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Re: KTC tent with best or good view of waterhole?

Unread postby Caracal » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:05 am

The tents may all have a good view of the riverbed but there are some that do not have a view of the waterhole at all. We stayed in no 4 I think, but I do stand to correction on that and there was no view of the waterhole at all. There is a tree obstructing the view of the waterhole....I think maybe no 8 has a similar problem.

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Re: KTC tent with best or good view of waterhole?

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:25 pm

Thanks, I stayed there 4 years ago and had an excellent view of the waterhole but can not remember the number!!

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Re: KTC tent with best or good view of waterhole?

Unread postby saskia » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:01 am

Have a look on Google Earth and you will see that the first 5 tents just below the pool are the furthest from the waterhole. See Latitude 25°47'18.54"S Longitude 20° 1'3.24"E. If nr1 is the first one on the left (looking from the waterhole), then I agree 4 and 8 has a tree in front of them.

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Re: KTC tent with best or good view of waterhole?

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:23 am

Thanks Saskia, will do that

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Utensils at Kalahari Tented Camp?

Unread postby Toklat » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:15 am

Hi everyone,
We will be staying a few nights at Kalahari Tented Camp - DT2.
Does anyone know if there are utensils included. It doesn't specify.
Thanks in advance. Leaving for SA in 24 hours!
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Re: Utensils at Kalahari Tented Camp?

Unread postby WillemK » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:43 am

Toklat wrote:Hi everyone,
We will be staying a few nights at Kalahari Tented Camp - DT2.
Does anyone know if there are utensils included. It doesn't specify.
Thanks in advance. Leaving for SA in 24 hours!


Hi T

If I do understand you correctly you mean knifes and forks and so on.

Yes, all the utensils are included in the chalet. Soap is also included. Almost everything you need to survive. :wink:. No need to worry!

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Re: Utensils at Kalahari Tented Camp?

Unread postby Toklat » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:22 am

WillemK,
Thanks for the speedy reply. Yes that's exactly what I needed to know.
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Re: Utensils at Kalahari Tented Camp?

Unread postby icurrie » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:32 pm

Hi and welcome Toklat

Utensils can be a bit hit and miss but there are normally more than enough to survive. the only thing we find that we need is a decent sharp knife (we normally just buy one at Pick 'n Pay before going up to KTP but are planning to put one in our luggage next time as we seem to be keeping the economy going with knife purchases :lol: :roll: ).

Towels are also supplied so that should help keep your weight down a bit :D
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Re: Utensils at Kalahari Tented Camp?

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi Toklat,

If you planning to have a braai (barbecue) then you will need wood or charcoal. Although the water in the tented camp is not too bad it is very brackish in some of the other camps so you will have to carry bottled water.

What are your dates and which camps are you staying in. We are there from the 8-25 Oct so hope to meet you somewhere along the way.

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Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby el viajero » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:24 pm

Hi,

I've a second question.

I read about the resident hyena(s) in the Kalahari Tented Camp.

I like hyenas (but not too close up). But we will be a party of 4 staying in 2 tents. Is it possible to walk between the tents after dinner? Or does one become dinner then?

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:36 pm

Me again :lol: :wink: Have a read here and I am sure someone will come along with more info for you
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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Son godin » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:37 pm

El viajero,

Its not safe to walk between the tents. The area is not fenced in and wild life passes through. The pic below is a bit gory, but it shows you that you can become an easy meals. Hyaenas are able to kill large antelope such as Gemsbok and the lions also see frequently walking through the camp.

RayK wrote:Hi Bushbuck,
Did someone (Caracal) just mention Hyena and Wildebeest at Kalahari Tented Camp?

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:31 am

Nice one Son Godin.... :big_eyes:

@ El viajero,

I would suggest that when you get to the Tented camp to advise the camp manager (Edward Snyders) that you will have dinner at one of the other tents and you will be driving to the tent as you would prefer it not to walk. I believe that if the camp attendants know about the plans they will allow you to drive to the other tent and that you will not just be driving around for when they do hear vehicles driving after gate closing time.

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby el viajero » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:11 pm

Thank you all again.

My mother got a heart attack seeing the photos. She refuses to go even if one can drive between the tents for dinner.

So it looks like we are back to Kruger for the planning. I really would have liked to see something different :cry:

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Son godin » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:42 pm

el viajero wrote:Thank you all again.

My mother got a heart attack seeing the photos. She refuses to go even if one can drive between the tents for dinner.

So it looks like we are back to Kruger for the planning. I really would have liked to see something different :cry:


el viajero,

Sorry for putting you off but I just wanted to show the reality of danger in the camp. The camps are very safe as long as you do not step out of your boundry. Animals will walk around the tents but I never had an encounter of a kill although the hyaenas did bother us during out first visit. The original tent design was changed and is no much safer to stay at. There is a small fence around the parking area and the doors are not canvas but glass in a wooden frame. I've visited the camp twice with my child who was 7 and 11 years old. Hope the pics below will convince you to go. :dance:

View of tents at KTC
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My son busy braaing at KTC
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