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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza LR2W chalets - which one to choose
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:13 am 
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I think that we must book Lion Cottage on our next trip.............sounds lovely. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza LR2W chalets - which one to choose
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Why is that one called "Lion Cottage"? Is there a story here?


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza LR2W chalets - which one to choose
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This is what Joep Stevens wrote, iLoveMeerkats! :
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Dear Grantmissy,

Thanks for the enquiry about Lion Cottage. It was built in 1969 and donated by Lady Bridget Oppenheimer. After the 7 February 2000 floods severly damaged much of Skukuza's riverview cottages as well as ABSA and Monis Guest Houses, Lion was rebuilt in a new design (like the other riverview chalets) on the same footprint as the original Lion Cottage. I remember it to be a quaint little unit, much liked by the guests.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza LR2W chalets - which one to choose
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Thanks! That was fast! :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza LR2W chalets - which one to choose
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Many thanks, Wildebeeste, DB and gatita, for your detailed replies. Lion Cottage sounds absolutely perfect and I shall definitely request it. Holding thumbs! :pray:

Thanks also to Matthys for the historical background :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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The lion cottage is great arks

If you are worried about noise from the boma then check SA sporting events before hand as the primary noise would be from a televised rugby match, which would normally be over the weekend. I have never experienced noise there during the week.

I was staying around 150m from the boma at Skukuza the weekend of the soccer world cup final (and play off for 3rd/4th) and couldn’t sleep until after 1am both nights due to boma noise, so the people in the Lion cottage certainly weren’t asleep.

The boma can be rented from the restaurant by the group looking for a venue to get together (R500 for an evening the last time I checked), so it’s hard to predict the noise levels, however the odds are on your side, therefore you should have peace.

Enjoy :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
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Thanks for the head's up, here's hoping there's no sport on 14 & 15 November :pray:


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