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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby p@m » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:22 pm

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


Oh no el viajero, how disappointing :(

However, you could always stay at Twee Rivieren (fully fenced main camp) or MataMata which is also fully fenced.
In fact MataMata's new riverside bungalows have a 4 person option where you could share the same bungalow.

Nossob also caters for families sharing .....

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:03 pm

You MUST go, el v!

If one is careful the chances of anything untoward are extremely slim.

Leopards and hyenas get into the camps in Kruger and they are fenced.
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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:15 pm

el viajero,

The sighting of which the pictures were placed is once in a lifetime and if did happen to you, you should count yourself in as one in a million to experience the African Bush (Dunes) that way. We haven’t had any incidents whatsoever to humans caused by any wild animal in KTC, the staff is very attend to the safety of guests so you do not have any worries.

I have worked in Kruger and even there wild animals come into the camps.

I would say if you didn’t put KTC on your itinerary you will miss out big time on experience.

Hope to see you in the park

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby JenB » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:52 pm

el viajero, you have to go!
Trust me, I'm also not that brave but KTP was our favorite camp and we felt quite safe! Edward Snyders is a great guy and he'll take good care of you. :)

Tell Mom to check out the cute little critters, they are there to meet her. :wink:
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What a view! :dance:
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See? You'll be pretty safe. :gflower:
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Don't tell me you can possibly pass up on a sunset like this. :D
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Awe..... I'm so homesick right now. :( :wink:
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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:08 pm

Great pics JenB.
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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby el viajero » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:47 pm

Thanks for all the encouragement. :)

The problem is that my parents come with this time and my mother doesn't sleep when there is even a tiny chance of an animal coming close. In Kruger, Etosha and Madikwe we told her that nothing can cross the fences. As long nobody else mentioned the truth everything was OK. It didn't work in a private game reserve adjacent to Etosha as we saw the lion tracks in front of our bungalows one morning... :whistle:

The other problem is that we are bound to take leave during a plant shutdown and the Kalahari Tent Camp was the only one available that would suit us.

Looking like we have to postpone it and then do it without any family because our oldest daughter is worse than my mother :shock:

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Aristocat » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:42 pm

Hi El vi

Just wanted to let you know that we had a spotted hyena on our tent verandah at Lower Sabi - being fully electrified etc. We have stayed at KTC with our son at age 2 for 3 consecutive years and never once felt unsafe!

The Kalahari awaits you!

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby el viajero » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Hi Aristocat,

I hope my mother lost interest in reading the answers, otherwise I never get her to go to Africa again.

Luckily she never was there when we had a close encounter, e.g. a pofadder in front of our bedroom in a house bordering Agulhas. For me that was more scary then some predators.

We'll make it one day to the park.

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby Aristocat » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:21 pm

Hi el vi

As KG says the bushmen saying goes that there is something in the red sand of the kalahari which just keeps calling you back!!! We have booked our fourth year in a row now for march 2012. That is the most wonderful time to visit the Green Kalahari!! I am sure you will visit soon. :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 am

As KG says the bushmen saying goes that there is something in the red sand of the kalahari which just keeps calling you back!!!

Yes and this is a Kalahari MMS - constantly calling me back from my office desk :D :

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby myles » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:15 pm

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Snap !!

Can't wait to get back to the tented camp - will be there early Jan 2012. One of the most relaxing and special places of all time.

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Re: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:26 pm

@myles :funny: Snap indeed! :D
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Re: Kgalagadi: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby cpvisser » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:41 pm

Hi, I have never been to KTC but if I understand correctly the numbering system of the tents are like this:

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Re: Kgalagadi: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:27 pm

:thumbs_up: you understood correctly :D
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Re: Kgalagadi: Kalahari Tented Camp

Unread postby White Rhino » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:27 am

Finally, phase two of my Kgalagadi trip has been successful. Was able to book for 5 nights at the KTC for a family tent October 2012 school holidays. I literally can not focus on any work. Next step is to pay the deposit to confirm the booking.

Is pre-booking allowed of the tents, and who do I speak to? Which family tent has a good view of the waterhole?


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