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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Tent Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:40 pm 
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Our little family spent a few days there in May 2008, in tent 40, to say they were fantastic is an understatement! There were often Elephants in the dry river bed in the evening, the buffalo bulls love lying up on the edge of the reeds to the right of the camp during the day and every night we were literally woken up by the lions roaring and often had our 2 year old son joining us in bed at high speed when the male lions roared close by. On the last morning while having coffee and rusks a beautiful MGM Lion crossed the river bed about 70 metres away roaring as he went. You may get different but you wont get better. It is a great camp to relax and absorb your surroundings and it is large enough to go for a great family walk or even a run should you so wish. The road network is limited and i would suggest doing more relaxing and less driving when staying in Tamboti.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Tent Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:11 am 
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The luxury tents have their own ablutions.

There are 10 luxury tents on the far end of camp , there it is also a bit quieter than in the standard tent section where there is more human activity from people going to the kitchens and ablution blocks and also car traffic towards the camp gate .

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Tent Camp
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Naomirsa is right on the sleeper couches. The are very uncomfortable. I didn't sleep on one, but my sister did. I laid down on it and I don't see how you could sleep on it. It's also very small. Might work for a little kid, but I wouldn't want to sleep on it as an adult.


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 Post subject: Tambotie Tented Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:07 pm 
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Can anyone offer some advice here? How far are the tents from the actual parking spaces and are there electrical plug points in the tents ? I am just staying over for one night, but need to plug in my small freezer. I was thinking of using an extention cord from the car to where ever there is a plug. Any advise will be appreciated ? :) Perhaps the communal kitchen, is there one ?

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 Post subject: Re: Tambotie Tented Camp
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Hi Fatcat.

There are indeed plugs in the tents. I am not sure which tent you will be using, but I should think that the 20 metre extension should reach your car. Maybe take an extra one, just in case. The tents that I have stayed in, nos 6, 2, 10 and 11 have all had plugs close to the door next to the refrigerator.

There is a small secluded path between the parking and the tent, but I think the length of the path might differ from tent to tent. I do not think that it should be a problem though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:37 am 
Seems in the excitement the size of the snake was somewhat over-judged....but a 1.2 meter Black Mamba is just as dangerous as a 3 meter one.
The snake was shot using a slingshot....very sad, :cry: but trust me, it is not a good idea to try and capture a Black Mamba that is cornered unless you have extensive snake handling experience...and one can also not expect others to put their lives on the line just because you do not want to see the snake killed.

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Katja and nicolemeiring.....wishing you both a great visit :D ....apart from the snake scare my parents had a wonderful stay...I have to add that my parents have been attracting snakes during their holiday....3rd close encounter in 2 weeks :shock: .....Tamboti again delivered with the lions serenading them both nights... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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We had 3 great nights in TAMBOTI (13,14 and 15 July 2009). We stayed in tent number 5. This is a 4 bed tent without a bathroom. It was wonderful. Herewith a few pictures of the tent:
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A photo from the fence:
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A view from the veranda:
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The bird-hide:
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A view from inside the bird-hide:
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The fence of the camp from the gate. You can walk right around the camp on the inside!
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A trap, without bait, to trap a dangerous animal in camp!
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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi mandiecandie5 and welcome to the forum

The communal kitchen provides hotwater, two plate cookers and washing up facilities. You will have to bring along any cooking utensils you might need if you are staying in the budget tents.

This is a beautiful camp you are going to love it. Hope you have a great time remember to tell us all about it :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:34 pm 
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pics of our tent in tamboti...

Number 40
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The bbq
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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Dear Marge

We had a four-bed tent in July and previous years and it was marvelous. In my opinion the view is awesome anywhere and everywhere in Tamboti... even if it is just a piece of small riverbed that peeps through... as in the photo that Roaneric has kindly posted. The tents are relatively secluded, as their are trees/foliage in between. However, because the camp is so secluded, sound travels fax. :D :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: But we had well-behaved residents whilst we were there. No complaints. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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We have stayed in number 5 which was close to the fence. Numbers 1-6 are on the left hand side and not too close to the ablutions. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Winny wrote:
Hi,

I have booked the luxury tent with ramp access, I'm guessing it's number 33 looking at the camp map. Anyone know how good the view is from that tent?

I have previously stayed in one of the other LST3s, 37 I think.

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Hi Winny - it's really very good. So much better than 32 next door. There are no large bushes or trees to obscure the view so you get a wonderful view of the riverbed.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Just spent 2 days in Tamboti, my 2nd time there and for sure not my last!

On our 2nd night we had a spotted genet visit us right by the braai - we stared at each other for about 20 minutes. All through that night the lions roared about 1km from the camp but it felt like it was in front of our tent! we still heard them when we woke up, and found the whole pride just outside the camp on the road - although they were moving across and disappeared quickly. We also found a serval on the sunset drive!

For those who haven't tried it - you're missing out. The silence, tranquility and serenity is awesome. More than enough comfort in the normal tents.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi GA

The shop at Orpen is well-stocked! You should be able to get all your basic amenities there. :thumbs_up:

A reddish spider - sounds like the red roman, but hey, I'm not an entomologist. :roll: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:33 am 
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Marge wrote:
You will have an awesome experience. All you will need to bring along is your food and refreshments. There is no shop or restaurant in this camp.
Orpen is 3km down the road for supplies during the day, so you will be fine.

Hope you enjoy your stay.

We always stay in the budget tents and have never yet been bitten or stung by anything, although did have a monkey come into our tent during the day when the door was open and we were having a rest.

He came to see what food he could steal! Don't know who got the bigger fright!


Oh yes that reminds me - keep everything, and I mean everything, either locked in the cupboards in the kitchen or in the tent. Include the bin in this as well. Both times we've stayed there we've surprised baboons on the deck, rumaging to see what they can find. The clever little blighters wait until you've gone for the day before descending to raid.

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