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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:15 pm 
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But having said that I am a bit confused, as looking at the map Here it looks like the GW2 is right at the far end and the other Waterkant Guest House! :?
Maybe a call to them to enquire before cancelling would be better unless someone has stayed in them.
It was just that the description of them doesn't say perimeter?

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Hey Grantmissy

I have stayed in both and 222 (any of the GC4V’s) are better IMO. The GC4V’s have separate bathrooms, where as the GW2 has a back passage connecting both rooms to a separate shower, toilet and bathroom. The kitchen and lounge of the GW2 are also accessed from outside the unit, which for me, with kids wasn’t ideal. The “lounge” ended up being a waste of space. (If you know the FU5 units at LS, the GW2 is the same, but with a shared bathroom).

The GW2 has a view of the river, but due to thick bush and trees, it’s not as good as the GC4V’s, but you are in the corner of the camp, so you have a duel fence line. I found it a little close to the staff village and noise pollution filtered through, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

Don't compare the quality to a guest house as it's not even close.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:30 am 
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Next June will be staying in Skukuza and there are 9 or 10 of us. I am looking at the ABSA house for us. there will 5-6 adults and 4 children from 2 to 7 years old. Is this the best place for us for 2 nights?
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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:19 am 
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Frosty1,
ABSA house is ideal for a group that size with ample room for kids to run and play as well. My favourite guesthouse in Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Kite, regarding the name GW2, as far as I can work it out it:

G - Guest House
W2 - Waterkant 2

Now the unit is not a guest house, as it only has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom and that is why it is sold as a family cottage. It does border and is part of the same building as the Guest House Waterkant (GW1), so you can book both the guest house and the cottage to make use of the extra space.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you think of Skukuza?
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Skukuza maybe a little "town" in the kruger but offer some of the best game viewing in the park. Got to see the "big 7 " in one morning drive in July. The different type of accomodation also a bonus, ABSA house one of the best guesthouses in kruger, so much space and privacy for the children to play, ride bikes look for birds etc and even for a short golf trip skukuza offer everything. Some of the best routes to travel in kruger are around skukuza.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you think of Skukuza?
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:29 am 
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We have always been a tad weary with regards to
Skukuza due to the size, but having stayed there twice
we have been pleasantly surprised. The safari tents
are really comfortable and really close to the perimeter
fence.(Saw the patrolling hyena on both nights). :dance: Would
stay again if in the area.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you think of Skukuza?
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:47 am 
There is nothing wrong with Skukuza. The staff is good, the units are clean and attractive and we have never had a problem there (Only been there twice)

However, when we visit Kruger, we are not only game watching, but it is also an escape from everything. Unfortunately, Skukuza has everything we are trying to escape from.

Everyone is different, but too us, we will only book at Skukuza if there is absolutely nothing else. As said, the camp is great, but even so, it ruined our holiday a bit when we were there. We had this great holiday in the bush. The escape we always crave for, as well as great game viewing. Our last night was in Skukuza, and we felt like our holiday was over. People everywhere, traffic, bus loads of people being driven in, loads of different private companies offering game drives. It was just all too busy. A bit of a tourist trap. We are not old by the way, both in out 20s.

Once again, everyone who goes to Kruger is looking for something different, and that should be thought about before judging any camp.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you think of Skukuza?
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I have always included Skukuza in my many years of visiting Kruger.
Love the choice of roads around, and close proximity to my favourite place, Lake Panic.
However, I do think the units are tired. I have had units that aren't well maintained, and complaints go unattended and unanswered. Wish they would improve the state of the showers, but I just get on with it and don't let it spoil my stay.
During the day it can get busy, but hey, I'm never there during the day so it doesn't bother me.
I have never found it too noisy at night either.
Also enjoy sitting at the river.
For those who haven't stayed there, a visit to the library/museum is very worthwhile.


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 Post subject: Re: Booking a specific safari tent in Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:56 am 
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Hi Snor,

Yes, it is possible to try and reserve a specific # it is not guaranteed but if possible they will usually try and do it.

I usually either phone, send a fax, or e-mail the camp around 2 to 3 weeks prior to my visit.

Unfortunately many of the e-mail addresses have not been updated and are no longer valid so folk are having a problem using that method. :?

I have not stayed in any of the tents there before but have a look at the Map and you will see the ones nearest the fence.

Good Luck and enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Booking a specific safari tent in Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:06 am 
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We stayed at #316 which was not to bad,
Although # 312 looked onto the perimeter fence at
about 3 meters if not less ( Both are 2 sleepers)

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 Post subject: Re: Booking a specific safari tent in Skukuza
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Good Morning Snor,

i can only recommend tent 313. We stayed there in April and it was great. The braai is very close to the fence and in front of your tent is a hyena path. As soon as there is meat on the braai it is only a matter of time until the first hyena sneaks out of the bush.

For a reservation email Cedric Khoza. He is the Front Office Supervisor at Skukuza and can do reservations. All you need is your reservation number and the tent number you would like to book.
cedrick@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Romantic Dinner at Skukuza
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Hi Guys

As always I find this forum to be full of great advice and friendly people, so hoping to find an answer to my question.

On Sunday night my wife and I will be in Skukuza, and it also happens to be our wedding anniversary.

Are their any "nice" restaurants there?
Or anything else I might want to consider?

I assume the restaurants will have some sort of nice view, so I'll happily phone and book if there are tables that have "superiour" views.

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Romantic Dinner at Skukuza
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Hi :yaya:

Maybe the "Selati Train" restaurant...... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Romantic Dinner at Skukuza
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There is also the ordinary restaurant at Skukuza. It has a terrace section which has a view over the Sabie river. That is the best option for a nice view. It is rather public, but not too busy at night.

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