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Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:42 pm

We stayed in 22, a BE2, which was lovely, and nicely set, right next to the kitchen for cooking facilities.

Two beds, shower and loo inside, and fridge and utensils on the veranda.

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Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread postby saraf » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:59 pm

OK I'll try to sort it out for you. It's not official just some observations I;ve made after years of studying the accommodation type.

B usually reflects a bungalow or rondavel. GC is a Guest Cottage, CT is a safari tent and LST is a luxury safari tent, EH is a hut.

D usually indicates there is a kitchen and bathroom, G means you get a bathroom with no kitchen (there will be a communal one nearby). Most units have a bathroom, only the huts don't.

The number indicates the number of beds,

A Z at the end means its adapted for limited mobility customers - they are released to the general public to book much later than the other units.

U usually indicates a perimeter unit - V indicates a view (usually only used at Olifants).

E usually indicates that the stoep is enclosed with glass.

Skukuza has an extra code of T at the end of some units but I have yet to figure out what that means.

So you should be looking for a BD2. BG2, BD3 or BD4 with or without a U, V or Z at the end.

Hope this makes some sort of sense?
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:54 pm

I am visiting Kruger and Skukuza for the first time ever in January 2015.

I am staying in a LR2W riverside bungalow.
Looks like I should call up a couple of weeks beforehand and request #95 or #96 as being prime spt.

Just a quick question... Its going to be bliksem hot then. Will this be a big problem with mosquitos around those bungalows? Is a braai possible outside in the evening heat/mosquitos(comfortably) or should we hit the restaurants? Wifey wants to know. :mrgreen:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby RemiE » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:07 pm

ThisIsLawrence welcome to the forum and even a warmer welcome to Kruger and Skekuza :dance:
The LR2W bungalows are a good start for a first timer

To answer your question, yes it is going to be hot but Skekuza is next to the river and somewhat cooler.
Also the particular units is fitted with air-conditioning :mrgreen: .

There is many products to repel any mosquitoes, you may even try citronella oil based creams.

A visit to Kruger won’t be complete if you didn’t make your own fire and braai the meat yourself. :tongue:
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 am

ThisIsLawrence - from me too - welcome :D

As RemiE said, those units have aircon and also have two sliding doors opening from the bedroom onto the patio. The sliding doors can be left open at night - you can only close the openings with the mesh sliding doors fitted. And this will not only keep the mozzies outside, but will bring the cool night air into your unit as well as all the night sounds from the bush. The LR2W's are great accom - you will enjoy it very much.

For the braai at night, use mosquito repellent spray (e.g. Peaceful Sleep or Tabbard which you can buy at any shop in the Kruger) and for a romantic feeling, you can even use Citronella candles outside - mozzies do not like that at all :thumbs_up:

Do not worry about the heat too much, take a siesta during the hottest hours (11 - 15:00) and enjoy Kruger! You may even be cooled off by a thunderstorm or two :whistle:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:25 am

Yes, indeed, the museum is an absolute must as RemiE said. And from me, do not forget to visit Lake Panic, about 7km from Skukuza on the road to Kruger Gate - especially early morning. Not to be missed :dance:

Have a look at the Topic - Lake Panic Sightings - all the :cam: will persuade you to make a visit!

But most of all - enjoy every moment :thumbs_up:

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Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Madeleine88 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:09 am

Hi All

I am heading to Skukuza for Christmas with my family and we are hoping that there will something magical planned for everyone to do at Christmas,

such as a festive braai with dancers etc or perhaps a bush braai where everyone socializes and celebrates or whatever it may be....

I cannot find any information about this, does anyone know if there will be something and when we need to book by?

What has your previous experience of Christmas in Kruger been?? :dance: :dance:

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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:25 am

Welcome to the forum Madeleine88 :D . Christmas day in the Kruger camps is usually quiet as any other day and visitors celebrate Christmas day in their own quiet way in nature. Booking a bush braai is a good idea but I doubt if any dancers will be there. Wishing you and your family a good and peaceful Christmas in Skukuza :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Carol g » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:33 am

Christmas in Kruger is normally a day like any other day with people enjoying it in a quiet way, no dancing there
A bush braai is a good idea, otherwise just enjoy the day soaking up the tranquility of nature
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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Herman » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:59 pm

I've been in Kruger during the festive season on a few occasions and I've had varied experiences . It seems that it depends on the camp management. My best Christmas experiences were in the north and especially Shingwedzi. I guess the bigger camps have a logistical problem, but at Shingwedzi we had a wonderful buffet lunch under the thatch and the staff got together for an impromptu gospel sing-along . Also at Shingwedzi on the 31st of Dec a special midnight drive was arranged - we stopped on the bridge just before midnight and the driver produced a container with bubbly and ice - nature provided the rest - it was full moon and as we popped the corks , a hauntingly beautiful African sound filled the air - a jackal calling !! If things don't turn out like that for you, then just sit back and enjoy the bush and think of all the city souls who miss out on what you are having!!

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LR2E Skukuza Accomodation

Unread postby BerkiSA » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi all,

Hope someone can help...

I wish to book the LR2E at Skukuza... this does not state DSTV but shows this in the pictures and is the Same price as the LR2W... can anyone confirm whether there is DSTV in the unit or not?

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Re: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation

Unread postby leander09 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:00 am

Hi BerkiSa

I am not 100% sure but I think no unit has DSTV. But they always show the games some where. We always went to watch at the train restaurant but I think it is still close. I have not been in the new restaurant but am sure you will be able to watch it there. If not just take a stroll threw the camping area and some one there will have a dish and have a watch there. People that camp normally will not mind and maybe you can have a few cold ones with them.

I believe there will be a place you will be able to watch.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Anyone been to the Cattle baron restaurant lately?
I am scheduled to spend 1 night only at Skukuza and was wondering whether to braai it up or head on over to the Cattle Baron instead...

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:25 pm

One report here but since then I have heard good reports from other sources as well.
So why don't you give it a go.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:15 pm

Had lunch there last week - found the food :thumbs_up: service :thumbs_up: and attitude :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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