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 Post subject: Camping at Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:10 am 
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Hi there all,

We are planning a camping trip to Skukuza and I would like to know how long my power cable should be to have power at my site! I was thinking 30m, is that long enough? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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You should be fine with 30m Theuns :)

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Sprocky, M367, MM! :funny: :funny:
Thanks for the advice and Josh thank you as well! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I would like to camp close to the western fence where the camping sites start after you have turned right at the fish-pond. Are there power points as well and should a 30 meter cable be OK for those sites? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Hi Theuns

There are power points on that side and 30m should be ample, (i've been getting away with using a 20m cable).

Take note: Skukuza's ground is extremely hard so take along some lekker long nails and washers, they go in easy where a peg would normaly bend.


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 Post subject: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Hello

please can someone help me out with the Guest Cottages at Skukuza!!??
Im getting a bit confused because I've read some reports about the GW1 and GW2 where the GW2 is the Waterkant, and then when the GW2 is the cottage, but there are 2 joined together or something? :wall:
Is it correct that the GW1 is the Waterkant guest house?

On the website it says it's a '2 family cottage'- that that mean there are 2 of them or that they can accomodate 2 families? :huh:

Has anyone staye in a GW2? what is it like? Im more interested in the position than anything else, as we spend very little time in our accommodation. but it is nice to end the day on your patio with a nice view and some peace and quiet!!

thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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I haven't stayed there, but I know there is a Waterkant 1 and 2. They are right next to each other. The view from both are excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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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
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Hi camken

Yes, 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
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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: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:18 am 
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Morning

Not sure if I'm writing this under the correct folder, but here goes.

Camping in a tent at Skukuza this December - :D

Is there anyone out there that have previously camped here? If so, please can you advise what YOU think is the best site to try and find upon arrival?

This is a first for us - so am open to all and any suggestions.

Thanks kindly


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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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Phew this is a difficult one.. December ... :big_eyes: How long are you there because if for a few days take the best you can find the first day and then keep you eyes peeled for a better site everyday .. those Beeeg caravan guys usually stay put for a while over the holidays soooo all the best and do enjoy you KNP holiday and dont forget the yellow ribbon . !!

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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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Hi Melaniejayne

It is really going to be luck of the draw. If you arrive early - between 8 - 10 am, I think you stand a better chance of finding a good site.

Where you pitch camp will depend obviously on what is available when you arrive in the camp, and what you personally like. You might like to be close to the fence, or a level shady site, or closer to the ablutions. I like to head to the fence. Take your first turn to the right into the camping area and then look for a spot as the road takes a turn near the fence, to the right.

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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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Thanks Dinkybird,
We would also ideally like to have a shady site, near a fence too, so will take your advise and try your route first. We plan on arriving at camp around 5h30 ish, so fingers crossed that there will be ONE suitable site for us .....

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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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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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