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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:35 pm 
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stayed in the nyathi cottage next to waterkant 1 and 2. Great position. Will easily fit 2 families. Saw a leopard from the house


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:52 pm 
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GW1 and GW2 are the Waterkant guest houses.
They are two separate guest houses with a wall between the two to give privacy.
There is a gate in case you want both and then can walk between the two.

They are very big guest houses (Waterkant 1 being the biggest) - each has a bar, lounge, huge garden and braai area - they are the ones right next to the Selati Bridge looking onto the rocks and Sabie River.

Waterkant 1: Sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
Waterkant 2: Sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:07 pm 
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If you only want accomodation for 6, then the GC6 ( not the GC6D'S) is great. The garden goes right down to the river, it has its own little lapa, the two rondavel bedrooms are generous size. It is also very very private. Great views o f the bridge. Also very good value. Shhhhh.....its our secret!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:08 am 
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The GW2 is most definately not a guesthouse. It is build to serve as a supplement to GW1, shold a larger group be expected. I actually like the positioning better (Having Kruger nearly all around you), but it does not offer the same recreational facilities, although the bedrooms is not much different. the lay-out is also ot as pleasing.

Nyathi and GW1 is basically the same type of structure, both big units where the GW2 is not what i would call big.

From GW2 you have free access to GW1, altgough it is not directly linked, via the front lawn as it forms "one big area". standing at the riverside, facing the guesthouse you can clearly see the similarities in design, but yet being kept private.

Where there is a wall with a gate between Nyathi and GW1, seperating the two, the Gw1 & GW2 has a much more 'open and flowing" design, forming a better unit if combined.

If you are a smaller group GW2 would be fine, but for a larger group go for GW1, the combination of GW1 & GW2 or the ABSA, that is also a large river fronted guesthouse.

If you need photo's, please do not hesitate to ask and I will gladly e-mail it to you, as it is a frequent stay over for my guests on safari, giving me the oppertunity to stay there about every other month..

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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:37 am 
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Lots of people also change sites, and so keep an eye out for someone who looks like they might be packing up and wait for them to move off.

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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:53 am 
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I agree with DB regarding arriving earlyish (not too early as people will still be packing up). Skukuza has a nice variety of campsites, and can basically be divided into two sections:

Coming from reception there are campsites to the right and a bit further to the left.

Campsites to the right
This side is closer to the fence with a few sites being along the fence, but are on a bit of a slope. There are sites further up behind the ablutions but not very shady. I find this side's ablutions to be the best of the two.
Campsites to the left
These are generally shadier but beware where you set up. There are sites that are quite low down (upon reaching the camping area, first road to the left). These are nice and shady but if there is a downpour of heavy rain you WILL get flooded out. Rather take the second road to the left, these are closer to the ablutions and kitchen, nice and shady and reasonably flat. This side of the camping area's ablutions are in my opinion rather run down. One bonus is that these sites are closer to the pool, buuut ...... can also be a bit heavy in foot traffic depending where you set up.

PS the ground is extremely hard there so be prepared. I use a 4lb mallet and long thick masonry nails and washers, work like a charm.


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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Hi, you can drive around the campsite using google maps. Here is the link to the first road to the right by the fence.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:05 pm 
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vgstephens wrote:
anyone is a party of 4 or 6, the GC6, or GC6D cottages are quite adequate and very much cheaper than some of the other guest houses/cottages etc at Skukuza.
Yip, I have stayed in the GC6 units and they are cool, but the GW2 unit (1 of) and the GC5 unit (1 of) and all the GC4V units (5 of) and Elsie Clark cottage are on the fence with an awesome view of the Sabie river and are the same price as the GC6 units, which aren't on the fence, so I squeeze my clan into a 4 sleeper :lol: (3 kids under the age of 10 sharing 2 beds is ok in my book)


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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We would like to make a reservation for a guest cottage for 4 people with river view at Skukuza next August. Is there any difference between the GC4V guest cottage and the Elsie Clarke guest cottage? Which one would you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:09 am 
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Hi Helen

we stayed in most of them, they are the same, number 222 the best !

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:33 pm 
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We also stayed in #222 in May this year and can confirm it was fine. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Unit 222 doesn’t have a neighbour on the left and the second room and lounge is twice the size of the other GC4V’s, so the best in my opinion. The showers are a little dodgy though.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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We had that one too!!!!! :dance: It's lovely...and the view....Image

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Another pic of the view seen from #222

Early morning..

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and a bit later in the day..

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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How does number 222 compare with the GW2? We have a booking in GW2 in November but it seems like number 222 is preferred by forum members. Perhaps someone lucky has stayed in both :tongue: :D and be able to comment on the two? Thank you :thumbs_up:

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