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 Post subject: Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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Saraf, thank you. :gflower: After years and years of confusion, you have given us a ''Sanparks accommodation for dummies''.

So simple, so precise.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please
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Thanks for the replies
Finally it all makes sense and booking can begin :D


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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:
……(only when that fails, give the restaurants a go)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Thanks for the in fo Remi and Leana. Appreciate it! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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ThisIsLawrence wrote:
Thanks for the in fo Remi and Leana. Appreciate it! :thumbs_up:

:thumbs_up: Enjoy the time in Skekuza and take many :cam: And seeing that it is your first time there, try to pop in at the Library/museum and marvel at many interesting historical information about Kruger and some special exhibits ......like the lion skin of the lion killed by Wolhuter in self defense many years ago.......(That is if your not to busy driving around looking for wildlife :mrgreen: )

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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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 Post subject: Christmas in Skukuza
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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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 Post subject: Re: Christmas in Skukuza
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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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 Post subject: Re: Christmas in Skukuza
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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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 Post subject: Re: Christmas in Skukuza
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I have spent the past 2 Xmases in Kruger.
For me, it's more special to be in the bush than anything else.

A bush braai is a nice idea.
Not sure about the dancing though :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas in Skukuza
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Dancers? Dancing? No nothing like that in the Kruger camps, Christmas Day is what you make it, we go out early for our usual drive, upon our return we open our gifts, have breakfast and the rest of the day is dedicated to eating, snoozing, relaxing, reading, swimming, tanning, snacking, dreaming, sipping in cocktails, the only dancing I will be doing is when I open my gifts and it is exactly what I asked for................... :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas in Skukuza
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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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 Post subject: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation
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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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