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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Jesscan1 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Hi to everyone booked for the Bush Braai on 14th May at Lower Sabie. We chatted to one of the guides tonight (Lungu) and he knew all about our booking, so the Bush Braai is on. Yay!
Had an awesome Sunset drive tonight with Lungu and this is what we saw:
Ele Breeding Herd
Giraffe
White Rhino
Spotted Thick-Knees
Zebra
Buffalo
Warthogs
2 x Black-backed Jackals
3 x Small Spotted Genets
1 x Civet
3 x Porcupines
16 lionesses with 10 cubs
2 x Hippo grazing
2 x Spotted Eagle-Owls
Verreaux Eagle-Owl (Giant Eagle Owl)
Bronze-winged Courser
Wild Dogs
Scrub Hares
Night Jars
Impala
Hooded Vulture
White-backed Vulture
Tawny Eagle
Marabou Storks
1 x Steenbok
2 x Burchell's Coucals
Crocodiles
The lionesses and cubs were awesome and feeding on a hippo. Best sight we have ever seen.
Looking forward to the Bush Braai on the 14th.

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:25 am

Hopefully once the new restaurant is up and running at Letaba they will be offering the bush braai's.

Not sure re Olifants currently but also once new franchise is open they possibly will as well.
Best to write to them and ask.
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Re: Booking a bush braai

Unread postby barryels » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:05 am

Hi skylinelinda,

Here is a link to the Booking for Bushbraais that may be of help.
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Re: Bush Braai/Night Drive

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:19 pm

safarigal wrote:Does anyone know if they are still doing a night drive WITH a bush braai at either Lower Sabie, Satara or Berg en Dal???


I can confirm BnD are still doing them.....I was asked to assist with one last night! (Unfortunately was in Nelspruit and not back in time though).
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Merlin11 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:52 pm

Hi Trailrunner, We aren't very experience on this but happy to explain what we do! On our previous visits we have done braais from Skukuza, Satara and Mopani, all braais were a fantastic experience but for us Satara provided the best game viewing on the drive there and back. But, I am the first to admit we were lucky with right place right time with the animals, I am sure a different night our game viewing experience would have been just as good at the other braais.

We always try to arrange the braais before we go, only because there is this need for 4 people and we have chance via this forum beforehand to ensure we have at least 4'people wishing to go. As I said we have always been successful via the forum in arranging this and indeed met some fantastic people this way. I am trying to contact someone at Satara to see if they already have a braai running on any of the days we are there, if so, that makes it easy for us as we will just add ourselves to that, otherwise I will also advertise on the forum to see if anyone would like to join us to make up the numbers.

Good luck and I hope you manage to join a bush braai, I can thoroughly recommend it :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Gabrielle » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:59 pm

Hi there

Please contact Wissah, the Manager at Mugg & Bean that he can assist you, Trail runner. You can contact Wissah on 073 806 8120. Please also send your email address to Wissah at wissahk@gmail.com

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Gabrielle » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:05 am

Hi Merlin

I have been informed that the bush braai is arranged with the camps as the guests need to go for drive first before going to the venue where the meals or braai will be served.

The guests must book with the camp and the camp will notify Wissah. Please contact the camp directly. Thanks.
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Gabrielle » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:38 am

Hi Merlin

Here is another number you can try for Satara: Debonairns and Wimpy, Portia Malabela 0824975106
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby normana53 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:44 pm

Hoping to arrange a Bush Braai while in Kruger during October, has anyone heard if they are being held at Olifants? Sounds like they are at Satara, so hopefully we can participate while at one of these camps.
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:51 pm

Try sending an e-mail to the camp Normana requesting one for your dates.
but remember there must be a minimum of 4 people.
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby tim6281 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:35 pm

Thanks!

ecojunkie wrote:Try contacting Isaac.mthetwa@sanparks.org - he is the Malelane gate and camp manager and might be able to help you with a booking - or at least refer you to the correct person.

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby deamole » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:50 am

I just completed a Bush Braai from Satara and cannot complement the staff enough.
Since switching to Mugg and Bean it is great they have finally started the Bush Braai's again.
We were able to arrange an ad hoc bush braai with only 4 of us from Satara, however Olifants would not do a braai without at least 8 people.
The setting from Satara is a secluded area off the S100.
We were the first ones to use the site and is was great.
They even have put a semi permanent toilet at the site.
The food was amazing, and we had a hyena sniffing around within a minute of loading up in the vehicle.
All must do a bush braai if able!!!!!!

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby J-Cat » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:17 pm

Just to report back on what happened for our bush braai experience at Berg-en-Dal on Friday 7th Nov.
We eventually decided to pay for 6 people so that we could give our German friends the BB experience.
I was charged R660 x 6 although I see that elsewhere other camps seem to only charge R550 but anyway.
The experience itself was fantastic.
The game drive leading up was filled with sightings and as we arrived I spotted eyes which turned out to be 3 hyena who then hung about the whole time we were there, even whooping a few times just to remind us they were still there.
The atmosphere was exciting as we really felt like we were in the middle of the park!
The food itself was good - salads and veg great but meat average.
The relatively short drive home also yielded a few sets of eyes and overall we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Our German friends were overwhelmed and will never forget it.
Thanks to Solly, our ranger guide and all involved at Berg-en-Dal (and the hyena) for a great evening.

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Stark » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:52 am

Is paying for the minimum guests when you don't have enough to reach the minimum available at most camps? Seems like a doable alternative to trying to scare up enough people.

Alternately, maybe SANParks should look into adding bush braais and activities into something similar to the stellar online reservation system. I'd bet that braais would fill up if people had visibility into availability. :)
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby skylinelinda » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:24 pm

Bush braai's can certainly be very different at different camps. On our recent visit, we do two of them. The one at Berg en Dal was in the middle of a field with little atmosphere. (didn't help that it was raining lots!). On the other hand the fabulous one at Mopani was entirely different. It was in a secluded spot with trees/bushes all around and lanterns lit all around. The atmosphere was awesome! It was GREAT. We all loved it...
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