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Unread postby PieterL » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:05 pm

We intend staying at Mvubu campsite in May/June 2008. Has anyone been there recently? What is the weather like at that time? What is there to see/do? We like the quiet remote places.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:49 pm

Hi PieterL,

We stayed there last night 8)

It is very quiet and really remote! This morning when I left our tent there were monkeys playing in the camp area and later on four warthog came by to visit. Driving back towards the gate to Kirkwood we saw a water monitor, baboons, waterhog, kudu and hartebeest.

Take enough drinking water and clean water to wash dishes etc. The shower, and toilet and tap in the camp must source water from the river as it was really muddy. It did not bother us to use it to wash our hands or shower in.

The shower is quaint - one has to light a little paraffin fire to heat the water and then you need to use the hot water sparingly. Take paraffin with for this.

You must follow the sign to the river - a short walk to a deck on the river.

We will be going back again - many times!

I will post some up to date pics during this coming week.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:51 pm

FYI - posted Oct 2006:
DinkyBird wrote:Mvubu Camp does not have electricty and only has very basic abultion facilities. It is on the banks of the Sundays River. There is a lovely deck right on the river.

We spoke to people who had spent a night there and seen a caracal in the camp! Certainly on our 'must stay at' list :D

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Mvubu Camp - Addo

Unread postby PieterL » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:53 pm

Thanks for the info, Dinkybird :D
We will definitely stay there next June as part of our planned trip to Die Hel, Baviaanskloof and Mountain Zebra.

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Unread postby WarthogB » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:16 pm

DB can one get a caravan there?
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Unread postby j-ms » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:19 pm

hippopat wrote:DB can one get a caravan there?

I have taken our off-road trailer there but I wouldn't take a caravan.

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Unread postby WarthogB » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:28 pm

j-ms - thanks and welcome home to you and lam - you were missed Friday night
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:29 pm

HP - this camp is a good try out for LOET!
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Re: Mvubu Camp - Addo

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:44 pm

PieterL wrote:Thanks for the info, Dinkybird :D
We will definitely stay there next June as part of our planned trip to Die Hel, Baviaanskloof and Mountain Zebra.

And do the Addo 4x4 trail I hope :D
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Unread postby j-ms » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:47 pm

hippopat wrote:j-ms - thanks and welcome home to you and lam - you were missed Friday night

Thanks 'Pat, had a great time but would loved to have been in both places at once.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:48 pm

October 2007

The road just outside the camp
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The camping area
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The Sundays River - a very short walk from the camp
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Unread postby restio » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:03 pm

Thanks, DB. Looks divine! :D
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Unread postby Bertie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:22 am

Hi there

I am on my way to ADDO and are interrested to see what it looks like. As far as i can gather is that caravans is out, but would a offroad caravan (Barakhah) be able to reach the camp.

Also do you need to do bookings.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:54 am

Bertie, I would give Addo reception a call and book the campsite anyway. It is a very quiet camping area - so I doubt there will be a problem. In fact - it is a stunning setting!

I don't see why an off road caravan could not reach the camp. If you are taking a 4x4 - you should do the 4x4 trail from there on to Darlington Dam :D
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Unread postby j-ms » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:56 am

Hi Bertie

The road to the Mvubu is no problem for an off-road trailer. We have taken ours there a number of times behind our Landy. It might be a bit rough if you decide to take it over the mountain to Darlington Dam but the area around Mvubu is hardly more rough than a gravel road. You do need to book via the Addo booking desk at +27 (0)42 233 8600.

Here is a shot of the trailer at Mvubu:
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