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Unread postby RichardS » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:44 pm

Trelawney wrote:(2) Up the N1 to the Warmbaths offramp and then west until you meet the Brits-Thabazimbi road ...

... and we have found its far quicker to go the second route.


I have to agree with T on this one. I've left JHB at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on a Friday, battled the traffic (for an hour) past Pretoria and got to the gate 3.25 hours later.

Not a bad drive at all with the section to Warmbaths (Bela-Bela) being a very easy dual lane highway.

Just be sure that the friendly receptionist marks the 4x4 tracks on your map as these were not marked the last time we were there.

Have fun and enjoy the camping (It's one of our favourites)

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Schnooks » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:49 pm

Hi

Need some help

I am planning a 5 night camping trip 27 April - 2 May 2010

I am booked in at Kruger but have now 'come across' Marakele

Thing is, i am campig with an 18month old baby and not sure if Marakele is ideal for young toddlers
Is there much to do besides driving around in the car - what about a pool ?

Any advice would be appreciated :?
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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:55 pm

No pool. :wink:

Bontle is great for kids to run and ride around with bicycles. Have seen them make mud ponds, play in sand, etc. No, play equipment though.
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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Schnooks » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:07 pm

Thanks Imberbe

Then I think I should wait for Jnr to be a tad older to go there as this is our first camping trip with him so not sure how he is going to react
Will stick to Kruger for now

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:46 pm

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby MarkStan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:18 am

Hi all,

Thinking of camping at Bontle camp in May, but was wondering what sort of electrical connection is needed at the powerpoint ( blue plug or will a normal three pin suffice? ).

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby RichardS » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:19 am

Hi Mark,

A normal 3 pin plug will work fine. You might need a decent length extension as the electrical point could be 10 or so metres away from where you need the power.

Have fun !!!!!!

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby MarkStan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:30 am

:thumbs_up:

Thanks for the quick reply RichardS.

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Cheetah1 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:26 am

Hi all, I am new to this forum and we are going camping this weekend in Marekele - Bontle Camp. This will be our first visit to the park. We will post some pictures when we get back.

Have a good day.


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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby JenB » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:34 am

Cool bananas, Cheetah1!! :dance: :dance:
.... and a warm welcome to the best forum on the net! :D

I'm sure you will be loving Marakele and Bontle.
:popcorn: Waiting for those pics, hey?
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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby rooikat75 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Hi all
Thinking of going to Marakele in September.
Is it worth it to go with a sedan motor,dont have a 4x4 but also dont wanna waste my time

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Re: Marakele: Bontle Camp

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:06 pm

Marakele is quite do-able in a sedan. Only the clearly marked 4x4 sections should be avoided. There are more than enough other options.
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