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 Post subject: Re: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:42 pm 
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If there is you could always unplug it, walk outside and enjoy the bushveld, to avoid the horror of tv in the park.


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 Post subject: Re: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation
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Normally 100% agree.. Just a small rugby game of Boks vs England on the night i am staying there. Really dont want to miss the game

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 Post subject: Re: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation
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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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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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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.
We ate in the Cattle Baron at Storm's River mouth a month or so ago and had no complaints about the food.

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My wife and I plus two friends had dinner at the Cattle Baron last evening, the opening night. The décor of the dining area is very nice, dark wood and leather. The seating was comfortable. The service was good, a little inexperienced for the new staff but the senior staff ensured things went well. The menu was very comprehensive, maybe the same as the other Cattle Baron restaurants. We all had steak meal which was cooked as requested, medium rare, and delivered without too much waiting time. Prices for a steak start at around R140. Other dishes such as chicken were much less expensive, as were the burgers. We all thought the meal was good value for the money.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Had lunch there last week - found the food :thumbs_up: service :thumbs_up: and attitude :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Anyone camped at Skukuza recently? What are the ablutions like? Last time I stayed there about 5 - 6 years ago they were not too good.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi GlenD

For me the ablutions in Skukuza are fine. Its the attitude of most the campers that are terrible. People make a huge mess and don't clean up after themselves.

They shower and let water flow all over the floor etc, here is a tip for them, they mop is there to clean up your mess!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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We found the ablutions cleaner than past visits, and the camping area as well. This is about 5 weeks ago. Agree with above post, it's visitors who create the mess expecting someone to clean up after them and do not leave it as found.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Spargish, I do have to agree with you. I have witnessed it first hand :(

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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This a problem not only at Sanparks but everywhere. Surely if you used the toilet and flush, you have to see that your aim was not perfect. :D Why not clean your own little mess??? Dont you do it at home?

Leave the shower as you would like to find it the next time you shower? This is not rocketscience fellow campers.

We can all do our part.

Happy camping to all!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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This a problem not only at Sanparks but everywhere. Surely if you used the toilet and flush, you have to see that your aim was not perfect. :D Why not clean your own little mess??? Dont you do it at home?

Leave the shower as you would like to find it the next time you shower? This is not rocketscience fellow campers.

We can all do our part.

Happy camping to all!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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I can't understand why people always have to make a mess and then expect the next person to clean it. There is a mop in each ablution block (mens and ladies) to just mop the shower/bath after use, but some people just find this too much effort. Have heard children say "wow, look the lady is moping the floor. I rather go shower when there are few people about than during the morning/evening rush, but still make sure the floor is dry when I leave.
Worst is the people who complain the most about the conditions are the worst offenders !


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

I was actually referring to the condition of the buildings, last time we stayed there, the ablution near the pool had holes in the thatch and birds flying around on the inside. Really run down.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Hi everyone - We ate at the Cattle Baron two weeks ago ..... it looks amazing ... tastefully decorated and the food and service was great.
There is a varied menu - some expensive dishes and some average. The buffet did seem over priced but it was popular with lots of foreign tourists. I do recommend you try the restaurant out .... I do braaing most of the time, but we decided to eat out one night.
They also have a separate section, more like a take away area - but you can also sit outside and eat.

So glad they've made the change. And it was great to see the place full!


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