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 Post subject: Best Bungalow Locations
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:51 pm 
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Camp Maps on the website:

Bateleur
Berg & Dal
Biyamiti
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba
Lower Sabie
Mopani
Olifants
Orpen
Pretoriuskop
Punda Maria
Satara
Shimuwini
Shingwedzi
Sirheni
Skukuza
Talamati

Camp Contact Details: e-mail addresses, telephone & fax numbers


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:21 am 
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Location: In a very busy place
So here is my list.

@ Punda Maria .. we stayed in Tent 3 ...
However, Tent 2 looks almost better.
Very nice Tent with all the luxuries of a bungalow, 2 beds, toilet, shower and cupboard space, outside kitchen with utensils.
Has a roof fan.

@ Shingwedzi,
we stayed in Bungalow 62 in Block B.
Right next to the ablution.
Not much traffic as I would have thought.
Close to camp kitchen.
Note: when staying in Shingwedzi, the monkeys have learned to open the fridge.
They have made accomodation for this so that you can turn the fridge around.
I think this bungalow is great as it's close to all things except the shop, but close to the pool .. which is great. 3 Beds.

@ Letaba,
we stayed in Safari Tent 20 as most recommended, only have number 19 and 18 as close neighbours. Excellent except that it's far from everything, ablution, kitchen etc.
But nice and secluded.
Note: Outside lights are also on the board on the inside of the tent.
Only found that the night before we left.
Also, when it rains the tent does leak water.
Still great tent, normal stand fan in the tent.
Which works better then the roof fan actually.
Also, your parking is not in the same area as the other safari tents parking, you enter from the other side. 2 Beds

@ Satara, we stayed in Bungalow A1 ... excellent location if you don't intend staying there long.
Nice big parking, close to kitchen, has own toilet and shower, aircon (what a blessing that was).
Easy access to gate, reception etc.
View is excellent with nice birds on the lawn in front. 3 Beds.

@ Skukuza,
Bungalow 160 ...
Same layout as Satara bungalow with aircon, toilet, shower but has the mesh?? in front of the patio, so no bugs to bother you.
Problem is with the parking, you have to share and if the idiot next to you parks like a P@##Pol, then you can't park there like I had to.
Move to Bungalow 195 after 2 days ...
Great move!!!
Same layout as Bungalow 160 but huge parking for vehicle and private.
No neighbours on right and in front of you is the guest house which is rarely occupied and the Old Museum Hut.
Close to the river, shops, kitchen, restaurant, swimming pool etc. 3 beds.

Hope this helps anyone ...

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Punda Maria .. we stayed in Tent 3 ... However, Tent 2 looks almost better


We stayed in tent N°2 and our friend in N°3. The view from N°2 is more opened , but the deck is smaller. I also had a look at N°1. My favorite is definitly N°2.
We really enjoyed our stay in Punda.
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Here's a photo taken 3 steps in front of the of no. 32, which we stayed in during our trip to Letaba in January. Surprisingly the restaurant area was very quiet and peaceful during our stay. The view is wonderful and waking up to hippo's grunting is always a lovely feeling in the mornings.

Outside of bungalow no. 32 (restaurant on the left)

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Hi Schnooks, We love Shingwedzi and always try to stay in one of the old bungalows by the eastern gate. We usually get 27. They back onto the fence and we been entertained greatly by vervet monkeys doing high wire tricks! The bungalows are older but more than adequate and have a good sized kitchen inside. The bedroom has aircon, too!
Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the EH3 huts.

The entrance
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The old bungalows
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 Post subject: Old question re-asked
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I know it has been discussed previously but cannot find the topic at this moment in time. :redface:

How does one go about requesting a specific unit?
Who do you contact?
Do you contact by email or phone?
How long before the time should you make contact?

I do understand that it is not guaranteed that you will get the specific unit but it is worth the try.

In addition:
Biyamiti: Which unit numbers are classified as Cottage (NCO2+2V)
Satara: Except for the ones in G-circle are there other units classified BD2V (perimeter view), we like G166 but just want to know so that we can request either G166 or another unit in G if there is units outside G classified as perimeter view
Olifants: Which units are classified Best River View Bungalow (BBD2V)

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You fax reception of the specific camp about 2weeks before arrival, and request a couple of units so that they have something to work with.

For satara as far as i know only the units in G circle are perimeter.

Olifants best unit imo no9.

Biyamiti I think the no's are 8,5,4,3
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Hi Pete and welcome to the forum :D

We stayed at Talamati during our stay in May this year. It was our first stay in this particular Camp. We stayed at Satara and Tamboti but so far missed out this wonderful camp :redface:

We had hut #11, Waterbuck. Which we thought was very private.
We did not hear a single sound or movement from one of the other huts.And we stayed there on a weekend and the whole camp was fully booked.
Unfortunately I can not make out on the map which huts are CO4 huts, I think we had booked a GC6 hut.
Look here for pics of the CO4 hut.

You can have look here at our trip report , where I included some pics of ''our'' Talamati home (I hope you can see them, as I do not know the solution to this problem you got :? )
We loved Talamati. A very quiet camp with friendly staff.Do not miss to visit the hide, we saw loads of Ellis there and it was lovely to see the interaction between several herds.The surrounding area is great and we had been blessed with Lion and Leopard sighting.

Now to Biyamiti.
Another one of the great Bushveld Camps.
Very special with it's own private stretch of road an the wonderful drive to Biyamiti Weir.

We stayed in Hut #3.
Very private an close to the fence.
There was even a lovely bench were you could sit, have a look at the river bed and sip your Sundowner.

Again I am not sure what category this accommodation is :hmz:
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Here are pics of the NCO2 accomodation.

And again our pics of the stay in Biyamiti in our trip report of our trip November 2006 (sorry no accommodation pics but the surrounding areas).

I hope this helps you at least a little bit.

Sorry that I am not able to solve your problem of not seeing the pics of fellow forumites.
Maybe ask one of the mods for help.
Seeing the pics to all the reports doubles the fun to browse the forum,so you should keep trying.

Katy

Oh, I nearly forgot we always request for a special hut or unit 3-4 weeks in advance.

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cathyb wrote:
A month today we'll be between PM and Sirheni :dance: :D

Lucky you :mrgreen:
Sirheni 9 & 10 are nice, on the bend of the river and the hide is between 12 & 13 :wink:
At Bateleur I like either #2 (Tshagra) or #3 (Wielewaal) but they are all great :D


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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi cathyb

Here is a pic I took in 2007 when we stayed in No. 10 at Biyamiti. Just see behind the braai a little to the left is the hide....

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And this is the cottage

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Good day people. Wondering if someone might be able to help. Going to Pretoriuskop soon and staying in BD2 bungalow. I have only ever camped at PK and can't remember the bungalow locations so well. (Might be the grey matter finally falling apart!) Which side of the the BD2's are better located - more towards number 134 or to the other side towards 117? A shot in the dark but maybe a soul out there who can help. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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I would choose 134 that is next to the fence. Number 117 gets more traffic from people walking to the pool area and back.

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I had unit # 134 in Pretoriouskop in June and was very happy with it because it's close to the fence. But it's a BD2D unit, not BD2.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Pst, if you have a look at some of these maps you can maybe get an idea of which # bungalows will suit you best.

Berg & Dal

Satara

I think the BD3E's are in the D block, which is where we stayed in March, it has a wire enclosed verandah.

Letaba

Just note the BD3's on the top left are actually BD3U's as well. :wink:

Hope it helps. :D

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