooking Nshawu
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Unread postby Muhammad » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:14 pm

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Unread postby Muhammad » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:16 pm

Braai area....my heart aches for this place
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Unread postby iLoveMeerkats! » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:31 am

Wow, Thanks Muhammad. It looks beautiful.

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Nyathi and moni guest houses, Skukuza

Unread postby maddie2312 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:41 pm

Hi there,

Was wondering if anyone has any feedback on or has stayed at Nyathi or Moni guest houses. Can find forum info on others but not these two. What is the view like, condition of property etc. Look great from the san parks pics but want to make sure. Thanks
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Unread postby Pjw » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:45 pm

I stayed in Nyathi 3 years ago. It was beautiful then and Sanparks seem to keep their standards pretty high so there shouldn't be a problem
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Unread postby maddie2312 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:06 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply Pat :D What kind of view did it have on the terrace - was it towards the railway bridge?
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Unread postby Pjw » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:06 pm

I seem to remember it was towards the bridge, but with plenty river view
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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby Penny » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:23 pm

Nshawu house is fantastic for a celebration as it is so huge - I reckon you could have a party for at least 300 people on the massive verandah.
There are no fewer than 4 dining areas.
A full on dining room - a dining area outside the kitchen, one on the front verandah and one on the viewing deck where the braai is.
There are 4 bedrooms all main en suite and although the bathrooms are looking a little jaded and tired it is still excellent accommodation.

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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby zivvy&muffin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:44 pm

It is definitely worth some extra effort to try and book Nshawu.

My tips are to phone up on the day bookings open, Allow yourself a day or two either side of your most preferred date just in case its already booked.
Stay two nights as it is the most fantastic place to just sit out all day on the balconies and watch the game action up and down the Olifants river (also invest in a good pair of binoculars!).

I was there for two nights two weeks ago.
It is so much lower down compared to the Olifants main look-out and the river view rondavels, which means the action is much less distant.
The full day we were there we happened to see a lioness walk right beneath us and hide out in the long grass in the river area.
We watched her for 4 hours, moving every so often and springing across streams in the river.
Didn't hunt though.
While filming I also spotted 3 otters, who were disturbed by a herd of Elephants.

Nshawu is worth spoiling yourself on. I will definitely go back one day.

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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby Sheebs » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:02 pm

Stayed at Xanatseni GH Mopani Easter 2006.
Very comfortable, well-equipped kitchen (grub is important in any KNP holiday).
The house comprises 4 separate bungalows, with lounge/dining/kitchen in another outbuilding.
There is a wonderful bar/entertainment area that stretches down to Pioneer Dam.
Best place for a braai!

Grabbed Nshawu Olifants Oct 09 for 6 days in a row - nothing short of a miracle but then I was on the website at 6am, when they 'opened' booking. Cant wait...

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Re: Guest Houses in Kruger

Unread postby Sheebs » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:02 pm

My personal favourite is the Monis House at Skukuza - had some wonderful times there and so enjoy eating out on the deck under the huge tree.
Last visit in May 08 noticed that the outside dining table was missing probably never to be replaced... Lebombo (Sept 06)at Olifants also spectacular but felt that bathrooms needed attention/upgrading.
Ditto for Waterkant 1 (Dec 07).
Rudi Frankel lovely and fresh (Jan 08) with great views of the waterhole right from the verandah.
Worst guest house had to be the Wells (Sept 08) at Satara - a sad, poorly maintained structure hardly worth the per night cost - rather opt for a renovated bungalow at Satara or one of the guest cottages, though the last one I stayed in at Satara also needed a refurb - badly too.
Pink bath tiles that are cracked/missing, mosaic crumbling etc makes the place feel grimy.
Prices have escalated over the years yet standard of accommodation has remained static and wanting in many respects.

Just my thoughts though.
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Braai area at Frankel Guest House

Unread postby jgs » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi everyone
We are planning a Kruger holiday during Oct 2009. Since I have been living/working in Hong Kong for the past 3 years we are really looking forward visiting our favourite park again. I have read some very good reports on the forum about the Frankel guest house(Satara), the floodlit waterhole etc and we are considering to stay there for 3 nights.
My question is regarding the braai area. Is it facing the fence, in other words, would you be able to keep an eye on the waterhole while sitting around the fire, or is it situated away from the fence? Staring into a big fire (bush TV) and enjoying the night sounds are obviously high on my priority list after 3years in Hong Kong.

Replies would be appreciated

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Re: Braai area at Frankel Guest House

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:13 pm

Hi jgs and a very warm welcome to the forum,

we stayed at the RF cottage a couple of years ago and as I recall the braais, and I do say braais as there are more than one, but altogether.
They are not really too close to the fence but do face towards where the water hole is situated, and it can still be seen together with any animals.

Really much better that way as it could very likely deter animals from coming to drink if the braais were too close, in my opinion.

I will try and scratch up some of my pics.
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Re: Braai area at Frankel Guest House

Unread postby jgs » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:29 pm

Thanks Elsa. Couple of pics would be appreciated. Looks like the cottage is build in a semi-circular shape. Were just concerned the braai area is located in this area far away from the fence.


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