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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:50 am 
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Stayed there in Jan 08.not much to see from your verendah,unless you sit near the perimeter fence.hope you enjoy your stay in this lovely peaceful camp.
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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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About 5 km along this road is a lookout point where you can get out of your car.
with a bench, magnificent view ...and monkeys :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:51 pm 
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We are looking at staying in a NCO2+2V, 2 adults and small (toddler) children. Is there enough space? Has anyone done it before? From the pictures on the web it appears to have a verandah and an open plan kitchen?

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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We stayed in one of those a few years ago. Our kids were early teens then. Its a bit crowded, but not too bad. We were comfotable enough therre and spent most of our "in-camp " time on the verandah. If thats whats available I would take it again,although the bigger cottages are more spacious with small kids you should be fine

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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The NCO2+2V is basically a bedroom, bathroom and a lounge (with sleep-on couches in the lounge). The kitchen is on the verandah, along with a four-seater table.

We stayed in one with our son, CB, who was just 5 at the time, and it worked fine. Like Pjw, we spent most of our time on the verandah. Works perfectly in summer.

CB loved Biyamiti - the birds, the small mammals, being able to see ellies and bushbuck from the fence, the little hide... great place for a kid who is happy in nature. And SO and I adore it!

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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Hi all.
Just want to find what kind of vehicle is used for drives at biyamiti.
Is the small 4x4?


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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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It is the smaller vehicle thank goodness and thats the only camp I go to that uses them. those big trucks atr too high.overcrowded and noisy. If you wanta big truck then stay at Letaba,Satara L Sabie etc

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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Any photo's of the lookout point and does anyone have photo's of the gate and reception?


Hi roaneric -- no pics of reception or the gates, but look at my trip report of that trip http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=22148 and you will find a pic or two of the lookout and the cottage. :D


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here you are the lookout point

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Image right side view

Image left side view

Image the reception... :wink:

Image living room and kitchen

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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I was in Biyamiti in August in chalet no. 8. The chairs appeared to have been re-covered, and we had a big fridge as well as a brand new dustbin. It is a beautiful little camp with a fantastic view site 10 minutes away. As it is a donor camp do you think the donors have to contribute to the upgrade of the units? We unfortunately had a group of very selfish people next to us in no. 7 and no 6 who made such a noise that they spoiled the two evenings we were there completely. We complained to management, but that is not their fault - just inconsiderate people. The camp is a little gem hidden away, but close enough to Crocodile Bridge to get supplies and gifts at a very nice shop.

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hello forumites as promised here is an update from my recent trip to biyamiti.stopped in unit 15 all furniture was in good order unit was spotless.had a word with sonnika at reception and she confirmed that that unit along with 6 others had been refurbished this year and plans were in place for 7 to be done next year.i found all the staff very helpful and a superb ranger for your game drives his name was elliot.all in all a very enjoyable stay at my 2nd favourite camp after sirheni.
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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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I've got two nights booked in a NGC5V in December. A couple of questions:

Any particular units recommended for their view and/or privacy?

I am looking at either a night drive or a guided walk from Biyamiti - any experiences/recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
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1 is near the corner of the camp so you have access to the fence on two sides, but for all bungalows there is only a view of the river from the front. 2 is also nice- both these are shady sites. They are fairly near staff quarter so if there is any celebration you may hear it. 6 is the other nice one (my choice but this is a subjective choice!) also with a view of the river and shady trees. You should phone the camp manager +27 (0)13 735 6171 and ask for one of these three now. Your request will then be added to your booking details and they will do their best to accommodate you. I suggest you give more than one option. If you want privacy above view then go for 14 or 15. All the ones with a view of the river do have people walking past along the fence every now and then - but the fence is not too close to the chalet and I don't think you would find it intrusive.

Biyamiti night drives are usually very good and you have a good chance (no guarantees!) of seeing leopard as there is a resident one on the private road.

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The Biyamiti road has a lot of steep downs and ups, especially the longer bit west of the camp.

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Anne-Marie......please do post an update here re camp status after your November visit.

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Biyamiti is nice, very nice, the road is very scenic, I saw a lot of Rhino (white rhino). The river was empty, maybe now there is some water.
About maintenance.... when I was here 2 years ago all, almost all was new... now everything is old, worn, lacking attention, a lot of small details that could be improved and make the stay still more pleasant... it's shame the place is so beautiful, but I have spend 3 wonderful nights. I don't know yet if in 2 years..... depend of the maintenance ... :hmz:

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