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 Post subject: Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:35 am 
Taken from our June 2005 trip report

Kieliekrankie:


Built between the red dunes the area is something else from the grassy landscapes of Grootkolk and Gharagab. Kieliekrankie is near Twee Rivieren and the road is suitable for sedans. The units are perched high up on the big dune giving you a view that in my opinion is the best in all we have seen in a National Park - better than Olifants.
This camp is a real WOW!
Units comprise of an attached kitchen tent (modern and practical), bedroom with a skylight and en-suite bedroom. The fittings and decoration of these units are probably the most tasteful I have seen in a SANParks establishment (don’t think it is fair to pay the same price at Grootkolk!). Outside you have a wooden deck with a braai and a VIEW. The kitchen and bedroom has canvas flaps that can be rolled up giving you the feeling that you are staying in an eagle’s nest.
The units are built a bit too close to each other for my liking but I suppose they had to fit all of them onto the dune.
Your view also includes that of a waterhole, but this is not regularly used. Game viewing is however not a problem seeing that you are only 8km away from the Auob river road with its abundance of game.

High: VIEW, VIEW
Low: We stayed in unit 3 and had the water pump behind our bedroom wall. Every time somebody in the camp flushed a toilet the pump went on.
Visitors to the Park do not obey the “only reserved guests” sign. Thus there is a constant influx of people coming to “just have a look”. This creates quite a disturbance and makes you feel as though you are staying in a “show house”.


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Unread postPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:27 pm 
Jannie wrote:
I'm planning to go to all Wilderness camps and take pictures of the whole camp (Structures) and the view from it, as soon as i have done it i will post the pictures.


Do you need a chauffer Jannie?

More of our Kieliekrankie photos

Steenbok at waterhole

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Kitchen with VIEW

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Bedroom with VIEW

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Braai with VIEW

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Did I mention the place has a nice VIEW?


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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:45 pm 
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I will stay in Kieliekrankie in March 2007. The whole camp is booked by the group I will travel with.
Any advice on which unit I should try to grab before anyone else moves into it?

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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:29 am 
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Hi Katja,

on our last visit at Kilie Krankie, we stayed in No. 1. This Chalet ist nearby the guide- If you want enjoy the sundown better, try to get No. 4. No. 2 ist also okay, but behind No. 3 there is the water pump.

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 Post subject: Re: Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:08 pm 
I have been seriously considering whether I should post our very first attempt at a pano. It really did not come out nice …we believe the biggest problem to be our tripod that probably needs to be in a museum by now. I’m also not clued up with Photoshop…so I’m not even going to attempt fixing the problems.
But, I’m posting this anyway, and hopefully it will give you guys some idea of the view at Kieliekrankie….please have mercy on the amateurs.
This is about a 100 degrees pano

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The 180 degree view.

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@DQ, think it is time you go and get a decent pano for us.


Last edited by Jumbo on Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Game viewing at and around Kilikrankie
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There arso some nice comments about this wilderness camp but unfortunately no remarks concerning spotted game in or around the camp. That seems diffrent from Urikaruus.
Does somebody know more?


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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:53 pm 
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We stayed there 2 nights in March 2005. Did not see a lot exept black back jacals at the water point, and something else, probably a brown or spotted hayena but it was too dark to be sure.
less than 2 kms from the camp we have seen Oryx and Springboks, and about 10 km a pride of lions with their kill (an oryx) just on the road border.

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We saw a lot of springbok around the camp in Feb. this year and a oryx at the waterhole in the morning.

The camp is absolute lovely and has IMHO the best view in the whole park


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I agree the view is absolutely stupendous - we only saw a secretary bird and an African wild cat at the waterhole but their were kittens in the camp and the Auob river bed is really just a hop, skip and jump down the road!

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I tried my luck with a pano at KK, here is the result (not too bad for a first timer??)

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Sunset seen from #2
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Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:23 am 
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Jannie wrote:
Now you can sleep at night without trying to figure out what noises it is you are hearing.

One of the people I travelled with in March thought an animal was making that noise, so we called it the 'humming gecko'.

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