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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:53 am 
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Hi Melaniejayne and welcome

I agree with DB regading 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.

Enjoy your trip :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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


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 Post subject: Re: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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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: RECOMMENDED CAMP SITE - SKUKUZA
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Skukuza is indeed a fine camp. Very populated over Dec. though. MJ, best I can suggest is find a shaded area as you will cook in the sun. Along the fence is great. Hyenas in abundance at night as a result of some unfortunate individuals who got drunk there in the past and tossed their braaivleis over the fence. Hence the hyenas found a food source. Walking along the fence with a torch at 8 p.m you will most likely see the orange eyes. These hyenas have become rather domesticated and are not much bothered by humans. At times they are curled up against the fence. A great sighting, but for the wrong reasons. The team at Skukuza should be congratulated for the fine maintenance of the camp. The ablutions are very neat and hygienic. I wish you and yours happy holidays. The wife and I will have breakfast there on the 29th of Dec. en route to Letaba.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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This might be a stupid question, but the last time I went camping was before the days of power points, do you need a special kind of power cable or does a normal 3 prong extension power cord work ? :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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hi all

special sort of camping cable, usually orange so it can be seen, the idea being that drivers do NOT run over it, blue and white adaptors with either male or femail fittings, depending on what is in the power supply unit at the camp. They come in various lengths i.e. 10metres, 25 metres, 30 metres etc. Inside your tent, camper, trailer etc you can use an ordinary lead for kettle or fridge,if you need it.

Hope that helps I would post photo but forum does not like my photo format and nothing uploads.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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THey often sell the 'blue' plugs at the rest camp shops.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Hey vgstephens :thumbs_up:

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
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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
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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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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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As far as I can see GW2 is not a perimeter or river view cottage whereas #222 is, but the pics on the web site look very nice.

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