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 Post subject: Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:37 pm 
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Thank you Porridge!!! You've lightenned my day!!!

I've never been to South Africa, so this will be my first experience in Tamboti :P


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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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Thanks, that's great saraf. Torn between sunset drive in Berg en Dal and Satara. I'm used to the smaller vehicles - I'm guessing both those big camps use the larger ones with more people onboard?

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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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Yip, they do. Although I believe sometimes the small vehicle goes out from BnD. It's unlikely that a small truck will go from Satara.

But never say never ... and Satara is prime cat territory.

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 Post subject: Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
I often hear the night drive truck return when I stay at Tambotie.

A word of warning. It can get very cold on an open vehicle once the sun has set. No matter how hot it might be, take a warm jacket and hat.

I hope you have a great time.. enjoy each moment.



Thanks! I already have confirmation from SanPark booking agent, for a Night Drive from Pkop :D

I'm already enjoying this trip. I love to plan ahead, even if it doesn't turn out the way I've planned it :P


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 Post subject: Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Hi Avanoc,

Welcome to the Forum. Glad you are getting excited and planning ahead to your trip. In December when visiting P/Kop we did a sunset drive. It's my favourite type of drive it is split between the last light of the day and then also driving back in the dark. Be sure to pack a warm top as the air chills a bit after the sun drops down. Also take a water bottle along. Circa 3 hours is a long time.

Good luck with planning and packing.

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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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I need advice guys please!!!

from Croc Bridge: Night drive or sunset drive
from Lower Sabie: Night Drive or sunset drive?

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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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I prefer sunset drives from either camp.

Sunrise drives can also be excellent.

No guarantees for any drive. Like Graeme Pollock used to say "Timing is everything".

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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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I really think its a personal choice!

Sunset drives gives you the best of both worlds.
Never been on a night drive so can't comment too much on those.

Why not do a sunset one at CB and a night drive at LS! 8)

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 Post subject: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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Graham_5000 wrote:
Thanks, that's great saraf. Torn between sunset drive in Berg en Dal and Satara. I'm used to the smaller vehicles - I'm guessing both those big camps use the larger ones with more people onboard?


We did drives from Lower Sabie, BnD and Satara in July on all occasions we had a Big truck no small safari vehicle.

Only when we did the morning walk from Satara we had the small safari jeep(because the group is smaller).

If you have the big truck you have a better view because it's higher than the average cars, and you may shift seats en sides when it's parked at a sighting, in the little jeep you must remain seated.

Both BnD and Satara are great for Game Drives :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.
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Thanx Elsa.

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