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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:08 am 
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Looks lovely RemiE, thanks so much for posting your pix! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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And a pic of #92 Here

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Thanks Elsa! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Those are some wonderful pics.

Maybe by using them I might convince my SO to give Skukuza camp another try, seeing that it is too busy for her liking. :mrgreen:, although I somewhat agree with her. It is just that there are so many roads and great sightings opportunities around Skukz. :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Lepardfan
I agree that Skukuza might become too busy at times, but worhtwhile sightings abound :cam:
…………. And it’s close to Lake Panic :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Remie, now that might just make the convincing a lot easier :mrgreen:

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Lepardfan wrote:
Hi Remie, now that might just make the convincing a lot easier :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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If anyone is interested, we stayed in the CG4V - guest cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and small lounge area. These cottages are situated on the east side of the camp, overlooking the bridge. There is a lovely lawn area in front of the bungalows and they all overlook the river .... and its very peaceful. The bathrooms have been modernized and if you have four people, I recommend it.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Good Evening,

Can anybody just tell me if there are ANY SAFARI TENTS that are under SHADY TREES -- want to go there in December, and I know it will be hot... Just the tent number please (2 or 4 bed)!
I tried to compare the camp map with Google Earth, but they did not really match, and you can't see tents that are under trees anyway... lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Friedrich

I've camped in no 314. Asked specifically for this one, as it's right up against the fence and under a reltively BIG tree. If you can book that one, go for it!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi Guzz,

I just made some bookings this morning for 6 nights there in December, and am really glad for your information!
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 Post subject: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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Hi All

I'm planning a solo trip to Kruger in April next year and I want to book now so that I have a nice choice of accommodation.
I want to stay at Skukuza for 2 nights, but Im getting quite confused with all the accommodation types!
I've stayed at Skukuza 3 times before, but never on my own, so we've always stayed in the family cottage type units.

I'll be on my own this time, which means that I have a lot of accommodation choices- BG's and BGE's, BE's and BD's- and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Im very confused.
instead of choosing a type of unit and them finding the best number, I'd rather get advice on the best location and book it regardless of the unit type

I can't even look at the 'best units' thread becaus I dont know what type of unit I want

Please can anyone offer some advise. My main criteria is privacy and quiet and location

I would prefer a bathroom, but dont have to have a kitchen. I'm on my own, so I dont care if there is one bed or three

I can't afford the luxury bungalows, but of the more basic options, which is in the best location/position?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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54 is very private.............not overlooked by either neighbours, and you only see the back of the units in front
(bathroom windows)

It has 3 beds, bathroom and outside kitchen.

We loved it when we stayed in April this year.

Wherever you decide, I hope you have a wonderful time. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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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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